SDCCI: Spotlight on Kathryn and Stuart Immonen

Spotlight on Stuart and Kathryn Immonen (48:11, 44.1mb) This panel was moderated by John Siuntres of WordBalloon.com. It starts off with Stuart being asked about his earliest work and then receiving an Inkpot Award. From there it goes through both Stuart and Kathryn’s career in comics, when they worked together and apart. They talk about…

SDCCI: New Fun About Siegel and Shuster Panel Audio

Thanks to Jamie Coville for recording this. For Jamie’s San Diego pictures: http://picasaweb.google.ca/comichistory/2010SanDiego http://picasaweb.google.ca/comichistory/2010EisnerAwards Jamie also recorded 12 panels and the Eisner Awards ceremony. Direct link to audio can be found here: http://www.thecomicbooks.com/audio.html#2010SanDiego Of interest to this blog is: http://www.TheComicbooks.com/Audio/10-07-22-SD-SiegelandShuster.mp3 Comic Arts Conference: New Fun About Siegel and Shuster (1:20:09, 73.3mb) Moderated by Comic Book…

Releases: Rand Holmes Retrospective

Available this week is The Artist Himself: A Rand Holmes Retrospective, written and compiled by Patrick Rosenkranz. Published by Fantagraphics. This work reflects on the spanning career of Hall of Fame inductee Rand Holmes. (Learn more about Rand Holmes in the Joe Shuster Awards Hall of Fame.) Thanks to Portland, OR native Patrick and US…

San Diego thoughts…

Bryan at Sequential put something up this morning that sums up the outsiders perspective on news coming out of SDCC, which pretty much sums things up for me as well – I was at the event every day from Wednesday to Sunday and aside from some guy getting stabbed in Hall H there was very…

Back home!

Robert, Allison, Tyrone and I are all gradually arriving home again after an eventful week in a surprisingly mild (temperature-wise) San Diego. We decided not to run updates from the show floor, so instead we will be catching up this week on all of the announcements and our thoughts on the biggest comics related event…

July 28th, 2010 Releases featuring Canadian Creators

Action Comics #890 (2nd Printing) DC US$3.99 Colours by Brad Anderson. Cover by David Finch. Action Comics #891 DC US$3.99 Colours by Brad Anderson. Cover by David Finch. Preview at DC Universe: The Source American Vampire #5 DC/Vertigo US$3.99 Colours by Dave McCaig. Artifacts #1 Image/Top Cow US$3.99 Variant Cover by Dale Keown. Aspen Splash…

Eisner Awards – Winning Canadian Creators

Last night, the 2010 Eisner Awards took place in San Diego, California. Here are the Winning Canadian Creators: Best Humor Publication – Scott Pilgrim Vol. 5: Scott Pilgrim vs. The Universe by Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni) Best Digital Comic – Sin Titulo, by Cameron Stewart – http://www.sintitulocomic.com Best Anthology – Popgun vol. 3, edited by…

‘Fearless’ Fred’s Big Sexy Comics *Updated*

‘Fearless’ Fred can be heard on 102.1 the Edge, Monday-Friday from 2pm-7pm (Toronto Radio Station, 102.1 FM). When you’re not listening to him on the radio during those days, and between that time, you can read some of the comics he has written, at BigSexyComics.com. – Helos is written by ‘Fearless’ Fred Kennedy, with artwork…

Eisner Spirit of Retailing short list announced – 2 Canadian stores nominated

The nominees for this year’s Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award, presented annually to a store that represents the following retailing principles: Support of a wide variety of innovative material: Providing opportunities for creators’ material to reach buyers; stocking a diverse inventory. Knowledge: Working to stay informed on retailing as well as on the…

July 21st, 2010 Releases featuring Canadian Creators

Age Of Heroes #3 Marvel US$3.99 Artwork by Ty Templeton. Colours by Jean-Francois Beaulieu. Cover by Yanick Paquette. Cover Inks by Michel Lacombe. Cover Colours by Nathan Fairbairn. Preview at Comic Book Resources Air #23 DC/Vertigo US$2.99 Colours by Chris Chuckry. American Vampire #2 (2nd Printing) DC/Vertigo US$3.99 Colours by Dave McCaig. Brightest Day #6…

Some upcoming releases by Canadian cartoonists

The big release for this week, is, of course SCOTT PILGRIM VOL.6: SCOTT PILGRIM’S FINEST HOUR by Bryan Lee O’Malley: Debuting this week in San Diego at the Drawn & Quarterly booth is the 88 page hardcover PALOOKAVILLE #20 by Seth. It isn’t scheduled for release until later in September. Another big release is Scott…

Happenings: Polaris 24 – July 16-18

Happening this weekend at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North in Richmond Hill is an event which is not a Comic Con but might be of some interest to you: Polaris 24 (formerly known as Toronto Trek). On the Saturday evening in the Grand York Ballroom of the hotel is the presentation of the Constellation Awards…

Our condolences…

Joseph Nathan Day (b.2/7/1958-d.7/12/2010) passed away yesterday at the age of 52. Joe was the brother of the late Gene Day (1951-1982 – Hall of Fame inductee and namesake for the Gene Day Award for Outstanding Canadian Self-Publishing) and the brother of artists Dan and David Day. Our thoughts and prayers go to the Day…

David Finch launches Batman: The Dark Knight in November

DC Comics announced this morning that DC exclusive artist David Finch will be doing more than just covers for the company as Finch will be the writer/artist on a new ongoing Batman series that will launch in November 2010 entitled BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT. The month before (October), Finch will provide the artwork for a…

Harvey Award nominees announced

Looks like the nominating falls a little more in line this year with the critically honoured and nominated works from other annual awards, including the JSA’s. While not as well known or as prestigious as the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards (which will be presented on July 23rd), the Harvey Kurtzmann Awards have been around…

SDCCI: Sunday programming featuring Canadians

11:00-12:00 Marvel: The Women of Marvel— One of the most talked-about panels from last year is back! Forget Storm and She-Hulk; meet the real Ms. Marvels of the comic world! Join women from every discipline in the creative process at Marvel to hear what it’s like working as a woman in comics today and how…