We are coming up quickly to the time of year when the Canadian comics “snowbirds” make their annual trek South for one week of the summer — the San Diego Comic-Con International takes place from July 20-24, 2011 and the JSA blog is your place for information on all things Canadian there! Over the next few weeks we’ll be updating the site with lots of who, what and where information so you can be prepared to meet up with your favourite Canadian creator and share that knowing smile that comes from being fellow strangers in a strange land.
It’s a big contingent from the Executive attending this year — basically everyone is going: Robert and Jennifer Haines, Allison Covey, Andrew Walsh, Tyrone Biljan and myself. We’ll be at the event making sure that Canada’s comic book industry award is well represented, catching up with friends and associates and checking out what’s new in the comics world in 2011. We’ll be touching base with Canadian creators, retailers, publishers and fans over the five days of the event and we might even get some material for the website. (I did buy that nifty voice recorder for the JSA ceremony last month so I might be able to get some additional use out of it after all.)
Pre-Release books available directly from the publisher: Infinite Kung Fu by Kagan McLeod (Top Shelf) Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton (Drawn & Quarterly).