From Diamond’s Top 300 Selling Comics to the Direct Market – February 2009 #156 Street Fighter IV #1 (of 4) UDON $3.95 – 9,889 copies #184 Street Fighter II Turbo #4 UDON $3.95 – 7,997 copies From Diamonds’s Top 300 Selling Graphic Novels to the Direct Market – February 2009 #71 Apple Anthology GN Vol.… Read More Direct Market: Canadian Publishers – February 2009
For Immediate Release: DC/VERTIGO Announces New Monthly Series By JEFF LEMIRE DC Comics’ mature readers imprint VERTIGO has announced that Eisner-nominated comics creator Jeff Lemire (Essex County, The Nobody) will be writing and illustrating a new monthly ongoing series entitled SWEET TOOTH. The series will launch this September, only two months after Lemire’s Vertigo debut… Read More Jeff Lemire’s next project: SWEET TOOTH for DC/Vertigo, debuts in September 2009
For your enjoyment we’ve posted Joe Shuster’s final interview in April 1992 with JSA Hall of Fame Committee Chair and former Toronto Star Reporter Henry Mietkiewicz. In the interview, Shuster’s Canadian heritage and memories of his childhood in Toronto and how they shaped his career as a young cartoonist are discussed. Shuster was born in… Read More Joe Shuster’s final interview with Henry Mietkiewicz
Wizard Magazine’s Rachel Molino has posted an interview she conducted with JSA Cartoonist 2008 Winner Jeff Lemire about the upcoming The Nobody original graphic novel, the Essex County Trilogy and more. Click on this link to check it out.
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“Hulk Vs.” DVD cover artwork by Canadian artist and JSA Winner (Outstanding Artist 2005 for Spider-Man/Doctor Octopus: Year One) and Nominee (Outstanding Cartoonist 2008 for Spider-Man: Reign) KAARE ANDREWS.
Courtesy of the ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK – A rare copy of the first comic book featuring Superman has sold for $317,200 (U.S.) in an Internet auction. The previous owner had bought it for less than a buck. It’s one of the highest prices ever paid for a comic book, a likely testament to the… Read More Action Comics #1: 1st appearance of Siegel & Shuster’s Superman sells for US$317,200 on Comic-Connect
Courtesy of McLeans: Making fun of Canadian history A 25-year-old’s comics feature characters like John Diefenbaker and Margaret Trudeau by Alexandra Shimo Was Lester B. Pearson too nice to be prime minister? Was John Diefenbaker a mad, bug-eyed egotist? And was Pierre and Margaret Trudeau’s marital relationship a little like that of father and daughter?… Read More McLeans spotlights cartoonist Kate Beaton
Courtesy of the Orillia Packet & Times’s reporter Sara Ross:. They weren’t dressed in long capes and red tights, but 11 local children turned into comic book heroes and villains at the Orillia Opera House yesterday with the superhuman help of The Director’s Cut, a Newmarket-based business that provides educational workshops. Sunny Stranks, 11, joined… Read More In the news: Kids become Heroes at the Orillia Opera House
With 26 years in business, Tim Simms of Worlds Collide must be doing something right! If you would like to see your store profiled here, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org. Owner’s Name: Tim Simms Manager’s Name: Tim Simms Number of Employees: 4 Years in Business: 26 Physical Address: 80 Simcoe St N, Oshawa, Ontario, L1G 4S2… Read More Comic Retailers – Worlds Collide (Oshawa, ON)
The “About Us” page has been updated, mostly with information related to this year’s awards committees. The page can be found here.
Editor Jim Zubkavich writes: It’s been a crazy week and a half while we went through every fan entry for Darkstalkers Tribute. So many entries! Once again, we’re humbled and awed by the incredible fan response to this book. It was incredibly difficult narrowing down the choices and making our final picks. We’ve done our… Read More UDON posts list of Darkstalkers Tribute Book Fan Entry Winners
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 #7 – DC/Vertigo US$1.00 Colours by Chris Chuckry. Air Vol 1: Letters From Lost Countries Trade Paperback – DC/Vertigo US$9.99 Colours by Chris Chuckry. Amazing Spider-Man: Extra! #3 – Marvel US$3.99 Artwork… Read More March 18th, 2009 Releases featuring Canadian Creators
Source: FrancisManapul.com Francis Manapul has posted the cover and the process from pencils to colours, over at his website. Also, check out the layouts prior to the cover being started.
THIS WEEKEND! Vancouver Comicon (Vancouver, BC) – March 15 Features Canadian Guests: David Boswell (Reid Fleming, World’s Toughest Milkman), Robin Bougie (Cinema Sewer), Kelly Everaert (Jungle Tales, Trilogy of Terror), Forg (Birth of Jazz), Miriam Libicki (Jobnik), Mike Myhre (Space Jet Comics), Andrew Salmon (Secret Agent X), Robin Thompson (Champions of Hell, Hemp Island), Verne… Read More Upcoming Conventions – March 13-April 9, 2009
Courtesy of Dave Sim and members of the Cerebus Yahoo group – Jeff S and Margaret (Cerebusfangirl) here is a mockup of what may end up being the Variant cover of Cerebus Archives #2. The cover appears to be another zombie variant of an existing Cerebus cover – in this case Cerebus the Aardvark #2… Read More Cerebus Archives #2 Zombie / Obama Variant cover preview
… just keep in mind that it’s not really a great day to go camping up at the lake.Above: Andy B. artwork from Friday the 13th: The Abuser and the Abused (2008) For more on Andy B. visit his website. His webcomic Raising Hell appears regularly on the Transmission X site.
Courtesy of the Globe & Mail’s Campus Edition (a la the Comics Reporter), this article contains a very cursory look at some comics-related programs at three Canadian universities (in Newfoundland, Alberta and British Columbia). According to Vancouver English professor Marni Stanley, The University of Calgary’s Dr. Bart Beatty is “probably the most important comics person… Read More Education: Teaching Comics With a Straight Face
Source: The Vancouver Sun VANCOUVER – Advances in digital effects have thrown open the gates for comic book stories and graphic novels to be rendered in film like never before. Standing just inside the gates is a handful of Vancouver companies that are delivering on that promise. With the film based on Alan Moore’s graphic… Read More Media: Vancouver’s special effects companies make comic book worlds come to life…
According to Comic Book Resources’ look at the Diamond sales charts for comic book sales in January 2009: CANADIAN COMPANIES & MARKET SHARE Ranked at #15 is UDON Entertainment UDON sold 8.353 copies of Street Fighter Legends: Chun-Li #1 (which placed #170 in Diamond’s top 300 comics sold) to the direct market at a cover… Read More Publishing: Canadian publishers nearly absent in the direct market in 01/2009