Last night we went to the J.A. McIntosh Armoury in Cambridge, Ontario (the headquarters of the former Highland Light Infantry of Canada) for the release party for Scott Chantler’s new book TWO GENERALS, published by McClelland & Stewart. The book is impressive in design and the Armoury setting gave the release an historical context which… Read More Scott Chantler: Two Generals news.
At the Long Beach Comic-Con yesterday, the controversial 2010 Lulu Awards were handed out. The Friends of Lulu organization was founded with the goals of promoting readership of comic books by women and the participation of women in the comic book industry, but there was some controversy this year when they announced male creator nominees… Read More 2010 Lulus Also Announced – 50% Canadian Winners
According to dealers set up at the event this weekend — Michael Paille, the promoter of the Central Canada Comic-Con — has been telling exhibitors that he has sold his show to Wizard Entertainment. On the CCCC website, the event claims to be Canada’s second largest comic book convention, with a reported 16,800 attendees in… Read More Another Canadian comic book convention sold to Wizard?
INTRODUCED in 1976, the Eagles are the comics industry’s longest established awards. Acknowledged as the pre-eminent international prizes, they have been featured on the covers of leading US and UK titles across the last 30 years. Unique in that they reflect the people’s choice, the Eagle Awards comprise of two distinct stages. The 2010 Eagle… Read More Darwyn Cooke wins an Eagle
Earlier this week, Jeffery Klaehn posted a very comprehensive interview with artist Paul Rivoche. Check it out! Jeffery Klaehn: As you’re certainly aware, the headquarters for the two largest North American comic book publishers, DC and Marvel Comics, are in New York. What’s it been like, working in the comic book industry while living in… Read More Interviews: Paul Rivoche
UDON ENTERTAINMENT PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release THE WORLD WARRIORS GET BACK TO THEIR ROOTS WITH STREET FIGHTER™ GAIDEN UDON to release Street Fighter™ Gaiden manga series Toronto, ON – Oct 28, 2010 – It’s time for more fast-flying Hadokens, jaw-breaking Cannon Spikes, and earth-shattering Sonic Booms as the gang at UDON brings you another… Read More UDON to release Street Fighter™ Gaiden manga series
The Dragon @The Old Quebec Street Mall 55 Wyndham Street North, Unit T12 Guelph, Ontario, N1H 7T8 Saturday, October 30th – store opens at 10am and closes at 7pm Free Admission Saturday October 30th join us from 12-5PM for a spoooooky Halloween signing! We will have special guests Ray Fawkes, Ross Campbell, and the Kill… Read More Happenings: 12th Anniversary/Halloween Mini-Con at the Dragon in Guelph, Oct. 30
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (October 11, 2010) – All-ages comics and graphic novels are still a rarity in publishing. As comics have skewed to an older and more mature readership, relatively few titles are currently being published which appeal to younger readers. And, of the currently available titles, very few feature girls as the story’s protagonists.… Read More Happenings: Von Allan launches graphic novel Stargazer at Ottawa’s Perfect Books on Nov.7th!
Courtesy of Unversal Home Video, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is coming out on DVD and Blu-Ray on Tuesday, November 9th, 2010! For those of you that missed this great film based on an even better graphic novel series when it first debuted back in August here’s your chance to see the film in the… Read More Happenings: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World on DVD/BR Nov.9 – Signing, screening & Q&A in Toronto Nov.5
Nothing comic about it (Courtesy of the University Health Network) While filmmakers have been using 3D to make fiction more realistic, two radiation oncologists at UHN are using 2D to bring a dose of reality to young males. Drs. Joyce Nyhof-Young, Research Scientist, Cancer Survivorship, PMH, and Peter Chung, Radiation Oncologist, PMH, partnered with David… Read More Using comics to educate patients on cancer risks
Thanks to the Beat for pointing out this link: Ten Things to Know About the Future of Comics By Shaenon K. Garrity (published at comixology.com) It’s an interesting look at how younger people (under 30) view comics, and it does parallel a lot of what we’ve learned in talking with teachers and store managers, plus… Read More 10 Things to Know About The Future Of Comics
Hal-Con 2010 is a Science Fiction / Fantasy / Comic convention that will be held in Halifax, October 29-31, 2010. This will be an event that fans of both the sci-fi and fantasy genres can come together and celebrate what they love about their passions. We hope to see you all there so we can… Read More Happenings: Hal-Con, Halifax, Nova Scotia October 29-31
A fun bunch of faux covers featuring NBA players as Marvel Universe characters. The whole set is here. For our purposes, here are the Can-Con images: And just for fun, my hometown team Toronto Raptors. (Bryan will get a real kick out of this, I’m sure.) How many games will I see Steven Charles Manale… Read More Marvel and the NBA
I spent a 4 hours at Canzine this past Sunday, and I was quite pleased as Canzine is one of my favourite comic art events. The show was larger than ever, jammed with tables and creative types. I was there gathering books for the Gene Day Award and building our Self-Published Creators contact list. Comic… Read More Canzine adventures
SpeakEasy’s Comic Book Show Thursday, November 4, 2010 at the Gladstone Hotel 7pm-11pm The Gladstone Hotel 1214 Queen West, Toronto Admission: “Pay What You Can” (Suggested $4) Toronto is home to some of the best-known comics artists in North America. We have an active and vibrant community putting out some of the highest quality comics… Read More Happenings: Speakeasy Comic Art Show, November 4, 2010 UPDATED
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 #894 DC US$3.99 Colours by Brad Anderson and Dave McCaig. Cover by David Finch. Preview at DC Universe: The Source Artifacts #2 (2nd Printing) Image/Top Cow US$3.99 Artwork by Dale Keown.… Read More October 27th, 2010 Releases featuring Canadian Creators
‘Kick Ass Annie’ is the little character that adorns Koyama Press’ logo. Recently, Ann Koyama commissioned a number of artists to do their take on the Koyama Press logo. So far there are 35 posted, including submissions by creators like Michael DeForge (Lose), James Turner (Warlord of IO), Mar Colek (of Tin Can Forest –… Read More Artists reinterpret Koyama Press Mascot ‘Kick Ass Annie’
The retailer focused ICV2 website has posted the sales data for September 2010 and the numbers aren’t pretty as detailed in their overview report. I would have to agree with the following: Pricing may be part of the problem, but the real issue is a dearth of major hits. Like all entertainment businesses, the comics… Read More Comic sales Q3 2010: downward trends continue
Categories and winners of Joe Shuster Awards are as follows (links are to Wikipedia entries). Please note: – From 2005-2007 the award winners were selected by online vote. In 2009 the Association decided to reduce the online vote categories to three in 2008, eventually scrapping the fan vote components completely in 2009 in favour of… Read More A look back at 6 years of Joe Shuster Award winning Canadian creators, retailers and publishers 2005-2010
As we start to look ahead to 2011, let’s see what Marvel Comics has to offer in January. NEW AVENGERS #8 Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Pencils & Cover by STUART IMMONEN Epic in scale and fraught with danger at every turn, Luke Cage and Jessica Jones face their most challenging adventure yet…a date?! Plus:… Read More Marvel Comics in January 2011 featuring the work of Canadian creators