The Witching Hours is an anthology of comics about magical women, written, illustrated and edited by women and non-binary persons.

It features 11 stories ranging from fantasy to horror to slice of life, written and drawn by some of the best comics creators in Western Canada.

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The TradeWaiters 58: “The Calvin & Hobbes 10th Anniversary Book” by Bill Watterson

Is Calvin a reflection on the inner child? This is one of many questions raised as we read The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book by Bill Watterson. Calvin and Hobbes are a big part of comics past and present. We reflect on the nostalgia, the history, and the craft […]


Swan Song – XS Noize

XS Noize’s Michael Barron gave a fantastic review of Cloudscape’s Swan Song anthology: From its 12” by 12” size and with each story title contained inside a vinyl image; the connection to tangible and superb quality music is superb. Just this musical knowledge alone is blissful enlightenment; the stories will […]


This Week in Comics – Two new Kickstarters from Cloudscape Members

“This Week in Comics” is a new, (hopefully) weekly segment where we showcase interesting and relevant comics news with an emphasis on local creators. This past week, two new Kickstarters were launched by Cloudscape members. The first Kickstarter, Rise of the White Phoenix by Lisa Lindsay LaRose is a comic […]


Currently Running Anthologies

Here’s a shortlist of some comic anthologies currently open for submissions: AUGMENTED: (PAID) a full color sci-fi/cyberpunk anthology that examines the way that our increasingly dependent relationship with technology will shape our governments, our livelihoods, and our own bodies in the years to come. Accepting pitches for 2-10 page stories. […]


Kickstarter News!

Things at Cloudscape have been so busy that we nearly forgot to mention that we successfully funded Chicken Soup and Goji Berries! So we will be excited to bring it to you this convention season! Thanks to everyone who backed this project, your continued support means so much to us. […]


The TradeWaiters 57: “Batwoman: Elegy” by Greg Rucka and J.H. Williams III

There are two mysteries in this book, and we solve them both. Jam, Jon, and Jeff read Batwoman: Elegy by Greg Rucka and J.H. Williams III, and it sparked a lot of good discussion. We talk about reasons to be a superhero, how to write in an extended universe, and […]


Three Days Left for “Chicken Soup and Goji Berries”

The Kickstarter for our latest Graphic Novel, Chicken Soup and Goji Berries by Naomi Cui and Janice Liu, is in its final few days. We’ve met our target, so it will definitely be printed! But if you want a copy, you’d better check it out soon. Chicken Soup and Goji […]


Vancouver Genre Writers Meet-Ups

Ever get the feeling every writing event in the city is literary focused? Participated in one too many classes and writing groups where people’s eyes glaze over if you bring up world-building and fantastical plot ideas? Want to nerd out over the specific tropes and conventions in your niche genre? […]


New Iron Circus anthology: “You Died”

Iron Circus, publisher of such classic indie anthologies as the horror-themed Sleep of Reason and the science fiction FTL, Y’All, has announced a call for submissions for a new anthology: You Died. “You Die is for the dreams, stories and fears humanity has surrounding what happens to us after death. Ancient lore of […]