Guests

Publishing/Press

The following is our guest list for the 2015 festival. Guests for VanCAF 2016 will be announced in November. Be sure to follow us on Twitter or Facebook if you'd like to stay up to date!

Cloudscape

Cloudscape Comics Society

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, the Gene Day Award-nominated 21 Journeys, and Waterlogged: Tales from the Seventh Sea. Their most recent anthology is the all-ages MEGA FAUNA.

Members of Cloudscape Comics will be participating in the Quick on the Draw 3: The Quickening event on Sunday, May 24th @ 4:00 PM.

Cloudscape Comics will be hosting the Cloudscape Comics Book Launch on Friday, May 22nd at 6 PM, to promote the new books of this year's VanCAF exhibitors.

Conundrum Press

Conundrum Press

Conundrum Press is a Canadian publisher based in Nova Scotia. The Comic Journal has referred to Conundrum Press and its Editor-in-Chief, Andy Brown, as "a major force in alt-comics publishing".

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 three anthologies: Ghost Tales and Once Upon A Time, and Gateways to Beyond. 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

Neoglyphic Media is a publisher of comics, art, and visual media located in Bellingham, WA. They are dedicated to publishing and promoting work from unique and visionary artistic innovators.

Cullen Beckhorn of Neoglyphic Media will be participating in the Zinesters: Professional Zines in the 21st Century event on Sunday, May 24th @ 3:00 PM.

Paper Innards Distro

Paper Innards Distro

Paper Innards Distro is the zine distribution project of social sciences student and writer, Sarah Thompson. Present at VanCAF will be a myriad of self-published works from a variety of authors, of a variety of shapes, sizes, and content. All zines, pins, and prints were created and/or curated with the underlying intent of playful inquiry into and exploration of the intricacies of humanity (and all of the vague specificity that implies).

Sarah Thompson of Paper Innards Distro will be participating in the Zinesters: Professional Zines in the 21st Century event on Sunday, May 24th @ 3:00 PM.

Sawdust Press

Sawdust Press

Founded in 2011 by Shing Yin Khor, Sawdust Press is a tiny little micro press that publishes comics with a preference for strong but meandering narratives and a passion for amplifying the creative work of women and PoC creators. Their first anthology, I Was a Teenage Gargoyle, was about early internet fandoms, and their current anthology project, Blood Root, focuses on moody, psychological horror/fantasy.

Shing Yin Khor of Sawdust Press will be participating in the Zinesters: Professional Zines in the 21st Century event on Sunday, May 24th @ 3:00 PM.