Established in 2004, The Joe Shuster Awards are Canada’s national award recognizing outstanding achievement in the creation of comic books, graphic novels and webcomics. The awards are named after pioneering Toronto-born artist Joe Shuster who, along with writer Jerry Siegel, created the iconic super-powered hero, Superman. The name is used with the approval of the… Read More The 2019 Joe Shuster Award Winners
While comic shops have been struggling, as have pretty much every non-essential retail business, I’m sure most will agree that it has not been in vain. The unprecedented COVID-19 Pandemic has affected everyone, everywhere, on some levels. To that end we may agree or disagree on the benefits of having the main distributor for comics… Read More Comics distribution resumes May 20
A little under two months ago, comic book retailers across Canada had to close because of the unprecedented threat of spread of the coronavirus. This also affected the largest distributor of comics across North America, who stopped shipping new product in the last week of March. Since then, while other distributors may still be delivering… Read More This Weekend on Facebook: “Be Our Heroes, Canada”
COVID-19 AUCTIONS ABOUT THE AUCTION THE BASICS Creators/people run their own individual auction on Twitter under the hashtag #Canucks4Comics. Twitter users scroll through the auction items under the hashtag and reply to individual item threads to place bids. Post bids on the original item thread only (no bids on quote-tweets or retweets). TIP: Click on… Read More CLLDF Launches #Canucks4Comics Relief Initiative for Canadian Comic Shops
As the world is in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic the Canadian (and International) comics community is being affected significantly on all fronts, primarily economically as businesses are under orders to stay closed, and comics distributing and brick and mortar sales have ground to a halt. Comic Book Retailers Determined to be “non-essential” during… Read More The COVID-19 Crisis and the Unprecedented Pause of 2020
The 15th Annual Joe Shuster Awards are being held this Saturday, September 14th at 7pm and should run for about an 60-90 minutes and will be followed by an afterparty. This is a casual, laid back affair, and the awards will be hosted by myself (Awards Director and Co-Founder Kevin A. Boyd) with Jenn and… Read More 2019 Ceremony Details – This Saturday, Sept. 14th.
Here are the remaining categories for 2019: Part One The Dragon Award (Comics for Kids) / Le Prix Dragon (Bandes Dessinées pour Enfants) This award recognizes the works which capture the attention and fascination of young readers, and help to create a passion for life-long reading. Works considered for this award are comic books and… Read More 2019 Joe Shuster Awards (Part 2) – Harry Kremer, Dragon Prize, Hall of Fame