Events


TGD2S Family Comic Jam & Barbecue at Cloudscape HQ

When: July 14th 12:00pm-3:00pm
Where: Cloudscape HQ, Memorial South Park Field House, 5955 Ross Street, Vancouver, BC

At the TGD2S Family Comic Jam & Barbecue, connect with other trans, gender diverse, and Two-Spirit families while participating in a fun-filled afternoon of comic art courtesy of Cloudscape Comics.  Children, youth and adults can socialize and roam freely among the multiple art stations. FREE BBQ and snacks provided, with vegan options available. Family means something different to everyone and we welcome ALL families who have a need/desire to connect with other TGD2S folks and resources!

Art stations will be facilitated by volunteer artists, including Sfe R. Monster, a Canadian queer artist who focuses on gender, queerness and genderqueerness in their work. Check out their work at http://www.sfemonster.com/. Other amazing artists in attendance include Oliver McTavish-Wisden, Emily Lampson, Kathleen Gros, and Christian Lett.

The field house has a capacity of 30 people, so we ask families to limit themselves to 5 participants each to include as many families as possible.

For more information, check out the TGD2S Family Comic Jam & Barbecue Facebook event, and you can learn about other events that day at the general TGD2S website.

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Finding Cloudscape artists at VanCAF

The Vancouver Comic Arts Festival has released its floor plan so you can see where all the artist tables will be for 2018! Here’s where you’ll find various Cloudscape contributors:

Table Exhibitor Name Room
B4 Miriam Libicki Exhibition Hall
C8 Lindsay Ishiro Exhibition Hall
D7 Sfé R. Monster Exhibition Hall
D8 Abby Howard Exhibition Hall
D9 Jam (Wasted Talent) Exhibition Hall
D11 kgros Exhibition Hall
D11 James Brandi Exhibition Hall
E8 Gurukitty Studios Exhibition Hall
F1 Alina Pete Exhibition Hall
F2 Sam Logan Exhibition Hall
F3 & F4 Camilla d’Errico Exhibition Hall
F8 Jason Turner Exhibition Hall
G1 Cloudscape Comics Gym
G2 Hannah Lou Myers Gym
G2 Kris Sayer Gym
G3 Christian Haruki Lett Gym
H4 Jess Pollard Gym
H4 Simon Roy Gym
H7 Steve Rolston Gym
H9 Eric Zawadzki Gym
I2 Ian Boothby Gym
I2 Nina Matsumoto Gym
I3 Kathleen Jacques Gym
I6 Sean Karemaker Gym
 J11 Jonathon Dalton Gym
K5 Reetta Linjama Gym
K7 Renee Nault Gym
L12 Reb Erlik Lucky’s Lounge
N1 Lisa Lindsay Art Gym
N7 Yuriy Plisenko Gym
O1 Johnnie Christmas Gym
O5 Colin Upton Comics Gym
O7 Nemo Balkanski Gym

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Vancouver Comics Art Festival 2018

It’s almost time for the Vancouver Comics Art Festival. VanCAF is Vancouver’s biggest celebration of independent and self-published comics, where numerous comic creators sell their graphic novels, create art, and discuss numerous elements of the comics medium. It is a wonderful way to connect to the local comics community and to meet all your favourite comics creators in person. Cloudscape always has its own booth at VanCAF, and many Cloudscape artists will have their table as well, including Alina Pete (Were Geek), Angela Melick (Wasted Talent), Colin Upton (Post-Modern Minicomics), Jonathon Dalton (Lords of Death & LifeMad Tea Party), Kathleen Gros (Last Night at Wyrmwood High), Kathleen Jacques (Band vs Band), Nina Matsumoto (Sparks, Simpsons), Simon Roy (Prophet, Tiger Lung), and Sean Karemaker (Feast of Fields). 

 

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Free Comic Book Day at Cloudscape HQ 1

When: May 5th, 11 AM – 3 PM
Where: Cloudscape HQ, 5955 Ross Street

Did you know the first Saturday of May is Free Comic Book Day? Every year Cloudscape gets involved with activities for the whole family, and this time at our own HQ, we will be:

  • giving away certain of our graphic novels for free
  • having a sale of many of our other books
  • running an all-ages comic jam
  • providing colouring pages
  • and lots of other fun events!

For more, visit our Cloudscape Free Comic Book Day Facebook event.

In addition, many of our members will be participating at Free Comic Day events in other parts of the city, including the Metropolis comic shop near Metrotown and the Delta library.

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This Saturday, Johnnie Christmas will be signing copies of “Firebug” at Pulp Fiction Books

Where: Pulp Fiction Books , 2422 Main Street
When: March 24, 7 PM – 9 PM
On this Saturday, prominent cartoonist and Cloudscape contributor Johnnie Christmas (Sheltered, Angel Catbird) will be signing copies of his new graphic novel, Firebug, at Pulp Fiction. Drinks and books and good times to be had, see you there!

In Firebug, a volcano goddess named Keegan is loose in the world, and the prophecies are unclear whether her coming will bring humanity’s destruction or salvation. In the shadow of a sacred volcano, from which Keegan derives her powers, lies the ancient city of Azar. Holding the key to the mysteries of her past, Keegan and her friends must get to Azar before it is overrun by a horde of forest monsters. Meanwhile, the nefarious Cult of the Goddess has plans to summon forces as old as time to extinguish Keegan’s flame permanently.

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Cloudscape’s Comics in Transit Gallery Reception

Where: Laura C Muir Theatre, Douglas College
700 Royal Ave, New Westminster, BC V3M 5Z5

When: Monday, March 26
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

On March 26, join us for an exhibition of all the posters from our “Comics in Transit 2017” posters at the Douglas College Muir Theatre Foyer.  Nine Canadian refugees had their epic stories of struggle and survive converted into dramatic comics by nine BC comic artists, and these nine stories were scattered around bus shelters all over Vancouver in October, 2017.  This gallery reception will be our first time showing them all together! Come down to Douglas College for a drink, a chance to purchase Cloudscape books, and a chance to see the full posters and meet the artists! For more information, visit the Gallery Reception Facebook event page.

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Vote for “Bones of the Coast” in the CanComicsWiki Award

Bones of the Coast is one of the finalists for the Canadian Indie Comic Book Wiki Award on the best Canadian-made indie comics of the year 2017. Do your part for Cloudscape and go to CanComics Wikie Awards Survey to vote for Bones. The poll ends on December 31st.  Then follow @cancomicswiki on Twitter or Instagram to see the winners announced in January.

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Comics in Transit contest

Our Comics in Transit comics are  currently appearing in bus shelters all over Vancouver, and we encourage you to check them out. Also, remember that we have a contest for the first people who post an image of each Comics in Transit location. So far we’ve received photos from people for five comic locations, but there are still numerous others with unknown artists that we’d like you to identify. Stop by one of the following locations, snap, a picture, and either send the image to [email protected] or tweet it with #comicsintransit. Good luck!
  • Broadway and Yew
  • Angus and West 61st
  • Maquinna and Stikine
  • Marine Drive and Cityedge
  • West Blvd and West 54th
  • West 10th and Discovery

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Halloween Party Photos!

Thanks to everyone who helped put on this year’s Halloween Party! And what great costumes and pumpkins!

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