Happenings – The Dragon Mini-Con – Sunday, March 4th, 2012

The Dragon – Spring Mini-Con – Sunday, March 4 from 1-5 pm 6 great creators! Becky Cloonan – Conan #1 book launch Ross Campbell – Glory #23 book lauch Francis Manapul (Flash) Marcus To (Huntress, new artist on Batwing) Marco Rudy (Swamp Thing) Agnes Garbowska Time – Sunday, March 4 from 1 – 5 pm…

What happened to February?!?

My apologies for the lack of posts of late, but I just wanted to provide a quick update: – The nomination process is still underway for the 2012 awards. The nominating committees still have another month or so to deliver their selections for the various categories, and we are still planning to announce them in…

The Song of Otto Features Reimagined Roncesvalles Village

The Song of Otto, originally published as a prose re-imagining of the medieval epic Le Chanson de Roland, is now being serialised on HiLobrow.com as a comic.  The original story having been set in Roncesvalles, France, The Song of Otto takes place in a futuristic Roncesvalles Village, depicting the final crusade of a group of…

Help “Little Heart” Anthology get published! Featuring Emily Carroll!

Here’s another great project that needs your help! Little Heart is a comics anthology created to show support for marriage equality. It was initially created to raise awareness of a coming referendum in Minnesota, but it’s spread much wider. It also happens to feature JSA winner Emily Carroll and her fiancee Kate Craig, as well…

Happenings: FDBFQ – April 11-15, 2012 in Quebec City, QC

It’s a milestone year for the annual Festival de la bande dessinée francophone de Québec (which roughly translates as the Quebec Festival of Francophone Comics)  which is scheduled to run from April 11th through to April 15th in Quebec City. The details on the event have yet to be released, but given the star power…

Happenings: Kazoo! Zine & Comic Expo April 14, 2012 in Guelph, ON

Poster designed by Camp Pepper. As part of Kazoo! Fest 2012, the Zine & Comic Expo will be held on Saturday April 14th in Guelph. The website will be updated soon with registration info and more information such as guests attending. In the meantime, if you have any questions about the Zine & Comic Expo…

Happy 75th Birthday Prince Valiant!

The 1st strip by Canadian cartoonist and JSA Hall of Fame inductee HAL FOSTER debuted February 13th, 1937. Excerpt from the Hall of Fame biography of Hal Foster by Phil Latter: In 1937, Foster went to The United Features Syndicate, with his well-structured Derek, Son of Thane newspaper strip concept, with hundreds of conceptual drawings…

JSA Status Update

Things may seem a little quieter than normal here at JSA central, but things are currently quite busy behind the scenes. 1. The nomination process is now underway – thanks to the feedback we received from creators and fans, the nominating committees are now reviewing the published materials from last year and have until the…

Help Publish Murder Book Vol. 3!

I’m a big fan of crowdsourced comics, and here’s a chance to help out a JSA nominee! Ed Brisson’s fantastic Murder Book series has already had two issues published, and now Volume 3 is coming out in March. You can help out for $7 and get a fresh, signed copy when it’s printed, shipping included!…

New DC projects announced for Marcus To and Bernard Chang

With the Huntress mini-series coming to it’s conclusion in March, DC Comics has announced that artist Marcus To will be taking over the artistic reins on Batwing with the 9th issue. Bernard Chang returns as artist of DC Comics Presents with it’s 9th issue, for a story arc that focuses on the daughter of DC…

Hourly Comic Day!

You may not have known it, but February 1 was Hourly Comic Day! This started officially last year, curated by the brilliant John Campbell, creator of Pictures For Sad Children. This year saw over 200 participants, and several Canadians joined in on the fun. The rules are simple: chronicle each hour of your day with…

Dragon Lady closes

Yesterday afternoon, Debbie and I headed over to 609 College for the final open hours of John Biernat’s Dragon Lady Comics and Paper Nostalgia. When we arrived, the first thing we noticed was that the familiar window had been covered by old newspapers. Inside, manager Joe Kilmartin and long-time employee Dave MacPherson were overseeing the…

Hark! A Vagrant takes a … long period of slowness ?

All of her superstar success has resulted in Kate Beaton being offered a whole whack of new and interesting jobs. Jobs that will interfere with her work schedule on the webcomic Hark! A Vagrant, and she wants to let all her fans know what’s up. Kate will be moving to Toronto, and working on a…

New Comics – In Stores 2/1/2012

PREVIEWSworld.com New Releases Shipping 2/1/2012 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.

So it’s true…. DC Announces “Before Watchmen”

Rumoured for months, DC has officially announced the 2012 initiative to revive the Watchmen as an expanded franchise beyond the original Alan Moore/Dave Gibbons/John Higgins mini-series and best-selling graphic novel with a series of interconnected prequel mini-series. Darwyn Cooke is involved and is doing a six-issue Minutemen mini-series, as well as writing a 4-issue Silk…