Yesterday at the Revival Bar in Toronto, ON – a group of concerned individuals within the city’s comic book, animation and illustration communities organized the Artists Help Japan fundraiser at which a number of creators gathered to produce sketches and run an original art auction to benefit the victims of the devastating earthquakes and tsunamis… Read More Artists Help Japan: Toronto report
PREVIEWSworld.com New Releases Shipping 4/20/2011 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.
Congratulations to all of the winners! Lots of Canadians won awards, including MICHAEL DEFORGE, EMILY CARROLL and BRYAN LEE O’MALLEY: For Official Release – Sunday, April 17 The Stumptown Comic Art Awards 2011 were presented last night in Portland, OR. In a packed-room ceremony following a bustling first day at the Stumptown Comics Fest, host… Read More Winners of the 2011 Stumptown Comic Art Awards Announced
Prix Réal-Fillion Auteur québécois, scénariste ou dessinateur, s’étant le plus illustré avec son premier album professional • ÉMILIE VILLENEUVE ET JULIE ROCHELEAU, avec La fille invisible (Glénat Québec) Grand prix de la ville de Québec Meilleur album de langue française publié au Québec • APNÉE, de Zviane (Pow Pow) Prix Albéric-Bourgeois Meilleur album de langue… Read More Winners of the prix Bédéis Causa 2011 announced
Industry news: Stu Levy, Founder of Tokyopop, announced today that the company is shutting down (at the end of May 2011). Bleeding Cool has more information as does The Beat.
Filling the void left by the absence of Wizard’s Fan Awards, the “Stan Lee Award” winners were announced last weekend in London, England at the Kapow! Comic Con. There was not a single Canadian in the winning circle, here’s the press release: Official Press Release KAPOW!, which was took place this weekend and was a… Read More Stan Lee Award winners announced
April is sure shaping up to be a busy month! I moved recently, and in-between loads of books and other things I had to take over to my new place, there have been a lot of things going on in the comics world, event-wise. Last weekend saw the coming and going of another Toronto ComiCON… Read More Comics, comics, comics…
This Saturday, April 16th in Guelph, ON, Kazoo! fest 2011 and The Dragon are proud to present the Kazoo! Zine and Comic Expo. The Zine and Comic Expo will happen on Saturday April 16th from 11 am to 4 pm at Norfolk United Church in Guelph, located at 75 Norfolk Street, Guelph, ON, N1H 4J4.… Read More Happenings: Kazoo Zine & Comic Expo guest list, Guelph ON – April 16, 2011
A trio of creators unite this evening in Toronto to promote their recent releases from Canadian publisher Drawn & Quarterly. Pascal Girard has come to promote the English translation of his BD Conventum, originally published by Delcourt. D+Q continue their program of translating Quebec based BD (and it’s their second Girard translation after releasing Bigfoot… Read More Happenings: Girard, Ollman, Worton book launch – April 14, Toronto
FEAR ITSELF #4 (of 7) Written by MATT FRACTION Penciled by STUART IMMONEN Cover by STEVE McNIVEN Variant Cover by STUART IMMONEN Variant Cover by TERRY DODSON The blockbuster Marvel event of the year continues! AFTERMATH: the heroes reel in the wake of last issue’s shocking finale. Thor finds himself unwelcome in two homes. Steve… Read More Marvel Comics featuring work by Canadian Creators – July 2011
Ah, July. More Flashpoint, the debut of the Retroactive books and a lot more. FLASHPOINT: FRANKENSTEIN AND THE CREATURES OF THE UNKNOWN #2 Written by JEFF LEMIRE Art by IBRAIM ROBERSON Cover by DOUG MAHNKE FLASH QUESTION: Can our heroes find the cure to their afflictions, or will the monster hunter Miranda Shrieve kill them… Read More DC Comics featuring work by Canadian Creators – July 2011
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Okay… back to your regularly scheduled programming! Squidface and the Meddler take a look at Jesse Jacobs upcoming book Even the Giants, and interview Jesse. The book will be published by Adhouse Books and arrives in stores in May. It also premieres at TCAF on May 7/8. Jacobs won the Gene Day Award for self-publishing… Read More Coming Soon: Even the Giants by Jesse Jacobs debuts in May
I’m exhausted and sore, but getting up to begin another day of work at my regular job… the 2011 Toronto ComiCON Fan Appreciation Event wrapped up yesterday and the guests have all headed home. What I liked about the show, and what I’m also hearing from the dealers, guests and fans that were there also… Read More Fans = Appreciated
Toronto ComiCON Fan Appreciation Floorplan & Table Assignments Exhibitor Name Exhibitor Area – Table Number 1,000,000 Comix 107-112, 207-212 AK Cards 104 All New Comics 105-106 Almar Enterprises 803-806 Anything and Everything 801 Big B Comics 403-406 Bill Chung To be assigned Comic Book Addiction 301-306 Comic Trader 703-706 Comics and More 102-103 Conspiracy Comics… Read More Happenings: April 9-10 Toronto ComiCON Fan Appreciation Floorplan & Table Assignments
Le 24e Festival de la BD francophone de Québec (FBDFQ) du 13 au 17 avril 2011 HÉBERGEMENT Manoir Victoria LIEUX D’ACTIVITÉ Salon international du livre de Québec Musée de la Civilisation Le Cercle Bibliothèque Gabrielle-Roy Galerie du Faubourg Bibliothèque College-des-Jésuites Galerie Morgan Bridge Engramme Studio P Café l’Entracte Observatoire de la Capitale Auteurs Hicham ABSA… Read More Happenings: FBDFQ – Le 24e Festival de la BD francophone de Québec du 13 au 17 avril 2011
Toronto.com has the scoop on some old news that hasn’t been publicized elsewhere: that owner and founder Ron Van Leeuwen of the Silver Snail (established in 1976) was retiring and has sold the Silver Snail business to the Snail’s manager George Zotti and his business partner Mark Gingras. Van Leeuwen owned and has also subsequently… Read More Toronto’s Silver Snail sold, to relocate by 2/2012
The Eisner nominations were announced yesterday and I thought I’d take a nationalistic look at how Canadians were represented beyond just highlighting their names in red. The big individual Canadian creator nominee of this year is IAN BOOTHBY, who is nominated three times this year: – Best Humor Publication for The Comic Book Guy: The… Read More A Look at the Canadians nominated for Eisner Awards in 2011
MONTRÉAL, le 7 avril – Promo 9e art, organisme voué à la promotion de la bande dessinée au Québec, a annoncé aujourd’hui en compagnie de ses porte-parole Sylvie Lussier et Pierre Poirier, les gagnants des 12e Prix Bédélys, à l’occasion de leur gala annuel qui se tenait à l’auditorium de la Grande Bibliothèque. Bédélys d’or… Read More Promo 9e art dévoile les gagnants des 12e prix Bédélys
Congratulations to all of the nominees! Canadian nominees in RED Best Short Story “Bart on the Fourth of July,” by Peter Kuper, in Bart Simpson #54 (Bongo) “Batman, in Trick for the Scarecrow,” by Billy Tucci, in DCU Halloween Special 2010 (DC) “Cinderella,” by Nick Spencer and Rodin Esquejo, in Fractured Fables (Silverline Books/Image) “Hamburgers… Read More 2011 Eisner Award Nominees Announced