A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT OF HOBBYSTAR MARKETING, INC. August 31, 2010 Dear Fans, On behalf of the staff of Fan Expo Canada™ I would like to apologize for the lengthy delays and inconvenience experienced by many at Fan Expo Canada™ this past weekend. We were, quite simply, inadequately prepared for the increased crowds in… Read More Hobbystar Owner Responds to Fan Expo Canada’s Weekend Issues
Talk about timing, I wrote the previous post with no idea that Diamond would today confirm Tuesday delivery for Wednesday street date sales. The key thing to note: Diamond states that retailers can opt-in for Tuesday delivery. So if your biggest concern is that your business is closed on Tuesdays (and that is an interesting… Read More Tuesday delivery for retailers is go!
What is the biggest rumour/bit of news to come down the pipe regarding retailers? The main supplier/distributor of comics, Diamond Comic Distributors, surveyed retailers to gauge interest in Tuesday delivery. Recently, Bleeding Cool reported: In December (2010) … comics deliveries will be staggered through the month, with a number of comics distributed a week in… Read More Canadian Retailer Update – September, 2010
This past weekend saw Fan Expo Canada 2010 return to the North building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. I don’t really have much to say about it as I’m completely burned out from four days working at the event, and there are certain things I am not in any position to address. The big… Read More Fan Expo Canada 2010
At the pretty much Canadian-free Baltimore show this last weekend, the Harvey awards were handed out and two Canadians won awards: DARWYN COOKE and BRYAN LEE O’MALLEY each took home a Harvey for their 2009 publications. BEST CARTOONIST — Darwyn Cooke, “RICHARD STARK’S PARKER: THE HUNTER”, IDW SPECIAL AWARD FOR HUMOR IN COMICS — Bryan… Read More Cooke and O’Malley win Harveys.
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 1 For $1 Conan $1.00 Dark Horse US$1.00 Artwork and Cover by Cary Nord. 1 For $1: Star Wars Legacy Dark Horse US$1.00 Colours by Brad Anderson. 5 Days To Die #1 IDW… Read More September 1st, 2010 Releases featuring Canadian Creators
Toronto is fortunate to have a lot of choice when it comes to comic events: there are a myriad of one-off signings and lectures given in the city; there is the free-to-the-public TCAF event; there is the Wizard comic/media show held in the spring; and of course, the Hobbystar FanExpo show. There should be no… Read More The upcoming comic weekend