FEBRUARY 27, 2022 GUESTS:
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.
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:
Craig Wilson is a double Emmy-winning director and storyboard
artist of the animation and live-action film industry. He will be
attending with prints from his "refrACTION" gallery show and is a
"DON'T MISS" for fast and affordable full-scene commissions!
Marcelo Matere has the job that every kid once dreamed of: he
creates giant robots for Toys, Games, T-shirts, and Movies! He has
already done work for brands like Star War, Avengers,
Transformers, Marvel’s Iron Man, Spider-Man and Gi Joe. Worked as
a visual developer and storyboard artist for animation studios
like Disney Animation, Cartoon Network, Dreamworks and many
others! He has also worked with big game studios like EA and Kabam
developing art for console and mobile games!
He is well
known for doing Transformers official artwork for Hasbro for toy
package art and license art for almost 20 years! He has also
illustrated kids books and Transformers Comics for the American
market since 2004!
For VANCOUVER COMIC & TOY SHOW, Marcelo
is going to bring prints, sketchbooks, original art for comics and
toy packages and work on limited commissions sketches during the
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 four books on Amazon,
which can also be found on the shelves at Indigo on Robson in
His three children’s books:
“Operation: Rainfall,” “Planets Unite” and his newest release “The
King and the Very Big Ring” will all be featured at the show. All
of these books are instilled with Aaron’s silly humour and he
knows that not only the children will enjoy them, but also the
Aaron will also have exclusive prints from his
“Mind of Cities” book, which is an art and fantasy story book
unlike anything else in your current collection and is something
all ages can enjoy. When you’re at the show, make sure to check
out the “Ideas by Aaron” table!
An award-winning designer, Verne Andru
is best known for his illustration, animation and directing work
with some of the best including Captain Canuck, Universal, Ikea,
and Nelvana’s animated cult-classic Rock & Rule.
Born in Vancouver, Canada during 1955, Verne dabbled in music and
art but it wasn’t until he met the crew from Captain Canuck Comics
at a high school career day that he found his calling. His film
career took off with his first job painting animation cels on
Blowhard, a National Film Board short, followed by animation
assignments on Hanna Barbera’s Godzilla Power Hour and
Jana of the Jungle Saturday-morning cartoon lineup.
Staying true to print, Verne was editor on two issues of “The
Canadian Graphic Collector” in addition to his writing and
illustration contributions. Comic work includes Phantacea, Captain
Canuck, MARVEL and Charleton Comics. In addition to teaching comic
book production and animation at the prestigious Vancouver Film
School, Verne created the “Simply Accounting” name, designed
Pigtronix’s flagship musical effects pedal and launched both into
Driven to draw, Verne is working on new
editions of the Captain Cannabis series he created in the
nineteen-seventies. A unique mix of science fiction, dark comedy
and gritty realism, it’s a fun story with great characters
adventuring in an inspired universe told in a truly original
Verne creates best in Vancouver, enjoying life with
family and music.
Sgt Brenda Winpenny and S/Sgt. Lindsey
Houghton will be on site to celebrate the official launch give
away of the complete 3 issue mini series Streetlights!
In 2019 the Combined Forces Special
Enforcement Unit of British Columbia (CFSEU-BC), B.C.’s integrated
anti-gang police agency, and the Organized Crime Agency of British
Columbia (OCABC) developed and released Issue 1 of “Streetlights”
a first-of-its-kind comic book highlighting the journey of a group
of teenagers faced with some of the challenges of growing up.
As part of the OCABC’s and CFSEU-BC’s End Gang Life gang
awareness, education, prevention, and engagement initiative that
was launched in 2013, Streetlights Issue 1 quickly became
recognized as an innovative and creative way for youth and adults
alike to learn about some of the risks and pathways into gangs and
engage in conversations about how to build resiliency in youth.
With the release of Streetlights Issues 2 and 3, which concludes
the story of the group of friends, readers can follow the ups and
downs of the characters as they navigate the often-difficult
aspects of friendships, making good choices, and what getting
involved in even a little bit of criminal activity can mean for
their lives and futures.
MULTIPLE GIANT-$IZE DOOR PRIZE$!
TOY TRADERS TO MATCH GIFT CARDS $ FOR $
A $50 or $100 gift card to be raffled
every hour between 1:00 - 4:00! Multiple Gift Cards for use
anywhere at the show to be randomly handed out at the door!
Toy Traders will also be matching Toy Trader Bucks $ for $ on
the $50 & $100 cards, to be used for any merchandise on their
tables or at their store!
FOOD BANK $$$ FUNDING DRIVE!
A message to all Vancouver Comic & Toy
When you give a Cash donation for the
Greater Vancouver Food Bank you will receive one extra raffle
ticket to go towards our famous Gift Certificate Door Prize Draws!
PLEASE NOTE: The Greater Vancouver Food Bank does not accept
Food Donations anymore due to Unhealthy Food Donations
(non-nutritive food donated a lot of the time) / Better Buying
Power ($$ go 2:1 further) & Labour Intensive Logistics (30% of
food received is spoiled.)
Let's all Give A Little Bit
together to those in need!
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: Teriyaki Express & Melt Town Grilled Cheese!
Japanese Teriyaki Express/Twisted Potato serves Fresh Traditional
Teriyaki on Rice (Beef/Chicken and Vegetarian Tofu). They also
have a Dim Sum Plate, Prawn Tempura, Green Beans with Sea Salt,
Japanese Style Meat Skewers (Beef and Chicken), Takoyaki, Twisted
Potatos and Mini Donuts!
MELT TOWN GRILLED
High End Comfort food with a twist – Grilled Cheese
has been a North American stable comfort food since everyone was a
kid, and how can you go wrong with a good old fashioned grilled
To take this comfort stable food and make it wow,
they have fresh baked 3/4 inch Texas style toast made fresh daily.
Their signature 4 cheese blend is custom mixed to provide the best
flavor profile while producing the stringy and gooey texture that
everyone craves in a Grilled Cheese. The sandwich is a perfect mix
of flavored butter, grilled to perfection to create that crunch of
a sandwich and stringy melt of the fatty cheese that leaves the
taste buds in your mouth craving more.
Melt Town Grilled
Cheese Food truck also pairs some interesting combinations of
product to also kick up your classic grilled cheese a notch. They
have done things like Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese, Taco Beef
Grilled Cheese, Philly Cheese Steak Grilled Cheese, Sweet Chilli
and Chicken grilled Cheese, & Mexican Grilled Cheese.
food truck does Poutine as well and is a perfect match for any