There’s a lot of talk today about the news of the restructuring DC Comics is making to their line of DC Universe titles in September. There’s a lot we don’t know about the DC reboot, but there’s a few specific details which are a mix of good and bad for the foundation of local comic… Read More DC: Will they save the direct market or destroy it?
Newsarama’s Vaneta Rogers chats with Jeff Lemire about his upcoming Flashpoint mini-series: Frankenstein and the Creatures of the Unknown And just to get to work with this character is great. When Grant Morrison’s Seven Soldiers stuff was coming out, I thought the Frankenstein mini-series the best part of it. I always wished that DC had… Read More Interviews: Jeff Lemire on Flashpoint: Frankenstein and the Creatures of the Unknown
Coming up quickly is what has rapidly become the second largest pop culture event in the country: THE CALGARY COMIC & ENTERTAINMENT EXPO. This a big year for the Expo, as it is the first to run for THREE days, JUNE 17-19, 2011. I went to the event in 2009 and had a great time,… Read More Countdown to Calgary
PREVIEWSworld.com New Releases Shipping 6/1/2011 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: In it’s second year, Sketches for Pledges will feature a group of talented artists aiming to raise funds and awareness by sketching original artworks for SickKids hospital on behalf of Royal Bank of Canada. Attending artists: Marcus To DC Comics Vince Sunico Spent Pencils Arnold Trinidad Spent Pencils Paul Limgenco Spent Pencils… Read More Happenings: Sketches for Pledges 2011 – June 2 in Toronto
If it seems quiet around here, it’s because we’re holding our breaths in anticipation of the decisions currently being made by our FOUR (yes 4!) Juries this year: “ART” : Artist, Cover Artist, Webcomics, Colourist “STORY” (bilingual jury required): Writer, Cartoonist “INDUSTRY”: Publisher, Self-Publisher, Retailer “KIDS”: Comics for Kids Everyone is supposed to send over… Read More The 11th Hour: Finalizing 2011 and Organizational Discussions
Some great comics being released this week featuring the work of Canadians — such as the penultimate issue of KILL SHAKESPEARE, and the second hardcover edition of THE ANTHOLOGY PROJECT featuring the work of many Canadian cartoonists (and edited, compiled and published in Canada!) as well as EVEN THE GIANTS the first distributed work of… Read More New Comics – In Stores 5/25/2011
The Ottawa Citizen sat down with Dale Eaglesham to discuss the upcoming relaunch of Marvel’s Alpha Flight. After 25 years as a comic-book artist, Eaglesham is one of the biz’s renowned superstars. He has drawn everyone from Conan the Barbarian to the Incredible Hulk, but the new Marvel Comics project, Alpha Flight, is unusual because… Read More Homegrown superheroes take flight: Eaglesham on Alpha Flight
We’re only 19 days into May and there’s already a TON of stuff up for you to check out over at Whazamo! Below are links to everything posted so far: WHAZAMO! Ontario Graphic Novel Month is an online comics celebration brought to you by Open Book: Toronto. Whazamo! showcases the talented graphic novelists and illustrators… Read More Whazamo! Ontario Graphic Novel Month at Open Book Toronto
As Fear Itself is moving along, most of the new covers by Canadians were not available as part of today’s solicitation release, so the focus is on the collected material by folks like John Byrne, Dale Keown and Stuart Immonen. ———————————————————————————————————
DC has big things happening at the end of the month with the 5th of Flashpoint (the only new book shipping from DC on Aug. 31) so a lot of series and storylines are wrapping up in August so that people can jump on in September. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
May is quite the month for Canadian cartoonist birthdays! Dave Sim goes into his 55th year a busy guy with the bi-monthly publications Glamourpuss and Cerebus Archive (only available through Comics Xpress) as well as his weekly Cerebus TV broadcast and the occasional private commission! Dave completed the first planned 300 issue finite series –… Read More Happy 55th Birthday Dave Sim!
The ceremony is slated to start on SATURDAY JUNE 18th at 6PM (one hour before regular convention hours end at 7pm) at the CALGARY COMIC & ENTERTAINMENT EXPO being held at the BMO ROUND-UP CENTRE in Calgary, Alberta. The ceremony is free to attend for paid attendees, all exhibitors and all guests of the 2011… Read More 2011 JSA Ceremony Details #1: BOYCE THEATRE at the BMO Round-Up Centre
Please join us in wishing a very Happy Birthday to JOE KILMARTIN! Joe is the manager of Dragon Lady Comics in Toronto and someone I’ve had the pleasure of knowing for many years. He was a member of the Administrative Committee for many years before he had to take a step back when was promoted… Read More Happy Birthday Joe Kilmartin!
Right now he’s in the middle of the book tour for his newly released memoir Paying For It, published by Drawn & Quarterly — having just finished up stops in Toronto, Chicago, New York and Montreal – this Wednesday he’s off to Vancouver and Seattle. He’s also slated to appear at the San Diego Comic… Read More Happy 51st Birthday Chester Brown!
PREVIEWSworld.com New Releases Shipping 5/18/2011 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.
13 Canadian creators have contributed to Panels for Primates, an online charity anthology that ends its run on June 1st. SO, WHAT THE HECK IS PANELS FOR PRIMATES? Panels for Primates is an ongoing, online charity anthology of primate comics that has been updating every Wednesday with new material at ACT-I-VATE (http://act-i-vate.com) since October of… Read More 13 Canadian comics creators join international effort for primates
UDON ENTERTAINMENT PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SHINING WORLD ART BOOK COMES TO NORTH AMERICA Release of Tony’s Artworks from Shining World Collection Toronto, ON – May 11, 2011 – For the first time in North America, fans can enjoy the stunning designs and illustrations from Sega’s Shining World games in an all-new art book… Read More Udon brings Shining World Art Book to North America
UDON ENTERTAINMENT PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RANDOMVEUS DELIVERS INSANITY WITH EVERY PARCEL! UDON to Launch “UDON Presents” Graphic Novel Line with RandomVeus Vol.1 Toronto, ON – May 10, 2011 – All-out action meets off-the-wall wackiness in RANDOMVEUS VOl.1! Springing from the mind of artist Jeffrey ‘Chamba’ Cruz, this original graphic novel adventure features the tripped-out tales… Read More UDON to Launch “UDON Presents” Graphic Novel Line with RandomVeus Vol.1
… and the four unique juries are all hard at work looking at all of the books and comics. It’s hard to believe that we are a mere 40 days and forty nights away from the presentation of the 7th annual Joe Shuster Awards for Canadian Comic Book Creators on Saturday, June 18th, 2011 at… Read More 40 Days left…