August 14-30, 2013
An exhibition of local independent comic creators and their [artistic/production] processes, demonstrating a variety of approaches to taking a story from initial concept to finished artwork. Included book release and signing for Tony Cliff’s “Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant” on Friday August 30. The show featured Tony Cliff, Rebecca Dart, Simon Roy, and Brandon Graham.
Tony Cliff is a born-and-raised Vancouverite and a 12-year veteran of the local animation industry. His first major graphic novel, DELILAH DIRK AND THE TURKISH LIEUTENANT, is a critically-acclaimed historical tale of action and adventure. His work has been nominated for Harvey, Doug Wright, and Will Eisner awards. Find him Internetting at tonycliff.com
Rebecca Dart is a cartoonist and animation designer living in Vancouver. Creator of the comic RabbitHead (2006) which appeared in America’s Best Comics of that year. Currently working on her first full length graphic novel “Battle Kittens” about barbarian women that ride giant kittens in an unforgiving world. You can check out art from this as well as other kitty comics at r-dart.tumblr.com
Simon Roy is a cartoonist and illustrator from Victoria, BC. He came onto the comics scene in 2009 with the critically acclaimed sci-fi comic “Jan’s Atomic Heart”, and has been working on a wide range of projects since. He’s currently drawing and co-writing the Eisner Award nominated series “Prophet” for Image Comics with Brandon Graham. His work can be found at robot-blood.blogspot.com
Brandon Graham was born in December of 1976, the grandson of pin-up artist Bill Randall. He grew up in Seattle around a lot of graffiti and comics. he managed to get his first comic published at the age of 19. He’s been honing his craft ever since. He lives in Vancouver BC, with his partner Marian Churchland (author of Image comic Beast), where he spends his days creating comics. He divides his time between his own series Multiple Warheads and writing and occasionally drawing for the Image series Prophet. royalboiler.wordpress.com
Watch interviews with Tony Cliff and Rebecca Dart below: