Four major book releases featuring the work of Canadian creators scheduled for next Wednesday. June 6th.

THE LOXLEYS AND THE WAR OF 1812 from Renegade Arts Entertainment. Written by Alan Grant, pencils and inks by Claude St. Aubin, colours by Lovern Kindzierski, edited by Alexander Finbow, letters by Todd Klein. Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 with this 175 page, beautifully colored, hardback graphic novel features a 101… Read More Four major book releases featuring the work of Canadian creators scheduled for next Wednesday. June 6th.

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Happenings: 1st ever Festival BD de Montreal this weekend – June 1-3, 2012

At the first Festival BD de Montreal at L’Espace La Fontaine, come talk comics with a wide variety of authors, community members and our ambassador and a fan of comics, Stéphane Archambault! The FBDM is a place to meet and exchange ideas with professional cartoonists. It aims to discover the diversity of the 9th art… Read More Happenings: 1st ever Festival BD de Montreal this weekend – June 1-3, 2012

Happenings: New Vancouver Comic Arts Festival seeks to celebrate independent cartoonists

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New Vancouver Festival seeks to celebrate independent cartoonists May 21, 2012 Vancouver, B.C. — Independent cartoonists and artists from around North America will be gathering in Yaletown this week as local organizers host the inaugural Vancouver Comic Arts Festival (VanCAF), a first-of-its kind gathering that hopes to become one of the major… Read More Happenings: New Vancouver Comic Arts Festival seeks to celebrate independent cartoonists

Full list of 2012 Nominees / La liste complète des nominés 2012

Artist / Dessinateur Chris Bachalo Age of X: Alpha 1, Avengers 13, 15, Wolverine and the X-Men 1-3, X-Men 7-10 (Marvel Comics) Marc Delafontaine Les Nombrils T.5: Un Couple D’enfer (Delcourt) Stuart Immonen Fear Itself 1-7, “Queen, King, Off-Suit“/X-Men: To Serve and Protect 4 (Marvel Comics), “Say You’re Dead“/Outlaw Territory Vol.2 (Image) Fred Jourdain Le… Read More Full list of 2012 Nominees / La liste complète des nominés 2012

The 2012 Outstanding Webcomics Creator or Creative Team / Créateur ou Créateurs Exceptionnel de Bandes Dessinées Web 2012

Jayd Ait-Kaci The Fox Sister Sfeer Theory Emily Carroll Comics 2011 – Anu-Anulan and Yir’s Daughter, Dream Journal Mar 30th, Margot’s Room, The Prince and The Sea Tony Cliff Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant Kate Craig Heart of Ice Iris and Zviane L’ostie d’chat – Le blog de Jasmin et Jean-Seb Drazen Kozjan The… Read More The 2012 Outstanding Webcomics Creator or Creative Team / Créateur ou Créateurs Exceptionnel de Bandes Dessinées Web 2012

The 2012 Outstanding Artist Nominees / Les Nominés pour Dessinateur Exceptionnel 2012

Chris Bachalo Age of X: Alpha 1 Avengers 13, 15 Wolverine and the X-Men 1-3 X-Men 7-10 (Marvel Comics) Marc Delafontaine Les Nombrils T.5: Un couple d’enfer (Delcourt) Stuart Immonen Fear Itself 1-7 “Queen, King, Off-Suit“/X-Men: To Serve and Protect 4 (Marvel Comics) “Say You’re Dead“/Outlaw Territory Vol.2 (Image Comics) Fred Jourdain Le Dragon Bleu… Read More The 2012 Outstanding Artist Nominees / Les Nominés pour Dessinateur Exceptionnel 2012

2012 Outstanding Comic Book Cover Artist / Dessinateur Couvertures Exceptionnel de Bandes Dessinées 2012

Kalman Andrasofszky X-23 5-19 X-Men: Earth’s Mutant Heroes 1 (Marvel Comics) Stan Lee’s Soldier Zero 6-10 (Boom!) Kaare Andrews Astonishing X-Men: Xenogenesis 5 Ultimate Comics Hawkeye 1-4 Ultimate Comics Spider-Man 156, 1-5 Ultimate Comics X-Men 1-5 Ultimate Comics Ultimates 1-5 (Marvel Comics) Fred Jourdain Le Dragon Bleu / The Blue Dragon (Éditions Alto/Ex Machina/House of… Read More 2012 Outstanding Comic Book Cover Artist / Dessinateur Couvertures Exceptionnel de Bandes Dessinées 2012

The 2012 Outstanding Writer Nominees / Les Nominés pour Écrivain Exceptionnel 2012

Anthony Del Col & Connor McCreery Kill Shakespeare 9-12 (IDW) Francis Desharnais Motel Galactic (Pow Pow) Maryse Dubuc & Marc Delafontaine Les Nombrils T.5: Un couple d’enfer (Dupuis) Kathryn Immonen Avengers: Origins – Thor 1 Captain America and the First Thirteen 1 Wolverine and Jubilee 1-4 “Queen, King, Off-Suit“/X-Men: To Serve and Protect 4 (Marvel… Read More The 2012 Outstanding Writer Nominees / Les Nominés pour Écrivain Exceptionnel 2012

The 2012 Outstanding Cartoonist Nominees / Les Nominés pour Créateur Exceptionnel 2012

Chester Brown Paying For It: A Comic Strip Memoir About Being A John (Drawn+Quarterly) Darwyn Cooke “The Seventh“/Parker: The Martini Edition “Betty Saves the Day“/Rocketeer Adventures 2 (IDW) Guy Delisle Chroniques de Jerusalem (Delcourt) Ray Fawkes One Soul Possessions Book Two (Oni Press) Francois Lapierre Chroniques Sauvages (Glenat Quebec) Jeff Lemire Sweet Tooth 17-25 (DC… Read More The 2012 Outstanding Cartoonist Nominees / Les Nominés pour Créateur Exceptionnel 2012

The 2012 Joe Shuster Awards / Les Prix Joe Shuster 2012

The 8th Annual Awards will be presented at the MONTREAL COMICCON Palais des congrès de Montréal / Montreal Convention Centre 1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle Montréal, QC H2Z 1H5 SAT. SEPT. 15th @ 7:30 PM in Room/Salon 511AB Press release / Communiqué de presse Full list of 2012 Nominees / La liste complète des nominés 2012 Pre-Nomination… Read More The 2012 Joe Shuster Awards / Les Prix Joe Shuster 2012

The 2012 Dragon Award Nominees – Comics for Kids / Les Nominés pour le 2012 Prix Dragon – Bandes Dessinées pour Enfants

The Dragon Award for Comics for Kids recognizes the works which capture the attention and fascination of young readers, and help to create a passion for life-long reading. Works considered for this award are comic books and graphic novels by Canadian creators that are targetted at readers 14 and under. Nominees were selected from the… Read More The 2012 Dragon Award Nominees – Comics for Kids / Les Nominés pour le 2012 Prix Dragon – Bandes Dessinées pour Enfants

Happenings: Vancouver Comic Con – May 13, 2012.

Vancouver Comicon Sunday, May 13, 2012 11am to 5pm Special Guests: Joe Keatinge (Glory, Hell Yeah) Moritat (All Star Western, The Spirit, Elephantman) Ed Brisson (Murder Book, Acts of Violence) Jason Copland (Murder Book, Kill All Monsters!) Derek DeLand (Copyright Infringers, Swell TM) Kim Glennie (Girls’ Room, Emily & Zola) Matthew Ocasio (The Matter) Freeman… Read More Happenings: Vancouver Comic Con – May 13, 2012.

The 2012 Gene Day Self-Publisher Award Nominees / Les Nominés pour le 2012 Gene Day Prix des auto-éditeur

The Gene Day Award for Self-Publishing honours Canadian comic book creators who self-published their work during the previous calendar year. The award includes a bursary of $500 which is provided by The Dragon, as award sponsor. Le Prix de Gene Day pour l’auto-édition honneurs canadiens créateurs de bandes dessinées qui auto-publiés de leur travail pendant… Read More The 2012 Gene Day Self-Publisher Award Nominees / Les Nominés pour le 2012 Gene Day Prix des auto-éditeur