Spaceship Zero 'Prequel' to Appear in Comics Anthology

As many of you know, lead singer for The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets has also created a short prequel to the Spaceship Zero storyline you’ve come to know and love from the album by the band and in the roleplaying game available from Green Ronin Publishing.

This comic will appear in the anthology “Exploded View” published by Cloudscape Comics this March. You will be able to purchase the book through the official Thickets eBay store page [here], but until then come and see some of the original art at the official launch! Details below:

Exploded View Saturday March 6 | Launch Party at Ayden Gallery | 7pm

Vancouver, Feb, 16, 2010
For immediate transmission – Cloudscape Comics is pleased to announce the launch of their fourth publication, Exploded View. A science fiction anthology featuring twenty-five artists, all current or former residents of Vancouver, Canada. This book showcases the broad range of talent in the comics artist community. Notable contributors include Camilla d’Errico, who has been making waves with her manga influenced paintings in and outside of Vancouver, and is the artist for notable titles such as “Burn”, “Tanpopo”, and “Sky Pirates”; Children’s book Illustrator Scot Ritchie; Angela Melick, creator of the acclaimed “Wasted Talent” Webcomic; John Christmas, the artist on the recently released “Barack the Barbarian”; Jonathon Dalton, creator of “Lords of Death and Life” and “A Mad Tea-Party”; Edison Yan, whose work can be
seen on “Scribblenauts” on the Nintendo DS; Colin Upton, who has been pioneering mini- comics in Vancouver since 1985; Local Rocker, actor, and Illustrator Toren Atkinson; and Jordyn Bochon, a contributor to the independent comics anthology “You Ain’t No Dancer”. The group includes established artists, underground cartoonists, web comic creators, animators, illustrators, and manga artists all working together. Their focus is on telling meaningful, intelligent stories through the medium of comics.

This book represents the Cloudscape comics collective’s most ambitious project to date, with a huge roster of talented artists and their highest production quality. Motivated by a desire to see their work in print, Cloudscape is moving ahead without an established publisher or outside funding, raising the money it needs exclusively from the artists within the group.

Cloudscape will be launching their new book at the Ayden gallery in Tinseltown, Vancouver on March 6th at 7pm. Most of the artists will be in attendance to sign autographs. This will be your first opportunity to purchase this fantastic new book.

Contributors: Toren Atkinson, Jordyn Bochon, Aaron Bouthiller, Chloe Chan, John Christmas, Jonathon Dalton, Camilla d’Errico, Jeff Ellis, Lou Ford, Kevin Forbes, Megan Furesz, Jason Harris, Steve Lecouilliard, Christopher Leinonen, Wei Li, Colleen MacIssac, Angela Melick, Scott Ritchie, Scott Ritchings, Paul Soeiro, Curt Steckhan, Cat Tang, Colin Upton, Edison Yan, and Eric Zawadzki.

Ayden Gallery: 88 West Pender Street (2nd floor) International Village (Tinseltown) Vancouver, BC
Phone: 778 891 431 email: website:

Press Contact: Jeffrey Ellis, email:
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Source: Jeffrey Ellis Press Contact Cloudscape Comics Vancouver