Here I am again, experiencing both WonderCon and MegaCon, through the magical world of the Internet, Newsarama, and Comic Book Resources. I’ll be linking up news related to Canadian Comic Book Creators here. Source: Newsarama: WonderCon ’09 – IDW Panel “Captain Canuck – IDW will collect the original series by Richard [Comely] and George Freeman,… Read More Canadian Comic Book Creators News from WonderCon – Part 1
For those that have not picked up the recently released Adventure Comics #0 (released on February 4th, 2009), you can now read the back-up “Origins & Omens” story online for free, which is written by Geoff Johns, contains artwork by Francis Manapul, and is coloured by Brian Buccellatto.
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. Today we touch base with Comic Encounters, located in Terrace, British Columbia. Like so many small town comic shop owners, Gerry Mattson loves comics. He loves comics so much, he quit… Read More Comic Retailers – Comic Encounters (Terrace, BC)
Source: Almost Darwyn Cooke’s Blog (but not quite) TwoMorrows Publishing will be releasing Modern Masters Volume 23: Darwyn Cooke, scheduled for release on July 22nd, 2009. Solicitation Info from TwoMorrows Publishing: 120 page Trade Paperback – By Eric Nolen-Weathington In the year 2000, a bold, new force exploded into the world of comics. His name:… Read More Modern Masters Volume 23: Darwyn Cooke
It’s been a long process, but will continue to be a work-in-progress. The Links to Canadian Creators page has been updated with the initial list I’ve been working with. I am well aware that there are probably hundreds of names that are missing from that list. So if you know someone, or are someone, that… Read More Links to Canadian Creators (Updated)
Megacon (Orlando, Florida) – February 27-March 1 Features Canadian creator guest: Darwyn Cooke. Canadian resident Steve McNiven also appears. WonderCon (San Francisco, CA) – February 27-March 1 Features Canadian guests: Kei Acedera, Bobby Chiu, Bob the Angry Flower, Travis Charest, Camilla D’Errico, Miriam Libicki (Real Gone Girl Studios). CCBCAA Executive Director Kevin A. Boyd can… Read More Upcoming Convention Appearances: Feb. 27 – Mar. 26
Despite the ups and downs of the currency exchange rates between the US and Canadian dollars, the issue of what price a store sells comics at has always been decided upon by store managers and owners based on (a) customer loyalty and (b) what the competition is doing. Some stores offer a blanket discount on… Read More Comic Book Bin discusses comics pricing with Canada’s Competition Bureau
As we are nearing the end of February, here is a status update on the progress of the 2009 Joe Shuster Awards: Gene Day Award for Canadian creators who self-publishing their work was announced on February 23, 2009. Call for submissions now open and ends on May 18, 2009. Submissions can be mailed in or… Read More State of the Awards update – end of Feb. 2009
In the just for fun department: Not Canadian by any stretch of the imagination, the Watchmen graphic novel by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons continues to be a sales juggernaut — all in anticipation of the March 6 release of Zack Snyder’s motion picture adaptation. Snyder, Gibbons, and some actors from the film will be… Read More Just for fun: Canada’s Watchmen movie gears up for March 6th release.
The Joe Shuster Awards will be setting up presentation booths at a few spring 2009 events, the first of which was announced today — we will be at the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo on April 25-26. The Expo was launched in 2006 and has been growing ever since. We hope to run some interviews… Read More Happenings: the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo
Courtesy of Comic Book Resources: An interview with Troy Little about his January 2009 comic release Angora Napkin, and his work on a soon-to-air animated version. He also discusses Chiaroscuro, collected by IDW. From CBR: The roots of “Angora Napkin” stemmed from an idea for a wacky retro cartoon, so it was only natural… Read More Interviews: Troy Little
New award for 2009! The Gene Day Award for Canadian Self-Publishing “Gene Day really showed me that success in a creative field is a matter of hard work and productivity and persistence.” (Cerebus creator and self-publisher Dave Sim) The Gene Day Award for Self-Publishing honours Canadian comic book creators who self-published their work during the… Read More New for 2009! The Gene Day Award for Canadian Self-Publishing
Honoured Guest, Bryan Lee O’Malley, released an illustration (seen above) for the 2009 Toronto Comic Arts Festival (May 9-10, 2009). The image will also be used as a poster for TCAF, with less text. On a related note, TCAF has updated their guest list, which features the addition of several great Canadian creators (Ho Che… Read More Happenings: Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2009 (Update)
If I have missed any works by Canadian Comic Book Creators, please leave a comment, or send me an email at email@example.com Angel #18 – IDW US$3.99 Written by Kelley Armstrong. Artwork by Dave Ross. Atomic Robo Vol. 2: Atomic Robo And The Dogs Of War Trade Paperback – Red 5 Comics US$19.95 Colours by… Read More February 25th, 2009 Releases featuring Canadian Creators
Since 1999, the Promo 9e Art organisation has been presenting the annual Prix Bédélys. The awards celebrate the best comics published in french over the previous year. There are four categories: Bédélys Québec (the best French comics published in Quebec) Bédélys d’Or (the best French comics published from around the world) Bédélys Jeunesse (the best… Read More Prix Bédélys: Nominees Announced
Source: Comic Book Resources Comic Book Resources conducts an interview with Toronto creator, Jim Su, about Crozonia, which will see release in April 2009. “Crozonia,” written and illustrated by Jim Su and published by Su’s Beach Creative Studios, will follow an offshoot of the Lost City as it struggles to maintain its independence from Atlantis.… Read More Interviews: Jim Su
Courtesy of Comic Book Resources: An interview with Ryan Sohmer, one half of the duo that won the Joe Shuster Award for Outstanding Webcomics Creative Team in 2008. Ryan and Lar De Souza produce the webcomics “Looking for Group” and “Least I Can Do”, which have also been collected in print. From CBR: Ryan Sohmer… Read More Interviews: Ryan Sohmer
In October 2008, Jeffery Klaehn conducted a Comic Book Retailer Panel Discussion. Participants included retailers from Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. Panel Participants: – Jim Hanley is a partner in two comic book stores that carry his name – ‘Jim Hanley’s Universe: Where Art and Literature Meet’ operates stores in Staten Island,… Read More Comic Book Retailer Panel Discussion
Newsarama interviews Stuart and Kathryn Immonen about their current projects, including their recent collection of webcomics Never as Bad as You Think and the upcoming Moving Pictures.
Courtesy of Comic Book Resources More details about HAUNT were released at the New York Comic Con, including details on the creative team. Written by Todd McFarlane and Robert Kirkman, with layouts by longtime “Spawn” artist Greg Capullo, pencils by “Invincible” penciler Ryan Ottley and digital inks and covers by Todd McFarlane. Artist Ryan Ottley… Read More McFarlane & Kirkman’s HAUNT – an update