It’s been a long time since I’ve been to a convention – a REALLY long time! And after the winter non-con hibernation I’m looking forward to getting back into it! And this weekend is going to be a fun way to ring in the convention season: on Sunday, March 7th I’ll be at the 1st Annual Hollywood North convention, in Burnaby, as a special guest! I’ll be giving a Q&A panel on how to break into the industry too.
And for those looking for a unique comic-art-party-event experience, you should come out to the Ayden Gallery on Saturday night for the official launch of the Cloudscape Exploded View Anthology. Cloudscape Comics is a collective of some of Vancouver’s most unique (non-superhero) comics creators, artists, writers, etc. The group includes established artists, underground cartoonists, web comic creators, animators, illustrators, and manga artists all working together. Their focus is on telling meaningful, intelligent stories through the medium of comics. Jeff Ellis and the others at Cloudscape Comics have been working so hard not only to put the anthology together, but also to promote it. They even got some good press in a local Vancouver Courier.
You’ll recognize the image because this is my contribution: The Cover. Plus there are pages from BURN, as well as a pin-up! Exploded View is a science fiction anthology featuring twenty-five artists, all current or former residents of Vancouver, Canada. This book showcases the broad range of talent in the comics artist community. Contributors: Toren Atkinson, Jordyn Bochon, Aaron Bouthiller, Chloe Chan, John Christmas, Jonathon Dalton, Camilla d’Errico, Jeff Ellis, Lou Ford, Kevin Forbes, Megan Furesz, Jason Harris, Steve Lecouilliard, Christopher Leinonen, Wei Li, Colleen MacIssac, Angela Melick, Scott Ritchie, Scott Ritchings, Paul Soeiro, Curt Steckhan, Cat Tang, Colin Upton, Edison Yan, and Eric Zawadzki.