Events


Cloudscape Comics is a proud participant in numerous comic and art-related events all over the city, including various conventions (VanCAF, TCAF, Canzine, Car Free Day…) and the long-running Vancouver Comic Jam, which is held the third Saturday of every month at the Wallflower Modern Diner on Main Street.

If you are interested in Cloudscape getting involved in your event, please contact Cloudscape Events.

Event Calendar

Cloudscape also hosts many of our own events, most taking place at Cloudscape HQ in South Memorial Park (click here for a map). These events include:

Weekly Meetings: Cloudscape hosts weekly social gatherings on Wednesdays at 7:30 PM that are open to all adults interested in drawing comics. At these meetings both aspiring and experienced comic artists can network, exchange ideas, and work on their projects in a supportive environment. Everyone is invited! Meetings are currently alternating between online and in person.

  • Online meetings are held via zoom. To be notified of upcoming online meetings, join our discord server.
  • In-person meetings are held at Cloudscape HQ. You can find the dates for in-person meetings in the event calendar above.

Life Drawing: We regularly invite artists out for a life drawing session where they can sketch a local model in various poses. Cost is $10 per person. Dates will be posted in the event calendar.

Cloudshops: Cloudscape members occasionally hosts free to attend workshops and lessons covering various comic making topics. Keep an eye on the calendar for any upcoming events.

Open Studio: For people who want more time at Cloudscape HQ, we also have open studio sessions where the building is open to anyone who wants to stop by and chat, write, draw, or otherwise get involved in local comics. Check the calendar for particular times.

Details on upcoming events


Word Vancouver is this week!

It's Western Canada’s largest celebration of literacy and reading, and on Sunday there will be numerous comic-related events in the Alma VanDusen Room of the Vancouver Public Library, including: Vancouver Comics History (2:40 PM): Cloudscape contributors Bevan Thomas, Colin Upton, and Jonathon Dalton will discuss ...
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“Cayrels Ring” signing at 8th Dimension Comics

Cayrels Ring is a new science fiction comic by Shannon Lentz and with art by a wide variety of local comic creators. It follows many narratives, including that of Jamitch, a scientist trapped on a planet-sized supercomputer gone suicidal. Jamitch manages to ...
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Cartoonist Kate Evans talks “Threads” on September 29th

For  the only proper response to the refugee crisis now facing Europe (and the rest of the world) is action. In her latest graphic novel, Threads: From the Refugee Crisis, British-based cartoonist, artist, activist, and author Kate Evans faces the refugee crisis head ...
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Word Vancouver: September 19 – 24

September 19-24 is Word Vancouver, Western Canada’s largest celebration of literacy and reading. Held at various venues throughout the city, this festival promotes books and authors with free exhibits, performances, and hands-on activities for a wide range of ages and ...
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This Week’s Cloud Shop: Lettering with Kathleen Jacques

This week we are learning how to letter with Kathleen Jacques, cartoonist of prominent webcomic Band vs Band. No comic is complete without lettering. Learn how to make your text pop, your sound-effects carry weight, and your pages sparkle. The ...
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VPL Cartoonist-in-Residence Launch on Thursday

As many of you know, Jewish-Canadian cartoonist Miriam Libicki is the Vancouver Public Library's first cartoonist-in-residence. This Thursday from 7:00-8:30m, Miriam will be at the library's central branch with a slideshow and interactive drawing night to launch her new residency. She'll ...
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Field Guides: an Exhibition Celebrating the Fieldhouse Residencies on Thursday, September 14

As most of you know, Cloudscape HQ is provided by the Vancouver Parks Board's Fieldhouse Studio program. Every year the Parks Board does a big event to draw everyone's attention to all the great work that the fieldhouses are doing, ...
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First Cloud Shop is this Thursday: Manga Studio with Jeff Ellis

Cloud Shop, Cloudscape's new series of free comic workshops, starts this week. The first one is taught by Cloudscape founder Jeff Ellis. He'll teach you some tools and tricks for making comics using Manga Studio (aka Clip Studio), from thumbnailing ...
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Cloudscape’s Cloud Shops

Are you already making comics, but want to take it to the next level? Or perhaps you're a writer or an artist, but comics are a new challenge and you're looking for some professional advice? As always, Cloudscape Comics is ...
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Mural Festival Tomorrow!

Reminding everyone that the Vancouver Mural Festival is tomorrow. This is Vancouver's largest free public art celebration, and we at Cloudscape will be on-site doing a live comic jam. The individual panels we will be painting will ultimately be put ...
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