Just one panel on Sunday with a Canadian creator participating: 12:00-1:00 DC Focus: Jeff Lemire— Jeff Lemire first made an impression on the world of comics with his award-winning Essex County graphic novel trilogy. He soon made the move to DC Comics with the graphic novel The Nobody and comics including Superboy and the dystopian… Read More SDCCI: Sunday Programming… well…
11:00-12:00 Will Eisner: Visionary— Will Eisner — artist, storyteller, entrepreneur — played a central role in comics from the Golden Age to the Computer Age. During his career, Eisner reinvented sequential art and himself to overcome obstacles and create new media. A combination of idealist and realist, he led the way and helped create the… Read More SDCCI – Saturday programming with a scent of pine
FEAR ITSELF #6 (of 7) Written by MATT FRACTION Penciled by STUART IMMONEN Cover by STEVE McNIVEN Variant Cover by STUART IMMONEN Variant Cover by MIKE McKONE Marvel Architects Variant also available Marvel Architects Sketch Variant also available The penultimate chapter of the apocalypse is here! Captain America, Thor, and Iron Man scramble to make… Read More Marvel Comics by Canadians in September 2011
JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 Written by GEOFF JOHNS Art and cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS 1:25 Variant cover by DAVID FINCH RETROSOLICITED • On sale AUGUST 31 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US RATED T • Combo pack edition: $4.99 US Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form… Read More DC Comics by Canadians in September 2011
The hangovers will be in full force after two nights of schmoozing, but there’s LOTS to see and do on Friday involving those of us “from a foreign country”… David Finch and Chester Brown in the Spotlight, UDON has their panel, and The Dragon’s Jennifer Haines participates in the retailing panel.
The Prairie Geek has pointed out another unfortunate aspect of Wizard’s departure: Outside of time, one of the biggest hurdles C4 is facing is filling the content gap left behind by Wizard’s departure. All of the guests who were organized by Wizard to attend the con were under contract with Wizard, meaning they have no commitment… Read More Happenings: A C4 Update
Not a lot of Canadian stuff on Thursday – but I would highly recommend the True Stories and Comics for Teens panels and the Spotlight on Cameron Stewart.
Sean T. Collins at The Comics Journal has posted today an interview with our 2011 Outstanding Webcomics Creator winner, the fantastic EMILY CARROLL.
Or more like… where are the Canadian special guests? I mean really, looking over the special guests this year I wonder what makes a person special at SDCCI? As a comics fan I’m having a hard time getting excited over the list they’ve posted of the usual standbys — of course there are exceptions like… Read More SDCCI: The Canadian Special Guests
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… Read More SDCCI 2011: Your “Canadian Connection”
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,… Read More Retailer Roundup – May/June, 2011
Last year on my way down to San Diego, I had the pleasure of sitting beside Renegade Arts Entertainment founder- director, writer and editor Alexander Finbow. Finbow, along with actor Doug Bradley (Hellraiser) and writer Alan Grant formed the publishing house in the UK, but the central offices are based out of Canmore, Alberta. http://www.renegadeartsentertainment.com… Read More Renegade Arts Entertainment, Ltd.
People have been trying to put something together in Niagara Falls for a few years now, but it looks as if Niagara Fall’s PULP COMICS has succeeded in organizing an event for this upcoming weekend: Pulp Comics Presents the Niagara Falls Comic-Con 2011 Where: Dave & Buster’s Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls, Canada When : Saturday,… Read More Happenings: Niagara Falls Comic-Con 2011 – July 9th
Today the Harvey Awards announced their 2011 nominees for work published in 2010. The Harvey Awards are balloted awards, meaning that for a time period earlier this year industry folks could submit their selections, and now that the ballot has been selected, people now vote for their favourites from the list of nominees (reprinted below).… Read More 2011 Harvey Award Nominees Announced – Cooke and Blind Ferret lead Canuck noms
Since it is a holiday in the US we won’t have the full Diamond list until tomorrow, so I was able to get a variation on the list from a retailer who had posted it online: ——————
Highlights include: – An interview with Ramon Perez of Butternutsquash fame on making comics (and a living) in Canada – Mosaik-Project Exclusive publication: Ron Haywood’s “Geek of the Gods” (OGN) – An interview with Kevin Boyd, director of the Joe Shuster Awards on Canada’s turbulent history with comics – An exclusive comic from Alex Novitski… Read More Mosaik Projekt #3 arrives in stores
No work, no school… backyard barbeques and visits to the cottage… it’s July 1 and it’s time to celebrate being neutral and non-confrontational! Earlier this morning FAN EXPO CANADA tickets went on sale for the August 25-28 event in Toronto. They were supposed to start selling at 12:01 but technical glitches caused by a sudden… Read More Happy Canada Day! Plus… Fan Expo Canada tickets on sale.