OCTOBER 23, 2022 GUESTS:
James Lloyd is a Vancouver cartoonist best known as the regular
artist on the Futurama Comics title, for which he
provided pencils from the beginning of its run until its final
issue in 2018.
He has since contributed to comic projects
for First Second books and Boom! Comics.
He has worked in Vancouver’s animation industry since the
mid-90’s, returning recently on the revamped Rocky &
Bullwinkle and Carmen San Diego series,
and as background supervisor on Summer Memories, now airing on
James has also been involved with
Langara College’s Graphic Novel and Comix program as an
instructor since 2017, and has held presentations, workshops and
mentorship programs throughout his twenty years plus of drawing
professionally. He hopes you like comics as much as he does.
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 :
MULTIPLE GIANT-$IZE DOOR PRIZE$!
TRADERS TO MATCH GIFT CARDS $ FOR $!
Four x $50 and $100 gift cards for use
anywhere at the Show (2 of each denomination) to be Mystery Bag
drawn during the Pre-show Line-up! Plus 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 in the
Mystery Bag draw $ for $ on the $50 & $100 cards (2 of each
denomination) to be used for any merchandise on their Tables or
at their Store!
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: Wings Outdoor Grill & Teriyaki Express!
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.
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
Potatoes and Mini Donuts!