It’s almost the end of August, and that means it’s almost the end of Cloudscape’s summer sale! As the last day of the month, Friday is the final day to take advantage of $5 off most of our anthologies and graphic novels. Stop by the Cloudscape store and build up your Cloudscape library at a great price!
On July 14, Cloudscape hosted the TGD2S Family Comic Jam & BBQ, where trans, gender diverse, and two-spirit families participated in a fun-filled afternoon of comic art. It was a lot of fun, and many of the children there participated in both comic jams (where each person draws a panel of a comic before handing it over) and exquisite corpses (where each person draws a part of a picture without knowing what had been drawn before).
Here are some of the great art we got:
If you create your own comics and intend to sell them at conventions, there are a couple of Canadian comic conventions you may be interested in:
- Toronto Comics Art Festival. TCAF is the biggest indie comics convention in Canada. It is celebration of comics and graphic novels and their creators, which culminates in a two-day exhibition and vendor fair featuring hundreds of comics creators from around the world. Other festival events include readings, interviews, panels, workshops, gallery shows, art installations, and much more.
- Prairie Comics Festival. It’s a Winnipeg comics convention in May celebrating the best in comics creation, a great opportunity for artists, writers, and publishers to interact with fans, promote their material, sell their wares, and meet other creators. Eligible content includes webcomics, print comics, graphic novels, zines, comics in non-traditional formats, and cartoons.
Both of these festivals are currently open for application, so give them a look.
Join comic creator Tony Cliff to celebrate the release of his latest graphic novel, Delilah Dirk and the Pillars of Hercules. Come for the signed, sketched-in books, stay for the company.
Time: August 10th, 7:00-10:00 PM
Place: Pulp Fiction Books at Main and Broadway, Vancouver
Delilah Dirk and the Pillars of Hercules is a bonafide globe-trotting, sword-swinging, tomb-raiding adventure, the third book in the critically-acclaimed NYT Bestselling Delilah Dirk series of graphic novels. All 240 full-colour pages are perfectly suitable for middle-grade readers and up.
For more information, visit the Delilah Dirk and the Pillars of Hercules event page.
We at Cloudscape are having a summer sale at the Cloudscape store! For all of August, our anthologies and graphic novels are being sold at $5 less than their cover price! Now will be a perfect time to complete your Cloudsape collection and have some new summer reading, so stop by the Cloudscape Store and take advantage of this summer sale!
Cloudscape does regular life drawing down at our HQ, bringing in a wide variety of models for both draped and undraped poses. For our next session, on August 19, we will feature a model in full armour! Hope to see you there.
Come join us for a SECOND Cloudzine featuring the works of Cloudscape and its members as well as some drawing activities for kids! July 8th is Commercial Drive’s Car Free Day. It lasts from noon to 7 pm and spans 15 blocks on Commercial Drive, ranging from Venables to North Grandview. It features amazing local artisans, musicians, community activities, delicious food, tons of entertainment and activities for all ages.
Learn more about this event at Car Free Vancouver: Commercial Drive and remember to stop by our booth when you get there.
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.
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:
|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||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|
|G2||Hannah Lou Myers||Gym|
|G3||Christian Haruki Lett||Gym|
|L12||Reb Erlik||Lucky’s Lounge|
|N1||Lisa Lindsay Art||Gym|
|O5||Colin Upton Comics||Gym|
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 & Life, Mad 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).