For immediate release: Scott Pilgrim Reaches New Level of Epicness There are now over one million copies of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim series in print, and that’s only counting the North American Oni Press edition. The series has also achieved international success being translated into thirteen different languages worldwide with more to come! “A… Read More 1,000,000 Scott Pilgrims
The Kill Shakespeare phenom continues as the dynamic duo of Conor McCreery and Anthony Del Col have won the Toronto International Film Festival’s annual PITCH THIS! competition, using the visuals of Kill Shakespeare artist Andy Belanger to seal the deal. CBC News article. Imagine Hamlet, Juliet, Othello and Richard III all inhabiting the same world… Read More Shakespearean action flick wins Pitch This!
with a tip of the hat to Tom Spurgeon. D+Q announces the long awaited Chester Brown book Paying For It will be released Spring 2011. The follow-up to 2003’s wonderful book Louis Riel, Paying For It is a “200-page chronicle of his experiences paying for sexual services, which was produced with the assistance of a… Read More Chester Brown’s ‘Paying For It’ due Spring 2011
http://www.cbc.ca/arts/books/story/2010/09/16/ottawa-graphic-artist.html#socialcomments Von Allan has a nod for best newcomer, best female character and book of the year at the U.S. awards, which are for comics by and about women. But Von Allan is a man — and that has some women in the industry wondering how he could be named, especially in the best newcomer… Read More CBC: Lulu nods put Ottawa graphic artist in hot seat (no, not really)
CONAN: ROAD OF KINGS #1 (of 6) Roy Thomas (W), Mike Hawthorne (P), John Lucas (I), Dave Stewart (C), Doug Wheatley (Cover), and Dale Keown (Variant Cover) On sale Dec 15 FC, 32 pages $3.50 Miniseries
Pascal Girard et Yves Pelletier Valentin ISBN 978-2-922585-91-9 FORMAT 16,5×22,9 cm cartonné PAGINATION 136 IMPRESSION Quadrichromie COUVERTURE Quadrichromie PVP 24,95$ À PARAÎTRE Une petite ville, une rue paisible; des enfants qui jouent au hockey, un chien qui essaie d’attraper la balle. De la fenêtre de sa cuisine, Stéphanie, 34 ans, vêtue d’un pantalon de jogging… Read More La Pastèque: En librairie le 10 novembre!
The MCC admin team has announced on Facebook that last weekend’s Montreal Comic-Con had a whopping 8300 attendees! The show would like to thank everyone who came to the the event. After a short break work will begin on the 2011 Comic-Con. The Montreal Comic-Con is owned and run by Alex La Prova and Oscar… Read More Montreal Comic-Con: 8300 attendees in 2010
I was pleasantly surprised by the Montreal Comic Con. I had high hopes because, as Kevin said, the intention this year was to try and fuse the bande-dessinee/euro scene with the anglo/american comic scene that is the staple of comic events across North America. A number of top notch Canadian creators who work in Europe… Read More A little more Montreal Comic Con
VOTING IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – deadline for voting: September 27th. The Lulu Awards recognize the people and projects that helped to open eyes and minds to the amazing comic and cartooning work by and/or about women. Quite a few Canadians nominated this year in multiple categories, including Tory Woollcott (3 nominations for Mirror… Read More Lulu Awards 2010: Tory Woollcott + Von Allen lead Canadian representation
Dave Sim was auctioning off his only 2010 store appearance, and Calum Johnston of Strange Adventures amped up the wackiness with a winning bid which consisted of: * a breakfast or lunch at the Ardmore Tea Room * a fine bottle of Nova Scotia blueberry wine * six rolls of fax paper for Dave’s fax… Read More Happenings: Dave Sim’s last ever public event – Strange Adventures, Halifax, NS
No Canadians won any Ignatz Awards at the ceremony this past weekend in Baltimore, however Canadian publisher Drawn & Quarterly did publish two of the award-winning books: 2010 Ignatz Award Recipients Outstanding Artist Eddie Campbell, Alec: The Years Have Pants (A Life-Sized Omnibus) (Top Shelf Productions) Outstanding Anthology or Collection Masterpiece Comics, R. Sikoryak (Drawn… Read More Ignatz Awards 2010 – 2 D&Q books win awards.
One of the things I’m thinking about in the wake of the MCC is a way in which the JSAs can better recognize important figures in Canadian comics who are NOT comic book creators. Our Hall of Fame is currently exclusive to creators, and yet there are people who did not create comics who are… Read More Recognizing Important Figures in Canadian Comics History
Late last night I returned home from a 2-day visit to Montreal for the third annual Montreal Comic-Con, which is owned and run by Oscar and Alex – otherwise known at most comic book conventions across the continent as the dealer MAJOR COMICS. Last year, some of you may recall, I went to the show… Read More Montreal Comic-Con thoughts
Avengers And The Infinity Gauntlet #2 Marvel US$2.99 Inks by Terry Pallot Preview at Comic Book Resources Birds Of Prey #5 DC US$2.99 Artwork by Alvin Lee. Cover by Alina Urusov. Brightest Day #10 DC US$2.99 Cover by David Finch. DV8: Gods & Monsters #6 DC/Wildstorm US$2.99 Cover by Fiona Staples. Preview at Comic Book… Read More September 15th, 2010 Releases featuring Canadian Creators
Reminder: Kean Soo will be at the Dragon this Saturday, September 11th! From The Dragon, sponsor of the Comics For Kids award: The Dragon takes pride in our comic and graphic novel selection for all ages and to help support the young reader community we are hosting regular Comics for Kids Day events! The next… Read More Happenings: CTON @ The Dragon – Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010
Here’s a link to an earlier post on the convention with details. A few more guests and exhibitors have been added such as KEN STEACY, LARRY HAMA and SALGOOD SAM. Here’s a link to the website: MONTREAL COMIC-CON CELEBRITIES Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca – Star Wars) Brent Spiner (Data – Star Trek) Billy Dee Williams (Lando… Read More Reminder: Montreal Comic-Con is this weekend – Sept. 11-12
UDON Entertainment and the Beguiling are celebrating 10 years of the UDON studio with a big FREE party and the VENT book launch next Thursday night – September 16th – the day after the book is set to arrive in stores. UDON 10th Anniversary/VENT Book Launch – FREE Event! September 16 – 7:00pm Revival Bar… Read More Happenings: UDON 10th Anniversary Party + VENT Vol.1 Book Launch 9/16
Gagne Tells “The Saga of Rex” Multi-talented creator Michel Gagne spoke with CBR News about the release of “The Saga of Rex,” his 200-page graphic novel that sends a little fox named Rex on a huge adventure through space and other worlds.
From The Dragon, sponsor of the Comics For Kids award: The Dragon takes pride in our comic and graphic novel selection for all ages and to help support the young reader community we are hosting regular Comics for Kids Day events! The next Signing and Drawing Workshop day is Saturday September 11th with special guest… Read More Happenings: Kean Soo @ The Dragon – Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010
Debuting in November from Moonstone Books – THE NORTHERN GUARD returns to print many Canadian heroes that haven’t seen active duty since the 1940’s! Not only that, this book is 100% Canadian creatively as Ty Templeton writes, David Cutler draws, K.T. Smith colours AND letters – and finally – Jason Edmiston delivers some stunning painted… Read More Moonstone’s Northern Guard revives Canada’s Golden Age Heroes