PICTURES OF LAST SHOW #22 CAN BE VIEWED BY CLICKING HERE.
THE NEXT VANCOUVER
TOY SHOW #23 IS: APRIL 1ST & 2ND, 2023.
LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING ALL OF YOU THIS SPRING AT OUR
1st EVER 2 DAY / FULL FORUM EXPANSION SHOW!!
now on Sale for the expanded April 1st & 2nd Vancouver Comic & Toy
Show featuring 2x the Floor Space & 2x the Days! To purchase
tickets scan the QR code on bottom of the flyer, or click the link
Purchase Vancouver Comic & Toy Show Tickets Here!
information on becoming a vendor please email:
Jonathan Paine, Andy Poon, John Gallagher, Stephen Sadowski, Fallen Angel Comics, Dylan Moore, Seraji, Marcelo Matere, John Ward,
Aaron Buck, Verne Andru, Randy Stone & More To Be Announced. Please see below for
bios and pictures.
Please click on the flyer below to view it in a larger size.
APRIL 1ST&2ND, 2023 GUESTS:
Defeat the Dark Side of hunger with
your donations to the Grater Vancouver Food Bank!
join in on the fun at the 501st Legion Photo Op Charity Booth!
In a Galaxy not so far away happening at the VCTS both
Saturday & Sunday!
The 501st Legion is a worldwide Star
Wars costuming organization comprised of and operated by Star Wars
Jonathan Paine is an award-winning Illustrator, Character
Sculptor & Toymaker. His fun, memo-rable work has been seen in the
Oscar Winning films, THE INCREDIBLES, RATATOUILLE and UP as well
as the Oscar nominated CARS, ICE AGE, LIFTED and BOUNDIN’. He has
over 10 years of Feature Animation production experience and
worked on The Muppet Show by The Jim Henson Company. Film clients
include: Pixar Animation Studios, and BlueSky Studios/20th Century
Jonathan has also created whimsical toys
that include a series of STAR TREK saving banks and talking lunch
boxes. In 1995 actress Kate Mulgrew (Star Trek Voyager) gave a
Ferengi alien character lunch box to comedian and host, Jon
Stewart during her interview on The Jon Stewart Show. Toy product
clients include: Disney Consumer products, Warner Bros., Thinkway
Toys and Kraft General Foods. Jonathan is currently celebrating
the launch of his original bath tub toys called The Classic
Monsters Collection! See this and more on his website.
Jonathan enjoys teaching and has taught privately and at various
schools in Vancouver including VFS, Think Tank Training Centre,
and Pixar University in Emeryville California.
• Sausage Party (2016)
• The Incredibles (2004) -
• Cars (2006) - Oscar nominated
(2007) - Oscar winner
• Up (2009) - Oscar winner
• Ice Age (2002) - Oscar nominated
(2003) - Oscar nominated
• One Man Band (2005) - Oscar
• Lifted (2006) - Oscar nominated
• Disney Consumer Products
• Thinkway Toys
• Graphitti Designs
• Kraft General
Andy is a Vancouver based art director, concept artist who
focuses visual development. Andy is working full time as the
visual development art director at Bardel Entertainment, one of
the largest animation studios in Vancouver, British Columbia which
produced Netflix new hit animated series The Dragon Prince, Rick
and Morty and the recently announced Magic: The Gathering animated
As for the geekdom, Andy is currently working as costume
concept artist for the CW Batwoman, and illustrated the iconic
game villain Dr. Robotnik in the recently released Sonic The
Hedgehog movie. He is now also focusing on creating his own
animated properties that hopefully the world can see in the near
JOHN GALLAGHER / UNCANNYKNACK COMICS
At Uncannyknack Comics we're fans first. To this day that fandom
has stayed consistent and diverse. John Gallagher built a
reputation in the collector community for his brand of variant
covers so it only seemed fitting that opening a personal imprint
was the next step. Together with his two partners Scoott Rohan and
Peter Turcotte (owner of local store Big Pete's Collectibles) we
specialize in the indie and creator owned variant space, far from
the overcrowded superhero market, providing covers for all genre
material. We have a simple rule: It has to be a cover we'd want
ourselves before we'd ever think of selling it to anyone and that
will never change. Drop by our sales table and see what we have.
John will be signing and remarking new and catalogue drops from 11
Link to store:
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.
FALLEN ANGEL COMICS
What do a typewriter, a stapler, and a slew of coloured
pens have in common? They’re all tools that we picked up before
the age of 10 to create comics under our first company name:
Fallen Angel Comics. Skip to 20 years later, and though our lives
have taken us down different paths, we’ve all come back together.
Fallen Angel Comics has grown into an official company, and though
we ourselves have grown both individually and as artists, our goal
is the same as its always been - to make comics for nothing other
than the love of making comics. Come join us at our booth for this
amazing event celebrating one of storytelling’s greatest mediums!
Dylan started working as a freelance cartoonist in high
school and began animating soon after. In Vancouver studios he’s
done everything from effects on animated commercials to lead
animation on various TV shows. Independently, he’s animated music
videos, promos, and animated segments in live features and now
also teaches at Vancouver Film School. Under his banner, Outhouse
Cartoons, he wrote and directed the feature-length animated films,
"The Case of the Midnight Murderer," and "The Snot That Ate Port
Harry." As a comicbook artist/creator he's behind the webcomic
"Cowman," the graphic novel, "Sex Drugs and Candy Canes: The Santa
Claus Story," the annual horror comic anthology series, "Stories
to Shock," and the current ongoing series "Combat Fairies."
Seraji is a local Vancouver cartoonist and illustrator who
creates, writes, and draws his self-published comic series, FOURTH
When he’s not drawing or reading comics,
Seraji can be found chuckling at funny monkey videos. Orangutan
ASMR is a personal favourite of his.
Find him at his table
and check out his social media for drawing process videos!
With over 20 years working as an Illustrator and Concept Artist,
Marcelo Matere has the job that every child has always dreamed of:
he creates giant robots for toy lines, video games, t-shirts and
movies! Among its main clients are: Hasbro, Marvel, IDW
Publishing, Wizards the Coast, Cartoon Network, Disney Animation,
Dreamworks and many others! He has also been illustrating
Transformers comics for the American market since 2004! Marcelo is
currently working as Storyboard Artist for the Toy Company Super
Plastic and is also one of the artists responsible for the
packaging art of the Hasbro’s Transformers Studio Series 86
characters, based on the 1986 Transformers Animated Cartoon.
John is a Vancouver-based writer, filmmaker, and
podcaster. His recent comic book credits include Scratcher,
Acausal, Dark Fragments, and Offbeats, and he has
stories published in several anthologies. He’s a contributing
writer for the indie comics publication Sequential Magazine, and
also the creator of the 49 Degrees North Writers Podcast.
Previously he was a theoretical physicist and was once almost run
over by Stephen Hawking.
*Note: Aaron Buck will not be selling
his one off AI art book at the Vancouver Comic & Toy Show*
Since 2019, Aaron Buck has continued to make his mark among
self-published authors in the Canadian book scene. In that short
span, he’s published five books on Amazon, which can also be found
on the shelves at Indigo on Robson in downtown Vancouver.
Each of his four children’s books will be featured at the show and
offer something different and original:
Cities” is an art book filled with fifteen hand-drawn, highly
detailed fantasy cities each with their own short story which have
hidden words that point to secrets to find in the cities
themselves. You could say it's an art book, a story book and
puzzle book all wrapped up in one!
Rainfall": There’s much more to rain than you think. Up in the
clouds, each raindrop has its own story. They’re born to do one
thing: Rain. This is the story of one little raindrop who was
smaller than the rest but determined to make it pour.
“Planets Unite”: One sun. Eight planets. One dwarf planet. What do
they all have in common? Not much, except for the fact that one
gigantic comet is threatening their very lives. Will they be able
to put their differences aside and come together to save the Solar
System? "Planets Unite" tells a fun story that children will enjoy
while also teaching them about the planets in our Solar System.
“The King and the Very Big Ring”: This King can just never
have enough of anything. Whether it’s a ring so big he needs
servants to carry it to ordering his people to build him a
mountain of ice cream for him to ski on - anything is possible in
this silly story of a self-centered King who goes on a journey to
find the biggest ring of them all.
When you’re at the
show, make sure to check out the “Ideas by Aaron” table!
Born in 1955, he grew up in the dawn of
the television era with its wacky worlds of Beatle mania and Bugs
Bunny. While he dabbled in music and drawing, it wasn’t until he
met the crew from Captain Canuck Comics at a high school “career
day” that he found his calling. He quickly became the studio pest,
dropping by weekly to show off his latest and get a much-needed
serving of humble pie.
Out of high school he took a job
with Canadian Pacific Railway where he set about to learn the fine
art of comic book illustrating, partially to help stay awake
during the night shift. His career got a boost with his first paid
job - cel painting on “Blowhard”, a National Film Board animated
short. This was followed by animation assignments for Hanna
Barberra’s Saturday morning lineup. At the same time, he continued
working in comics, illustrating stories for Phantacea, doing ink
and color on Captain Canuck and cover art for Charleton Comics
During a feature assignment on Nelvana’s “Rock and
Rule”, he worked with a leading special effects team and became
intrigued with the opportunities computers held for fantasy
creators. Upon completing that project he attended college,
graduating on the honor roll a few years later as a computer
Given the state of technology in the
1980’s, it would take another decade for it to catch up to Verne’s
vision. He spent that time teaching computer sciences as well as
doing creative, design and advertising in Toronto and Vancouver.
He provided the creative behind a number of high-tech success
stories including “Simply Accounting”, a brand that remains the
best selling small business accounting software to this day.
Verne has always been on the leading edge, applying new
technology in novel ways. Desktop publishing replaced traditional
typesetting and pre-press. He pioneered digital paint for location
and character color styling on animated series work. His
state-of-the-art desktop animation system produces a range of
content for web and broadcast, including the highly successful
Kid’s Club spots for Swedish furniture retailer, IKEA.
Verne creates best in Vancouver where he enjoys life with family
Partial List of Credits:
• Captain Canuck
Comics – Inks and color on Captain Canuck comic books.
Chameleon Records/ Wexford Studios – Painting and illustration for
various record album jackets.
• Charlton Publications Inc.
– Cover pencils and inks for “Gunfighters” comic book.
CREDO Group – Ink and paint on “Blowhart” animated short.
Debek Educational Video – Illustrated video stills for “Johnny
Appleseed” and “Josephs Multicolored Coat”
• Delaney &
Friends – Layouts on “Nilus the Sandman” animated TV series.
• Hanna Barberra Films – Animation on “Jana of the Jungle” and
“Godzilla Power Hour” animated TV series.
• Hanna Barberra
Films – Layouts on “I am Weasel” animated TV series.
Seattle – Producer/director on “Flaxy” TV commercials.
International Rocketship - Ink and paint on “Sing Beast Sing”
• N.O.A. Network of Animation – Background
color styling for “Billy the Cat” and “Mutant League” animated TV
• Nelvana Animated Commercials – Animation for
Philishave “Lift and Cut” TV commercial.
• Nelvana Films
Ltd. – Storyboard, design and layout on feature length animated
film “Rock n Rule”.
• Pillow People – Storyboards and
designs for “Pillow People” animated TV series.
Cartoon Studios – Storyboards for “Wing Commander” animated TV
• Westworld Publications – Magazine illustrations.
A comprehensive on-line gallery of Verne's work is available
Randy Stone has either written, drawn, inked, or lettered
various comics, including projects with Scout Comics and Arcana.
Through Altruist Comics, Randy has self-published The Sensational
Swan, Crime Pays, Death & Comics, Bullet, and the brand-new,
ongoing Bullet Adventures.
Randy Stone he/him
of Altruist Comics
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GREATER VANCOUVER FOOD BANK
$$$ FUNDING DRIVE!
A message to all Vancouver Comic & Toy
PLEASE NOTE: The Greater Vancouver Food
Bank does not accept Food Donations anymore due to Unhealthy Food
Donations (non-nutritive food donated a lot of the time) / Better
Buying Power ($$ go 2:1 further) & Labour Intensive Logistics (30%
of food received is spoiled.)
If you would like to donate $
to this very important charity they will be located in the Front
Let's all Give A Little Bit together to those in
THE FORUM CAFE WILL BE OPEN AT THE SHOW!
Forum Café offers a variety of
deli style entrees, snacks and beverages.
FOOD TRUCKS FEATURED AT THE SHOW!
The following food trucks will
be featured at show:
Saturday - Reel Mac and Cheese,
Japadog & WakWak!
Sunday - Reel Mac and Cheese,
Japadog, Shameless Buns, WakWak & Kona Ice!
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
JAPADOG is an
award-winning hot dog stand in the Greater Vancouver. JAPADOG has
gotten attention as unique savory hotdogs that are combined with
authentic Japanese taste.
Their reputation has rapidly
increased by word of mouth from customers including celebrities,
athletes and world-famous medias that made them famous as an
iconic hotdog stand in Vancouver.
JAPADOG'S mission is
making the world happy and alive through hot dogs!
This popular Japanese-fusion food truck offers great beef burgers
with standard & Japanese variations. Made with fresh hand-formed
Delicious finger-licking teriyaki glazed
cheeseburgers, add fries and a drink and your set.
your usual fast-food joint!
Vancouver's funkiest Filipino inspired food brand, specializing in
creative and delicious sandwiches, loaded fries, house made sauces
and the occasional wacky creation.
Kona Ice is mobile, fun and stocked with the most delicious
flavors you’ve ever tasted!
Need a moment of pure bliss?
Kona Ice has you covered. Let their sweet tunes sweep you away to
an island in the middle of the ocean. And while you’re there, kick
up your feet and enjoy a nice cup of premium shaved ice!
LINKS TO LOCAL SHOWS AND EVENTS