Jeff Lemire’s next project: SWEET TOOTH for DC/Vertigo, debuts in September 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

Joe Shuster’s final interview with Henry Mietkiewicz

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

Action Comics #1: 1st appearance of Siegel & Shuster’s Superman sells for US$317,200 on Comic-Connect

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

In the news: Kids become Heroes at the Orillia Opera House

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

Comic Retailers – Worlds Collide (Oshawa, ON)

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: retailers@joeshusterawards.com. 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)

UDON posts list of Darkstalkers Tribute Book Fan Entry Winners

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

March 18th, 2009 Releases featuring Canadian Creators

If I have missed any works by Canadian Comic Book Creators, please leave a comment, or send me an email at jason@joeshusterawards.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

Upcoming Conventions – March 13-April 9, 2009

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

Happy Friday the 13th…

… 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.

Education: Teaching Comics With a Straight Face

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

Media: Vancouver’s special effects companies make comic book worlds come to life…

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…

Publishing: Canadian publishers nearly absent in the direct market in 01/2009

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