Canada Reads wrap-up: Essex County wins the people’s choice. Final thoughts.

Yesterday the Canada Reads jury decided on the best book in Canada over the last decade: The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis. Sadly, it wasn’t The Collected Essex County by Jeff Lemire, as it was the first of the top 5 voted off the list. However, the folks at CBC decided to run an… Read More Canada Reads wrap-up: Essex County wins the people’s choice. Final thoughts.

Diamond, iVerse Teaming Up to Offer Digital Content Via Comic Shops

For Immediate Release: Diamond, iVerse Teaming Up to Offer Digital Content Via Comic Shops Imagine a future where readers and fans can visit their local comic shop to buy not just physical copies of new comics, but also digital editions that aren’t available anywhere else, and can be viewed in multiple platforms including iPhone, iPad,… Read More Diamond, iVerse Teaming Up to Offer Digital Content Via Comic Shops

Kathryn Immonen talks about Captain America & The First Thirteen

Comic Book Resources has posted a short interview with writer Kathryn Immonen about her March shipping one-shot “Captain America and the First Thirteen“, which is being illustrated by Ramón K. Pérez. Retailers take note: TODAY (Feb.7) is the Final Order Cut-off day for this March shipping one-shot. What does Ramón Pérez bring to this book… Read More Kathryn Immonen talks about Captain America & The First Thirteen

New Comics – In Stores 2/9/2011

PREVIEWSworld.com New Releases Shipping 2/9/2011 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.

Comics Education In The Classroom Has Students’ Literacy Soaring Like Superman!

For immediate release GTA Students Improve More Than Just Art Skills With Unique Programming That Builds Confidence, Positive Work Habits and Media Literacy With The Help of Real Industry Professionals Doodling in class used to be grounds for detention while SKL’z Cartoon Workshop Co-Founders Kurt Lehner and Shane Kirshenblatt were growing up in Toronto, during… Read More Comics Education In The Classroom Has Students’ Literacy Soaring Like Superman!

H.B. Fenn initiates bankruptcy proceedings

Breaking news: H.B. Fenn and Company, Canada’s largest book distributor (based in Bolton, ON), filed notice on Thursday that they were initiating bankruptcy proceedings. Fenn distributes a number of comics and graphic novel products to stores, educators and librarians across the country. Read more: The National Post Quill & Quire The Toronto Star

Abominable Charles Christopher wins 2 Webcomic List Awards

Announced today — in a webcomic — were the Webcomic List Awards. Congratulations to Karl Kerschl for his 2 award wins for the Abominable Charles Christopher: Best Black and White Webcomic and Best Long Form Webcomic UPDATE! Also, Romantically Apocalyptic by Canadian creator Vitaly Alexius was recognized as Best Non-Traditional Art in a Webcomic. This… Read More Abominable Charles Christopher wins 2 Webcomic List Awards

Sad news

On behalf of everyone at the Joe Shuster Awards, our condolences go to Awards Association Executive Committee member CHRIS OWEN, whose father passed away last night.