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Captain Cannabis last won the day on February 18 2017

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  1. Captain Cannabis

    Captain Cannabis No. 1 Now Shipping

    Thanks Labrat - I know they're in good hands. No. 2 is close behind - here's the press release and cover http://www.CaptainCannabis.com/WebApp/Downloads/CC-2-40th-PressRelease.pdf
  2. Be there or be square - Lift Cannabis Expo January 13 & 14 2018. Featuring nearly 200 exhibitors from across North America and Europe, main stage talks by cannabis thought leaders, live cooking and growing demos, a vape lounge and a cannabis career fair, the expo is your chance to learn about medical and recreational cannabis, and to meet BC’s current and future brands. The Lift Expo is Canada’s biggest and best-attended cannabis tradeshow, and we’re proud to be hosting our first event of 2018 in the city and province that paved the way for a flourishing cannabis culture in Canada. http://liftexpo.ca/expovancouver18/
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    Captain Cannabis at FanExpo Vancouver

    Here's a few links with some background and info: 1 minute Vimeo video - Captain Cannabis 40th Anniversary preview Review on Culture Magazine - Captain Cannabis Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary And a super-sweet overview by writer Jason T. Davis - Captain Cannabis series
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    Captain Cannabis at FanExpo Vancouver

    Yes - I got that you were kidding. Sorry if my response came across a bit terse, but I'm dealing with these issues in the real-world and may be a bit hyper-sensitive. Many people don't understand IP laws so part of that post was sharing some of what I've learned. Copyright in the Great White North includes "derivative and moral" rights so changing things 20% wouldn't fly up here. The U.S. is another story. As an aside, I sat in on Minister Joly's fireside chat at the recent VIFF when she announced the government is making major changes to IP laws in Canada to shift the focus from protecting the distributors to protecting creators rights. I applaud the announcement but it will be interesting to see if the rubber actually hits the road. Sorry about the short notice on FanExpo but I only received confirmation about the show recently and didn't want to put anything out until things were firm. I do remember you posting that jacket image before and think it's tres cool. Get me an addy (or some similar way - I'm in Vansterdam) and I'll get a copy (signed if you wish) to you.
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    Captain Cannabis at FanExpo Vancouver

    Why can't you make it to the show? PM me and we can discuss... A lot of people have made a claim to the name over the years, but coming up with a name is the easy part. Creating realistic characters and a compelling story-world is another thing altogether. Making it into an actual book takes it to another level and trying to put something like this into the marketplace, given the McCarthyism going on in some places, has been one of the most challenging tasks I've undertaken. (PS - Laws don't allow copyrights for names or ideas only a tangible expression as in a book, etc. and trademarks only come into play when the name is used in commerce associated with a certain class of goods such as books, etc. A one-off embroidery on a jacket, while very cool and worthy of a free copy of the book if you PM me, won't get very far in front of any judges I'm aware of.)
  6. Mark your calendar and join Captain Cannabis creator Verne Andru in Vancouver Canada for a celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Captain Cannabis No. 1! While meeting Verne be sure to get your book signed by the guy that started it all over forty years ago. FanExpo Show Special Putting together a batch of Captain Cannabis No. 1s for the show, Verne decided to do something special - while stapling the books, he slipped a rolling paper in the middle of 40 copies (the story is titled "Roll Me Another One"). This limited edition will be available for the first time at FanExpo to the first to come by the booth, so mark your calendar (Nov 10-12 Vancouver Convention Center) and get there early 'cause these won't last. PS - We just found out that Facebook considers stapling a rolling paper (which renders it useless) into a comic book qualifies as "paraphernalia" - can you believe that? This is a Canadian product by a Canadian creator being sold at a Canadian convention to Canadian customers yet Facebook is enforcing draconian U.S. laws and standards. As a consequence of this, these 40 will be the only ones done like this, so if you want one you know what to do.
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    Captain Cannabis 40th Preview

    A quick video preview of the Captain Cannabis 40th Anniversary comic book ...
  8. A recent article Culture Magazine did on our 40th anniversary. http://ireadculture.com/captain-cannabis-celebrates-its-40th-anniversary/
  9. PRESS RELEASE "Captain Cannabis No. 1 Teleports Into The 21st Century" For Immediate Release Date: July 24, 2017 Contact: Verne Andru - [email protected] VANCOUVER, BC – Canadian comic book artist Verne Andru kicks off his epic fantasy series with a 40th Anniversary edition of his original 1970’s Captain Cannabis No. 1 comic book. Squarely in the fantasy camp, Captain Cannabis is a rich blend of dark comedy and gritty realism artfully bound with a potent romance thread. The story tracks laze-about Hal Lighter as he gets swallowed up in an extra-dimensional turf war over planet Earth while trying to rescue sweetheart Marion Jones from evil’s clutches. Intragalactic ‘herb’ transforms him into ‘Captain Cannabis,’ Hal’s superhero alter ego that boldly takes him where he never dared go before! ‘Coming up with the Captain Cannabis name and character was the easy part. Crafting a compelling story world with engaging characters that commands attention is really tough,’ Verne continues, ‘I’ve seen too many projects go sideways because story work wasn’t done to let that happen here. I’ve always felt Captain Cannabis deserves the best and doing that takes time.’ For the 40th Anniversary Verne wanted more than a re-issue. Starting with scans of his 1977 ‘Captain Cannabis – Roll Me Another One’ comic book, he digitally cleaned and polished each panel before breathing life into the new edition with airbrush shading. ‘When I revisited the originals after all this time I found they had this great energy, so I kept as true to that spark as possible while bringing them up to pro standards,’ said Verne. For mature audiences, Captain Cannabis No.1 40th Anniversary is now available around the world through a growing list of sellers. ‘With today’s technology it’s almost like I can teleport the book into readers hands virtually anywhere in the world,’ exudes Verne. ‘This was impossible when I created it in the seventies.’ For pricing and availability visit www.CaptainCannabis.com and www.oKee.com. - 30 - "Captain Cannabis No. 1 40th Anniversary" Details: Book Type: Paperback Publisher: oKee.comX (April 20 2017) (www.okee.com | www.captaincannabis.com) Writer/Illustrator: Verne Andru (www.verneandru.com) Language: English ISBN-10: 0973885157 ISBN-13: 978-0973885156 Product Dimensions: 16.8 x 0.1 x 26 cm Shipping Weight: 64 g Availability: The book is available in the following markets at the indicated MSP: Canada - 8.40 CAD United Kingdom - 8.40 GBP European Union - 8.40 EUR Australia - 12.00 AUD Brazil - 8.40 USD Germany - 8.40 USD Russia - 8.40 USD South Korea - 8.40 USD Poland - 8.40 USD China - 8.40 USD India - 8.40 USD Italy - 8.40 USD About Verne Verne’s career spans more than 40 years in the entertainment and marketing sectors as writer, designer, illustrator and animator/film-maker. A self-taught artist, Verne pushes the next-level with the help of the many great people he’s worked with, particularly animation masters Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnson, two of Walt Disney's wise men, during production of Nelvana’s ‘Rock & Rule’ animated feature. Credits include the likes of Captain Canuck, Marvel and Charleton in comics as well as the National Film Board, Ikea, Hanna-Barbera, Universal and Nelvana for the screen. Verne’s marketing and advertising work is equally impressive. For Bedford Software he created the ‘Simply Accounting’ name that he used to launch one of the most successful software brands in its class. For an encore, he branded and launched the highly successful Pigtronix musical instrument effects brand that is still innovating today. Honors graduate in Systems Analysis and Design, Verne has taught computer, art and film related subjects at Humber College in Toronto and the prestigious Vancouver Film School in his West Coast hometown. Verne has remained an innovator always seeking new ways of applying technology in novel ways; desktop publishing replaced traditional typesetting and pre-press, he helped pioneer digital paint for location and character colour styling on animated series work, and his desktop animation system continues producing a range of content for web and broadcast, including the highly successful Kid’s Club spots for Swedish furniture retailer, IKEA. Verne resides in beautiful Vancouver, BC where he enjoys family, music and the great outdoors. For more information, please visit: www.VerneAndru.com www.imdb.com/name/nm3252989/ Where to purchase Captain Cannabis No. 1 40th Anniversary: The following is a list of some resellers. For the most current listing visit www.CaptainCannabis.com or www.oKee.com. Cannabis Culture's Hastings and Davie Street stores in Vancouver. The Comic Shop, 8th Dimension Comics in Vancouver. Hempyz in Langley BC. Global - Book Depository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Captain-Cannabis-Andru-Verne/9780973885156 Global - Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Captain-Cannabis-Anniversary-Andru-Verne/dp/0973885157 Canada - Amazon: https://www.amazon.ca/Captain-Cannabis-Anniversary-Andru-Verne/dp/0973885157 United Kingdom - Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Captain-Cannabis-Anniversary-Andru-Verne/dp/0973885157 France - Amazon: https://www.amazon.fr/Captain-Cannabis-Anniversary-Andru-Verne/dp/0973885157 Australia - Booktopia: http://www.booktopia.com.au/captain-cannabis/prod9780973885156.html Australia - Fishpond: http://www.fishpond.com.au/Books/Captain-Cannabis-Andru-Verne/9780973885156 New Zealand - Fishpond: http://www.fishpond.co.nz/Books/Captain-Cannabis-Andru-Verne/9780973885156 Netherlands - Amazon: http://www.hugendubel.de/de/taschenbuch/andru_verne-captain_cannabis-29136296-produkt-details.html;jsessionid=3C1A1948C1B810D04A2280CA7ED47C2E.www01 Netherlands - Picclick: https://picclick.nl/Verne-Andru-Captain-Cannabis-352064531098.html Denmark - Saxo: https://www.saxo.com/dk/soeg/bog?query=Captain+Cannabis+Anniversary+0973885157 Denmark - Saxo: https://www.saxo.com/dk/captain-cannabis-40th-anniversary_andru-verne_haeftet_9780973885156 Sweden - Adlibris: http://www.adlibris.com/se/bok/captain-cannabis-9780973885156 Finland - Adlibris: http://www.adlibris.com/fi/kirja/captain-cannabis-9780973885156 Germany - Amazon: https://www.amazon.de/Captain-Cannabis-Anniversary-Andru-Verne/dp/0973885157 Germany - fairmondo: https://www.fairmondo.de/articles/andru-verne-captain-cannabis-taschenbuch-ean-9780973885156 Russia - helikon: https://www.helikon.bg/importbooks/10365/--captain-cannabis---40th-anniversary_9780973885156.html
  10. Captain Cannabis

    True origins of Captain Cannabis and 420

    Captain Cannabis No. 1 [ISBN 9780973885156] is now shipping and available from: Marc Emery's Cannabis Culture Headquarters 307 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H6 Cannabis Culture West End 1674 Davie St, Vancouver, BC V6G 1V9 8th Dimension 2418 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T 3E2 The Comicshop 3518 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6R 1N8
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    True origins of Captain Cannabis and 420

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    True origins of Captain Cannabis and 420

    As we approach the 40th anniversary of the creation of Captain Cannabis, I thought I'd give this a bit of a bump. If anyone wonders why it is so difficult to get a project like this off the ground, this thread should put you right - trolls, trolls everywhere. For those of you that asked, I'm readying the 40th Anniversary Reissue of Captain Cannabis #1. I've been targeting a release date of April 20th - hopefully to coincide with the end of prohibition in Canada - but some trolls are keeping me busy on other fronts. It is getting done and will get released, just can't commit to a date at this point. As far as the feature film goes, trolls have been busy trying to stop things there as well. But I can say that with the help of Hollywood A-List script consultant Linda Seger, it's going to be well worth the wait. Here is the original cover and first page from back in '77:
  13. Captain Cannabis

    True origins of Captain Cannabis and 420

    Happy 420 [2015] everybody!
  14. Captain Cannabis

    True origins of Captain Cannabis and 420

    On a more upbeat note, now that I've completed the script rewrite I've uploaded the animatic I built from the first draft. An animatic is a "rough sketch" of a film that lets writers/directors/etc. see what works and what doesn't. It was invaluable when it came to cutting the script back from 160 pages to 96. An HD render coming in at 2 hours 7.5 minutes, be sure to have plenty of popcorn ready. Some parts work, some don't - but that's the whole point of doing it. It lets me make it as good as it can be before spending a ton on production.
  15. Captain Cannabis

    Welcome Home

    Yes, a big welcome back Marc. Must have been a horrible experience but you did learn to play bass, so we'll have to get together for a jam once you get settled back in.

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