The Terrible Death of Finnegan Strappe

Jordyn Bochon, former Vancouverite and occasional Cloudscape contributor, has launched a fundraiser for her new project. The Terrible Death of Finnegan Strappe will be an ongoing comics series and Jordyn is raising the funds to print the first three issues. She says:

“The Terrible Death of Finnegan Strappe is the macabre story of one man’s self destructive, occult journey to utter ruin told through a veil of humor, gore, and glamour. This project is a labor of love, spanning several years. With this fundraiser I hope to self-publish the first three issues and get my work out to a larger audience. I’ve been publishing my own comics for years because I am passionate about what I do and can’t imagine doing it any other way.”

You can read it as a webcomic here, (caution: not always safe for work) and contribute to the fundraiser on Indiegogo.


Una the Blade Returns!

You will remember the daring woman warrior – mother – of -two from her appearance in our anthology “Funday Sunnies“, and now member and contributor Steve LeCouilliard is taking Una the Blade to her next project. LeCouilliard is currently posting a plethora of concept and design work on his Una the Blade Tumblr for reactions and feedback, and it’s just getting better and better.

So what’s in store for Una? “In order to keep up some momentum on this project, I want to try posting one item a day.” LeCouilliard says on his tumblr account. Eventually Una the Blade will be collected into an eBook that will be available for download by donation. How often? We’re not sure yet, but we’ll be posting when we do!

So, why not a webcomic? “I have a webcomic already, for which I won a prestigious Xeric Grant.” LeCouilliard explains, “It’s called Much the Miller’s Son and it’s a comedy about Robin Hood’s least Merry Man.” He goes on to explain that he has two reasons for not wanting to post Una as a webcomic: the ill fit of the “page at a time” updates to the story and the monetary black hole that webcomics can become. We’re excited by the donation eBook structure, which is common with indie music and video, but hasn’t really broken into comics. Each reader can pay what they see as fair, or what they can afford, and the artist gets conpensated for his time and hard work.

If you’d like to see Una’s first appearance, you can pick up a copy of Funday Sunnies in our online store.


Weekly Comic Round-Up

Here’s the latest thing that happened last week in Cloudscape webcomics:

1. A Mad-Tea Party by Jonathon Dalton. The New Youth decide their policy on nonhuman prisoners.

2. Teach English in Japan by Jeff Ellis and Jonathon Dalton. James starts teaching sooner than he expected..

3. Wasted Talent by Angela Melick. Eating jelly beans.

4. Ed’s R Us by Ed Appleby. Some elves aren’t big on Star Trek.

5. Sam and Fuzzy by Sam Logan. The Ninja Mafia Service is morally uplifting work.

6. Gobbleknoll by Sydney More. More problems with the carnivorous hill.

7. Homo Erectus by Sydney More. Canada has dirty birds.

8. Even in Arcadia by Anise Shaw. Even at the best of times, fae knights are intimidating.

9. Titanzer by Kevin Wilson. Giant Robot fist-fight!

10. Two Keys by Chloe Chan and Aliena Shoemaker. “Chapter 13: Two-Faces.” In which Colin and Lucas take the scenic route.

11. The Mystery Adventures of the Scout by Oliver. Leathertongues is not a nice man.


Comic Battle Round 30: Electric Chair

The battle is SO ON. Look at all these entries!
Normally, the single panels and illustrations don’t count… but I’m totally stoked about the participation count from Free Comic Book Day. So I’ll let it slide, just this once… any future one panels and illustrations will be disqualified ;P

Did you get your free comics on comic book day? 😀

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Ready your pens for the next topic:

Sporks and Foons

As always, you’ve got two weeks; submissions are due Wednesday May 25th, 2011 by 4pm, PST.

For rules and requirements on submitting to a comic battle, please read our page here.


Cloudscape Comic Battle Round 1! 3

Hey guys!

As promised Cloudscape is pleased to announce the first of what we hope will be a long series of comic battles.

So how does it work? Below we will have our theme and format for the comic battle, then you have one week to draw a comic and submit it to our comic battle moderator. After all the strips are submitted we will post them online on our website where they will be available for one week to be  voted on. After the week is up we will tally our votes and declare a winner.

So here’s the skinny on this weeks battle:

The theme is “Minor Inconveniences” and your work needs to be a web ready (72 dpi, RGB) JPEG sized no larger than 900 X 900 pixels.

The Deadline is Tues June 8 at 12:00 am PST and our winner will be announced Wed June 16th at 8:00pm PST

The Winner gets the adoration of their peers!

Please email your submissions to: [email protected]