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Visions of Comics 2016 Art Show

  • Happy Harbor Comics 10729 - 104 Avenue Northwest Edmonton, AB, T5J 3K1 Canada (map)


Three simple words, innocuous enough, until they come in the final panel of the comic you’re reading, then they become engines of frustration, excitement, anxiety, curiosity, or maybe all of the above. What do they mean to you?

For Visions of Comics 2016, the sixth edition of Happy Harbor’s annual Gilbert Bouchard Memorial Art Show, artists are asked to explore the nature, associations, meanings, uses, and abuses of the cliff-hanger plot device, “To Be Continued.” Be creative and devise an original work of art, in any format you choose, that interprets this most innervating comics convention!


Donations will be collected during the show, which opens in grand style on March 4 at 7:00pm, on behalf of the Bruce Peel Special Collections Library, housed at the University of Alberta. For more information about them, please visit their website

To participate in Visions of Comics 2016 you must submit a PROPOSAL FOR PARTICIPATION by Thursday, December 31, 2015. The SUBMISSION DEADLINE for your art is Friday, February 26, 2016. Full information for submission requirements and other details are provided below.


Proposal for Participation Deadline - open until Thursday, December 31, 2015.
Details must include creators proper name, public name (if different)
contact number and email, number and size(s) of pieces being submitted,
along with a description of the subject matter and format for review.

Submission Deadline for art - Friday, February 26, 2016
At this time the name(s) and price(s) of the pieces must be submitted, along with any prints if for sale.

100 Word Write-Up - A 100 word write-up will be requested for the event program.
The write up will also include your contact and website info above the 100 words.


As in the past, this event will be supported by advertising and media promotion.

Please note that due to a limitation on space we cannot accept all proposals.
We will review all proposals and select pieces that we feel will have a strong presentation for the show. Your understanding is appreciated.

Contact Jay via email at
or call 780-452-8211.

Please remember that once you commit to the show we are dedicating space to you for your work. 

Failure to show makes the whole endeavour extremely difficult so your co-operation is appreciated.

This show is dedicated to our friend Gilbert Bouchard who passed away in the spring of 2009.
His good friend Suzette Chan and CBC co-worker Peter Brown shared wonderful memories at the inaugural show that allowed those of us who knew Gilbert to smile at his memory and for those of us who didn't, feel a little closer to him.

Dedicating the show, Visions of Comics, to Gilbert was the inspiration of Yves Lafleur.

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