Last Sunday (the 2nd), various Cloudscape artists helped people make Christmas cards at Sunset Community Centre. Thanks to everyone who attended!
The Cloudscape post-apocalyptic anthology Life Finds a Way needs artists, and we are putting out an All-Call for artists to work with our contributors.
If you are interested in working with us, please email the editors at lifefindsawayanthology(at) gmail (dot) com with your name, contact information, and some samples of your artwork. Any questions can be directed at the above address.
Cloudscape Comics is featured in Langara College’s newspaper, the Voice:
“Cloudscape Comics Society has come a long way from its humble beginnings in the back room of a coffee shop, and is now a force to be reckoned with in Vancouver’s art scene…. A local comic artist who’s been with Cloudscape since 2016, James Brandi, said the society has been an invaluable resource for networking and meeting kindred spirits. ‘It’s the only thing like it in Vancouver, as far as I’ve been able to find,” Brandi said. “If you are involved in comics in Vancouver, you’ll end up going through there.'”
For more, check out Mandy Moon’s article “Cloudscape Comics Floats to a Bright Future at Fieldhouse.”
On July 14, Cloudscape hosted the TGD2S Family Comic Jam & BBQ, where trans, gender diverse, and two-spirit families participated in a fun-filled afternoon of comic art. It was a lot of fun, and many of the children there participated in both comic jams (where each person draws a panel of a comic before handing it over) and exquisite corpses (where each person draws a part of a picture without knowing what had been drawn before).
Here are some of the great art we got:
Cloudscape does regular life drawing down at our HQ, bringing in a wide variety of models for both draped and undraped poses. For our next session, on August 19, we will feature a model in full armour! Hope to see you there.
Not only does our store feature numerous anthologies and graphic novels published by us, but we also sell other graphic novels by our members. We handle all the shipping for the books and only take 30% of the profits for the copies we sell. We already feature Wei Li’s Lotus Root Children and Jade McGilvray’s The Ambassador, but we’re always looking for more. If you are a BC artist interested in being featured on the Cloudscape store and think your work would be a good fit, contact us at [email protected]
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:
|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||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|
|G2||Hannah Lou Myers||Gym|
|G3||Christian Haruki Lett||Gym|
|L12||Reb Erlik||Lucky’s Lounge|
|N1||Lisa Lindsay Art||Gym|
|O5||Colin Upton Comics||Gym|
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.
Where: Laura C Muir Theatre, Douglas College
700 Royal Ave, New Westminster, BC V3M 5Z5
When: Monday, March 26
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
On March 26, join us for an exhibition of all the posters from our “Comics in Transit 2017” posters at the Douglas College Muir Theatre Foyer. Nine Canadian refugees had their epic stories of struggle and survive converted into dramatic comics by nine BC comic artists, and these nine stories were scattered around bus shelters all over Vancouver in October, 2017. This gallery reception will be our first time showing them all together! Come down to Douglas College for a drink, a chance to purchase Cloudscape books, and a chance to see the full posters and meet the artists! For more information, visit the Gallery Reception Facebook event page.
Our latest Comics in Transit told the tales of many refugees in comic form, stories of their trials and tribulations coming to Canada. The comic pages were large, as each one was put in bus shelters for the public to read. Now the comic are available at our studio. To see more, check out the Cloudscape Instragram page, and then stop by our headquarters to read these compelling stories in person.