I’ve just spent some time reading some pretty doom and gloom essays and I must say, I really am concerned about where we are heading and how our Canadian retailers are going to do going into the new year. Aside from the inevitable Boxing Day/Week sales on the 26th of December and beyond, January and… Read More Some early 2011 Books I’m Looking Forward to Getting
Marvel is proud to announce the all-new Crossgen imprint, launching in March 2011 with two series—Ruse and Sigil. Featuring some of today’s most acclaimed talents and crossing all genres, Crossgen brings Marvel’s incomparable storytelling sensibilities to new characters, new concepts and new audiences. In the war for forever, time is only a small obstacle as… Read More CrossGen books return in March at Marvel – Leonard Kirk to draw revived Sigil
As we are nearing the end of 2010 (15 days – only two shipping weeks!) we have a lot to be thankful for, and not many more new releases left to anticipate! This has been another big year for the Canadian comics scene and we are really excited to see what our nominating committees will… Read More JSA Holiday Update
To The Canadian Comic Book Community: It has been one heck of ride! Unfortunately, I am writing today to inform the great community, that as of December 31st, 2010, I will be leaving the Joe Shuster Awards. For the past five years, I have been part of the JSA, in some fashion. Those five years… Read More An Open Letter From Jason Truong
I got to sit down with Canadian comic book artist Marcus To (DC’s Red Robin) during the Montreal Mini-Con on December 5th. We talked about what’s upcoming for Tim Drake, his glorious reunion with Batman and what the future holds. JSA: Hi Marcus, thanks for taking the time. Congratulations on the success of the… Read More Interview with Red Robin’s Marcus To
ASSASSIN’S CREED: THE FALL #2 (OF 3) (MR) DC/Wildstorm Cover, Art & Story by Karl Kerschl and Cameron Stewart. Colours by Nadine Thomas. ATOMIC ROBO AND THE DEADLY ART OF SCIENCE #2 (OF 5) Red 5 Comics Colours by Ronda Patterson, published by Red 5 Comics BLACK TERROR #12 Dynamite Entertainment Cover by Stephen Sadowski… Read More December 15th, 2010 new releases by Canadian Creators
Gene Day Award winner Jesse Jacobs will have his first solo book, Even The Giants, released in 2011 through Adhouse Books. I am a huge supporter of his work and I can’t wait to see the final product. If it’s as good as it looks, it should be a major contender for the 2012 awards.… Read More Even The Giants by Jesse Jacobs
Reports are flooding in that last evening’s Colbert Report featured Julie Taymor (director of the Tempest movie as well as the controversial Spider-Man musical) plugging KILL SHAKESPEARE! Series co-writer Anthony Del Col reports: I was just flipping the channels and saw that Julie Taymor was being interviewed on The Colbert Report. And as they talk… Read More Kill Shakespeare, Julie Taymor and the Colbert Report *updated*
The Northern News Service has a story up about how difficult it is to buy new comics in Yellowknife, and discusses the feasibility of opening a comic book store in this relatively remote location. It also addresses most of my initial reactions, such as: – why not buy from an online retailer? well, you don’t… Read More It’s tough to buy new near mint comics in Yellowknife NWT
Jeff Lemire decided to run a promotional contest, whereby the store with the best Sweet Tooth display for Christmas would win the cover art to Sweet Tooth 15 and an in-store signing (date to be determined) in 2011. Yesterday Jeff posted the winner – Guelph, Ontario store THE DRAGON. Congratulations to owner Jennifer Haines and… Read More Sweet Tooth window display contest winner
Our apologies if things seem to be slowing down a bit here at the blog — we’re gearing up behind the scenes for a busy January 2011 when all of our committees will be delivering and finalizing their nominee selections for the 7th Annual Joe Shuster Awards. If all proceeds as it should, we will… Read More December 7th update
Canadian Comics pros: Are you planning your 2011 event schedules? There are many events of various sizes and degrees around the country and around the world – find the one(s) that do fit your needs (book sales, art sales, networking, parties, exposure, general comfort level, costs and location) and don’t hesitate to contact them if… Read More Creators – preparing your 2011 Event schedule?
Hey all you self-publishers of comics/comix/zines, we’re nearing the end of 2010 and it’s time to submit your self-published comics for consideration of the 2011 Gene Day Award. The Gene Day Award for Self-Publishing honours Canadian comic book creators who self-published their work during the previous calendar year. The award includes a bursary of $500.… Read More Reminder: Send in your 2010 self-published comics for the 2011 Gene Day Award
5 Days To Die Trade Paperback IDW US$19.99 Cover by David Finch. The Flash #7 DC US$2.99 Cover by Francis Manapul. DC 75th Anniversary Cover by Darwyn Cooke. Knight & Squire #3 DC US$3.99 Cover by Yanick Paquette. Cover Inks by Michel Lacombe. Cover Colours by Nathan Fairbairn. Mystery Society #5 IDW US$3.99 Artwork, Colours… Read More December 8th, 2010 Releases featuring Canadian Creators
As we enter December it is time to give some thought and consider which comic shop retailer did an outstanding job in 2010 and is worthy of recognition for the Harry Kremer Award. Do you believe your local retailer deserves to be recognized alongside the top comic retailers in Canada? Send us an email and… Read More Harry Kremer Outstanding Retailer Award – 2011 Nomination Process is Open
The new Fan Expo Canada website has a blog posting capability so many of the various team members will be posting articles, columns and interviews there. I’ve been asked to contribute a monthly column on my areas related to the Comic Book Expo, so I’ll be highlighting the many great Canadian guests, talents in artist… Read More My first Fan Expo Canada blog post: Holiday Gift Ideas for the Comics Enthusiast
Éditions Pow Pow! is a new Quebec-based French language publisher that debuted this fall with two original books – both of which are now available. Links below are to a google English translated version of pages from the Pow Pow website — the translate feature often comes across a little awkward and babble-fishy, so follow… Read More New Quebec BD publisher debuts – Éditions Pow Pow!
Krampus is a mythical creature that, in various regions of the world – especially Austria and Hungary – is believed to accompany St. Nicholas (Santa Claus) during the Christmas season. Krampus is a Bizarro Santa – a demonic creature who warns and punishes naughty children. Due to German and Austrian influences, the myth of Krampus… Read More Happenings: Krampusnacht 2010 art show at the Resistor Gallery in Toronto
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British writer Mark Millar recently announced his plans to launch a new San Diego inspired comic book convention in London, England. The convention debuts in April 2011. He’s also decided to add a new comic book awards program to the mix in order to draw attention to the event. The new awards are called the… Read More New fan vote awards in 2011: The Stan Lee Awards