Scott at Comic Book Daily asks: Free Comic Book Day is now a huge event and one no retailer can afford to skip, but how well does it work for you? Does its benefits outweigh the costs, since the event is in no way free for you? Participants: Chris Butcher (the Beguiling), Marc Sims (Big… Read More Comic Book Daily: (Canadian) Retailer Roundtable #2 – Free Comic Book Day (and conflicting events)
Présentation de la librairie PLANÈTE BD Nom: Librairie Planète BD Adresse: 3883 rue St-Denis, Montréal, Québec H2W 2M4 Téléphone : (514) 759-9800 Courriel : email@example.com La librairie Planète BD appartient à Carrefour BD Inc., une société créée par un groupe de lecteurs passionnés et réunis autour du projet de doter Montréal d’une véritable librairie spécialisée exclusivement dédiée… Read More Présentation de la librairie PLANÈTE BD: Lauréat du Prix Harry Kremer
For Immediate Release June 28, 2011 Contact: Elan Freedman Surge Licensing, Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org 516-939-2226 Surge Licensing Signs Breakout Comics Series – SkullkickersTM For Exclusive Licensing and Entertainment Representation The Hangover Meets World of Warcraft in Zub’s Serialized Adventure Series Jericho, N.Y. — Surge Licensing, Inc., the agency known for developing off-the-wall comic book properties such… Read More Surge Licensing Signs SKULLKICKERS For Exclusive Licensing and Entertainment Representation
With last week’s news about Wizard ditching October’s Central Canada Comic Con (a show that will continue under the guidance of the old owners), it seems that there are further changes afoot. An eagle-eyed fan pointed out to us that according to the Wizard website, the dates for next year’s Wizard Toronto Comic Con have… Read More Wizard World Toronto Comic Con 2012 loses a day (Updated x2).
Emily Carroll is the 2011 winner of the OUTSTANDING WEBCOMICS CREATOR Award for her 2010 comics, and she has posted some new comics recently: A Dream Journal from March 30th (posted late May 2011): And THE PRINCE & THE SEA (posted June 27):
PREVIEWSworld.com New Releases Shipping 6/29/2011 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.
The following information was made available to fans last weekend at the Calgary Comic Expo (thanks to Leonard Wong for passing it along): CLLDF Flyer It’s All Calgary’s Fault! The Comic Legends Legal Defense Fund was formed in 1987 by Derek McCulloch and Paul Stockton to raise money for the defense of Comic Legends, a… Read More Canada’s Comic Legends Legal Defense Fund (CLLDF) reforms – appeals for assistance in conjunction with the CBLDF
According to the Raven Toys and Comics blog, American promoter Wizard has dropped the Winnipeg based Central Canada Comic Con from their schedule. The show, purchased from the original owner last year, was to debut this October 28-30 under the Wizard World banner. Wizard had already announced some guests for the event. A quick check… Read More Wizard drops Central Canada Comic Con, attempts are being made to keep it going
We’re all home and settling back in to our daily routines, and I know I’ve certainly had some time to reflect on the 2011 Joe Shuster Awards ceremony. There are some bills left to pay, and some awards to hand or send out.The comics media coverage has been great so far, and the awards were… Read More Calgary & Wrapping Up Year 7
The world of Mad Men and pin-up art collide in this fantastic new art book from Dark Horse Comics that spotlights the work of Canadian cartoonist Doug Sneyd. The book collects hundreds of the full colour cartoons he has produced for Playboy Magazine since the 1960’s and features an introduction by Canadian cartoonist Lynn Johnston… Read More Out today: The Art of Doug Sneyd hardcover
Thanks to Jennifer and Robert Haines for taking these great photos!
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Conor McCreery, Anthony Del Col and Andy Belanger were on CBC’s the National last Friday! (click the link to check it out for yourself) It was great to see the guys this weekend in Calgary at the Comic & Entertainment Expo, and even though Anthony and Conor were not selected for the Writer Award this… Read More Kill Shakespeare goes (on the) National
The 7th Annual Canadian Comic Book Creator Awards were presented at a public ceremony held on Saturday, June 18, 2011 at the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo with hosts Ajay Fry and Teddy Wilson. Joe Shuster Awards 2011 ceremony audio THE RESULTS:
We’re just two days away from the June 17-19 Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo, which looks to be a MASSIVE event this year, with guests coming from all over the world representing various areas of fandom — science fiction, anime/animation, horror… and most importantly COMICS. For all of the amazing details and to peruse the… Read More Happenings: Calgary Comic Expo & Joe Shuster Awards this weekend!
Yikes! Another month with less than stellar comics sales – no comic books sold more than 100,000 copies. The #1 book was Fear Itself #2 (drawn by Stuart Immonen!) at 96K. Flashpoint #1 debuted at #2 (~87K) Then it’s a morass of X-Men, Batman, Green Lantern, Avengers and Spider-Man related books. The graphic novel sales… Read More May 2011 not a good month for comics: sales down 17.3%
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NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2011 JOE SHUSTER AWARDS LES NOMINÉS AUX PRIX JOE SHUSTER 2011 Ceremony Date: Saturday, June 18th, 2011 – 6-8 PM Ceremony Hosts: AJAY FRY and TEDDY WILSON Ceremony Location: Boyce Theatre, BMO Round-Up Centre, Calgary, AB Host Event: THE CALGARY COMIC AND ENTERTAINMENT EXPO (June 17-19, 2011) How Do I/How Did I… Read More 7th Annual Joe Shuster Awards – June 18, 2011 at the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo
Yesterday Christopher Butcher, the director of the Toronto Comic Arts Festival and the manager at Toronto comic shop The Beguiling issued his wrap-up statement on TCAF 2011 and some details about TCAF 2012, including the dates. TCAF 2012 is scheduled for May 5-6, 2012. It will once again be held at the Toronto Reference Library.… Read More Butcher issues TCAF 2011 wrap-up and TCAF 2012 details
The Blackhawks are an elite group of mercenaries made up of brave men from around the world equipped with the latest in cutting-edge hardware and vehicles. Their mission: Kill the bad guys before they kill us. A set of contemporary tales that battle the world’s gravest threats, BLACKHAWKS #1 will be written by Mike Costa… Read More Ken Lashley returns to DC with the revamped Blackhawks