Leonard Kirk is an American born comic book artist who lives in Ontario, Canada. He has worked on such properties as Supergirl, JSA, Star Trek, Batman, and Witchblade. Currently Kirk is exclusively signed for Marvel Comics. Kirk first broke into the comics field pencilling issue #5 of the Malibu Comics title Dinosaurs for Hire and… Read More Visions of an Icon: Wolverine by Leonard Kirk
Troy Little was born March 7, 1973 in (or on more accurately) Prince Edward Island, Canada. He graduated from the Sheridan College Interpretive Illustration program in 1994 then returned home to P.E.I. to work crappy jobs and live with his folks. A dark time indeed, but he did meet his future wife Carol then, so… Read More Visions of an Icon: Wolverine meets Angora Napkin by Troy Little
“DC Comics Voted Publisher of the Year by Comic Book Retailers; Batman and Robin #1, Blackest Night #1 Lauded as Best Comics of 2009” “Comic Book Retailers Honor Industry’s Bestsellers with 2009 Diamond Gem Awards” (BALTIMORE, MD) — (January 29, 2009) — Diamond Comic Distributors is proud to announce the winners of the 2009 Diamond… Read More Diamond announces the 2009 Gem Award Winners: The Hunter selected best original graphic novel
Vaneta Rogers talks to 2009’s Outstanding Artist winner David Finch. Finch was also named as a headlining guest for the upcoming CHICAGO COMIC AND ENTERTAINMENT EXPO (C2E2) in April.
ComicsPRO Announces Nominees for Industry Appreciation Award Retailer Group Seeks to Honor Efforts to Improve Comics Specialty Market The direct market remains the way most comic-book stories get from creator to fan. ComicsPRO, the largest organization of direct-market retailers, wants to honor those people who stand in that gap and help smooth that process. From… Read More Dave Sim nominated for a ComicsPro Industry Appreciation Award
The Dungeon, located in Dundas, ON, is one of a handful of new comic book stores to open across Canada last year. strong>If you would like to see your store profiled here, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org. Owner’s Name: Logan Murray Number of Employees: 1 Years in Business: 3 Months Physical Address: 8 King Street East,… Read More Comic Retailers – The Dungeon (Dundas, ON)
The Comic Jam is happening tomorrow night! When: Tuesday, January 26th from 9pm to 12am-ish Where: Cameron House, backroom, 408 Queen St. W., Queen-Spadina. What: Bring your own pens; paper provided. See you there! TCJ mailing address is: Toronto Comic Jam 300 George St. Toronto, ON M5A2N3 Also, there will be an afternoon comic jam/collage/… Read More Happenings: Toronto Comic Jam – Jan 26th
If I have missed any works by Canadian Comic Book Creators, please leave a comment, or send me an email at email@example.com Batman And Robin #7 DC US$2.99 Artwork and Variant Cover by Cameron Stewart. Preview at DC Universe: The Source Black Terror #7 Dynamite Entertainment US$3.50 Cover by Stephen Sadowski. Preview at Comic Book… Read More January 27th, 2010 Releases featuring Canadian Creators
The following is an older interview with Ethan Peacock of Elfsar Toys & Games, a finalist for the Harry Kremer Award for Retailer of the Year. A good looking store that has done well focusing on comics, while dabbling in niche markets such as urban toys and action figures and at one time, Elfsar ran… Read More Comic Retailers – Elfsar Comics & Toys (Vancouver, BC)
Jonathan Kuehlein has as short interview with artist Ken Lashley posted on his site in which Lashley talks about walking away from comics. “I was working hard, not smart … I have to do what’s best for me.” — Ken Lashley As to his future as a comics creator: “I think I’ll be a specialty… Read More Ken Lashley stepping back from comics
Meet Jeff Lemire! Saturday, February 13, 11-3PM at L.A. Mood Comics & Games 350 Richmond St, London, ON 519-432-3987 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.lamoodcomics.blogspot.com Critically acclaimed comic book illustrator and creator Jeff Lemire will be in London, Ontario at L.A. Mood Comics & Games, 350 Richmond Street on Saturday, February 13 From 11-3 PM From 11am-Noon, Jeff will… Read More Happenings: L.A. Mood’s to host Jeff Lemire in London, Feb 13th, 2010
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Kill Shakespeare #1 Conor McCreery, Anthony Del Col (writers) Andy Belanger (art) • Kagan McLeod, Andy Belanger (covers) What Fables does for fairy tales, Kill Shakespeare does with the greatest writer of all time. This dark take on the Bard pits his greatest heroes (Hamlet, Juliet, Othello Falstaff) against his most menacing villains (Richard III, Lady… Read More IDW Publishing tries to “Kill Shakespeare” in April 2010
Kean Soo has just posted on his blog that Jellaby vol. 1, winner of the 2009 Joe Shuster Comics for Kids Award, is going out of print! Kean says It saddens me to report that the first volume of Jellaby will not remain in print. This means that it will becoming increasingly difficult to find… Read More Jellaby going out of print
If I have missed any works by Canadian Comic Book Creators, please leave a comment, or send me an email at email@example.com Air #17 DC/Vertigo US$2.99 Colours by Chris Chuckry. Avengers vs Atlas #1 Marvel US$3.99 Artwork by Takeshi Miyazawa. Preview at Comic Book Resources Blackest Night: The Flash #2 DC US$2.99 Variant Cover by… Read More January 20th, 2010 Releases featuring Canadian Creators
Kalman Andrasofszky shows us some supposed-to-be teaser work for Marvels new release Seige Michael Angelos tells us that Jack The Lantern: War Of The Soul is to be solicited in the March Previews Jean-François Bergeron (aka Djief) has a new book out, Saint-Germain, tome 2 : Le marquis de l’ombre. It has been released in… Read More What’s been happening since the start of 2010?
Thanks to the Beat for drawing attention to this: Sandy Bilus counts 130 separate “Best of” lists for 2009 to come up with the Best Comics of 2009 Meta-List. Bilus uses the weighted scale devised by Chad Nevett and a system pioneered by dear departed Dick Hyacinth. Books by Canadians or featuring the work of… Read More Books by Canadians prominent on 2009 “best of” lists.
The current issue of Broken Pencil magazine, a quarterly magazine focusing on zine culture, is running profiles of last years Gene Day Award nominees. We are taking submissions for the 2010 Gene Day award. Each nominee were given a full page in the magazine for artwork and a bio. (click the images for a larger… Read More Broken Pencil promotes the Gene Day Award nominees
We don’t usually run a links-fest post, but there was some Can-con that caught my eye today: Colin Upton freaks out about the Olympics: we love Colin! He’s a force of nature in the BC self-publishing sphere; is there anyone in the Canadian self-pub/zine scene more productive? A Ryan North interview Inkstuds talks with Dean… Read More A whirl around the web