Well, not physically! According to Comic Book Resources, Archie Comics is reviving their “Li’l Jinx” character as a teenager, and our own J. Torres has been hired to chronicle her new adventures as “Jinx”. Follow the link above to read the news and an interview with J. about his plans for the series.
We are regularly asked how the nominees are selected for the Joe Shuster Awards, hopefully this explanation of the process will help answer some of your questions and not completely confuse you.
2010 Joe Shuster Award-winning Outstanding Cartoonist Michel Rabagliati (Paul à Quebec) is in France this month for Le Festival International de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême and is featured in this article on cyberpresse.ca
The first issue debuted back in December, but take a look at these stunning covers for this slightly oversized series from Image Comics’ Shadowline imprint by Oakville, ON artist W. SCOTT FORBES. Forbes provides the cover art only. Forbes joins a wave of new talent providing covers for American publishers like Mike Del Mundo (Klaws… Read More W. Scott Forbes covers 27 for Image Comics
On the eve of the release of the Thor movie, Marvel releases a ton of new products, but not many by Canadian creators. Of course, the big book is the first issue of the big spring/summer crossover – drawn by Stuart Immonen! FEAR ITSELF #1 (of 7) Written by MATT FRACTION Pencils & Cover by… Read More Marvel Comics by Canadians – April 2011
As a follow-up to the recent announcement that he will be doing the 2011 FCBD t-shirt, the FCBD website has posted an interview with Darwyn “that details the FCBD project, his plans for 2011, and what goes into his creative inspirations.” Of particular note is his project announcement for 2011…. which is interesting considering my… Read More Interviews: Darwyn Cooke at the FCBD website
Our friend Jeffery Klaehn over at the Pop! blog has done another edition of his retailer panel discussion, and the participants are 50% Canadian: Panel Discussion Participants Gerry Gladston is co-owner of Midtown Comics in New York. Peter DeCourcy is manager of Blue Beetle Comics in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. Jay Bardyla is the owner of… Read More Pop! Retailer Panel Discussion – 1/2011 edition and some personal thoughts…
There must be a movie coming out or something? So the current Thor title is being renamed Journey Into Mystery and Marvel will launch a new Mighty Thor title in April 2011 (written by Matt Fraction, art by Olivier Coipel) with multiple covers, including a photo cover of Chris Hemsworth in his Norse god gear.… Read More Covers: Travis Charest covers the Mighty Thor #1
In the January 14th issue of MacLean’s magazine, writer Claire Ward takes a close look at Kill Shakespeare by the all Canadian comics team of Anthony Del Col, Conor McCreery, Andy Belanger, Kagan McLeod and Ian Herring. You can read the article online here.
Press release after the cut.
It should be noted that on Free Comic Book Day Darwyn will be appearing at a comic book store. Thank you, Darwyn, for supporting the small retailer and understanding what FCBD means to these retailers. Press release after the cut.
PREVIEWSworld.com New Releases Shipping 1/19/2011 Each week PREVIEWSworld.com provides a list of comics, graphic novels and other pop-culture merchandise arriving at your local comic shop. Please check with your retailer for availability, as not all releases may be on sale in all areas at the same time. PREMIER PUBLISHERS DARK HORSE COMICS OCT100040 AGE OF… Read More New Comics: In Shops 1/19/2011
* Originally posted on 1/14 – revised and updated 1/16 The English nominating committee has submitted their choices for the categories of Artist, Cartoonist, Colourist, Cover Artist & Writer. All entries have been received and tabulated and we have our nominees for 2011. Our five member French nominating committee got started a little later this… Read More Somehow it all just comes together in the end… JSA Update 1/16
Special Guests: Ken Steacy (Star Wars) Ken Boesem (The Village) Ed Brisson (Acts of Violence, Murder Book) Kelly Everaert (Trilogy of Terror) Robin Thompson (Champions of Hell, Hemp Island) Wai Khan Au Carrie McKay Molly Nemecek Gurukitty Studios Sketchrospective and others! Sunday, January 16, 2011 11am to 5pm Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street, Vancouver, BC… Read More Happenings: Vancouver Comic Con – Sun. 1/16/2011
On the heels of this week’s changes to the delivery system, Diamond Dist. has announced that their 2011 Retailer Summit will be held in Chicago in conjunction with C2E2 in March. Many Canadian retailers attend these events, and I’m sure this will be of interest to many of them. I know I’m now thinking of… Read More Retailers: Diamond announces retailer summit in Chicago March 17-18
For Immediate Release: Montreal, QC — Drawn & Quarterly has acquired North American rights to Kate Beaton’s next collection, Hark! A Vagrant, it was announced today by Chris Oliveros, Editor-in-Chief, Acquiring Editor and Publisher of Drawn & Quarterly. “To say that the meteoric rise of Kate Beaton’s popularity is nothing short of a modern-day cartooning tour-de-force… Read More D+Q to publish Kate Beaton’s Hark! A Vagrant Hardcover Collection Fall 2011
When: Sunday, February 6th Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building Hours: 11am-5pm Admission: $6 (Free for Fan Expo VIPs) SPECIAL GUESTS: GEORGES JEANTY (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) MIKE DEL MUNDO (Klaws of the Black Panther) MARCIO TAKARA (The Incredibles) MARCUS TO (Red Robin) AGNES GARBOWSKA (Girl Comics) DAVE ROSS (Star Wars: Legacy) FEARLESS FRED’S… Read More Happenings: Toronto ComiCON 2/6/2011
“Chimo is an idiosyncratic, compelling and hilarious musing-in-comics that I couldn’t put down. Seemingly a quirky memoir about soldiering, it’s really a quest for survival — both basic and artistic — and a meditation on aging, family and the fight to simply try and understand oneself, all told by one of the most unpretentious cartoonists… Read More New Releases: CHIMO by David Collier
From the D+Q Blog, Peggy Burns writes: Well, I was waiting until I had my Fall 2011 list absolutely finalized but Bryan Munn of Sequential beat me to it, with announcing Seth’s Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists or The G. N. B. Double C., as he should. Oh people, I have had the pleasure… Read More Previews: Drawn & Quarterly’s Fall 2011 schedule