For a full list of all of the new releases from Kids Can Press, please visit their website. WITCHES’ BREW: A SAM & FRIENDS MYSTERY (Book Four) by Mary Labatt and Jo Rioux A spooky adventure for girls — book four of A Sam & Friends Mystery graphic novel series. When three odd sisters with… Read More Kids Can Press – Late Winter/Spring 2011
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.
Before we gear up to the next stages in our process for the awards, it’s been nice to take a short break and follow the reactions and responses to the nominations. Here are my thoughts…. Although it pains me to say this, not everyone can be nominated in a given year and no, not being… Read More So, what did you think?
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
ON CANADA READS… Well, I was the first book voted off of the Canada Reads competition today, and I’ll admit that it stings a bit more than I thought it would. But, in the end I am really proud of the accomplishment of making it to the final 5. It’s a great sign for the… Read More Jeff Lemire on Canada Reads
Robin McConnell, the host of the Inkstuds radio show/podcast/blog and author of the Inkstuds book published in 2010 by Conundrum Press, was profiled on Saturday’s edition of the Shelf Porn! column at Comic Book Resources. It’s a very impressive and extensive collection – lots of pictures.
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
It’s Day 1 of the Canada Reads competition and the first casualty is the only book that the comics community cares about — The Collected Essex County by Jeff Lemire. Alas, I don’t have a soundcard on my PC here at the office so I can’t listen to the show itself until this evening, but… Read More Essex County eliminated at Canada Reads
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.
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!
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
Diamond released some sales stats today, and it isn’t pretty, ICV2 always provides some great analysis. As feared, January 2011 saw a huge drop in new product sales ordered through Diamond Distribution. Compared to January 2010 units ordered are down a whopping 23% and dollars earned on new comics are down a comparable 22%. Even… Read More Uh oh… comic sales down 23% in 1/11 compared to 1/10
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
Mirror Mind: Growing up Dyslexic by Tory Woolcott has been selected for first prize (tied with Craigmore Book One by Pat N. Lewis) in the General Category of the SPACE Awards. Tory’s Mirror Mind was also a finalist for the Gene Day Award last year. Congratulations Tory! About the SPACE Prize From the books which… Read More Tory Woolcott’s Mirror Mind wins the SPACE Prize
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.