JUNE 19, 2016 GUESTS:
Simon Roy: Wayward son of Vancouver Island, Simon cut his comics teeth in 2009 with "Jan's Atomic Heart", and has been vigorously gnawing ever since. His comics include Tiger Lung, Prophet, and The Field.
The Cloudscape Comics Society is a coalition of indie comic book artists centered in Metro Vancouver that publish yearly anthologies and foster a community where BC comic creators can network with each other while developing their craft and continuing to push the boundaries of the comic book medium.
As a fast-growing organization dedicated to the advancement of the indie BC comics community, we are always exploring new projects, constantly seeking new ways to expand the scope of our members. Cloudscape has spearheaded art and comic classes, discussions on the art form, comic jams, and numerous other activities that engage the youth of Metro Vancouver with the fascinating world of comics.
An illustrator and comic artist from the shadows of Coquitlam, BC, Molly Nemecek has been self-publishing comics & webcomics since 2004. She is the artist and creator of Woo Hoo!, an urban fantasy set in the Pacific Northwest; the inker for Even Death May Die!, a dieselpunk thrillventure by JR Boos; and the creator of the webcomic Insane Yeti Squirrel.
She has contributed to several comic anthologies, including Cautionary Fables & Fairy Tales: Asia Edition, Purity, and Fujosports. Her art has been featured in Calgary Entertainment Expo’s 2013-2016 charity art books and Emerald City Comic Con’s Monsters & Dames. Online, she is known for making popular geek beefcake calendars, with past themes including "DA: Men of Thedas", "GameBOYS", and "Silver Foxes".
In her free time, Molly likes to do livestreams and raise money for charity. She is fond of—and heavily influenced by—mohawks, butts, and video games. As a geek, her life is dominated by her enormous action figure collection and her fixation on the manga series Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure.
Born curious and raised on a steady diet of comic books and Saturday afternoon double features sealed John's fate at an early age and the world was spared another lawyer. Star Wars flipped the switch and come hell or high water he was going to do that for a living. Many years and countless drawings later, John started at Bioware in 1995. Time flew by and millions of games sold later it was time for new challenges. He relocated to Vancouver in 2008 to work in film and television.
Currently illustrating THE FLASH for CW, John keeps busy doing feature, series and look development for diverse projects like "DEFIANCE, ONCE UPON A TIME, FALLING SKIES and CONTINUUM". During rare downtime, this proud father sips from Russell's Teapot and contemplates Shrodinger's Equation, all while visiting with a delightful legion of imaginary friends.
~OUR IN-HOUSE GUEST~
Diana Greenhalgh is a professional illustrator, graphic artist and designer. She designs and illustrates posters for movies, props for television and art for licensed trading cards. Her prop work can be seen in season 1 of DC's Legends Of Tomorrow, and she has had posters released by 20th Century Fox for the movies Deadpool and X-Men: Apocalypse. Her card illustrations can be seen in over 24 trading card sets to date, including DC, Marvel and Dynamite properties. Most recently, you can find her art in the Firefly: The Verse and Captain America: Civil War trading card sets.
As an illustrator, Diana also specializes in pinup art, illustrating sexy femme fatales and other fun characters. She produces her own original illustrations, prints, trading cards and other collectibles. Diana is also an inker for numerous independent and mainstream comic books titles, including Taran Killam's The Illegitimates, X-Men Legacy and Nova.