New Executive Director’s Opening Remarks

I’m very honoured to be selected as the Executive Director for The Joe Shuster Awards. To me the position is all about collaboration with like minded individuals to promote and celebrate great Canadian talent working in the comic book industry. I’m very proud to contribute to the ongoing celebration of these great creative talents, as… Read More New Executive Director’s Opening Remarks

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Ivan Kocmarek on the War Exchange Conservation Act (WECA) and the 1st Age of Canadian Comics

Ivan’s latest column at Comic Book Daily digs into just what WECA was and how it led to the first great age of Canadian comic books. Ivan wants us to start referring to the comics published during this time period as “WECA Comics” (or books), instead of the more traditional term “Canadian Whites”. “WECA” is… Read More Ivan Kocmarek on the War Exchange Conservation Act (WECA) and the 1st Age of Canadian Comics

2013 Doug Wright Award Nominees announced today

Rabagliati, DeForge, Collier, Rilly short-listed for 2013 Doug Wright Awards Renowned Quebec cartoonist Albert Chartier to be inducted into Hall of Fame Toronto, ON — The Doug Wright Awards for Canadian Cartooning are proud to announce their 2013 finalists. The nominees for the 9th annual awards include industry stalwarts (Michel Rabagliati, David Collier), past winners (Ethan Rilly, Michael… Read More 2013 Doug Wright Award Nominees announced today

Creators who had work published in 2012 – Eligible for the 2013 Awards (French Language)

Thanks Laurent Boutin, Patrick Marleau and in particular Eric Bouchard for putting this list togerther. Scénaristes Bérubé, Jocelyn (Alexis le trotteur) Bergeron, Alain (Capitaine Static 05) Boily, Luc (Gangs de rue 02) Britt, Fanny (Jane, le renard & moi) Chicoine, Nicole (Topinambus 01) Desharnais, Francis (Motel Galactic 02) Desjardins, India (La célibataire) Fournier, Pierre (Red… Read More Creators who had work published in 2012 – Eligible for the 2013 Awards (French Language)

LES FINALISTES DES 26e PRIX BÉDÉIS CAUSA / Nominees for the 26th Annual Prix Bédéis Causa

À quelques semaine du début du 26e Festival de la bande dessinée francophone de Québec (FBDFQ), qui se déroule du 10 au 14 avril prochain, les organisateurs ont dévoilé ce lundi les finalistes de ses prix Bédéis Causa 2013. Cherchant à récompenser ce qui se fait de mieux en matière de bande dessinée, particulièrement celle… Read More LES FINALISTES DES 26e PRIX BÉDÉIS CAUSA / Nominees for the 26th Annual Prix Bédéis Causa

Happenings: 26e FESTIVAL DE LA BD FRANCOPHONE DE QUÉBEC, 10-14 Avril 2013

26e FESTIVAL DE LA BD FRANCOPHONE DE QUÉBEC Rendez-vous annuel des passionnés du 9e art, le Festival de la bande dessinée francophone de Québec (FBDFQ) offrira cette année encore un événement haut en couleur, du 10 au 14 avril prochain, à l’occasion de sa 26e présentation. L’événement, qui se déroule dans divers lieux culturels de… Read More Happenings: 26e FESTIVAL DE LA BD FRANCOPHONE DE QUÉBEC, 10-14 Avril 2013

Happenings: CAKE – Comic Arts for Kids Expo, Saturday March 23, 2013 in Toronto

Lillian H. Smith Library 230 College St. Toronto, ON M5T 1R5 Details Want to meet leading graphic novelists and picture book creators? Or take part in a giant comic mural? Toronto’s future superheroes can do both at the Comic Arts for Kids Expo (CAKE), a daylong celebration of image-based storytelling for readers ages two to… Read More Happenings: CAKE – Comic Arts for Kids Expo, Saturday March 23, 2013 in Toronto