Freelance Work

Vancouver Public Library Seeks Graphic Novel Writer-in-Residence

Do you write and illustrate graphic novels?  Vancouver Public Library will host a resident graphic novelist between Aug. 28 and Dec. 15, 2017 as part of its Writer in Residence program. This program promotes Canadian writing and literature to Vancouver citizens by fostering greater public appreciation for Canadian writing, providing opportunities to interact with the resident author, and providing the space, time and resources for a Canadian author to write.

The Writer in Residence will develop exciting public programs and provide advice to emerging writers through one-to-one consultations and group workshops, as well as outreach to targeted communities. This full-time position (35 hours/week) requires 40 per cent of the author’s time be spent on library programs or projects, leaving 60 per cent of the work week available for creative writing.

This would be a contract  position paying $4,250/month. The Vancouver Public Library is interested in hearing from a wide variety of graphic novelists. Whether you write comics, non-fiction, young adult or children’s graphic novels – whatever genres you choose to work in – they want to hear from you.

For more information, check out the Vancouver Public Library’s Writer in Residence – Call for Expressions of Interest 2017.


Douglas Park Community Centre Looking for an Artist

The Douglas Park Community Centre is looking for an artist to help with a community mural project. The building has four large panels that are currently looking dated, and would need to be repainted. The artist should be someone who has experience/wants to work with community to come up with a collaborative design process. This is fairly time sensitive as they are working towards a grant deadline, so please respond quickly if interested. If the grant is accepted, then there would be an artist fee and a supplies budget. For more information, contact:

Ian Su – Recreation Programmer II
Douglas Park Community Centre
(604)257-8136 wk    (604)257-8532 fax
[email protected]


Paying Gig: Creating a Fantasy Poster

Here’s a fun paying gig that’s come up. Someone wants to commission an unusual Christmas present for her daughter. The mother will pay an artist to create a princess/Dungeons & Dragons-themed poster. The final image needs to be in colour and be printed out to put in a frame that has a picture opening 28 inches high and 19 inches wide (at least 2-3 inches on top of that for border). The main focus of the image would be a princess with a sword and shield, and beside her a duck. Behind the princess would be various fantasy monsters and characters – a troll under a bridge, an ogre with a pizza oven, a dragon with her baby, a roc with an egg, a tiny fairy, some elves, a wizard, stuff like that. For more details, contact Kelly S. Boyd at [email protected] She is offering $200 for the project.