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
New Store!Expert Comics [Facebook]
Address: 1470 Boulevard Shevchenko, Montréal, QC H8N 1P1 (formerly known as LaSalle)
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
New Store!The Book Bin Entertainment Exchange
Address: 260 Third Ave, Timmins, ON, P4N 1E3
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.
Raven Toys, Comics & Games is attempting to save the C4 convention after Wizard dropped out.
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..
Amazing Stories announced that Ethan Van Sciver will be the guest at their 18th Anniversary event. Donny Sparrow, an employee, appeared on NewTalk650 to discuss comics and DC.
New Store!Great White Entertainment [Facebook]
Address: 243 – 100 Anderson Road SE, Calgary, AB, T2J 3V1
New Store!The Adventurers Guild
Address: 15211 Stony Plain Road, Edmonton, AB, T5P 3Y4
New Store!Strange Ideas Comics and Collectibles
Address: 507-11601 99th Street, Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 6Z1
Telephone: 780 533-3334
New Store! Toy Traders [Facebook]
Address: 150 – 19888 Langley Bypass, Langley, BC, V3A 4Y1
New Store!Country Bug Books and Gifts
Address: 2049 Quilchena Avenue, Merritt, BC, V1K 1B8