Opening Party Wednesday November 2nd, 7pm-11pm @ Steamwhistle Gallery, 255 Bremner Boulevard (Near Rogers Centre) Free to attend Gallery Closing & Silent Auction Featuring the book launch for “The Adventures of Herge” with artist Stanislas in attendance Sunday November 27th, 7pm-11pm @ Steamwhistle Gallery, 255 Bremner Boulevard (Near Rogers Centre) Free to attend Check out… Read More Happenings: Toronto draws Tintin at the Steamwhistle Gallery this November
Earlier this month we asked for feedback on our categories as we determine which will make up the list for the 2012 Awards. Based on your feedback and our internal debates this is the list as it stands: 2012 Categories: * Outstanding Artist/Artist Team (no change) * Outstanding Cartoonist (no change) * Outstanding Cover Artist… Read More 2012 Categories update:
Delaf and Dubuc are back! This November sees the release of the nextbook in the Les Nombrils series (translated as The Bellybuttons) and Editions Dupuis, Renaud-Bray, ERPI-DLM and the creative team – writer and Joe Shuster Award winner Maryse Dubuc and artist Marc Delafontaine are having a release party on Tuesday, November 8 at 5PM:… Read More Les Nombrils: Un couple d’enfer – in stores this November + Release Party 11/8
As reported in the Kingston Whig earlier today, Jorge M. Carquez, owner of Action Packed Comics in Kingston, ON, “has been released from jail after six months in pretrial custody.” From the article: Carquez, who was identified in Kingston’s Ontario Court of Justice as the owner of Action Packed Comics on Princess Street, pleaded guilty… Read More Kingston, ON comic shop owner released from prison on drug charges
The 2011 Central Canada Comic Con (C4) is a three-day pop culture event held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Featuring celebrity guests, comic book artists, exhibitors, costume contests, video rooms, gaming, and more. Last year the show was picked up and then in the summer of 2011 inexplicably dropped by Wizard Entertainment. The original organizers pulled… Read More Happenings: Central Canada Comic Con this weekend October 28-30, 2011
I’m happy to report on behalf of the Canadian Comic Book Creator Awards Organization that we have agreed in principle with the organizers of the Montreal Comic Con and will be presenting the 8th Annual Joe Shuster Awards in conjunction with that event on the evening of Saturday, September 15, 2012. In preparation for the ceremony,… Read More 2012 Joe Shuster Awards – Saturday, September 15, 2012 in Montreal, QC
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From the estate of Jerry Siegel, for historical purposes, presented here are the images of the cheque (or check as the Americans spell it) given to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster by Jack Liebowitz at Detective Comics, Inc. (DC Comics) for the rights to the Superman character and their payment for the first story in… Read More The cheque that changed comics history…
Set to debut in November 2011 from Montreal-based publisher La Pastèque is the seventh Paul graphic novel by Michel Rabagliati Paul au Parc. In this volume we go back to Paul’s childhood and his days scouting and mentoring, during the time of the FLQ and the October Crisis. Paul au parc par Michel Rabagliati ISBN … Read More Upcoming: Michel Rabagliati’s Paul au Parc, Expo Paul and The Song of Roland.
That was the big rumour circulating late last week, as Bleeding Cool published some stories related to DC Comics’ rumoured revival of the Watchmen franchise with some prequel mini-series featuring the Watchmen characters such as Rorschach and Dr. Manhattan. Rich Johnston’s sources tell him Darwyn is tapped in a writing/coordinating capacity and will be doing… Read More Is Darwyn Cooke working on Watchmen prequels?
…on the birth of their baby girl Junia Mary Rosalind Haines, who was born on October 22nd at 11:41 pm!
Canzine is today! There are radical readings, book pitch and zine competitions , panels, art installations, a food market and, oh yeah, like a million zines that you will not find anywhere else! If you’re anywhere in or around Toronto, swing by 918 Bathurst Centre (just above Bloor) from 1 to 7pm today and check… Read More Happenings: CANZINE Toronto is today – Oct 23
You might recall that a while back I mentioned that Wizard’s Toronto Comic Con was not happening on March 24-25 at the Direct Energy Centre and that there was some confusion as to whether or not it was happening at all… New dates and a new facility have been announced… April 14-15 at the Metro… Read More Wizard Toronto update… April 14-15 at the MTCC
Another announcement from Image Comics at the New York Comic Con was that they would be releasing “Epic Kill” by Toronto creator Raffaele Ienco (Devoid of Life) in 2012. Comic Book Resources caught up with Raffaele and got the lowdown on this action-packed release, and have posted an 8-page preview.
At the New York show last weekend, Image Comics unveiled it’s plans to revive Rob Liefeld’s Extreme Comics line of books – Youngblood, Supreme, Prophet, Glory, et al. Of interest to us here at the JSA’s is the PROPHET, written by Brandon Graham (formerly of the USA), with art by SIMON ROY and a cover… Read More Simon Roy and Brandon Graham reimagine Liefeld’s Prophet in 2012
It’s that time of year again, things are gearing up for this winter’s annual Canada Reads competition. Last year, as you’ll recall, Jeff Lemire’s Essex County Trilogy made the Top 5. This year, Scott Chantler writes to inform us that three Canadian graphic novels have made the Top 40 of the Canada Reads: True Stories… Read More Canada Reads Top 40 Announced – 3 Graphic Novels on the list
Here at the JSAs we’re fairly open to making changes to the existing award categories if a solid argument can be made for the alteration, or for adding new or retiring old categories. In recent years new awards have included The Comics for Kids Award, The Gene Day Award, as well as the Outstanding Cover… Read More Deciding the 2012 Categories
Conceived at a family dinner over Christmas last year, “The Tamblyn Show: Trees and Trains” will finally come to life on the walls of The Arts Project from November 1st -12th, 2011. The niece/uncle duo of Diana and John Tamblyn represents two generations who work in two very different media — drawing/illustration (Diana) and photography… Read More Happenings: The Tamblyn Show Nov.1-12 in London, ON
PREVIEWSworld.com New Releases Shipping 10/19/2011 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.
Kate Beaton has been blowin’ up with the release of her Hark! A Vagrant collection, which debuted at number one on the New York Times Graphic Novel chart! Her interview in the Onion’s AV Club is surprisingly in-depth, and is a must read for any fan. Read the article here!