Talking Comics with Ty Templeton

Comic Book Resources’ Robot 6 blog contributor Tim O’Shea sat down with Ty Templeton to discuss his contributions to Marvel Comics’ Ultimate Spider-Man, Avenging Spider-Man, his courses at the Toronto Cartoonists Workshop, Holmes Inc., On the Couch, being on the short list for a Joe Shuster Webcomics Award for Bun Toons and much more! O’Shea:… Read More Talking Comics with Ty Templeton

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X-O Manowar #1 and Saga #1 – Two impressive debuts by Canadian artists

Canadian artist Cary Nord’s X-O Manowar #1, which arrives in comic stores next Wednesday, May 2nd, has reportedly over 42,000 pre-orders through the direct market, making it the best debut book by a new publisher in over a decade (since Canadian publisher Dreamwave’s Transformers relaunch, in fact). The relaunch of Valiant Comics is being watched… Read More X-O Manowar #1 and Saga #1 – Two impressive debuts by Canadian artists

In anticipation of the May 9th Nominations announcement: final wrap-up report

In about 2 weeks time we’ll be announcing the final list of nominees for the 2012 awards. 2012 will see the presentation of 5 Joe Shuster Awards (down from 7 in 2011): – Artist/Artist Team – Cartoonist – Cover Artist – Webcomics Creator/Creative Team – Writer/Writing Team and 3 Specialty Awards – The Dragon Award… Read More In anticipation of the May 9th Nominations announcement: final wrap-up report

Lots of stuff going on or just passed… Dubai, Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and FCBD

Kill Shakespeare’s Anthony Del Col went to Dubai for it’s first Comic Con and wrote about the experience for the Beat. Last weekend was the first Fan Expo Vancouver and the turnout was a lot better than anticipated. The rest of the crew is on vacation for a couple of days so I won’t know… Read More Lots of stuff going on or just passed… Dubai, Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and FCBD

Hobbystar is suing Wizard over Toronto Comic Con / Comicon

According to Comic Book Resources, this is now happening, and I have little to say on it except that in business, lawsuits happen all of the time when lines of perception are crossed. In the end, this will hopefully settle some long unresolved questions. Update: Yes, since the same individual that has been stalking Hobbystar… Read More Hobbystar is suing Wizard over Toronto Comic Con / Comicon

Happenings: Kazoo Festival this Saturday, April 14 in Guelph, ON (reminder)

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 says they will present awards, and provide post-expo drinks and treats. Hours are 11am – 4pm at the Norfolk Street United Church (75 Norfolk St). The Kazoo! Zine… Read More Happenings: Kazoo Festival this Saturday, April 14 in Guelph, ON (reminder)

Winners of the 13th Annual Prix Bédélys Announced – Updated

Les Prix Bédélys This evening at a special ceremony held at the auditorium of la Grande Bibliothèque (475 boul. De Maisonneuve Est) in Montreal, Promo 9e art presented the 13th annual prix Bédélys, which honour the best in French language graphic novels/comics (bandes dessinées) published in 2011. Four juries composed of amateurs and professionals selected… Read More Winners of the 13th Annual Prix Bédélys Announced – Updated