VanCAF is proud to announce that we have partnered with local comic book shop Lucky’s Comics to create a new on-site experience: Lucky’s Lounge.

Lucky’s Lounge brings together artists focused on DIY and self-made books, and features artists who are creating dynamic, experimental, and inspirational work. It’s a chance to create a space that elevates the voices of unique artists who hold a special place within the comics landscape.


For 2020, we received a number of incredible submissions from artists located the world over. While we are unable to meet in person this year, Juli and I invite you to enjoy the outstanding work of these artists and groups who were accepted or waitlisted for Lucky’s Lounge 2020. We’d also like to extend our thanks to Anya Davidson, who was intended to be our first special guest to Lucky’s Lounge, and Harlo Martens for creating our poster for this year. —Juli Majer & Tom Whalen

Alia Hijaab
Alison Bosley
Amanda W
Andrea Lukic
Anya Davidson
Chris Savage
Eli Howey
Em Ludington
Freddie Hubert
Gil Goletski
Harlo Martens / Chhaya Naran
Hiller Goodspeed
Ivy Atoms
Jake Kwon
Jean deMers
Karissa Sakumoto
Katharine Ball
Katia Hernández Velasco
Kimberly Edgar
Kira Buro
Living Room Press
Lyle Partridge
Madeline Berger
Marita MW
Michael Fowler
Moniker Press
Nicole Del Rio
Olivia Kim
Rachel Davidson
Reid Urchison
Ruth Hampton / Isa Rodrigues
Sam Herle
Scott Lougheed & Mel Thibodeau
Secret Room
Space Cow Press / Georgy Elaev
Susie Wilson
Swampcone Magazine
Tiffany Muñoz
Trevor McEachran

Lucky’s Lounge is curated and organized by Juli Majer and Tom Whalen of Lucky’s Comics, located on the unceded and ancestral land of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.