The Joe Shuster Awards love comic shops big and small, so we will be placing a special emphasis on small town stores. 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. Dave Hermary of Amazing Fantasy is a… Read More Comic Retailers – Amazing Fantasy (Red Deer, AB)
Press release courtesy of Arcana Studio Arcana Goes Online with new series of Webcomics! Arcana Comics is proud to announce a new line of webcomics ready to launch! Hosted on their website with the amazing PanelFlow technology, Arcana Webcomics will be updated anywhere from twice a month to three times per week by their respective… Read More Arcana Studio launches new series of webcomics
Just before the release of Mysterius the Unfathomable #1 tomorrow at your favourite comics retailer, we thought we would check in with cartoonist Tom Fowler. 2009 also marks Tom’s 10th year drawing comics professionally, and his work has been published by companies such as Oni Press, Dark Horse, the late Speakeasy, Mr. Comics and, of… Read More Tom Fowler interview
Tonight (January 20), at Montreal’s Drawn + Quarterly store: Pascal Girard’s Nicolas book launch / lancement Looking for something to at do this mid-January too cold to be outside- yet can’t stand to stay at home- Tuesday evening? So excited by inauguration that you must take part in something cultural? Come by Librairie Drawn &… Read More Signings and launches Jan. 20-21
Your 2009 Nominating Committee includes 7 individuals from across Canada. From East to West, they are: RACHELLE GOGUEN (Halifax, Nova Scotia) STAVROS BAKOS and the Vincent Massey Collegiate Comic Book Club (Montreal, Quebec) TY BUTTARS (Toronto, Ontario) JONATHAN P. KUEHLEIN (Toronto, Ontario) JAY BARDYLA (Calgary, Alberta) SHAWNA ROE (Calgary, Alberta) ROBIN McCONNELL (Vancouver, British Columbia)
If I have missed any works by Canadian Comic Book Creators, please leave a comment, or send me an email at email@example.com. Air #6 – DC/Vertigo US$2.99 Coloured by Chris Chuckry. Angora Napkin Hardcover – IDW US$19.99 Written, Artwork, and Cover by Troy Little. Birds Of Prey #126 – DC US$2.99 Features Artwork by Claude… Read More January 21st, 2009 Releases featuring Canadian Creators
Coming from IDW this summer: Cartoonist Darwyn Cooke’s adaptation of the first novel in Richard Stark’s Parker series: The Hunter. The format: hardcover graphic novel. Richard Stark is one of the many pseudonyms of the late Donald Westlake, who passed away on December 31st, 2008.
Retailers play an important role in the book trade and this is especially true in comics. Most comic stores or outlets are driven by entrepreneurial small-business people who are doing something they enjoy. The brick and mortar comic store has gone through a number of changes in the past 25 years, but we’re glad they… Read More Comic Retailers – Big B Comics (Hamilton, ON)
Event Name: Vancouver Comicon Event Date: Sunday, January 18th 2009 Hours: 11am to 5pm Location: Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street, Vancouver, BC Special Guests: * Matthew Clark (Final Crisis: Submit, Outsiders, Superman/Batman, Adventures of Superman) * David Boswell (Reid Fleming, World’s Toughest Milkman) * Camilla d’Errico (Nightmares and Fairytales, Avril Lavigne’s Make 5 Wishes) *… Read More Vancouver Comicon this Sunday (January 18)
Source: Newsarama Posted today over at Newsarama, courtesy of DC/Wildstorm, a five page preview of Jeff Parker and Canadian artist Tom Fowler’s Mysterius the Unfathomable #1, which is due in stores on Wednesday, January 21st.
Merci Sequential Spiltink CONCOURS DE BANDE DESSINÉE HISTOIRE D’HIVER Hachette Canada organise à nouveau un Concours de bande dessinée. Après Contes et légendes du Québec, dont Glénat Québec a publié un magnifique album à l’automne dernier, la thématique de cette édition 2009 sera HISTOIRE D’HIVER ! Si cette thématique vous inspire ou si vous connaissez… Read More CONCOURS DE BANDE DESSINÉE HISTOIRE D’HIVER
Hitfix is reporting that Kieran Culkin (Igby Goes Down), has been cast as Wallace Wells in the upcoming film, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Also joining the cast, Aubrey Plaza (Mystery Team) has been cast as Julie Powers (from THR). Already cast, Michael Cera (Juno, Superbad) and Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Live Free or Die Hard),… Read More Kieran Culkin and Aubrey Plaza join the cast of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Few creators have had the diversity of experience that our next creator interview subject has. Ty Templeton is a true comics “renaissance man”/”jack of all trades” — he’s cartooned, written, drawn, inked, and edited comics for both mainstream and independant publishers. From Stig’s Inferno, Justice League, Bigg Time, Batman Adventures, Howard the Duck, The Simpsons,… Read More Ty Templeton interview
Spider-Man Comic Book Starring Barack Obama Sells Out In 20 Mins. In T.O. Courtesy of CityTV News Before I run the quote from CityTV — some background: Reports are coming in from all over the US that people were lining up at their local comic shop this morning to be among the first to get… Read More Looks like Canadians also went ga-ga for Obama Amazing Spider-Man comic.
Courtesy of: The Canadian Jewish News By SHLOMO SCHWARTZBERG, Special to The CJN The continuing rise in popularity of graphic novels has seen all manner of subject matter examined within their pages, including numerous books on Jewish issues and themes. Among the best-known graphic novels are Israeli novelist Rutu Modan’s award-winning Exit Wounds; James Sturm’s… Read More In the news: Graphic novels take on anti-Semitism and the Holocaust
The date has finally been confirmed and set: Saturday, June 27th, 2009 is the presentation date for the 5th Annual Joe Shuster Canadian Comic Book Creator Awards. The awards will once again be presented at the Toronto Public Library’s Lillian H. Smith Branch Auditorium, 239 College Street, Toronto, Ontario. Current plans are to continue the… Read More The 5th Annual Joe Shuster Awards: Saturday, June 27, 2009.
Source: The Globe & Mail ERIC TUCKER Associated Press January 14, 2009 PROVIDENCE, R.I. — In the 1930s, amid the Great Depression and Nazi Germany, Cleveland writer Jerry Siegel and Toronto artist Joe Shuster conceived an iconic superhero with rippling biceps, long-flowing cape, impeccably coifed hair and a virtuous calling to stamp out evil. Superman… Read More Headlines: Exhibits explore role of Jews in comic book genre
Rabbit and Bear Paws win – New Media Award – in ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival. The ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is an international festival that celebrates the latest works by Indigenous peoples on the forefront of innovation in film, video, radio, and new media. Each fall, the festival presents a selection… Read More Rabbit and Bear Paws wins ImagineNATIVE Film award
Toronto’s Royal Academy of Illustration and Design studio revived an old tradition of 90 minute studio sketch-offs! The subject of today’s duel: Flash Gordon. The results? Posted on their respective blogs: Kalman Andrasofszky Andy B. Ramon Perez
If I have missed any works by Canadian Comic Book Creators, please leave a comment, or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Action Comics #873 – DC US$3.99 Cover coloured by Brad Anderson. Amazing Spider-Man #583 – Marvel US$3.99 Barack Obama Variant Cover coloured by Chris Chuckry. Big Hero 6 #5 – Marvel US$3.99 Inked… Read More January 14th, 2009 Releases featuring Canadian Creators