I have wanted to do a clean up of our retail listing for some time now. I had a hard time believing that there are 310 comic shops in Canada, so it was time to go through the listings and get some up to date information. Part of this revamp was to uncover new shops… Read More Cleaning up the Retailer listing
Chester Brown’s PAYING FOR IT Book Launch & Party Date: Sunday, May 1, 2011 Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm Type: Party Location: Goodhandy’s, 120 Church St. Chester Brown’s PAYING FOR IT – Book Launch & Party Hosted by NOW Magazine’s Sasha Von Bon Bon Sunday, May 1st, 2011 7:30PM-10PM – Doors at 7 @ Goodhandy’s, 120… Read More Happenings: Paying for It Book Launch & Party – 05/01/2011 in Toronto
Centifolia II is set to debut at the Adhouse Books booth at TCAF next week, and CBR’s Chris Arrant had a chance to sit down with Stuart Immonen about it and other comics related things.
Toronto Comic Arts Festival: Pencil it In from Toronto Comic Arts Festival on Vimeo. Director: Christopher Hutsul Director of Photography: Vinit Borisson Producer: Nick Sorbara Executive Producer: Jacinte Faria Editorial: Melanie Hider, Bijou Editorial Score: “Background Noise (Don’t Become)” by Solvent, Courtesy Ghostly International Sound Design: Vapor Music Online Artist + Colourist: Hardave Grewal, RedLab… Read More TCAF: Pencil it In video
Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas will be in Toronto, appearing at Gendai Gallery, which will be exhibiting the graphic works of Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas and Joanne Hui. Both artists use the form of manga to address unique moments in Canadian history that are particular to their culturally specific histories of activism and resistance. Yahgulanaas is known for… Read More Happenings – Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas in Toronto May 7/8, 2011
According to Postmedia News and other sources — Hobby Star Marketing, the Toronto based producers of the comics and pop culture event Fan Expo Canada (TM) have filed an injunction against the producers of the UFC Fan Expo taking place this weekend in Toronto at the Direct Energy Centre over the use of the name… Read More Hobby Star Marketing files an injunction against the UFC over the name “Fan Expo”
Sunday, May 1st • 11:00am-5:00pm Place Bonaventure • $6 at the door* Half of ticket sales will be donated to the Red Cross to help Japan and its people. The mini-Comiccon is hosted by the Montreal Comiccon. This is a small-scale event where visitors can meet a dozen of local artists, participate in a masquerade… Read More Happenings: Montreal Mini-Comic Con 05/01/2011
Publisher Ed Brisson writes: TCAF will be the last show for New Reliable Press. After May, I’m officially hanging up my publisher gloves and New Reliable Press will cease to publish any new material. The NRP catalog will still be available for purchase online, although by the end of May I will be closing down… Read More New Reliable Press to close in May after TCAF
The Toronto Cartoonists Workshop is happy to announce that it is launching it’s first “Industry Night” this Wednesday, April 27th at the Monarch Tavern (12 Clinton Street, near College Street) in Toronto, ON. The evening starts around 8pm and should run until 11pm or later. The first edition of the event will feature Marvel Comics… Read More Happenings: TCW launches the new monthly “Industry Night” on 4/27/2011 in Toronto
On February 1st 10 stores were named as being in the running for the 2011 Harry Kremer Outstanding Canadian Retailer Award. In order to move to the final round of consideration, the nominated retailers had to send in additional materials for the judging committee to consider by April 1st. Based on materials received, the 10… Read More 5 Retailer Finalists for the Harry Kremer Award Announced
Follow the link to read Squidface and the Meddler’s look at Koyama Press’ new Anthology “Root Rot” Featuring a wrap-around cover by Michael DeForge, Root Rot is an upcoming Koyama Press art book/anthology that will be debuting at TCAF on May 7-8. Contributors include Jon Vermilyea, Derek M. Ballard, Dan Zettwoch, T. Edward Bak, Robin… Read More Squidface and the Meddler examine Root Rot from Koyama Press
The Calgary Expo is proud to have a strong Canadian creator presence at this year’s event! Don’t forget that the Calgary Expo is hosting the Joe Shuster Awards this year for the first time. Come cheer on your favourite Canadian creators, eh? Ceremony will take place on Saturday, June 18th. Stuart Immonen Fear Itself, Ultimate… Read More Happenings: Calgary Expo Announces Canadian Creator Guests
PREVIEWSworld.com New Releases Shipping 4/27/2011 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.
Lots of new shops have opened up recently (or been recently discovered, whichever). Here is what happened in comic shops across Canada this month. Note: this information was gathered by perusing the retailers websites, as well as email I’ve received from stores across Canada. If you have an event to promote, let us know! Send… Read More Retailer Roundup – April, 2011
For Immediate Release: ARTISTS HELP JAPAN: TORONTO RAISES $20,000 Toronto comic artists and DJs band together for Japanese Quake & Tsunami Relief Artists Help Japan: Toronto is proud to announce that their 12 hour live art/DJ event on April 17th was an extraordinary success, raising $20,000 towards Tsunami and Quake relief in Japan. Spearheaded by… Read More ARTISTS HELP JAPAN: TORONTO RAISES $20,000
Over at the Fabler Blog, Kevin de Vlaming takes a closer look at rising cartooning sensation Emily Carroll. Emily will be at TCAF on May 7-8 with a new mini-comics collection!
For immediate release: Conundrum Press to publish Michel Rabagliati’s Paul à Québec in English! Conundrum Press is delighted to announce that they have acquired the English rights to the latest book by Montrealer Michel Rabagliati. The book will be titled The Song of Roland and will focus on the life and death of the father-in-law… Read More Conundrum to Publish Rabagliati
Joan Thornborrow Steacy will debut her autobio-graphic novel Aurora Borealice at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, May 7-8 2011! http://www.joansteacy.blogspot.com http://www.torontocomics.com AURORA BOREALICE by Joan Thornborrow Steacy “Aurora Borealice is the first of four graphic novels that chronicle my quest to find a voice in a rapidly changing technological world. It begins in the early 70’s,… Read More Aurora Borealice by Joan Steacy
Guelph was the place to be on Saturday for anyone interested in independent comics, webcomics and zines. The Kazoo Fest Zine and Comic Expo saw more than forty creators (including Gene Day Noms Jason Bradshaw and Nick Maandag!) gather in the Norfolk United Church for this free event that drew a steady crowd out of… Read More Kazoo report
Before traveling across Canada last week to promote the release of the Drawn & Quarterly published English translation of his latest book Reunion, Pascal went to New York to attend MOCCA and produced a cartoon blog about his experiences there: Day One Day Two Day Three Day Four