Canadians in the November Diamond Previews (shipping 01/10)

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)

The Globe & Mail must not review any comics by Canadians

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

December 2nd, 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 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

North Bay Comic Jam – November 25 @ 7 pm

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.

Lots of UDON love: Darkstalkers, Mega Man and Manga for Kids

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

Two GG’s for Harvey / Deux GG pour Harvey

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

November 25th, 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 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

Happenings: Toronto ComiCON Sunday, November 22nd

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

Comics for Kids are out there — you just need to look for them.

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.