Happenings: Toronto ComiCon upgrades in March 2012.

TORONTO COMICON as presented by FAN EXPO CANADA™ has now grown to become a spectacular 2 day event! Located in the South Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the show will be boasting unique exhibitors, presentations, workshops and many celebrity guests. Don’t miss out on spring’s #1 community event in Toronto! ********* That’s the…

New Comics – In Stores 12/28/2011

PREVIEWSworld.com New Releases Shipping 12/28/2011 Please check with your retailer for availability, as not all new releases may be on sale in all areas at the same time.

Happy Holidays

Two more days before Christmas, have you finished all of your Christmas shopping yet? I haven’t! I started wrapping some things this morning, so hopefully I’ll finish up all of the many little pre-Christmas errands tonight after work or early tomorrow morning before I start driving all around the GTA to various family events. *…

2011 Canadian Comics Wrap Survey: Dale Eaglesham

Dale Eaglesham is a veteran comic book illustrator who has been working in the industry since 1986. 2011 marks his 25th year as a professional illustrator in the industry. He has worked with Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse and CrossGen, among others. In January 2009, he signed an exclusive contract with Marvel, where he has…

2011 Canadian Comics Wrap Survey: Diana Tamblyn

Tell us about yourself – a brief bio/intro. My name is Diana Tamblyn, and I’m a full-time web producer who tries to do as much artwork and cartooning as possible in my free time. Also a full-time, life-long lover of comics

Reminder: Nomination Process for the Joe Shuster Awards

As we near the end of 2011, I’m starting to get some requests such as “how do I get my book nominated for a Joe Shuster Award?” and “how can I get the Nominating Committee to consider my work?” Well, this post will hopefully answer all of your questions. THE NOMINATION PROCESS The nominating committee…

D+Q goes Digital on the Kobo Vox and Beyond

D+Q Announces The Company’s “Digital Strategy” As announced in today’s PW Daily by Calvin Reid, this holiday season, the Drawn & Quarterly classic graphic novels LOUIS RIEL A COMIC-STRIP BIOGRAPHY and PAYING FOR IT A COMIC-STRIP BIOGRAPHY ABOUT BEING A JOHN by the award-winning and iconoclastic cartoonist Chester Brown, will each be available as ebooks…

Darwyn Cooke’s 12 Days of Christmas help the 2012 Joe Shuster Awards

I was really surprised and honoured to see that Darwyn devoted yesterday’s Day 8 of his 12 days of Christmas auctions to assist us with our fund-raising goals for 2012.The funds from the other amazing auctions he’s prepared go to benefit the Hero Initiative, a great charity that assists veteran comics creators in need of…

2011 Canadian Comics Wrap Survey: Conor McCreery

Tell us about yourself – a brief bio/intro. I am the co-creator of Kill Shakespeare (with Anthony Del Col) before that I worked as a producer/writer/occasional on-air talent at Business News Network

Camilla d’Errico & Day 21 Studios Launch Sky Pirates of Neo Terra Webcomic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Vancouver B.C., Dec. 16th, 2011 — Following the announcement at this year’s New York Comic Con, graphic novelist and fine artist Camilla d’Errico and writer Kurtis J. Wiebe (Green Wake, The Intrepids) are proud to launch the Sky Pirates of Neo Terra webcomic from Day 21 Studios on the brand’s website. Based on the Image…

Fan Expo Vancouver™ to launch April 21-22, 2012 (updated)

For the first time ever, Fan Expo Canada™ is extending it’s show westward! Fan Expo Vancouver™ is the city’s very first major comicon. Highlighting celebrities, shopping, panels and workshops, you will be able to find the newest and hottest in Anime, Manga, Comics, Sci-Fi, Gaming and Horror. April 21st-22nd  2012, come out and meet your favourite…

2011 Canadian Comics Wrap Survey: Mike Leone and Ian Daffern

Tell us about yourself – a brief bio/intro. Mike: We’re the hardworking writing team behind Freelance Blues—your new favourite Canadian independent comic. Ian: Do they even have a favourite Canadian independent comic? M: Probably, yeah! Us!

2011 Canadian Comics Wrap Survey: Darwyn Cooke

Tell us about yourself – a brief bio/intro. I’m Darwyn Cooke and the google will fill you in if need be. What was your involvement in comics in 2011? Marginal, at best. What was the highlight of the year for you re: (a) comics publishing in general? To see the digital markets and online sales…

New Comics – In Stores 12/14/2011

PREVIEWSworld.com New Releases Shipping 12/14/2011 Please check with your retailer for availability, as not all new releases may be on sale in all areas at the same time.

Darwyn Cooke news

Earlier in the month, Strange Adventures in Halifax held a special release party for Parker: The Martini Edition, even creating a unique Parker commemorative martini glass. Photos now online! Darwyn has started his annual 12 Days of Christmas auctions to benefit the Hero Initiative. Some amazing pieces and packages were sold last year, so expect…

R.A.I.D. Studio expanding in 2012

Courtesy of Marcus To and Ramon Perez: R.A.I.D. studios expanding! R.A.I.D. (aka the Royal Academy of Illustration & Design) is planning to expand their current studio to a larger space in the new year. the current studio is home to 7 talented artists; a peppering of the who’s who of the local comic and illustration…