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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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