Things may have slowed down considerably here on the site lately, as running a store as well as the awards, parts of the country’s largest comic-con and a day job have really taken a toll on my time. I had never expected to own a comic shop, but The Comic Book Lounge + Gallery has… Read More Late July Update
SAN DIEGO – At-Con International (Comic-Con) last evening, the winners of the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards 2012 were announced. The nominees were chosen by a blue-ribbon panel of judges and the winners were selected by a balloting process open to industry professionals. Canadians were well represented in many categories but the big winners in… Read More Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards – 2012 Winners Announced.
Best Short Story “The Seventh,” by Darwyn Cooke, in Richard Stark’s Parker: The Martini Edition (IDW) UPDATED! Best Graphic Album – Reprint Richard Stark’s Parker: The Martini Edition, by Darwyn Cooke (IDW)
Congratulations Jenn, Rob, Amy, Tyler and the rest of the crew at the Dragon for a well-deserved win at the Eisner Awards tonight!
Finishing up as the big book of the year! Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team Best Publication Design Best Graphic Album
For the first time in 9 years I decided to stay home, but Associate Director Robert Haines and Publisher Liaison Allison Covey are currently in sunny San Diego for the annual Mecca for comics. As usual, a number of Canadian creators are down as well, so we’ll be keeping an eye out for any special… Read More San Diego Comic Con well under way
The Xeric Foundation has announced the 17 recipients for the comic book self-publishing section. This is the final year for the Xeric grant. Some past recipients have included Jeff Lemire and Ethan Rilly. This year’s winners include some Canadians, specifically ELAINE M. WILL (the Gene Day-nominated cartoonist of Look Straight Ahead) and SHIH-MU DINO PAI… Read More XERIC GRANTS and HARVEY AWARD NOMINATIONS announced this week.
Yesterday the finalists for the 2012 Spirit of Retailing Award were announced – Canadian stores THE DRAGON (one of the sponsors of these awards) and HAPPY HARBOR (a Harry Kremer Retailer Award recipient) have made the finalists list. The list will be narrowed down further before the presentation ceremony, which takes place on the Friday… Read More Congratulations to the 2012 Eisner Spirit of Retailing Finalists – 2 Canadian stores featured