Here I go, shilling for one of my other jobs… but there are a LOT of Canadian creators scheduled to appear at the August 27-29 show – as you can see here. Anyway, Fan Expo Canada tickets are going on sale July 1. I think that means at 12:01 tonight. It did last year. Weekend… Read More Happenings: Fan Expo Canada 2010 tickets on sale July 1st
This is a new one. I’d never heard of it before until – oh, about two minutes before I started to write this post… It says that it is also a comics show, but I don’t see much on their site that would confirm that. It seems very Anime and Cosplay focused. It seems that… Read More Happenings: Con Bravo! (Oakville, ON) July 3-4
Sunday, July 4th, 2010 11am to 5pm Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street, Vancouver, BC Special Guests: •Marcus To (Red Robin, Heroes) •Ken Boesem (The Village) •Ed Brisson (Acts of Violence, Murder Book) •Kelly Everaert (Jungle Tales, Trilogy of Terror) •Andrew Salmon (Sherlock Holmes, Secret Agent X) •Robin Thompson (Champions of Hell, Hemp Island) •Wai Khan… Read More Happenings: Vancouver Comicon July 4th
The newest volume of the excellent anthology Flight is currently available for preview. A number of Canuck creators have been involved with this series; the creators involved in this volume: Kean Soo and Jellaby: Guardian Angel Dermot Walshe and TT Challenge Michel Gagné and the magical The Saga of Rex: The Harvest All three of… Read More Flight 7 preview is online
A call to all you self-publishers out there. The Great Canadian Lit Hunt now includes comics! ___________________________________ The 14th annual Great Canadian Literary Hunt has begun. For 14 years now This Magazine has surveyed this vast country for the best and brightest in Canadian new fiction and poetry and this year, just to keep things… Read More Comics eligible for the ‘Great Canadian Lit Hunt’
A group of artists are getting together to draw sketches to help raise funds for Sick Kids Hospital, on behalf of the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC). Artists that will be appearing are: Agnes Garbowska (Girl Comics#1 -Marvel Comics), Francis Manapul (The Flash -DC Comics), Daniel Wong ( McHozer Studios), and from Spent Pencil Studios:… Read More Happenings: Sketches for Pledges (Toronto) on July 6th
For 35 years, Hal Foster created epic adventure and romantic fantasy in his legendary Sunday strip, Prince Valiant. Realistic in its visual execution and noble in its subject, depicting a time in which the fabled warriors of history and legends fought together for the greater good, it remains one of the great masterpieces of the… Read More PRINCE VALIANT by Hal Foster HC Vol.2 1939-1940 out this week from Fantagraphics
Tom Spurgeon interviews Ian Boothby.
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 Action Comics #890 DC US$3.99 Colours by Brad Anderson. Cover by David Finch. Age Of Heroes #1 (2nd Printing) Marvel US$3.99 Artwork by Leonard Kirk and Ty Templeton. Atomic Robo And The Revenge… Read More June 30th, 2010 Releases featuring Canadian Creators
The Toronto Comic Jam runs this Tuesday, June 29th 9 p.m. till Midnight Cameron House, 408 Queen St. W., Queen-Spadina, backroom. Paper provided. Bring your own pens.
Although they did announce that they would be doing this last year, Toronto Comic Arts Festival director and Beguiling store manager Christopher Butcher announced yesterday that TCAF is indeed an annual event. I guess that they wanted to see how things went this year before cementing to another annual event. Well, it appears that things… Read More TCAF reaffirms that it is an annual show.
On Wednesday, June 30th we lose another comic book shop. Allstar Cards, Comics And Collectables, in Brantford, ON, will be closing its doors. Allstar opened about 20 years ago, when comics were still in a real boom phase. The only comic book shop in Brantford at the time was Comic Connection, having outlasted the late,… Read More Retailers – RIP Allstar Cards Comics And Collectables
Trio Magnus presents ‘As YES as it gets’ Jun 24 – Jul 22, 2010 @ Resistor Gallery As all Torontonians know, the G20 Summit will turn the city into a miserable tangle of concrete, chain-link and pepper spray. The one bright spot? The opening of As Yes As It Gets, a new, eye-popping show from… Read More Happenings – Trio Magnus Art Show – Thursday, June 24, 2010
Ty Templeton is a Canadian creator that needs no introduction… yet here he is getting one! Ty has been a force in comics for almost three decades. He’s also a comic book guru instructing the next generation of comics creators on how to look at what the medium has to offer. On June 5th, Ty… Read More 2010 Outstanding Cartoonist – Michel Rabagliati
Duane Murray is a Toronto-based writer, director and actor. As an actor he has accumulated over 45 produced credits. As a writer/director Duane has produced 4 nationally released films as well as acting as story consulted on several wide-release studio features. Duane is currently in development with Telefilm on his next feature film project, and… Read More 2010 Outstanding Webcomic Creator – Karl Kerschl
Robin Fisher participated in both the Story and Art juries this year, and she returned later in the evening to present the Outstanding Writer Award. Robin Fisher has been living, eating, sleeping and breathing comics for the past 10 years. She’s worked in comic book stores, she’s written for The Comics Journal, she’s attended comic… Read More 2010 Outstanding Writer – Maryse Dubuc
David Okum is an artist and teacher from Waterloo, Ontario. He has been exhibiting and publishing artwork since 1984. David continues to produce, publish and exhibit his work regularly. In addition, he creates commissioned artwork as well as graphic design work for individuals and organizations. This year, David sat on the Joe Shuster Awards jury… Read More 2010 Outstanding Artist – Stuart Immonen
Robin Fisher has been living, eating, sleeping and breathing comics for the past 10 years. She’s worked in comic book stores, she’s written for The Comics Journal, she’s attended comic conventions all along the West Coast and interviewed many comic creators as the host of The Onamatopoeia Show which runs every Sunday afternoon from 3-4… Read More 2010 Outstanding Colourist – Nathan Fairbairn
The Comics for Kids Award is sponsored by Guelph, ON comic shop The Dragon, which is owned by Jennifer Stewart. Jennifer presented the award at the Joe Shuster Awards ceremony in Toronto on June 5, 2010. Jennifer is also a teacher of Latin and Drama at the Linden School in the heart of Toronto. Underwhelmed… Read More 2010 Comics for Kids Award Winner – Nightschool: The Weirn Books Vols.1-2 by Svetlana Chmakova
When considering what makes an Outstanding Comic Book Publisher the nominating committee looks at things such as: quality and diversity of material published, production values, artistic quality, as well as originality of the material. We are fortunate here in Canada, as evidenced by the five nominated publishers, to have an industry that supports the creative… Read More Outstanding Publisher 2010: Montreal’s La Pastèque