Mere hours away from the arrival of a new decade, we here at the Awards Association would like to take some time today to wish everyone a safe and happy new year!
*Updated* December 30th, 2009 at 6:00PM Turns out there was a new release featuring Canadian Creators. Origin of Siege #1 Marvel US$0.00 (Free!) Artwork by Dale Eaglesham. Colours by Dave McCaig. Happy Holidays from the Joe Shuster Awards!
If you’re still looking for that last minute gift for yourself or a fellow aspiring comics pro, consider our courses starting in February 2010. http://cartoonistsworkshop.wordpress.com/workshops/ We still have a few spots left in: Show Me A Story: Fundamentals of Storyboarding with Sam Agro Comic Book Inking: 4 Perspectives with J. Bone, Ramon Perez, Ty Templeton… Read More Toronto Cartoonists Workshop Update
I have a question for you pertaining to a comic book that I recently purchased titled “TALES FROM THE CRYPT” #20 and whether or not it is a version released in Canada. There’s a maple leaf in the upper left hand corner of the cover and it says it was published by a comic book… Read More Superior Comics Question
As tomorrow is the last official ship week from Diamond Distributors, our team has been compiling the lists of eligible creators who created works in English, French and other languages! These lists will debut on this site during the first week of January 2010. It looks to have been another great year for Canadians who… Read More 2009 Eligible Creators Lists
Indie Cartoonist Unlocks the Mysteries of a BEAST
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 Atomic Robo Vol. 1: Atomic Robo And The Fightin Scientists Of Tesladyne Trade Paperback (New Printing) Red 5 Comics US$18.95 Colours by Ronda Pattison. Atomic Robo Vol. 3: Atomic Robo And The Shadow… Read More December 23rd, 2009 Releases featuring Canadian Creators
As the year is quickly coming to a close we are busy compiling the lists of eligible creators and works for publication on this website in January. We are also gathering together our Nominating Committee(s) – French and English – for the following categories: ARTIST WRITER CARTOONIST COVER ART COLOURIST In years past we have… Read More Post #550: Would you like to participate in the Nominating Process for 2010?
Beyond giving out our yearly awards, the CCBCAA’s mandate is to promote the work of Canadians in the industry, so here we go: Retailers must have their Diamond orders uploaded by 11:59pm, Tuesday, December 29. Prices in the Diamond catalogue are listed in US$. Every store has their own currency exchange policy, expect the price… Read More Canadians in the December Diamond Previews (shipping 02/10)
A Softer World: Second Best Isn’t So Bad by Emily Horne and Joey Comeau. 244 pages, all-colour. For extras, there are a bunch of the original, super-crappy photocopied ASWs that Joey & Emily made at the all-night Kinkos in 2002 — with commentary! That section’s called Pretty Good for a First Try, you should get… Read More Something to do – Montreal: December 14, 7pm – 10pm – A Softer World book launch
There is a great interview with Michael Deforge, creator of the very excellent comic Lose. Deforge is a name that might not be well know to most readers, but he is a talent well worth watching. Expect to see his name come up much more often at awards season. Lose, and his Top Shelf 2.0… Read More Interview with Michael Deforge
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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 Air #16 DC/Vertigo US$2.99 Colours by Chris Chuckry. Batman 80-Page Giant #1 DC US$5.99 Artwork by Marcus To. Black Panther #11 Marvel US$2.99 Artwork by Ken Lashley. Preview at Comic Book Resources Captain… Read More December 16th, 2009 Releases featuring Canadian Creators
Here we are, another London, ON comic book shop being profiled. London has a great comic scene, with 6 stores in the area. There is a real sense of community amongst these shops, as 5 of the 6 participate in a city-wide Free Comic Book Day event, working together to put on a unique event.… Read More Comic Retailers – Heroes Comics (London, ON)
Neil Gaiman will be in Winnipeg on December 15, 2009 for a signing at McNally Robinson. Location: McNally Robinson Booksellers, Polo Park Shopping Centre, 1485 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 0W4, Canada Telephone: (204) 784-2523 Back in October, Gaiman held a contest to see which independent North American bookstore could hold the best party for… Read More Something to do – Winnipeg: December 15, 6pm – Neil Gaiman signing
Tomorrow afternoon is the 1-Day Hobbystar Anime and Manga convention. Canadian voice actor Sam Vincent, who has a long list of credits including Sidoh from the Death Note anime, is the advertised guest of this event. Sure to be lots of deals and perhaps some hard to find titles.
The Vancouver Comic Jam turns 5 years-old with their meeting tonight, December 12th. Congratulations to Ed and rest! From the website: This December, the Vancouver Comic Jam turns 5 years old! When: Saturday, December 12th, 2009. 8pm until midnight(ish). Where: The Wallflower – 2420 Main St, Vancouver (Right next door to Rx Comics – map… Read More Something to do – Vancouver: December 12, 8pm – 12am
THE TORONTO SMALL PRESS BOOK FAIR AT THE GLADSTONE HOTEL, DECEMBER 12TH, 2009 Because the Toronto Reference Library is having construction work done this fall, we’re moving to the fabulous GLADSTONE HOTEL on Queen Street West for this season’s Toronto Small Press Book Fair. We’re really excited about the location, and we’re thrilled to announce… Read More Something to do – Toronto: December 12, 10am – 5pm
Tim Morris is the owner/operator of The Comic Book Collector in London, Ontario. The CBC has a long history in London, being one of the oldest comic shops in Canada. When I attended UWO I would haunt the store and talk with then-(second)-owner, Steve Jewitt. Steve turned me on to a few books back in… Read More Comic Retailers – The Comic Book Collector (London, ON)
Being released in March 2010, The Flash Secret Files and Origins is a one-shot special that will bridge the gap between the conclusion of Flash: Rebirth and The Flash ongoing series by Geoff Johns and Francis Manapul. Here’s the coloured cover art by Francis Manapul.