May 1st, 2010 Releases featuring Canadian Creators (Free Comic Book Day)

If I have missed any works by Canadian Comic Book Creators, please leave a comment, or send me an email at jason@joeshusterawards.com Atomic Robo/Neozoic/Box 13 Red 5 Comics US$0.00 Written and Artwork by Jay Korim. Colours by Ronda Pattison and Jessie Lam. Bongo Comics Free-For-All 2010 Bongo Comics US$0.00 Written by Ian Boothby. Fractured Fables… Read More May 1st, 2010 Releases featuring Canadian Creators (Free Comic Book Day)

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Visions of an Icon: Wolverine by Clayton Hanmer (C-Ton)

Clayton Hanmer (aka CTON) is a Toronto-based illustrator, author, graphic artist, and interactive producer. He is the creator of CTON’s Corner, a popular feature in OWL Magazine, as well as the author/illustrator of CTON’s Super A-Maze-ing Year of Crazy Comics, which was nominated for a 2009 Joe Shuster Award in the Comics for Kids category.… Read More Visions of an Icon: Wolverine by Clayton Hanmer (C-Ton)

Visions of an Icon: Wolverine and Mister X by Dean Motter

Note: the actual image has some colour highlights. This is a black and white scan. DEAN MOTTER has worked as art director, designer, illustrator and writer in the entertainment and publishing industries for over twenty years. Following a stint as staff illustrator for Holt Rinehart and Winston of Canada, he went on to become Art… Read More Visions of an Icon: Wolverine and Mister X by Dean Motter

3X Kremer Award nominee Elfsar Comics to close retail store on May 23, 2010

Just on the cusp of the announcement that they have received their 3rd nomination for the Harry Kremer Outstanding Canadian Comic Book Retailer Award, Vancouver BC’s Elfsar Comics and Toys has announced that the popular retail store is closing in late May 2010 due to rent increases cutting into profitability. Many of you are probably… Read More 3X Kremer Award nominee Elfsar Comics to close retail store on May 23, 2010

Outstanding Publisher, Harry Kremer Retailer and “Comics for Kids” Award Nominations Announced

ADDITIONAL NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2010 JOE SHUSTER AWARDS Nominees for Outstanding Publisher, Retailer and “Comics for Kids” Awards announced Toronto, Canada — April 28, 2010. Since it was established in 2004, the Joe Shuster Award has been Canada’s national awards program for recognizing the outstanding achievements of Canadian comic book creators, publishers and retailers. The… Read More Outstanding Publisher, Harry Kremer Retailer and “Comics for Kids” Award Nominations Announced

Mariko Tamaki at the Festival of Words – Moose Jaw SK July 15-18

Sarah Simison contacted us to pass along the following: Thought you might be interested in the fact that Mariko Tamaki will be at the Festival of Words in Moose Jaw July 15-18, 2010. She wrote the graphic novel “Skim” and the drawings were created by her cousin Jillian Tamaki. She will be discussing the collaborative… Read More Mariko Tamaki at the Festival of Words – Moose Jaw SK July 15-18

JSA Update

So here’s where we stand as of today: The 3rd wave of Visions Wolverine auctions end tomorrow night – April 27th – and there’s a lot of interest in some of the pieces already, especially the one by Francis Manapul. Expect the 4th wave to launch tomorrow as the 3rd comes to a close. Still… Read More JSA Update

April 28th, 2010 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 Amazing Spider-Man #629 Marvel US$2.99 Artwork by Chris Bachalo. Preview at Newsarama Conan The Cimmerian #20 Dark Horse US$2.99 Cover by Cary Nord. Dark Reign: Hawkeye Trade Paperback Marvel US$16.99 Colours by Chris… Read More April 28th, 2010 Releases featuring Canadian Creators

Comic Retailers – Lucky’s Comics (Vancouver, BC)

Store Questionnaire Owner’s Name: Gabe Winder Manager’s Name: Ben Jacques Number of Employees: 2 Years in Business: 15 Physical Address and Phone Number: 3972 Main Street, 604-875-9858 Website: http://www.luckys.ca Email: luckys@luckys.ca How did you choose your store name? A bunch of different factors went into the decision. From the start I knew there would be… Read More Comic Retailers – Lucky’s Comics (Vancouver, BC)

Comic Retailers – 4-Colour, 8-Bit: Comics and Games (Kingston, ON)

Store Questionnaire Owner’s Name: Nicholas Chan and Adam Pottier Manager’s Name: Nicholas Chan and Adam Pottier Number of Employees: 2: Kevin Merritt and Jake Collins Years in Business: 2 Physical Address and Phone Number: 348 Princess St, Kingston Ontario, K7L 1B4: 613 542 1200 Website: Www.4c8b.com Email: info@4c8b.com How did you choose your store name?… Read More Comic Retailers – 4-Colour, 8-Bit: Comics and Games (Kingston, ON)

Comic Retailers – Comic Readers (Regina, SK)

Store Questionnaire ComicReaders (Regina) Owner’s Name: Dana Tillusz (Greg Roch partner in Downtown Regina location) Manager’s Name: Dana Tillusz & Shane Hnetka (south location); Greg Roch (Downtown location). Number of Employees: Six employees between both stores. Years in Business: Sixteen years at our main location. First day of business was April 1, 1994. We started… Read More Comic Retailers – Comic Readers (Regina, SK)

Comic Retailers – Golden Age Collectables (Vancouver, BC)

Golden Age Collectables is a long time retail store in Vancouver, BC, and winner of the 2000 Will Eisner Spirit of Retailing award. Owner’s Name: Patrick T. Shaughnessy Manager’s Names: Mike Rea (Gaming); Misty Saubey (Manga); Nicholas Pollett (Toys); Hank Pattison (Graphic Novels) Number of Employees: 8 Years in Business: 36 years, since 1974 Physical… Read More Comic Retailers – Golden Age Collectables (Vancouver, BC)

Les Prix Bédélys: Winners Announced – Paul 06 x 2, Rapport de Stage, Pico Bogue 03

Les Prix Bédélys Last evening at a special ceremony held at the auditorium of la Grande Bibliothèque (475 boul. De Maisonneuve Est) in Montreal, Promo 9e art presented the 11th annual prix Bédélys, which honour the best in French language graphic novels/comics (bandes dessinées) published in 2009. Four juries composed of amateurs and professionals selected… Read More Les Prix Bédélys: Winners Announced – Paul 06 x 2, Rapport de Stage, Pico Bogue 03