Imagine with me… really visualize it.
Floating, drifting silently coasting across the sea,
around you the pale blue and shadows of grey envelope you,
the ink black lines promising to plunge you into the depths of imagination.
Not your imagination…the imagination of Waterlogged: Tales of the Seventh Sea.
Just thirty days ago I was introduced to a vibrant world of storytellers hidden in the depths of our own Kerrisdale. You see, Vancouver is the home of Cloudscape Comic Society , an association of comic writers, inkers and storytellers. And I had the opportunity to visit their international headquarters and when I left, I did so with the soon to be launched 2013 edition that curates 25 stories that honour the sea. What I loved:
- Waterlogged is beautiful. Hardcover, stunning artwork filled with pages in hues of blue and grey.
- What I love most about this collection is that each artist’s distinct style is embraced, with a bio and a link to their websites in case your appetite is wet for more.
- The layout styles are varied, and as lover of great visuals, my eyes feel fed with the layout variety.
- It doesn’t matter what your style. Some of the comics are heavy on the narrative, others tell the story in stunning visuals. Some are horror, some sweet fantasy.
- The tattoo art chapter headings = drama, teaser, brilliant!
What would I like to have seen?
Well this is my 1st anthology and had I not been invited to hear about the association, I would not have known about
- a list of all of the previous years’ editions and themes,
- the significance of the umbrella girl (a story I strongly suggest you find out about) or
- where to find out about the incredible behind the scenes stories of creating waterlogged. (oh wait should I pitch my unique cross media storytelling to them… ha ha…no that idea is a gift)
My favourite 3 stories:
Navy Ink- Art meets Life meets Art
Rhyme- Art meets Poetry
Free as the sea- 3 words: Strong female character
The best part:
My signed copy - thanks to Bevan Thomas – will be the bible for finding talented artists and narrative writers.
Have my blogs and numerous Twitter posts ignited your imagination about the importance of storytelling? If so, you can’t miss out on your opportunity to buy this anthology and get to know these talented fellow storytellers better.
Attend the launch:
Thursday, September 5
Vancouver Maritime Museum
1905 Ogden Avenue.