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
I thought originally I would go through the Canadian shops and give an update on what they were doing for FCBD, which is this Saturday, but then it dawned on me that just about EVERY comic shop across the country was likely doing SOMETHING, so if wherever you are this Saturday, make sure to go… Read More FCBD in Canada is this Saturday – what is your local shop doing?
The second annual Star Wars Day TO will take place at the Toronto Underground Cinema on Friday, May 4th, 2012 and all proceeds from the 2012 event will go to the SickKids Foundation. The goal is to bring together Star Wars fans of all ages and levels of interest. This family-friendly event celebrates the series… Read More Star Wars Day TO – May the 4th be with you.
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 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
The new Niagara Falls Big B Comics had a soft opening on April 16th but there will be an advertised grand opening on May 5th – Free Comic Book Day. Some key fixtures were not in place when the photos (above and below) were taken – but they say that the full and proper fixtures… Read More More on Big B Comics Niagara
Anthony Falcone asked me to link to this column he wrote about his experiences moderating a Q&A panel at the Toronto Comic Con earlier in April with Ken Lashley, Marcus To and Marco Rudy.
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
The Empire continues to grow! Big B Comics has opened a third location in Niagara Falls, ON. We’ve known about this for a a few months now, but held back until the store actually opened. Big B has taken over 6689 Lundy’s Lane, Niagara Falls, ON, L2G 1V4 and the telephone number is 289-296-2968. Big… Read More Niagara Falls gets a new comic shop… Big B Comics
Live announcement: Saturday, May 5th* at 10 pm following “On the Couch with Ty Templeton” at the Comic Book Lounge + Gallery, 587A College Street in Toronto, capping off a day of FCBD signings and activities. “On the Couch” is scheduled to begin at 8PM and will be followed by an Industry Night social event.… Read More Joe Shuster Award Nominations will be announced in early May
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
The Festival de la bande dessinée francophone de Québec announced the winners of the prix Bédéis Causa. The awards have been presented annually since 1988. Le prix Réal-Fillion Fred Jourdain pour Le dragon bleu Le prix Albéric-Bourgeois, Guy Delisle, pour les Chroniques de Jérusalem Le prix Maurice-Petitdidier Craig Thompson pour Habibi Le lauréat du Grand… Read More Winners of the 2012 Bédéis Causa
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)
The following webcomics and their creators have been selected by our nominating committee for consideration for the Oustanding Canadian Webcomics Creator / Creative Team Award. All are worth checking out – you may find your next favourite comic from among them. The finalists will be announced in early May. CREATOR – TITLE JOEY COMEAU &… Read More Webcomics Award 2012
It’s been a long road to find a new home for Toronto’s oldest surviving comic book shop, but it seems they have found a destination: 329 Yonge Street (near Yonge and Dundas).
Metro Toronto Convention Centre Saturday, April 14, 2012 – 10am – 7pm Sunday, April 15, 2012 – 11am – 6pm 1-day ticket: $40 Weekend pass: $55 VIP Weekend pass: $200
Last week I discussed the preparation leading up and into our second round of the nominating process for the 2012 Joe Shuster Awards – looking at four very specific categories of the 10 or so awards we will be presenting in September. You may recall that we had assembled a list of French and English… Read More Nominating: Round Two begins
For Immediate Release: April 5, 2012 The Expozine Alternative Press Awards!!! The Expozine Alternative Press Awards recognize the best publications that were on display at the Expozine small press fair in the fall of 2011. The Expozine Awards Gala was held on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, 8 p.m., at Le Divan Orange, 4234 Saint-Laurent, featuring… Read More Prix Expozine / Expozine Award Winners Announced
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