Giants of the webcomics world Kate Beaton, Ryan North, and Sam Logan join together with Topato Corporation to bring you the Xmas Cards you know you want. Think about how fast Kate Beaton’s Hark A Vagrant book sold out! Get on this while you can. $12.00 plus shipping (US$) for a package of 10! .… Read More Kate Beaton, Ryan North, Sam Logan… your Xmas Card!
With a movie coming out in 2010, the award-winning Scott Pilgrim series is getting a lot of heat lately, and creator Bryan Lee O’Malley lets us know that he has nothing to do with the new British/Commonwealth (excluding Canada) editions of his popular Oni Press series. Borders US is pushing Scott Pilgrim by compiling volumes… Read More Publishing round up
The 2010 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards nomination committee, tasked with selecting the books on the final Eisner Award ballot, has been announced and one of the members is Francisca Goldsmith, director of branch services at the Halifax Public Libraries in Halifax, Nova Scotia. As the director of branch services, Francisca has been working with… Read More Can-Con and the 2010 Eisner Awards
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Last night in London, Bleeding Cool’s Rich Johnston chaired a TX panel with Karl Kerschl, Cameron Stewart and Ramon Perez at the ComiCA Festival (aka the London International Comic Arts Festival. The guys talked about their superhero work, mostly for DC Comics, coupled with an innate disatisfaction with the superhero form, whatever manner it takes… Read More Transmission X meets Bleeding Cool at ComiCA in London
With the holiday season quickly approaching and the current HERO INITIATIVE’s Wolverine 100 project auctions on eBay this month we have decided we would rather not go head-to-head with them and are rescheduling the online auctions of the Visions of an Icon: Wolverine art submissions until February 2010 (watch this site for the official start… Read More Visions of an Icon: Wolverine online auction news
In one of the most surprising announcements of the week, Montreal based Ryan Sohmer and Acton based Lar DeSouza,creators of Least I Could Do and Looking For Group, announced the creation of a new and ongoing scholarship program to assist webcomic creators in achieving their dreams! ______________________ Never does a day pass when Lar and… Read More Blind Ferret to offer scholarships
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 Adventure Comics #4 DC US$3.99 Variant Cover by Francis Manapul. Preview at DC Universe: The Source Air #15 DC/Vertigo US$2.99 Colours by Chris Chuckry. Cowboy Ninja Viking #2 Image US$3.50 Artwork and Cover… Read More November 18th, 2009 Releases featuring Canadian Creators
Canadian webcomic creator selected as the Kim Yale Award winner for “Best New Talent” of 2009 Kate Beaton, recipient of Friends of Lulu’s 2009 “Best New Talent” award, is the Canadian creator of the historical & literary webcomic Hark, A Vagrant. Renowned for a sharp wit that alternates between the erudite and the whimsical, Hark,… Read More Kate Beaton wins 2009 Lulu Award
Published earlier this week, Graphic novels: Canadian Splendour – How Quebec’s Drawn & Quarterly became a global powerhouse in the unlikely realm of graphic novels by reporter Jason McBride profiles the history, growth and overall success of Chris Oliveros’ Drawn & Quarterly. The article features lots of quotes from comics critic/historian Jeet Heer and the… Read More Canadian Business Magazine profiles Drawn & Quarterly
Where: Heritage Hall When: Sunday, November 15, 2009 11AM-5PM Admission: $4, Kids under 14 FREE Special Guests: James Stokoe (Wonton Soup, Comic Book Tattoo), Kelly Everaert (Jungle Tales, Trilogy of Terror), James Lloyd (Other Stuff), Matthew Ocasio (The Matter), Andrew Salmon (Sherlock Holmes, Secret Agent X), Robin Thompson (Champions of Hell, Hemp Island), Marley Zarcone… Read More Happenings: Vancouver Comicon Sunday November 15, 2009
He’s been called the Howard Hughes of rock ‘n’ roll by Fortune Magazine and when you’ve been the promoter for U2, Pink Floyd, Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” tour, SARSFEST and, of course, the Rolling Stones, it’s not surprising he’s earned that sort of reputation. With an unlikely start as a strip club owner in Ottawa Michael… Read More Canadian Promoter Caught in Spidey’s Web
After the hugely positive response to the Darkstalkers Tribute art book, fan outcry for more Darkstalkers stories became clear. Now, the ghoulish monsters and sexy seductresses of Darkstalkers are coming back to comics! This January, UDON bring fans more tales featuring creatures of the night with an all-new 3 issue miniseries titled Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors.… Read More Udon brings Darkstalkers back in January 2010!
Jesse Jacobs, winner of the inaugural Gene Day Award for Canadian Self-Publishing at this year’s Joe Shuster Awards, is profiled on the Fabler blog.
Newsarama has posted a free 25 page preview of Vancouver artist Marian Churchland’s original graphic novel BEAST, published by Image Comics. The 152 page graphic novel will be available for purchase at your local comics shop starting tomorrow. Loosely based on story of the beauty and the beast, it follows Colette, a young marble sculptress… Read More Newsarama: exclusive preview of Marian Churchland’s BEAST graphic novel
If I have missed any works by Canadian Comic Book Creators, please leave a comment, or send me an email at email@example.com Batgirl #4 DC US$2.99 Artwork by Tim Levins. Preview at MTV Beast Image US$15.99 Written, Artwork, Colours and Cover by Marian Churchland. Preview at Comic Book Resources Preview at Newsarama Black Terror #5… Read More November 11th, 2009 Releases featuring Canadian Creators
Comics creator and former CCBCAA executive member Diana Tamblyn attended the ArtOriginals Darwyn Cooke workshop back in October and has poster her excellent summary of the talk – it’s a must-read for people interested in creating their own comics.
It’s been an interesting ride over the past few years for Toronto’s 3rd Quadrant Comics store owner Daryl C. Collison. Two years ago he was forced to close his popular and long-running McCaul Street (near Queen St.) store because the owner had other plans for the building. Collison chose to divide his business between three… Read More Retailers: 3rd Quadrant reopens Today – November 5th
Arcana Launches Comics & Pop Culture Magazine VANCOUVER (November 5, 2009) – Arcana Studios, an award winning comic book publisher and transmedia producer, is proud to announce the launch of Arcana Magazine. Debuting on January 27th 2010, and solicited in the current November Previews (Diamond Code: NOV09 0599) is the new quarterly magazine simply entitled… Read More Arcana Studios Launches Comics & Pop Culture Magazine
The website is down, the phone has been disconnected and the doors closed on one of Toronto’s better known comic book stores, Grey Region. It’s a shame that I didn’t notice until a month later. Grey Region was in business just over 20 years, opening on Queen Street West back in 1987. During comics boom… Read More Retailers: RIP – Toronto’s Grey Region