The Joe Shuster Awards love comic shops big and small. If you would like to see your store profiled here, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org, and we would be happy to help you show off your store. John Roma of The Neutral Zone is a long time comic retailer who continues to love comics. Store Name: … Read More Comic Retailers – The Neutral Zone Comics and Collectables (Niagara Falls, ON)
Winter Toronto ComiCon – February 1 Features: Francis Manapul, Agnes Garbowska, Alvin Lee, Andy Belanger, Kalman Andrasofszky, Kent Burles, Diana Tamblyn, Lamin Martin, Marcio Takara, Dave Ross. US Guest: Kevin Maguire New York Comic Con – February 6-8 Features Canadian creator guests David Finch, Darwyn Cooke, Bryan Lee O’Malley, Bernard Chang, J. Torres, Leonard Kirk,… Read More Upcoming convention appearances: Jan. 30 – Mar. 1
Europe’s largest comics festival takes place this weekend (starting today). While the English language comics community is gearing up for next weekend’s New York Comic Con, it’s important to point out that many Canadian BD creators and publishers are in France this weekend at the largest European comics event, the Festival international de la bande… Read More Happenings: Angoulême Festival Jan 29 – Feb 1
Newsarama has the scoop on 2008 Joe Shuster Award Winning Cartoonist Jeff Lemire’s NEXT project: a 144 page original graphic novel for DC/Vertigo entitled The Nobody. Scheduled for release in July, The Nobody is a modern-day reinterpretation of H.G. Wells’ classic novel The Invisible Man, in which the eponymous lead is hiding out in a… Read More Jeff Lemire’s The Nobody
9 pages of X-Force 11 with artwork by Alina Urosev 9 pages of Ultimate Spider-Man 130 with artwork by Stuart Immonen 6 pages of Proof 16 with artwork by Riley Rossmo
Today we touch base with Thomas Deer – Teyowisonte, who found his way into the comic industry by entering a creative fan contest. Thomas’ work is most familiar to the fans of G.I. Joe and Transformers comic books. Thomas has worked with other First Nations creators for The Healthy Aboriginal Network to produce comics which… Read More Creator Spotlight: Thomas Deer – Teyowisonte
As we continue our interview series, our next creator in the spotlight is artist Willow Dawson. Willow Dawson grew up in Vancouver BC and now resides in Toronto ON with her husband, Ray and their imaginary pet salamander, Mister Gargoyle. Willow graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design. Her books include No Girls… Read More Willow Dawson interview
Source: Newsarama Named one of Newsarama’s 9 to watch in 2009, Canadian comic book artist Francis Manapul was interviewed by Newsarama’s Chris Arrant and they discuss his next project, an upcoming storyline in DC’s Superman/Batman (#60-61).
If I have missed any works by Canadian Comic Book Creators, please leave a comment, or send me an email at email@example.com. Amazing Spider-Man: Extra! #2 – Marvel US$3.99 Artwork and Colours by Chris Bachalo. Glamourpuss #5 – Aardvark Vanaheim US$3.00 Written, Artwork, Cover and Zombie Variant Cover by Dave Sim. Legion Of Super-Heroes #50… Read More January 28th, 2009 Releases featuring Canadian Creators
Press Release courtesy of Little Spirit Bear Productions Adventures of Rabbit and Bear Paws vol1: The Sugar Bush (http://www.rabbitandbearpaws.com/gnovel1.php) was recognized as GOLD in family-friendly media, products and services by the prestigious Mom’s Choice Awards®, In the Juvenile category of comics & graphic novels. Mom’s Choice Awards® (http://www.momschoiceawards.com/learn.php) is known for establishing the benchmark of… Read More Rabbit and Bear Paws – Gold Award Winner in Mom’s Choice Awards
Courtesy: Richard Comely’s Captain Canuck site 2009 promises to be a great year for Captain Canuck – IDW Publishing will publish collections of the original 1975–1980 series (issues 1–14 and the 1980 double size Summer Special) in hard cover and trade paper backs. Their first release in June will feature Issues four to ten in… Read More 2009: Captain Canuck news
Phoenix Comicon – January 23-25 – Starts today! Features Canadian creator guests Kaare Andrews, Todd McFarlane. Canadian actor Aaron Douglas (Battlestar Galactica) also appears. Winter Toronto ComiCon – February 1 Features: Francis Manapul, Agnes Garbowska, Alvin Lee, Andy Belanger, Kalman Andrasofszky, Diana Tamblyn, Lamin Martin, Marcio Takara, Dave Ross. US Guest: Kevin Maguire New York… Read More Upcoming Con Appearances: Jan. 23 – Feb. 22
Source: Comic Book Resources Shaun Manning has posted the second part of his interview with Dark Horse Comics editor (and former Montrealer) Diana Schutz.
Graphic artist aims to turn longtime hobby into a career Source: The Brantford Expositor Drew Hussey has spent more than two decades with a throng of superheroes who are now taking on what might be their fiercest battle of all — breaking into the business of graphic art. In his home office, surrounded by dozens… Read More In the Press: Drew Hussey’s Super ambition
Press Release courtesy of UDON Entertainment: Over the years the Street Fighter® franchise has become intertwined with several other Capcom® game properties, but the strongest of those connections has always been with the classic arcade street brawler Final Fight. The series’ unique characters like pro wrestler-turned-politician Haggar, the strangely seductive Poison, and heroic (though sometimes… Read More UDON Adds Final Fight to its Capcom Comic Licenses
It was reported earlier this week that Chris Evans (Fantastic Four) and Brandon Routh (Superman Returns) have joined the cast of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. This comes after last week’s announcement that Kieran Culkin and Aubrey Plaza joining Michael Cera and Mary Elizabeth Winstead for the cast of the film based on Bryan Lee… Read More ‘The Human Torch’ and ‘Superman’ join the cast of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Over at Blog@Newsarama, in his Art Link Column, Jim Zubkabich spotlights Street Fighter Legends: Chun-Li artist Omar Dogan. Street Fighter Legends: Chun-Li #1 by Erik Ko, Ken Siu-Chong and Omar Dogan arrived in comic shops today (January 21). Udon Entertainment has a four page preview available on their site. Check it out!
Source: Newsarama According to various sources across the internet, Diamond will be ending the print edition of its Previews Adult Supplement catalog (which lists all adult comics and products offered to retailers from various publishers), and, due to economic conditions, is raising the purchase order benchmark from $1500 to $2500. The distributor began informing publishers… Read More Industry News: Diamond Changes Thresholds for Publishers
Source: Comic Book Resources Following up on our interview with penciller Marcio Takara, CBR’s Shaun Manning gets the full scoop on The Incredibles: Family Matters series from writer/editor Mark Waid and more about Boom! Studios publishing efforts for younger readers. Marcio Takara’s art on “The Incredibles” is a departure from the movie’s CG effects, but… Read More More on The Incredibles: Family Matters
Source: Comic Book Resources Yesterday CBR reporter Shaun Manning posted the first part of his interview with Dark Horse editor Diana Schutz. Welcome back to FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK, CBR’s series of in-depth interviews with the Dark Horse editorial team. This week, we chat with Executive Editor Diana Schutz, who has worked for the publisher… Read More FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: Diana Schutz