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Take Home a Cloudscape Library

We’d like to draw your attention to one of the great bundles of comics you can take home through the Swan Song Kickstarter: the Cloudscape Library:   This is the last time Cloudscape will be able to offer every single book we’ve ever published. Robots, Pine Trees & Broken Hearts, and Epic Canadiana […]

The TradeWaiters 33: “Wendy” & “Wendy’s Revenge” by Walter Scott

Join Jess, Jam, Jon, Jeff, and kgros for another episode of the TradeWaiters. We read Wendy and Wendy’s Revenge by Walter Scott, a gritty tale of post- art school drama told in a super-indie style. Come for the insightful comics discussion, stay for the totally stealable gallery show concepts. Also […]

Swan Song Artist List

We are excited to announce the list of  contributors for Swan Song, the next Cloudscape anthology: Alina Pete Anat Rabkin Angela Melick Annalise Jensen Anthony Biondi Arden Belfry Bevan Thomas Drew Gilmour Ed Appleby Emily Cowan Hanna Myers Ian Thomas Jasmine Shuett Jason Wilkins Jeff Ellis Jess Pollard Jessie Davidge Jeri […]

The TradeWaiters 32: “Your Lie in April” vol. 1 & 2 by Naoshi Arakawa

Today on the TradeWaiters, we jumped head-first into some shoujo manga with the first two volumes of Your Lie in April by Naoshi Arakawa. Join us as we immerse ourselves in classical music, middle school romance, family drama, and the fine art of panel-to-panel transitions. We also officially welcome Jess […]

The TradeWaiters 31: “Vattu” vol. 1 by Evan Dahm

This week on The Tradewaiters, The Fifth TradeWaiter (a.k.a. Jess Pollard) joins us to talk about Vattu: The Name and the Mark by Evan Dahm. This is the first volume in print of Evan’s epic webcomic project. Listen to us chat about how much we love his work, but more […]

The TradeWaiters 29: “Today Is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life” by Ulli Lust

In this episode we read Today Is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life by Austrian cartoonist Ulli Lust. This comic follows the artist’s real life journey from Austria to Sicily with no money, no passport, and no friends. It’s a heavy book in terms of both physical […]

The TradeWaiters 28: “Bone” Volumes 1 & 2 by Jeff Smith

Today we read Bone: Out from Boneville and Bone: The Great Cow Race, the first two volumes of the acclaimed series by Jeff Smith. Join us and find out what we thought about these books that revolutionized graphic novels as we know them. Find out where Jeff Smith’s inspiration came […]

The TradeWaiters 25: “Sacred Heart” by Liz Suburbia

Stuff is bad right now. Let’s read a book! In this episode Jon, Jeff, Angela, and kgros read Sacred Heart by Liz Suburbia, about a group of punk teens surviving in a town that seems to have no adults. Spoiler alert: something mysterious is going on. Also in this episode […]

The TradeWaiters 24: “Ghosts” by Raina Telgemeier

In this episode Jon, Jeff, Angela, and kgros read Ghosts, the new graphic novel by Raina Telgemeier. Raina’s books have single-handedly dominated the New York Times Bestseller List for graphic novels for years. Join us as we look at why that might be. We’ll also talk about how great Montreal […]

The TradeWaiters 23: “Cul de Sac: This Exit” by Richard Thompson

For today’s episode our panelists read Cul de Sac: This Exit by Richard Thompson, the “last great newspaper comic.” After Richard’s passing earlier this year and the dire state of newspapers in general, we may not see his kind again. We also discuss the documentary Stripped directed by Dave Kellett, […]