THE NEXT VANCOUVER
TOY SHOW #22 IS: OCTOBER 23, 2022.
PICTURES OF SHOW
#21 CAN BE VIEWED BY CLICKING HERE!
Vancouver Comic & Toy Show is happening on Sunday,
23 from 11am - 5 pm!
Vendors: If you are
looking to be a vendor, please contact us at
For more info
and to purchase tickets scan QR code on bottom of Poster image or
click the link below:
Purchase Vancouver Comic & Toy Show Tickets Here
You can also pay with cash at the door on the day of the
show if you prefer.
We look forward to seeing all of you at the show!!
Melanie Kohn, Ryan Heshka & Robin Thompson. Please see below for
bios and pictures.
Please click on the flyer below to view it in a larger size.
OCTOBER 23, 2022 GUESTS:
Ayers is a freelance art director, graphic designer, animator,
illustrator and cinephile with over 18 years of experience in the
In 2018 he began creating alternative
movie posters for film screenings he hosted in Phoenix, AZ. He has
lived in Vancouver since 2020 and has continued his passion for
creating movie poster art.
You can find his work at:
www.chrisayerscreative.com and on Instagram
Jacqueline Tyráček is the Czech Canadian artist behind the
creative endeavors of Cranial Moon Designs. As a child she loved
creating tiny apartments out of paper, and drawing dinosaurs in
pants. Since then, her work has evolved to include various styles
and work in various mediums, including mask making, mural
painting, screen printing, linocut, poetry and theatrical
Self-taught, with the mentorship of both
artistic family and friends since infancy, expression and
storytelling through art was an early focus and endless passion,
as well as the importance of illustration and comics to compliment
her obsession with books. Throughout her life, without doubt of
direction, she has focused and invested her life in building a
broad individual artistic skill set and language with which to
express most honestly, though she also has enjoyed creating art to
pay tribute to those things and people that inspire. After drawing
a series of such film and musician portraits in 2016, they became
some of the initial designs used to create the Cranial Moon
Designs screen printed clothing, as well as other artsy products
born on a whim of determination to start out, with no prior
experience, as an art vendor, in order to do more creative work
with artistic freedom, and connect with other creatives. As can be
detected, subjects of interest include history and culture,
psychology, confrontations of fear, nature, emotion, the balance
of darkness/light and the ways we process, dreams & nightmares,
creature features, stories and fables, and of course, the spooky
Feel free to connect, for comment or
For twenty-nine years, “Mr. Beefy Goodness” Vance Nevada has been
a presence in rings from coast to coast in Canada. Born in Souris,
Manitoba, he debuted in Winnipeg at age seventeen in 1993, and has
laid claim to 45 championship reigns in Canada opposing some of
the top talent in the industry including Kenny Omega, Bobby Roode,
The Bollywood Boyz, The Honky Tonk Man and more. His travels have
taken him to the most remote locations in the country and helped
to foster a strong appreciation for the scope of wrestling’s
history in the country and the regional nuances that have created
a strong connection with fans for generations.
the ring, Vance has been one of the most passionate curators pf
professional wrestling history, using his travels to perform as
opportunities to visit libraries and archives to unearth
information for a recorded history of the sport. In addition to
his own previous book, Wrestling in the Canadian West
(2009, Crowbar Press), Nevada is credited for his research in
numerous published works on wrestling history over the past two
His current book "(Un)Controlled Chaos: Canada's
Remarkable Professional Wrestling Legacy" has been heralded by the
wrestling community as the most thorough and complete record of
professional wrestling in Canada.
Melanie Kohn, a native of San Francisco, California, voiced Lucy
van Pelt in Charles Schulz's Peanuts cartoons from 1974-1977.
She voiced Lucy in It's a Mystery, Charlie Brown, It's the
Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown, Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown,
You're a Good Sport, Charlie Brown, and the feature-length film
Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown.
Melanie has also worked
in radio as an on-air personality and marketing specialist. She
wrote and voiced many of her clients' radio ads.
has ties to Vancouver, as her three sons live here and work in the
Visual Effects industry. She now lives in Texas with her husband
and their cat.
Her Facebook page is:
Melanie Kohn - Voice artist for Lucy van Pelt.
Ryan Heshka was born in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada, and
grew up in Winnipeg. To pass the long prairie winters, his
childhood was spent drawing, building cardboard cities and making
super 8mm films. Early influences that persist to this day include
antiquated comics and pulp magazines, nature, graphic design,
music, movies and animation. Formally trained in interior design,
he is self-taught as an artist. Heshka's personal artwork has
graced the cover and interiors of BLAB! magazine and numerous art
publications around the globe. His paintings have been exhibited
in galleries across North America and Europe, and many pieces
reside in prominent international private collections. Recent
published comics include "Frog Wife", the "Mean Girls Club" comic
book and graphic novel (Nobrow, UK) and the BRAND NEW "Pleasure
Planet". His illustration work has appeared in Vanity Fair,
Playboy, Esquire, the New York Times and the New Yorker. He lives
in Vancouver, B.C., Canada with his wife Marinda and their
Robin Thompson (aka Fun Men Press) is an independent comic book
illustrator (Zombie Jesus), commercial
artist, and art instructor.
His freelancing illustration
experience includes storyboarding for film and television, graphic
design, and interior mural work for seasonal attractions (Cougar
Creek's House of Horrors).
extensive knowledge of the comic book medium, Robin has been a
guest speaker for the Vancouver Art Gallery's
renowned “Krazy!” and
"COMIX: A Retrospective of Comic Art" exhibits.
Attending artistic exhibitions across the mainland annually,
Robin brings his unique brand exclusively to each event with
original "pocket art", art prints, and comic book sketch covers.
can check out Robin's work at :
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