Montreal Comic-Con presents a Mini-Comic-Con Sunday, December 5, 2010, from 11:00am to 6:00pm Place Bonaventure, room 200-N 800, rue de la Gauchetière Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H5A 1K6 General admission: $5 Children under 8: FREE Tickets will only be sold at the event entrance on December 5. GUESTS & ATTRACTIONS Comic books/BD FRANCIS MANAPUL (The Flash)… Read More Happenings: Montreal (mini) Comic-Con Sunday, December 5th, 2010
Adventure Comics #521 DC US$3.99 Back Story Written by Jeff Lemire. American Vampire #9 DC/Vertigo US$3.99 Colours by Dave McCaig. Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes #2 Marvel US$3.99 Colours by Jean-Francois Beaulieu. Preview at Comic Book Resources Brightest Day #15 DC US$2.99 Cover by David Finch. Brightest Day Vol. 1 Hardcover DC US$29.99 Cover by David… Read More December 1st, 2010 Releases featuring Canadian Creators
The Weekly Crisis posted a new interview they did with Stuart Immonen. It’s an interesting interview and worth your time if you like Stuart’s work. One of the interesting things he mentions in the interview is that he is no longer drawing the New Avengers for Marvel Comics and was awaiting confirmation on what his… Read More Interviews: Stuart Immonen at the Weekly Crisis
Over at Sequential Spiltink, David Hains has posted a great interview with Inkstuds radio show host and author Robin McConnell. We know Robin from way back from when he was a member of our nominating committee in previous incarnations of the awards. He’s been a busy guy — hosting the show and preparing the book… Read More Sequential Interviews Inkstuds’ Robin McConnell + McConnell & Cooper in Toronto Nov. 28th
From the NY Times’s Gift Guide for Graphic Books – 9 selections make the cut, including 3 by Canadians: KILL SHAKESPEARE (IDW, $19.99) Volume 1 brings together the playwright’s heroes, including Hamlet and Juliet, and pits them against a pack of adversaries led by Richard III and Lady Macbeth, all of whom want to find… Read More The New York Times Gift Guide: Graphic Books selected are 1/3 Canuck
Quill & Quire, Canada’s Magazine of Book News & Reviews has started announcing their choices for Books of the Year online (the lists have been published in print in the December issue). We thought you might be interested in seeing their selections, and of course, we’d like to note the inclusion of the graphic novel… Read More Quill & Quire Books of the Year *UPDATED*
Andrew Ardizzi had a chance to catch up with the guys behind Kill Shakespeare at a couple of recent events and has posted his article over at Comic Book Daily: Conventions Energize Kill Shakespeare Creators. Andy, Conor and Anthony from Kill Shakespeare are at Carry-On Comics in Waterloo, Ontario today with cartoonist Scott Chantler (Two… Read More CBD interviews Kill Shakespeare creators
CBC has announced that the Canada Reads list has been whittled down further, from 10 to 5 and Jeff Lemire’s Essex County is still in the running. The top choice will be announced in February 2011. Sara Quin defends: Essex County by Jeff Lemire Quin said she knows the graphic novel genre well and believes… Read More Canada Reads: Essex County makes the “Final Five”
***Update: The Carry-On Comics signing is TODAY from 4:30 – 7:30*** Carry-On Comics in Waterloo will be hosting the Kill Shakespeare crew of Conor McCreery, Anthony Del Col, Andy Belanger, plus Scott Chantler will be there on Wednesday, November 24th from 4:30 – 7:30. Featuring events occurring at comic shops across Canada. [note: this information… Read More Retailer Roundup – November 2010
Amazon.ca is the Canadian version of the populist books supplying website. It’s presumed that the majority of people buying the books are Canadians as well. Since Amazon has no physical bookstore presence, the Amazon buyer has to be interested/motivated by a reason other than interest in the book from looking at the physical copy –… Read More Graphic Novels by Canadians – Sales on Amazon.ca, Monday Nov.22nd
If I have missed any works by Canadian Comic Book Creators, please leave a comment, or send me an email at email@example.com Action Comics #895 DC US$3.99 Colours by Brad Anderson and Dave McCaig. Cover by David Finch. Preview at DC Universe: The Source Avengers And The Infinity Gauntlet #4 Marvel US$2.99 Inks by Terry… Read More November 24th, 2010 Releases featuring Canadian Creators
The new and much talked about release from Taschen Books is 75 Years of DC Comics – The Art of Modern Mythmaking by Paul Levitz. While not specifically Canuck, there is a lot of great content on the history of DC comics and some Joe Shuster related information. But what people really want to know… Read More 75 years of DC Comics – the book
Strange Tales has been a great series issued by Marvel the past couple of years. The concept is Altcomix creators working on Marvel characters. It’s a great idea for Marvel, as it serves to draw back comic readers to the Marvel brand, perhaps sparking an interest in one of their titles, while providing exposure a… Read More Strange Tales 2 #3 – So Many Canucks!
The Fall TORONTO COMICON is coming this Sunday to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre – North Building, street level – room 206. Admission $6 / FREE for Fan Expo Canada VIPs (Pass must be shown at the door) & Kids 8 and Under UPDATE1: Regrettably, Francis Manapul and Agnes Garbowska had to postpone their latest… Read More Fall Toronto ComiCON update (11/21/2010)
The Angoulême International Comics Festival (French: Festival International de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême) is the largest comics festival in Europe. The annual event, found in 1974 in Angoulême, France, and takes place in January. The four-day festival is notable for awarding several prestigious prizes in cartooning, they are called The Official Awards of the International… Read More Angoulême International Comics Festival Official Award nominees include Canadians
Artist Nimit Malavia is someone to watch in 2011, as he has been hired by Marvel to do covers for the Wolverine & Jubilee mini-series (written by Canadian writer Kathryn Immonen) debuting in January 2011. Unfortunately the first issue’s cover (and variant) are classified as “top secret” by Marvel (for now), but the cover to… Read More Canadian illustrator Nimit Malavia covers Wolverine & Jubilee in 2011.
INCREDIBLE HULKS #623 Written by GREG PAK Pencis & Cover by DALE EAGLEHAM The Hulk has never been welcome in the civilized world. What better place for the savage Hulks than the Savage Land? Get ready for PLANET SAVAGE as Hulk and Skaar invade the prehistoric paradise of Ka-Zar, Lord of the Hidden Jungle. Featuring… Read More Marvel Comics in February 2011 by Canadian Creators
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010 ANGORA NAPKIN, the Eisner nominated graphic novel by Troy Little (IDW Publishing) has been spun off into an animated pilot for Canada’s Teletoon Network. The 22 minute pilot was directed by ANGORA NAPKIN creators Troy Little and Nick Cross in 2008 and had it’s Canadian TV debut on… Read More Animated Angora Napkin update – download the pilot for free!
BRIGHTEST DAY #19-20 Written by GEOFF JOHNS & PETER J. TOMASI Art by IVAN REIS, PATRICK GLEASON, ARDIAN SYAF, SCOTT CLARK & JOE PRADO Covers by DAVID FINCH & SCOTT WILLIAMS 1:10 Variant covers by IVAN REIS The BRIGHTEST DAYS are numbered as this best-selling series heads toward its shocking conclusion, and fans won’t want… Read More DC Comics in February 2011 by Canadian Creators
Diamond Comics has rolled out a new program called kidscomics.com. This website will allow retailers deemed ‘kids-friendly’ to be located through the comic shop locator search function. The end goal is for customers interested in age relevant / age appropriate / kid friendly comics to find a comic shop location to purchase product.