Booster Gold is now Canadian

In one of the oddest announcements to come out of FanExpo last weekend, DC Comics has announced that the time-traveling hero Booster Gold will be tweaked somewhat. A member of the new Justice League International, Booster Gold will be revealed to be a Canadian citizen, representing his true native land. Whether he’s still from the… Read More Booster Gold is now Canadian

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Toronto’s Paradise Comics celebrates 20 years in business on September 7th

In 1991, North Toronto’s Paradise Comics opened as a little cubbyhole on the east side of Yonge Street north of Lawrence. Under the direction of original owner Chris Friesen the store became a popular location for back issue collectors. As the business grew, the store relocated across the street to it’s current location. In 1994… Read More Toronto’s Paradise Comics celebrates 20 years in business on September 7th

Coming in 2013: The Spectral Engine by Ray Fawkes

McClelland & Stewart senior editor Anita Chong has acquired world rights to The Spectral Engine, a graphic novel by Ray Fawkes. The book is a retelling of Canada’s most famous ghost stories, linked by themes of migration, dislocation, nation-building, and the casualties of history. The book will be published October 2013.

Happenings: Fan Expo – Appearance schedule at the Koyama Press Booth

Located at booths 118 and 120, Koyama Press has sent to us their daily appearance schedule for creators who will be at their booth this weekend at Fan Expo Canada: Thursday, August 25th. Chris Kuzma Steve Manale Diana McNally Maurice Vellekoop Britt Wilson Jesjit Gill John Martz Fiona Smyth Steve Wolfhard Michael DeForge Friday, August… Read More Happenings: Fan Expo – Appearance schedule at the Koyama Press Booth

Happenings: Comics Programming at Fan Expo Canada – Panels and Spotlights

DC COMICS – MUST SEE EVENTS 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 epic Sweet Tooth. Lemire recently… Read More Happenings: Comics Programming at Fan Expo Canada – Panels and Spotlights

Happenings: Comics Programming at Fan Expo Canada – Sketching Duels

Unique to Fan Expo Canada, these friendly competitions are fun question and answer sessions with comics creators while they produce amazing original pieces which will be raffled off to lucky audience members. This year the line-up includes: SHANE DAVIS, MARK BROOKS AND CLAY MANN THURSDAY, 6:30 PM – ROOM #716 MARKO DJURDJEVIC AND TONY DANIEL… Read More Happenings: Comics Programming at Fan Expo Canada – Sketching Duels

Happenings: Comics Programming at Fan Expo Canada – “How To” Workshops

Unless otherwise noted, these workshops are being produced and run with the cooperation of our friends at the Toronto Cartoonists Workshop! MAKE YOUR OWN DARN COMIC! ASSEMBLING THE HOLMES INC. PROJECT  WITH TY TEMPLETON THURSDAY, 5 PM – ROOM #717 Moderator: Ty Templeton IT’S IN THE PUNCHLINE: GAG HUMOUR CARTOONING WITH PLAYBOY’S DOUG SNEYD THURSDAY,… Read More Happenings: Comics Programming at Fan Expo Canada – “How To” Workshops

Happenings: Fan Expo Canada – updated Artist Alley list with locations

Link to the floorplan and exhibitor locations ARTIST ALLEY EXHIBITORS (-P = Premium booth/endcap) 1% Talent A205 36K Studios A275 A Cat’s Drawing A172 Adam Temple A159 Alana McCarthy A20-P amillustration A254 Amya Chronicles A92 Andrea and Drake A75 Andrea Gerstmann A142 Andrew Barr A249 Angels and Fetuses A7 Animish A185 Antimatter A213 Arcnet01 +… Read More Happenings: Fan Expo Canada – updated Artist Alley list with locations

Happenings: Fan Expo Canada – Link to the floorplan and updated comics creator guest list (with seating locations)

Link to the floorplan and exhibitor locations There have been a few changes since the map was published – here’s my most up-to-date listing of guests (Monday Aug. 22 @ 7:00 pm). Canadians in bold. This list doesn’t include additional creators with artist alley booths, or other creators located in the exhibitor area. Name TABLE… Read More Happenings: Fan Expo Canada – Link to the floorplan and updated comics creator guest list (with seating locations)

Congratulations to Harvey Award winners – incl. Beaton, O’Malley, Cooke

BEST LETTERER John Workman, THOR, Marvel Comics BEST COLORIST Jose Villarrubia, CUBA : MY REVOLUTION, Vertigo/DC Comics BEST SYNDICATED STRIP OR PANEL DOONESBURY, Garry Trudeau, Universal Press Syndicate BEST ONLINE COMICS WORK HARK! A VAGRANT, Kate Beaton, http://harkavagrant.com/ BEST AMERICAN EDITION OF FOREIGN MATERIAL BLACKSAD, Juan Diaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido, Dark Horse Comics BEST… Read More Congratulations to Harvey Award winners – incl. Beaton, O’Malley, Cooke

Eaglesham Provides Cover for Captain America #1 Fan Expo Canada Variant

Official Press Release Just in time for Fan Expo Canada 2011, Marvel is pleased to announce an all-new variant by superstar Canadian artist Dale Eaglesham on Captain America #1! The Sentinel of Liberty heads to the Great White North with this special variant for our loyal fans attending Fan Expo at the Metro Toronto Convention… Read More Eaglesham Provides Cover for Captain America #1 Fan Expo Canada Variant

New Comics – In Stores 8/10/2011

PREVIEWSworld.com New Releases Shipping 8/10/2011 Every Wednesday, PREVIEWSworld.com provides a list of comics, graphic novels and other pop-culture merchandise arriving this week to your local comic shop. Please check with your retailer for availability, as not all new releases may be on sale in all areas at the same time.

Interviews: Ramon Perez and Shannon Campbell plus a busy Indie spring in 2012

Publisher’s Weekly has interviewed Ramon Perez about illustrating Jim Henson’s A Tale of Sand for Archaia Press. Intrepid reporter Bryan Munn has found more information about the upcoming Vancouver Comic Arts Festival (VanCAF as they want it called) by interviewing organizer Shannon Campbell. Looks like indie comics will have a busy spring, aside from any… Read More Interviews: Ramon Perez and Shannon Campbell plus a busy Indie spring in 2012

New Comics – In Stores 8/3/2011

PREVIEWSworld.com New Releases Shipping 8/3/2011 Every Wednesday, PREVIEWSworld.com provides a list of comics, graphic novels and other pop-culture merchandise arriving this week to your local comic shop. Please check with your retailer for availability, as not all new releases may be on sale in all areas at the same time. ————–