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 end of March to produce their short lists from which we’ll come to a consensus on who will be nominated this year.

Watch for the announcement of the 2012 nominees sometime in early April 2012. Ceremony is scheduled for September 15, 2012 in Montreal.

2012 Categories:
Outstanding Artist/Artist Team
Outstanding Cartoonist
Outstanding Cover Artist
Outstanding Writer
Outstanding Webcomic Creator/Creative Team
* Comics for Kids Beginner
** Comics for Kids Intermediate
Harry Kremer Retailer
Gene Day Self-Publisher
+ Hall of Fame

*/** To be determined by the nominating committee based on the number of eligible books. If there are enough for two categories, there will be a split between those written for beginning readers, and those written for older children.

2. Convention season is quickly creeping upon us. Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver are all gearing up for some major comics events between March and May. Toronto alone has one per month starting in March — PLUS Free Comic Book Day 2012 (on May 5 EVERYWHERE across Canada and the world).