Cloudscape Showcases Exhibition of Indigenous Family History Comics
Cloudscape Comics, BC’s largest independent comic publishing charity, has been a major artistic force in BC for over a decade, providing numerous opportunities for local comic artists to publish themselves, and continues to push the envelope with free classes, events and public art projects.
Comics in Transit has been an ongoing project that takes one-page comic stories, enlarges them, and installs them in bus shelters for people to read on their daily commute. Each series features artworks based around shared subject matter, often leaning towards education and social issues. In 2017, Comics in Transit featured stories told by refugees about their hardships coming to Canada.
This year, Comics in Transit focuses on stories of Indigenous family history, written and drawn by Indigenous BC comic artists. This series will be displayed in Vancouver bus shelters throughout October 2019, and an additional art exhibition of the series will be hosted by the Red Gate Art Society from September 26th – October 15th. The Exhibition opens on September 26th, 7pm – 9pm at Red Gate Arts Society, 1965 Main St., Vancouver. This show will feature comics by Alina Pete, Cole Pauls, Gord Hill, Michael Yahgulanaas, Chenoa Gao, Kyle Charles, Tim Linklater, Raven John, Stephen Gladue, Whess Harman, and Ocean Hyland.
The Cloudscape Comics Society is a charity dedicated to the comics community in British Columbia. Its members have produced numerous anthologies with a rotating cast of local creators, taught comic-art classes through Langara College and in various Vancouver community centres, developed community art projects such as Comics in Transit, and run programs and events from their fieldhouse headquarters in south Vancouver.
Learn more on their website! https://www.cloudscapecomics.com/