We are seeking two new members to join our Board of Directors!

The Vancouver Comic Arts Association is a non-profit focused on celebrating comics, art, and storytelling. Through the Vancouver Comic Arts Festival (VanCAF), the Society programs a two-day celebration of comics with readings, panels, workshops, and artist exhibitions. To learn more about our work and our values, we invite you to read our Festival FAQs, get a sense of this year’s online programming, read our land acknowledgement comic and statement, and review our code of conduct.

We believe that stories told through comics have the power to transmit ideas in ways that no other form can achieve. As we continue to grow as an organization and in our programming, we are seeking two new members to join our Board of Directors. 

If you…

…are interested in working with VanCAF to grow in the following areas:

  • Year-round programming
  • Additional educational programming and partnerships
  • Continue to increase and sustain direct support of QTBIPOC artists 
  • Create and strengthen community relationships

…have expertise or experience in one or more of the following fields:

  • Professional accounting
  • Law/legal
  • Education
  • Fundraising
  • UX/UI/Computer Programming
  • Outreach
  • Lived experience of racialization
  • Working meaningfully with equity-seeking groups

… and have an interest in:

  • Comics, art, stories
  • Positively impacting your local community
  • Working with artists and creators
  • Gaining governance experience

…then we’d love to hear from you. Please email a resume and short letter expressing your interest to info@vancaf.com

Thank you!

Spotlight on Matthew James-Wilson

Pizza Punks and Dakwäkãda Warriors author Cole Pauls interviews Matthew James-Wilson of FORGE Art Mag. Pauls talks with James-Wilson about starting his own digital magazine, working for Rookie Mag & Vice, curating gallery shows, collaborating with artists and starting his own musical project, Castle Pasture. Check out forgeartmag.com or issuu.com/forgeartmag to read an issue!

In Conversation with Cole Pauls and Kim Edgar

Pizza Punks and Dakwäkãda Warriors author Cole Pauls interviews fellow Yukon comic artist Kim Edgar, 2019’s winner of the Broken Pencil Zine Awards “Best Comic” category. Pauls and Edgar discuss the Dawson City Yukon’s art scene, being a freelance illustrator in a small community, working with risograph printing, traveling for conventions, plants and autobio comics as a vehicle to discuss trauma, body positivity, sickness and health. Visit kimberlyedgar.com to purchase their comics, prints, pins and patches!

Heritage Comics with Cole Pauls

Join Dakwäkãda Warriors author Cole Pauls in creating your own 1 page comic! This video workshop will focus on your own personal heritage and creating your own story in comic book form. Pauls will show you his comic process, step by step. Starting with sketches and writing, then pencils to inks!

Supplies Needed to participate:

  • White paper 8.5″ by 11″
  • any weight Pencil & Eraser
  • Black ink pen (personally, I use Microns)

If you create your own comic, you can send it to info@vancaf.com for it posted beneath the video. #CanCAF #VanCAF2020