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THE NEXT VANCOUVER
TOY SHOW #23 IS: APRIL 1ST & 2ND, 2023.
LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING ALL OF YOU THIS SPRING AT OUR
1st EVER 2 DAY / FULL FORUM EXPANSION SHOW!!
information on becoming a vendor please email:
Jonathan Paine, Dylan Moore, Seraji, Marcelo Matere, John Ward,
Aaron Buck, Verne Andru, Randy Stone & More To Be Announced. Please see below for
bios and pictures.
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APRIL 1ST&2ND, 2023 GUESTS:
Jonathan Paine is an award-winning Illustrator, Character
Sculptor & Toymaker. His fun, memo-rable work has been seen in the
Oscar Winning films, THE INCREDIBLES, RATATOUILLE and UP as well
as the Oscar nominated CARS, ICE AGE, LIFTED and BOUNDIN’. He has
over 10 years of Feature Animation production experience and
worked on The Muppet Show by The Jim Henson Company. Film clients
include: Pixar Animation Studios, and BlueSky Studios/20th Century
Jonathan has also created whimsical toys
that include a series of STAR TREK saving banks and talking lunch
boxes. In 1995 actress Kate Mulgrew (Star Trek Voyager) gave a
Ferengi alien character lunch box to comedian and host, Jon
Stewart during her interview on The Jon Stewart Show. Toy product
clients include: Disney Consumer products, Warner Bros., Thinkway
Toys and Kraft General Foods. Jonathan is currently celebrating
the launch of his original bath tub toys called The Classic
Monsters Collection! See this and more on his website.
Jonathan enjoys teaching and has taught privately and at various
schools in Vancouver including VFS, Think Tank Training Centre,
and Pixar University in Emeryville California.
• Sausage Party (2016)
• The Incredibles (2004) -
• Cars (2006) - Oscar nominated
(2007) - Oscar winner
• Up (2009) - Oscar winner
• Ice Age (2002) - Oscar nominated
(2003) - Oscar nominated
• One Man Band (2005) - Oscar
• Lifted (2006) - Oscar nominated
• Disney Consumer Products
• Thinkway Toys
• Graphitti Designs
• Kraft General
Dylan started working as a freelance cartoonist in high
school and began animating soon after. In Vancouver studios he’s
done everything from effects on animated commercials to lead
animation on various TV shows. Independently, he’s animated music
videos, promos, and animated segments in live features and now
also teaches at Vancouver Film School. Under his banner, Outhouse
Cartoons, he wrote and directed the feature-length animated films,
"The Case of the Midnight Murderer," and "The Snot That Ate Port
Harry." As a comicbook artist/creator he's behind the webcomic
"Cowman," the graphic novel, "Sex Drugs and Candy Canes: The Santa
Claus Story," the annual horror comic anthology series, "Stories
to Shock," and the current ongoing series "Combat Fairies."
Seraji is a local Vancouver cartoonist and illustrator who
creates, writes, and draws his self-published comic series, FOURTH
When he’s not drawing or reading comics,
Seraji can be found chuckling at funny monkey videos. Orangutan
ASMR is a personal favourite of his.
Find him at his table
and check out his social media for drawing process videos!
With over 20 years working as an Illustrator and Concept Artist,
Marcelo Matere has the job that every child has always dreamed of:
he creates giant robots for toy lines, video games, t-shirts and
movies! Among its main clients are: Hasbro, Marvel, IDW
Publishing, Wizards the Coast, Cartoon Network, Disney Animation,
Dreamworks and many others! He has also been illustrating
Transformers comics for the American market since 2004! Marcelo is
currently working as Storyboard Artist for the Toy Company Super
Plastic and is also one of the artists responsible for the
packaging art of the Hasbro’s Transformers Studio Series 86
characters, based on the 1986 Transformers Animated Cartoon.
John is a Vancouver-based writer, filmmaker, and
podcaster. His recent comic book credits include Scratcher,
Acausal, Dark Fragments, and Offbeats, and he has
stories published in several anthologies. He’s a contributing
writer for the indie comics publication Sequential Magazine, and
also the creator of the 49 Degrees North Writers Podcast.
Previously he was a theoretical physicist and was once almost run
over by Stephen Hawking.
Since 2019, Aaron Buck has continued to
make his mark among self-published authors in the Canadian book
scene. In that short span, he’s published five books on Amazon,
which can also be found on the shelves at Indigo on Robson in
His four children’s books: “Mind of
Cities”, “Operation: Rainfall,” “Planets Unite”
and “The King and the Very Big Ring” will be featured at
the show. All of these books are instilled with Aaron’s signature
silly sense of humor.
Aaron will also be selling his newest
book “AI MADE THIS ART” which contains one hundred images
made entirely by Artificial Intelligence! Broken down into ten
fascinating categories, ranging from Ancient to Space to Heaven
and Hell, this book will change the way you look at art. When
you’re at the show, make sure to check out the “Ideas by Aaron”
AARON'S NEW BOOK ON AMAZON:
AI Made This Art
Born in 1955, he grew up in the dawn of
the television era with its wacky worlds of Beatle mania and Bugs
Bunny. While he dabbled in music and drawing, it wasn’t until he
met the crew from Captain Canuck Comics at a high school “career
day” that he found his calling. He quickly became the studio pest,
dropping by weekly to show off his latest and get a much-needed
serving of humble pie.
Out of high school he took a job
with Canadian Pacific Railway where he set about to learn the fine
art of comic book illustrating, partially to help stay awake
during the night shift. His career got a boost with his first paid
job - cel painting on “Blowhard”, a National Film Board animated
short. This was followed by animation assignments for Hanna
Barberra’s Saturday morning lineup. At the same time, he continued
working in comics, illustrating stories for Phantacea, doing ink
and color on Captain Canuck and cover art for Charleton Comics
During a feature assignment on Nelvana’s “Rock and
Rule”, he worked with a leading special effects team and became
intrigued with the opportunities computers held for fantasy
creators. Upon completing that project he attended college,
graduating on the honor roll a few years later as a computer
Given the state of technology in the
1980’s, it would take another decade for it to catch up to Verne’s
vision. He spent that time teaching computer sciences as well as
doing creative, design and advertising in Toronto and Vancouver.
He provided the creative behind a number of high-tech success
stories including “Simply Accounting”, a brand that remains the
best selling small business accounting software to this day.
Verne has always been on the leading edge, applying new
technology in novel ways. Desktop publishing replaced traditional
typesetting and pre-press. He pioneered digital paint for location
and character color styling on animated series work. His
state-of-the-art desktop animation system produces a range of
content for web and broadcast, including the highly successful
Kid’s Club spots for Swedish furniture retailer, IKEA.
Verne creates best in Vancouver where he enjoys life with family
Partial List of Credits:
• Captain Canuck
Comics – Inks and color on Captain Canuck comic books.
Chameleon Records/ Wexford Studios – Painting and illustration for
various record album jackets.
• Charlton Publications Inc.
– Cover pencils and inks for “Gunfighters” comic book.
CREDO Group – Ink and paint on “Blowhart” animated short.
Debek Educational Video – Illustrated video stills for “Johnny
Appleseed” and “Josephs Multicolored Coat”
• Delaney &
Friends – Layouts on “Nilus the Sandman” animated TV series.
• Hanna Barberra Films – Animation on “Jana of the Jungle” and
“Godzilla Power Hour” animated TV series.
• Hanna Barberra
Films – Layouts on “I am Weasel” animated TV series.
Seattle – Producer/director on “Flaxy” TV commercials.
International Rocketship - Ink and paint on “Sing Beast Sing”
• N.O.A. Network of Animation – Background
color styling for “Billy the Cat” and “Mutant League” animated TV
• Nelvana Animated Commercials – Animation for
Philishave “Lift and Cut” TV commercial.
• Nelvana Films
Ltd. – Storyboard, design and layout on feature length animated
film “Rock n Rule”.
• Pillow People – Storyboards and
designs for “Pillow People” animated TV series.
Cartoon Studios – Storyboards for “Wing Commander” animated TV
• Westworld Publications – Magazine illustrations.
A comprehensive on-line gallery of Verne's work is available
Randy Stone has either written, drawn, inked, or lettered
various comics, including projects with Scout Comics and Arcana.
Through Altruist Comics, Randy has self-published The Sensational
Swan, Crime Pays, Death & Comics, Bullet, and the brand-new,
ongoing Bullet Adventures.
Randy Stone he/him
of Altruist Comics
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