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Publishing/Press

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Cloudscape

Cloudscape

The Cloudscape Comics Society is a coalition of indie comic book artists centered in Metro Vancouver. Together, they 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. Cloudscape publishes a new curated anthology of Vancouver talent every year, which past titles including Giants of Main Street, Exploded View, and the Gene Day Award-nominated 21 Journeys. Their most recent anthology is the nautically-themed Waterlogged: Tales from The Seventh Sea.

Gurukitty Studios

Gurukitty Studios

Gurukitty Studios is the brainchild of twin sisters Jeri (Kitty) and Jayleen (Guru). Based in Vancouver, they began making comics in 1997, and have published two anthologies: Ghost Tales and Once Upon A Time, with a third anthology, Gateways to Beyond, currently in the works. Their personal projects include Hello, Albertosaurus, a graphic memoir of Alberta's Royal Tyrrell Museum, and the African-legend inspired The Gourd Wife.

Neoglyphic Media

Neoglyphic Media

Pushing forward and exploring new territory in comics art, while keeping an eye on the history of the medium, Neoglyphic Media publishes and distributes experimental and progressive comics from some of the most imaginative comics creators of today.

Northwest Press

Northwest Press

Charles "Zan" Christensen heads up the Lambda-Literary-Award-winning LGBT graphic novel and comics publishing house Northwest Press. With artist Mark Brill, he writes the series The Mark of Aeacus for Class Comics and wrote The Power Within anti-bullying book, the latter of which earned the pair a spot on OUT Magazine's "OUT 100" for 2011. Christensen's most recent work was as editor of the anthology Anything That Loves, which focuses on sexuality outside of "gay" and "straight". Christensen was the founding president of the nonprofit organization Prism Comics, which supports LGBT comics, creators and readers, now in its 10th year. He lives in Seattle.

Oni Press

Oni Press

Oni Press, Inc. was founded in 1997 by Joe Nozemack and Bob Schreck with the goal of publishing the kinds of comics and graphic novels they themselves would want to read. Unsatisfied with the material that was dominating the industry, the men believed firmly that sequential art could be used to tell virtually any story. While Schreck left the company in 1999, twelve years later Nozemack is still fighting for diversity in comics by publishing one of the most eclectic and varied lines in comics. With the help of Jamie S. Rich (editor in chief, 1999-2003), James Lucas Jones (editor in chief, 2004-present), and an array of talented comic book creators; Nozemack built Oni Press into one of independent comics' most respected and innovative publishing houses.

In 2003, Nozemack teamed with film producer Eric Gitter to form Closed on Mondays--a media production company created specifically to help Oni Press creators and titles find life in mediums outside of comics. As a sister company, Closed on Mondays works closely with Oni creators and staff members to find creative partners appropriate for the vast array of titles in the Oni Press catalog.