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Publishing/Press

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Bedside Press

Bedside Press

Bedside Press is a Canadian comics publisher, best known for the anthology The Secret Loves of Geek Girls and the 1940s Canadian comic reprint Brok Windsor. The upcoming Fashion in Action will be kickstarted in February and published in June 2016.

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, Waterlogged: Tales from the Seventh Sea, and the all-ages Mega Fauna. Their upcoming horror anthology, Bones of the Coast, will be released in Spring 2016.

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, 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. Both sisters have been included in several other anthologies.

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.

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).

Soaring Penguin Press

Soaring Penguin Press

Soaring Penguin Press is a UK-based publisher of graphic novels and comics. Established in 2010 (but in existence much earlier), Soaring Penguin Press has published a number of notable titles, including Loisel's Peter Pan (in English for the first time), To End All Wars: The Graphic Anthology of the First World War (nominated for two Eisner Awards), and Ellen Lindner's The Black Feather Falls (nominated for an Ignatz for Outstanding Series). This year, Soaring Penguin will be publishing Boulet's Notes 1: Born to be a Larve in English, as well as Winston Rowntree's beautifully poignant Watching, which was the 2015 winner of Slate's Cartoonist Studio Prize for Best Webcomic.

Toronto Comics

Toronto Comics

The Toronto Comics Anthology is an annual showcase for the next generation of Ontario comic creators. The third collection will be published in May 2016.