This coming Saturday, October 3rd is 24 Hour Comics Day. If you are hosting an event in Canada and would like to let us know, send me an email Locations in Canada that are hosting a 24 Hour Comics Day (alphabetical) . Delta Hotel hosted by Strange Adventures – winner 2006 Retailer of the Year… Read More 24 Hour Comics Day in Canada
Courtesy of DC Comics’ The Source, some preview artwork of the Francis Manapul’s take on the Flash has been posted online. “These were done a while back near the end of my Legion run. I tried to make a go at the Flash and these were the sketches I did as a pitch to try… Read More An early look at Francis Manapul’s Flash
As many of you may be aware, Saturday September 26th, 2009 was the 5th Annual Joe Shuster Awards. I’ve been a part of the Executive Committee since October 2008, and this was my first awards ceremony in that role. I was a part of the Nominating Committee back in 2006 and 2008 (for the 2nd… Read More JSA Reports: Jason Truong
Robert Pincombe, previously a member of the JSA Hall of Fame selection committee and a presenter of the Hall of Fame Award for George Menendez Rae, as well as a presentation to the family of 2008 inductee Ted McCall , provides an interesting commentary on the Saturday evening ceremony as well as a lot of… Read More JSA Reports: Robert Pincombe
Over at Newsarama, David Pepose interviews J. Torres about his work on the upcoming Wall-E comic book series for Boom! Studios.
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 Amazing Spider-Man #607 Marvel US$2.99 Colours by Chris Chuckry. Avengers/Invaders Hardcover Marvel US$39.99 Artwork by Steve Sadowski. Black Panther: The Deadliest Of the Species Hardcover Marvel US$19.99 Artwork by Ken Lashley. Dark Reign:… Read More September 30th, 2009 Releases featuring Canadian Creators
Click here to download a full audio recording of the Awards ceremony, courtesy of Jamie Coville. Announced at a packed ceremony held at the University of Toronto’s Innis Town Hall, the 2009 Joe Shuster Award winners are: Artist/Dessinateur David Finch – Ultimatum #1-2 (Marvel Comics) Cartoonist/Créateur Dave Sim – Glamourpuss #1-4, Judenhaas (Aardvark-Vanaheim) View Dave… Read More Your 2009 Joe Shuster Award winners! (updated with more video links)
Thanks to the fine folks at The Beguiling and Word on the Street, we’ll be giving away one Comics & Graphic Novels prize package from WOTS! at the Joe Shuster Awards ceremony this Saturday night. Every person attending the event will be given a raffle ticket and at the end of the ceremony we’ll be… Read More WOTS Prize Package to be given away at the Joe Shuster Awards ceremony!
Awards presentation: SEPTEMBER 26, 2009 at U. of T.’s Innis Town Hall with host Jonathan Llyr! Admission is FREE. Doors open for General Seating at 7:30PM. Get directions to the event Nominees list for the 2009 Joe Shuster Awards can be viewed here. Visions of an Icon: Wolverine art submissions are closed for the Preview… Read More The 2009 Joe Shuster Awards – TODAY Sat. Sept. 26/2009 (see below for daily news)
Jonathan Llyr is one of the most recognizable geeks in Canada today. As host of the nationally broadcast SPACE Channel’s SPACEY AWARDS for their first five years, Jon earned the respect of Hardcore Nerds everywhere when, over the years, Richard Dean Anderson had him ‘thrown off’ the set of STARGATE SG-1 (with a bonus instruction… Read More JSA Master of Ceremonies: JONATHAN LLYR
Since we added the category Outstanding Canadian Webcomic Creator / Creative team in 2007 the number of webcomics has increased dramatically, as has the quality of material being offered on the web by Canadian creators. Aside from the Webcomics award, the Joe Shuster Award Categories are designed around original works published in print. It has… Read More Future discussion: Webcomics and the JSAs.
As we get closer to our big awards event on Saturday, September 26th, I would like to take advantage of the increased attention the website is receiving to mention that we are taking submissions for the 2010 Gene Day Award. To qualify under the guidelines of the Gene Day Award for Self-Publishing you must be… Read More Always thinking ahead – Gene Day Award in 2010
Golden City Comics located at 3091 Kingston Road, in Scarborough, are having a giant sale prior to a move to a new location. Go support your brick and mortar retailers! We wish Joe LaMonica all the best with the big move.
If I have missed any works by Canadian Comic Book Creators, please leave a comment, or send me an email at email@example.com Amazing Spider-Man #606 Marvel US$2.99 Colours by Chris Chuckry. Preview at Newsarama The Darkness/Pitt #2 Image/Top Cow US$2.99 Artwork and Cover by Dale Keown. Preview at Newsarama Dark Reign: The List – X-Men… Read More September 23rd, 2009 Releases featuring Canadian Creators
It’s really great to see that Canadian comics, webcomics and graphic novels will have such a visible presence at all four of the WOTS sites in 2009! HALIFAX – Strange Adventures will be setting up as an exhibitor. KITCHENER – Guelph’s The Dragon will be setting up as an exhibitor and running a series of… Read More Happenings: WORD ON THE STREET round-up
Concluding our look at the comics related happenings at the four Word on the Street cities is WOTS Vancouver: Word on the Street Vancouver Sunday, September 27, 2009 from 11am-5pm Library Square http://www.thewordonthestreet.ca/wots/vancouver The Word Under The Street– Local alternative comic book artists and ‘zines. Including exhibitors, events, readings, and presentations. Inside the Library, Alice… Read More Happenings: Vancouver – Word on the Street
The third of the WOTS sites – Halifax, Nova Scotia has very limited comics related exhibitors and programming. Sunday, September 27, 2009 Cunard Event Centre — 11am-5pm Halifax, Nova Scotia http://www.thewordonthestreet.ca/wots/halifax/ Harry Kremer Award winning retailer Strange Adventures will be exhibiting at this event.
The second of the WOTS sites we’re going to look at today is WOTS Toronto. Comics and Graphic Novels @ The Word On The Street Toronto Sunday, September 27th, 2009, 11am-6pm Queen’s Park Circle FREE http://www.thewordonthestreet.ca EXHIBITORS: You’ll find plenty of comics and graphic novels around the festival with vendors like The Beguiling, The Labyrinth,… Read More Happenings: Toronto – Word on the Street
When: Sunday, September 27, 2009 Where: Victoria Park, Kitchener from 11am to 5pm. Located at the Jubilee Drive and Davis Street entrance to the event. (map) What: Graphic Novel tent featuring creator readings, interactive panels and workshops by local comic creators Who: sponsored by WOTS Kitchener and The Dragon, serving the Guelph, Kitchener, Waterloo,… Read More Happenings: Kitchener – Word On The Street
Over at Sequential Tart – Suzette Chan has posted her interview with North 40‘s Fiona Staples entitled A Knack for the Gorgeous and the Grotesque With a distinct painterly style that’s both gorgeous and grotesque, Fiona Staples is making her mark on the comic book world. The Calgary born-and-bred artist has been busy since she… Read More A Knack for the Gorgeous and the Grotesque: Fiona Staples