As you can imagine, we were really busy in May and June getting ready to hand out our annual awards. Which resulted in a never completed May version of Retailer Roundup.
Even more new shops have opened up recently (or been recently discovered, whichever), and a couple of deletions as well. Comic retailing is fluid, that’s for sure.
Here is what happened in comic shops across Canada these past 2 months. 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 an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. And if you have an upcoming event that isn’t listed here, then I was not able to find it on your website. If I can’t find it, your customers can’t find it.
Monster Comic Lounge is going through a refreshing facelift.
Strange Adventures Frederiction will be moving
Address: 132 – 6321 TransCanada Highway, Pointe Claire, QC, H9R 5A5
D + Q book store had Kids Day.
And, of course, Librairie Planète BD were awarded Retailer of the Year in 2011
New Store!Cartoon Kingdom
Address: 2001 Provincial Road, Unit B, Windsor, ON, N8W 5V7
New Store! Need A Hero? Comics & Collectibles opened in Belleville on March 13, 2011.
Address: 200 North Front St., Belleville, ON K8P 3C2
New Store!AOD Collectables
Address: 7 – 2760 Derry Road W, Mississauga, ON, L5N 3N5
The Dragon had a few podcasts, discussing… 6th Gun from Oni Press, the Joe Shuster Award webcomics nominees & Paying For It by Hall of Fame creator Chester Brown, published by Drawn & Quarterly
Stadium Comics have a new and vastly improved website. continue their Unboxing Wednesday series. Plus, they’re somehow affiliated with a videopodcast called Flavourful Reviews. Check out their videos.
Unreal City hosted Jeff Lemire for an art gallery and signing event. If you use your eagle eyes, you’ll spot 2011 Gene Day Award nominee Elaine Will, creator of Look Straight Ahead, found in better comic shops..
New Store!Country Bug Books and Gifts
Address: 2049 Quilchena Avenue, Merritt, BC, V1K 1B8