Jeff Lemire, along with artist Pier Gallo, will be launching a SUPERBOY ongoing series later this year, debuting the series in a backup feature in August’s ACTION COMICS #892. “I am really excited to be taking over the adventures of Conner Kent/Superboy in a new monthly series! The book will combine many of the classic… Read More Jeff Lemire to write Superboy ongoing for DC Comics
Everything is being finalized, tuxes are being rented… well, maybe not tuxes… anyway we are only a few short weeks away from the awards and we have a LOT to do between now and then so you may find that on some days we won’t be posting as much as we usually do. Today we… Read More Not long now — June 5th approaching fast!
Through a link on their site I’ve become aware of a website called The Kids of Johnny Canuck which has some information on the late Leo Bachle aka Les Barker who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in our inaugural year, 2005. Their plea: Leo Bachle (aka Les Barker), the creator of the Johnny… Read More The Kids of Johnny Canuck
Jason Truong’s Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) 2010 Report
Jeffery Klaehn had a chance to ask John Byrne about his early work, specifically Charlton’s Doomsday+1, later reprinted by Fantagraphics as the Doomsday Squad.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BRAMPTON (ON) – Brampton native Michael Cera has made quite a name for himself in Hollywood, having starred in several popular movies and television shows. It’s his latest movie, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World that has one local business extending the actor an interesting invitation. “The Scott Pilgrim movie is based on… Read More Brampton, ON’s Stadium Comics declares August 13 “Michael Cera Day”
Chelsea Novak has posted her analysis of the 2010 Webcomic Creator/Creative Team nominees over at Geist.com
Members of the Awards Association spent two enjoyable days at the Toronto Reference Library checking out the now annual Toronto Comic Arts Festival. Associate Director Robert Haines, Publisher Liaison Allison Covey, Associate Member Jason Truong and myself, plus many members of the Association’s past and present Nominating Committees and Juries were milling about, as well… Read More TCAF 2010 – over and out!
TOM GRUMMETT, artist, has been a mainstay of the industry since the late 80s, and is best known for his work on such DC Comics titles as Superman (participating in the Death of Superman storyline of the early 1990’s), was the co-creator of the modern Superboy and worked on many other titles such as Robin,… Read More Visions of an Icon: Wolverine by Tom Grummett
KEN STEACY is a Canadian Air Force brat who decided at age eleven to become a professional comic book artist and has gone on to become one of Canada’s leading comic artists with a career spanning over thirty years. He graduated at the Ontario College of Art in the mid-1970s where he studied Photo/Electric Arts… Read More Visions of an Icon: Wolverine print with sketch by Ken Steacy
We here at the Awards Association are saddened to learn that the legendary American fantasy illustrator and Golden Age comic book artist Frank Frazetta has passed away in a hospital near his home in Boca Grande, Florida after suffering a stroke . We would like to express our condolences to his family and friends, and… Read More Frank Frazetta, 1928-2010 – R.I.P.
DANIEL WONG joined the McHozers Comics studio shortly after it’s inception in 2007, and has produced several works with the studio, including Celtic Shaman, Grim Origins and others. With 13+ years professional experience in engineering and software development, he also serves as the studio’s webmaster and principle designer. ——————————————— The piece shown above one of… Read More Visions of an Icon: Wolverine by Danny Wong
MICHAEL CHERKAS is one of Canada’s leading comic artists and illustrators. He created the award-winning comic book series ‘The Silent Invasion’ together with writer Larry Hancock in 1985. The comic is a tale of paranoia and alien invasion in the 1950’s, and was reprinted as a graphic novel by NBM in New York in 1988.… Read More Visions of an Icon: Wolverine by Michael Cherkas
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 #11 DC US$3.99 Artwork by Bernard Chang. Colours by Blond. Cover Colours by Brad Anderson. Preview at Newsarama Amazing Spider-Man #631 Marvel US$2.99 Artwork and Cover by Chris Bachalo. Preview at… Read More May 12th, 2010 Releases featuring Canadian Creators
Toronto artist and teacher DAVE ROSS is currently producing STAR WARS: THE OLD REPUBLIC – BLOOD OF THE EMPIRE for Dark Horse Comics. Two issues (of four) have been posted online to date. Star Wars™: The Old Republic™, Blood of the Empire is being developed as a collaborative venture between BioWare, LucasArts, and Dark Horse… Read More Dave Ross draws Star Wars for the web!
The print version will be available at TCAF this weekend, but Max has placed the whole paper online for review over at Sequential.
This weekend sees the return of the now annual TORONTO COMIC ARTS FESTIVAL: The Toronto Comic Arts Festival Saturday May 8th, 9am-5pm & Sunday May 9th, 11am-5pm @ Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St., Toronto, Canada, 416-533-9168 Admission to TCAF is Free. Presented by: The Toronto Public Library, The Beguiling, Eye Weekly, Broken Pencil The… Read More Happenings: Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) May 8-9, 2010
2010 NOMINATIONS: Part 1 (Artist, Cartoonist, Colourist, Cover Art, Webcomic, Writer) Part 2 (Publisher, Retailer, Comics for Kids) Part 3 (Self-Publisher, Hall of Fame) The 6th Annual Awards Ceremony starts at 8pm on Saturday, June 5th, 2010 at the Innis Town Hall (University of Toronto, 2 Sussex Avenue) with returning Master of Ceremonies Jonathan Llyr.… Read More The 6th Annual Joe Shuster Awards
We here, at the Joe Shuster Awards, don’t really do too many giveaways. As a matter of fact, I believe this is our first one! Jim Munroe, of No Media Kings, has graciously provided us with FIVE copies of Sword of My Mouth (Digital Editions), to give away. The First Five People that sends me… Read More GIVEAWAY: Sword of My Mouth (Digital Edition)
Sophia Books is Vancouver’s multilingual media shop, and among the many things they carried in their diverse inventory were selections of bandes dessinées and manga. The store at 450 Hastings Street West is closing so that the company can focus on supplying books to schools, libraries and subscriptions. The retail store has been a Vancouver… Read More More bad news — Sophia Books in Vancouver is closing it’s retail store.