Beyond giving out our yearly awards, the CCBCAA’s mandate is to promote the work of Canadians in the industry, so here we go: Retailers must have their Diamond orders uploaded by 11:59pm, Tuesday, December 1 — yes, that is tomorrow. Prices in the Diamond catalogue are listed in US$. Every store has their own currency… Read More Canadians in the November Diamond Previews (shipping 01/10)
Darwyn Cooke has posted something on his blog about this week’s release of Jonah Hex #50, published by DC Comics. Hi folks. Next week the 50th issue of Hex hits the stands and while I rarely jump on the net to promote a single issue comic, this is a very special case and it occurred… Read More Darwyn Cooke on Jonah Hex 50
This past weekend, The Globe & Mail released their list of the Top 100 books that they reviewed in 2009. They even have an obscure-ish, vaguely intellectual term to define works of sequential art aka comics and graphic novels – Graphica. Clearly Sequential & the DWA’s Bryan Munn is not pleased as the only three “Graphica” on… Read More The Globe & Mail must not review any comics by Canadians
If I have missed any works by Canadian Comic Book Creators, please leave a comment, or send me an email at email@example.com Blackest Night: Flash #1 DC US$2.99 Variant Cover by Francis Manapul. Black Panther: The Deadliest Of The Species Trade Paperback Marvel US$15.99 Artwork by Ken Lashley. Captain Blood: Odyssey #2 SLG US$3.95 Written… Read More December 2nd, 2009 Releases featuring Canadian Creators
Although the 2009 year has not come to an end, the members of the Joe Shuster Awards will be compiling the Eligible Creators List of all the new works released throughout 2009, to have it posted early in the new year. If you have not seen your name and work(s) posted on the weekly releases… Read More Compiling the 2009 Eligible Creators List (English Publications)
This past Sunday, the guys at Comic Book Daily came to Toronto to cover the annual Fall Toronto ComiCON.
Last week I wrote about age appropriate comics and the role that retailers have in stocking this material. That was in response to retailer comments about the lack of quality all ages reading material available and the role of comic retailers in sustaining their own markets with the cultivation of new, young customers. One issue… Read More Reluctant Readers: Getting Boys to Read
North Bay Comic Jam The Last Wednesday of every month starting at 7:00 pm (except December) Location: White Water Gallery 109 Main St. East North Bay, ON P1B 1A9 Telephone: 705-476-2444 Email Start a panel. Draw a panel. Do a drawing. Have some fun. All are welcome.
Ken Siu-Chong, Joe Vriens and Eric Vedder talk with CBR about UDON Entertainment‘s soon to be released Darkstalkers mini-series. Udon is also releasing artbooks of the old school and super popular Mega Man. Mega Man: Official Complete Works and Mega Man X: Official Complete Works are video game art books that were released in Japan… Read More Lots of UDON love: Darkstalkers, Mega Man and Manga for Kids
With a cover for the February 23, 2010 DVD release of Leo McCarey’s 1937 film Make Way for Tomorrow. Interestingly enough, Seth isn’t the first Canadian cartoonist to provide cover art for a Criterion release, Darwyn Cooke provided some outstanding covers for the Monsters and Madmen collector’s box set release. Criterion even has a limited… Read More Seth joins the Criterion Collection
Newsarama has been interviewing the Image Comics founders this week, including a two-part interview with Todd McFarlane. Topics include Image United, Spawn, creator rights, movies, animation and more. Part 1 Part 2
Thanks to CBR for running this interview. CBR asks: you’ve been committed to “Super Friends” now for more than two years. What freedoms does working on an all-ages book allow? Any restrictions? J. responds: “I think the freedom the book has is that it’s not part of DC continuity. The book is free from crossovers… Read More J. Bone talks DC Super Friends.
canadacouncil.ca Montreal, November 17, 2009 – The names of winners of the 2009 Governor General’s Literary Awards were announced today by the Canada Council for the Arts. The seven English and seven French awards are given to authors, illustrators and translators and in the categories of fiction, poetry, drama, non‑fiction, children’s literature (text and illustration)… Read More Two GG’s for Harvey / Deux GG pour Harvey
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 Astonishing X-Men: Ghost Box Trade Paperback Marvel US$24.99 Artwork and Colours by Kaare Andrews. Batman: The Brave And The Bold #11 DC/Johnny US$2.50 Written by J. Torres. Berserker #3 Image US$2.99 Colours and… Read More November 25th, 2009 Releases featuring Canadian Creators
With an eye towards being the comic equivalent of an Apple Store, Librairie the 4th Wall opened it’s doors last month. Owned by webcomic creator Ryan Sohmer and others, Librairie the 4th Wall is located in bustling Pointe-Claire, Quebec, a suburb of Montreal bustling with 16 to 30 year olds. With the store receiving great… Read More It’s open! Libraire the 4th Wall
Lindsay Hall, of Woodstock, Ontario, is one of seven teachers to be honoured with the Governor General’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching Canadian History. Hall’s award comes from her use of movies, video games and, specifically, comic books, in the the examination of World War II. In Lindsay Hall’s Grade 10 class, and the mandatory… Read More Excellence in Teaching + Comic Books = GG Award
Press Release: Broken Pencil presents… Indie Writers Deathmatch III Now Accepting Submissions Online! North America’s Fiction Battle Royale is Back! The world’s bloodiest fiction contest is back. It’s a bare-fisted fight to the finish (because it’s tough to type with boxing gloves on); one writer will emerge victorious and the rest will be pulverized and… Read More Broken Pencil presents: Death Match
Drawn & Quarterly news: Hot Potatoe & Dirty Dishes: Marc Bell & Amy Lockart On The Road Y’know, take off fans, Amy Lockhart and Marc Bell are traveling as far as ever a puffin flew, eh. They hit the 401 this week and travel down to Trawna, and then to London, and back to Montreal.… Read More Happenings: Marc Bell & Amy Lockhart Canadian Tour
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building, Room 206 When: Sunday, November 22, 2009 — 11AM – 5PM Admission: $5 / FREE to Fan Expo Canada VIP pass holders. American Guest: Tom Raney (Dark Reign: Hawkeye, Black Widow: Deadly Origin) Canadian Guests: Francis Manapul (Adventure Comics), Marcus To (Red Robin), Agnes Garbowska (You, Me &… Read More Happenings: Toronto ComiCON Sunday, November 22nd
Within comic retailing circles there seems to be an ongoing discussion about age appropriate material. Comics are for Kids! Comics aren’t for Kids! There are no good comics for children! Just this week it erupted again on the news site ICv2. Buddy Saunders of Lone Star Comics on Comic Book Content ‘Comics Aren’t for Kids… Read More Comics for Kids are out there — you just need to look for them.