NOVEMBER 03, 2019 GUESTS:
Peter Ricq is an award-winning creative
force. Besides his work as a Visual Artist, he is also a
Television Producer, Writer, Art Director, Designer, Director,
Music Composer, and Performer.
Even before completing his
BFA in film animation at Concordia University in Montreal, Ricq
was well on his way to creating a name for himself. In 2005, the
artist and his partners sold their first animated TV series: "The
League of Super Evil" (YTV, CBBC, NICK) which ushered him into his
role as Art Director in 2007. Ricq went on to co-create several
other animated series with his creative collaborator Phil
Ivanusic-Vallee including "Oh No! It's an Alien Invasion"
(Teletoon, ABC3, Canal J) and "Freaktown" (Teletoon, Cartoon
Network Asia, Disney SEA).
His band "HUMANS" with partner
Robbie Slade, released their first full-length in 2015 which was
nominated for a JUNO that year, and they followed up with a tour
that included Osheaga, Coachella, SXSW, and many more. The music
videos 'Tell Me' and 'Breakfast with LIZ' which he directed for
HUMANS has been awarded Leo Awards and 'Water Water' was awarded a
MMVA nomination for best MuchFact video.
Peter released a
graphic novel called Once Our Land, in 2016. The book has been
well received by critics and has gone through its fourth print
run. He's completed its sequel and is turning Once Our Land into a
feature animated film.
He made a feature documentary film
entitled 'Come Together', which he co-produced and co-directed in
2015. DEAD SHACK a horror/comedy was his narrative feature debut
as a film director. Dead Shack screened at Sitges, London Fright
Fest, VIFF, NIFFF, Toronto After Dark, and Fantasia where it was
awarded the Silver Prize for the best Canadian Feature.
Peter Ricq currently lives and works out of Vancouver, Canada.
Christopher Barrett has been a working
professional artist for over 20 years. After working in numerous
mediums, such as Stop-Motion animation, water park design and
sculpture, to video games like PvZ: Garden Warfare, Need For Speed
and FIFA, he decided to strike out on his own.
Launching his own company on Halloween
Day 2018, he has had a very successful year of hand-made Designer
Toy releases, illustrations and publishing work and appearing at
various toy shows around Vancouver and even 5 Points Festival in
With your help, He hopes to continue
his success and continue creating amazing toys and artwork. Check
out his website:
Barretticus.com and give him a follow on instagram,
ADRIEN VAN VIERSEN
Adrien van Viersen is a storyboard
artist (X2, X3, Game of Thrones, Planet of the Apes trilogy and
The Flash) working out of Vancouver, Canada. He has made 4 short
Tit for Tat,
culminating in 7 nominations and 2 wins. In 1998, he was nominated
for the Russ Manning Award for Best New Talent in Comics for his
His latest personal project,
Superman: The Golden Age, is a FREE FAN COMIC, garnering over 8000
downloads to date. It's available here:
Steve has worked for nearly every major
comic company, making his name at DC Comics in 1999 with fan
favorite 'JSA' with Geoff Johns. Among his diverse credits are
such titles as 'The Avengers', 'Avengers/Invaders', 'Fables:Wolf
Among Us', 'Red Sonja' and 'Starman'.
His current work;
'The Further Adventures of Nick Wilson' is his first work for
Image Comics. He lives in Vancouver, Canada with his partner Tim
and his cat, Max.
Ryan Heshka has been a full time artist
and illustrator for close to twenty years, with previous
experience in animation and interior design. His artwork has
appeared in the pages of the New York Times, Vanity Fair, and
Playboy, as well as on numerous book jackets and the famed comic
anthology BLAB!. His personal art has been exhibited in galleries
across North America and Europe. He has released two children's
books, with "Welcome to Monster Town" optioned by DreamWorks
This past August, Heshka released (and
immediately sold out) his self-published risograph comic book,
"Frog Wife", which recently went into a second printing. This was
preceded by the cult-comic hit "Mean Girls Club" and "Mean Girls
Club: Pink Dawn" (Nobrow, UK). He lives and works in Vancouver,
with his wife Marinda, and their daughter Roxy.
Diana is an editor, illustrator and
designer in comic books, film, and television.
her work for 20th Century Fox (Deadpool, X-Men: Apocalypse), Upper
Deck (Marvel, Fox licenses), IDW Publishing and Marvel Comics
(Taran Killam's The Illegitimates, X-Men Legacy, Nova, and more),
this BC artist has also designed and produced props for television
shows including Warner Bros' DC's Legends of Tomorrow.
an independent illustrator, Diana produces character art,
illustrating original figures from sexy femme fatales to gothic
fantasy figures. She recently debuted her personal brand, Filiae
Nocte, with the launch of her first pin series this fall.
MULTIPLE GIANT-$IZE DOOR PRIZE$!
TOY TRADERS TO MATCH GIFT CARDS $ FOR $
Vancouver Comic & Toy Show will be
randomly handing out multiple Gift Cards at the door for use
anywhere at the show! Additionally, a $50 or $100 gift card will
be raffled every hour between 12:00 - 5:00!
In addition to the multiple Vancouver Comic & Toy Show Gift Cards - Matthew Purdy, owner of Toy Traders has graciously matched Toy Trader Bucks $ for $ on the $50 & $100 cards, to be used on any merchandise at his tables!
FOOD TRUCKS FEATURED AT THE SHOW!
The following food trucks will
be featured at show: Wings Outdoor Grill & Reel Mac and Cheese!
Wings Restaurants & Pubs is a local staple for good
times and even better food. Now, they're winging in that same
quality food to the outdoors, in their Wings Outdoor Grill food
Although the menu features a wide variety of all
American classics, the fresh never frozen wings are where it's at.
And they are by no means average. Wings Outdoor Grill offers up
over 20 impressive homemade sauces and rubs to smother their wings
in, from sweet Thai and Canadian maple bourbon to savory Tokyo
teriyaki and outback BBQ.
All created with locally sourced
ingredients whenever possible.
REEL MAC AND
REEL Mac and cheese offers gourmet, made fresh on
the truck macaroni and cheese with seven cheeses, and a variety of
movie themed menu items.
While macaroni and cheese itself
is slightly retro they have given it a modern twist with menu
offerings such as Slumdog Millionaire that includes curry paste
and peas and The Green Mile that is topped with freshly cooked
broccoli florets and crispy onions.
They serve up inspired
comfort food made from scratch right on the truck. They start with
real butter, add whole milk, select spices and seven different
cheeses, the result is creamy deliciousness.
All yummy, all