As the members of the CCBCAA Executive have been talking and working with the community about ways in which to raise public awareness of Canadian comic book creators and their work, we’ve also been talking with teachers and librarians about how we can help them identify suitable works to promote to students and younger readers. For that… Read More New for 2009: The “Comics for Kids” Award / Prix de “Bandes Dessinées pour Enfants”
Vancouver Comicon – January 18 Featuring: David Boswell, Camilla d’Errico, Stephanie Blakey, Ken Boesem, Kelly Everaert, Forg, Robin Thompson, Peter Beach, Jordyn Bochon, Tim Carpenter, Laura Eveleig, Beth Wagner. Phoenix Comicon – January 23-25 Features: Kaare Andrews, Todd McFarlane. Canadian actor Aaron Douglas (Battlestar Galactica) also appears. Winter Toronto ComiCon – February 1 Features: Francis… Read More Upcoming appearances Jan.16 – Feb.15
Elaborated upon information from the “About the CCBCAA” Page (see sidebar): Aside from our current sponsors, the CCBCAA has no organizational affiliations and no physical address. Postal submissions go to a post office box (see “Contact Us” page for details) in Toronto. The Joe Shuster Awards are not presented at any current conventions or festivals.… Read More About us clarification
This is the first of what we hope to have as a regular feature here at the JSAs… original creator interviews. To kick it off we asked artist Marcio Takara if he could answer a few questions and let people know what he’s currently up to. Marcio is a regular on the convention scene in… Read More Marcio Takara interview
After last summer’s highly successful release of the Street Fighter Tribute, UDON Entertainment is currently seeking submissions for their upcoming artbook, Darkstalkers Tribute, in celebration of the 15th Anniversary of Capcom’s Darkstalkers. From the About section of the website: About Darkstalkers Tribute: Darkstalkers is Capcom’s horror-infused fighting game, filled with strange creatures and mysterious temptresses,… Read More UDON Entertainment seeking submissions for the Darkstalkers Tribute Artbook
Press release courtesy of Meanwhile Studios: November 25, 2008 Prince Edward Island, Canada IDW Publishing will release the new graphic novel by Troy Little entitled Angora Napkin in January 2009. An animated pilot of Angora Napkin is also in production and set to air on Teletoon, Canada in March 2009. Angora Napkin is an adult… Read More ‘Angora Napkin’ Goes To Print and Small Screen in 2009
We would be remiss in not providing a link to the excellent Beyond the Funnies: A History of Comics in English Canada and Quebec / Au delà de l’humour : L’histoire de la bande dessinée au Canada anglais et au Québec that is published on the Collections Canada website along with the Guardians of the… Read More Collections Canada
Source: The Walrus Magazine – Sean Rogers, Four-Colour Words Blog Sean Rogers takes a look at two new graphic novel releases – Drop-In, by Dave Lapp, published by Toronto’s Conundrum Press, and Une piquante petite brunette, by Albert Chartier, published by Montreal’s Les 400 Coup. Thanks to Heidi McDonald at The Beat.
Writers Leigh Walton (Top Shelf) and Laura Hudson (Comics Foundry) launched Cerebus: A Diablog today (January 7). Each week the writers will look at an individual issue of Cerebus, starting with the first issue (today). Cerebus, by Canadian Comic Book Creator Hall of Fame Inductee and Aardvark-Vanaheim publisher Dave Sim, ran from 1977-2004. From the About section… Read More Cerebus: A Diablog launches
For people who didn’t get a chance to see the link before, we thought now would be a great time to draw your attention to our JSA Gallery over at Comic Art Fans (CAF). http://comicartfans.com/GalleryDetail.asp?GCat=33547 Over the years we have had new artwork produced for the awards by creators like Darwyn Cooke, Tom Grummett, Dave… Read More Joe Shuster Awards Virtual Art Gallery
Thanks for your help! Jason has been doing updates to the master list as we have been getting the information and updates in from people, so please make sure to let him know if there’s something wrong or missing from the Eligible list. We’ve received a lot of great information already about Canadians who have contributions… Read More Eligible Creators List – keep the feedback coming!
Here is the start of what I hope to be a weekly posting, which will feature releases containing Canadian Comic Book Creators. 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. Agents of Atlas trade paperback – Marvel Comics US$24.99 Collecting the… Read More January 7th, 2009 Releases featuring Canadian Creators
You might have noticed that we have a new look here at joeshusterawards.com Last week we launched the Joe Shuster Award Mark II website. Special thanks to former JSA sponsors Headsdown Website Development, particularly Brian Garside, for the previous four and a half years. Thanks to Robert Haines, our new site Administrator, for initiating the transfer. I did… Read More Changes afoot here at the JSA
Is there something special about your local comic shop? Do they deserve recognition for the wonderful in-store experience they provide? Do they go above and beyond, with a bright, well laid out, positive shopping experience? Perhaps some of the community outreach they did in 2008 deserves special attention. Well, you can help them achieve that… Read More 2009 Harry Kremer Comics Retailer Award – Nominations are now Open
Thanks to the many individuals who have already sent in information regarding eligible creators who may not be on the eligible creator list. We will be updating the lists as soon as the information is confirmed. We would just like to remind you that some people may not be on the list for the following… Read More Updates are pouring in – keep them coming!
CCBCAA member Jason Truong has released his list of eligible creators for works published in 2008. The list was compiled over the last six weeks using information provided from a number of different sources, such as Diamond Distributors and publishing websites. https://joeshusterawards.com/the-2008-eligible-creators-list-english-language-publications/ As always, we publish the lists here on the website so that people can… Read More Eligible Creators and their 2008 publications (English Language) list is ready for review
Press release courtesy of Aardvark-Vanaheim: Why an aardvark? Follow Dave Sim from the early 1970s and see rejections from DC, Marvel, Skywald, Warren and Charlton (among others). Filled with comics stories, strips and cartoons — all complete in each fun-filled issue — as well as original letters, manuscripts and many rejection form letters from the… Read More Cerebus Archive to launch in early 2009
January Release of the eligible 2008 creators and works lists. Nominating process begins for the Juried Awards and the Hall of Fame. Webcomics review process begins 2009 Visions of an Icon process begins Kremer Award subcommittee begins reviewing eligible stores. February Nominating process continues. Hall of Fame Committee selects 2009 Inductees. Webcomics review continues. Visions… Read More Welcome to 2009! JSA Timetable