Events


Canadian Comic Conventions

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.

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Book launch for latest Delilah Dirk – August 10

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.

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Cloudscape at Commercial Drive Car Free Day on July 8th

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.

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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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