DC has also announced that the first story arc to be featured in the new Flash ongoing series launching in April will feature the lead story “Brightest Day: The Flash” by Geoff Johns and Canadian artist Francis Manapul. Here’s Francis’ cover art to issue #1:
Following the events of the current DC crossover Blackest Night, DC Comics will launch Brightest Day, a 26 issue series written by popular writers Geoff Johns and Peter Tomasi that will ship bi-weekly starting in April 2010 and will tie in with many ongoing DC titles and spawn some related mini-series. The series launches with… Read More DC announces Brightest Day series, new hire David Finch named as cover artist
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 #6 DC US$3.99 Artwork, Cover and Variant Cover by Francis Manapul. Preview at DC Universe: The Source Agents Of Atlas: Turf Wars Hardcover Marvel US$19.99 Artwork by Paul Rivoche. Batman: The… Read More January 13th, 2010 Releases featuring Canadian Creators
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I’m sure we all know about the spate of comic retailers that have recently closed (Grey Region, Gnu Books – Bowmanville, Watcher Comics and Golden City Comics spring to mind; 2009 was not kind to the GTA), but not everything was doom and gloom in the comics world last year as we’ve had a number… Read More New store openings in 2009
Here we have an interview with Peter DeCourcy, the manager of the Barrie, Ontario comic shop Blue Beetle Comics. About 2 years ago, Blue Beetle was purchased by Walter Durajilja and Marc Sims, owners of Big B Comics in Hamilton, ON. Blue Beetle has improved their public profile and hosted a number of great events… Read More Comic Retailers – Blue Beetle Comics (Barrie, ON)
We are pleased to announce that the Joe Shuster Awards are now accepting nominations for our Harry Kremer Retailer of the Year award. The Harry Kremer Award for Outstanding Canadian Comic Book Retailer /Le Prix de Harry Kremer pour Détaillant Exceptionnel Canadien de Bandes Dessinées was created to recognize the contributions that brick and mortar… Read More Retailer of the Year Nominations
The Fly-by-Night blog has some cover images by Hall of Fame artist George Menendez Rae that he did for the White Circle line along with a pulp cover from 1942.
Just a note to let you know that we still have a few spots left in the “Writing for Comics” workshop with Ty Templeton. If you’re not familiar with Ty’s work, he has done everything from indy small press material for Fantagraphics and Vortex Comics to scripting for DC, Marvel, Bongo and IDW. The Comics… Read More TCW January update: Ty Templeton interviewed by the Comics Journal and more
Marvel has released a teaser image today by 2008 Joe Shuster Award winning Artist Dale Eaglesham foreshadowing some upcoming events in Marvel’s long-running Fantastic Four title. 2009 PRINT CREDITS – DALE EAGLESHAM INTERIOR ARTIST DC Comics | Justice Society of America #26 Marvel Comics | Amazing Spider-Man #591 Marvel Comics | Amazing Spider-Man: Extra! #3… Read More Marvel teaser: Fantastic Four in 2010 – Will they survive?
David Finch, winner of the 2009 Joe Shuster Award for Oustanding Artist, will be working for DC Entertainment in 2010. With the expiration of his exclusive contract with Marvel, DC is announcing that David Finch has signed a new, exclusive deal and will begin working for them on a project which has yet to be… Read More David Finch goes DC exclusive in 2010
Canadian comic book writer, artist, editor and publisher Barry Blair, passed away January 3, 2010 from a brain aneurysm. Rich Johnston reports that “he complained to friends of an ear ache previously and was on medication as a result. However he felt so ill, he was eventually taken to hospital, but it was too late.”… Read More Barry Blair passes away, January 3, 2010
Newsarama has named it’s ten creators to watch in 2010 and three of the 10 creators they have selected are Canadian: Bryan Lee O’Malley Our second repeat from last year’s 9 To Watch in 2009 is cartoonist Bryan Lee O’Malley. His work on Scott Pilgrim turned heads and topped critics list, and the six-volume series… Read More Newsarama: Ten for ’10
If I have missed any works by Canadian Comic Book Creators, please leave a comment, or send me an email at email@example.com Captain Canuck Vol. 2 Hardcover IDW US$24.99 Written by Richard Comely. Artwork and Cover by George Freeman. Colours by Claude St. Aubin. Cartoon Network Action Pack #45 DC/Johnny US$2.50 Cover by Jay Stephens.… Read More January 6th, 2010 Releases featuring Canadian Creators
The second day of the year, and we’re already rolling! Jason has compiled at fairly complete listing of eligible English creators for the 2010 awards. 2009 was a great year for Canadian comic creators and there are so many wonderful books on this list, it’s a great opportunity to go back and revisit what was… Read More 2009 Eligible Works for Consideration