Welcome to Mina’s, Comics Anthology


An Anthology of Comics About Life, Love, and Food During 100 Years in a Vancouver Diner

The Kickstarter for Welcome to Mina’s is LIVE!

Welcome to Mina’s is all about exploring Vancouver and the people who live in it through the lens of a fictional diner: Mina’s. The book was created and edited by Cloudscape board member, Emily Lampson and features heartwarming stories of life, love, and food, all of which connects the stories characters when they enter Mina’s.  Some contributors have brought their own experiences to the book and others were inspired about moments throughout the history of Vancouver.  This book features ethnic diversity and represents all walks of life including individuals old and young, LGBTQ and people with disabilities throughout the history of the city we all love. 


News and Interviews


Welcome to Mina’s Creator Spotlight: Jean Kindratsky and Ali Lupu

Jean Kindratsky  and Ali Lupu are two of the creators featured in our latest anthology, Welcome to Mina’s. Jean loves to make comics that share imaginings, experiences and recipes. She keeps two fine hens, one large cat and a garden overrun with flowers, fruit and morning glory.. Ali grew up ...
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Welcome to Mina’s Creator Spotlight: John Burwood

John Burwaood is one of the creators featured in our latest anthology, Welcome to Mina’s. John’s current interests are creating short story comics, creating graphics for skateboards, and doing illustrations of bands. He would like to start working on a graphic novel sometime soon, and push his style artistically in ...
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Welcome to Mina’s Creator Spotlight: Arthur Protasio and Victor Moura

Arthur Protasio is one of the creators featured in our latest anthology, Welcome to Mina’s. Arthur is an award-winning writer & narrative designer with a passion for crafting riveting tales - no matter the genre or platform. As an experienced and versatile storyteller, he is an expert at developing content ...
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Welcome To Mina’s Creator Spotlight: Kelly Chen

Kelly is one of the creators featured in our latest anthology, Welcome to Mina’s. Kelly has been working on a series of fantasy graphic novels called Halfsoul since 2018. Her work deals with various issues around mental health and recovery. She is dedicated to advocating for mental health wellness and ...
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Welcome to Mina’s Creator Spotlight: Oliver McTavish-Wisden and Matthew Nielsen

Oliver McTavish-Wisden and Matthew Nielson are two of the creators featured in our latest anthology, Welcome to Mina’s. Oliver Henry McTavish-Wisden is a New Westminster-based writer, artist and community arts programmer for the Vancouver Park Board. He really enjoys scuba diving and playing the Trumpet, but he's kind of slow ...
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