Canadian Comic Book Creators News from WonderCon – Part 1

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

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DC Comics’ Origins & Omens

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.

Comic Retailers – Comic Encounters (Terrace, BC)

The Joe Shuster Awards love comic shops big and small.  If you would like to see your store profiled here, please contact us: retailers@joeshusterawards.com. 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)

Upcoming Convention Appearances: Feb. 27 – Mar. 26

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

Comic Book Bin discusses comics pricing with Canada’s Competition Bureau

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

Just for fun: Canada’s Watchmen movie gears up for March 6th release.

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.

New for 2009! The Gene Day Award for Canadian Self-Publishing

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

Interviews: Jim Su

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