Please note: we do this for the purpose of transparency. Currently underway is the nomination process for the annual Joe Shuster Awards. The 20 members of the nominating committees (there are 2) have tabled their initial selections. We have two concurrent committees one for English language releases, and another for French. Ultimately we aim to… Read More Nominations Underway – Part Two: Round 1 (Advancing to Round 2)
I did this last year, but this may be slightly truncated because of my schedule. Currently underway is the nomination process for the annual Joe Shuster Awards. The 20 members of the nominating committees (there are 2) have tabled their initial selections. We have two concurrent committees one for English language releases, and another for… Read More Nominations Underway – Part One: Round 1 Nominated (ALL)
75 years ago today on April 18, 1938: Action Comics #1 (cover dated June 1938), featuring Canadian-born Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel’s Superman debuts on newsstands. They were each paid $130 for the work (about $10 a page each), but National retained the rights to the Superman character as part of the deal.
Happening this weekend in Vancouver, the 2nd Fan Expo Vancouver brought to you by the people at Hobbystar Marketing. Comics people and celebrities abound. I had a good time at this event last year, let’s hope that things are just as good or even better this year. Make sure you say hello to Leonard Wong… Read More Happenings: Fan Expo Vancouver is this weekend: April 20-21
CALGARY EXPO HAS SOLD OUT From the website: ****IMPORTANT: THERE WILL BE NO ONSITE SALES FOR THIS EVENT. ALL TICKETS, INCLUDING CHILDREN’S PASSES, ARE BEING SOLD IN ADVANCE ONLY. If you arrive onto Stampede park without a valid ticket, you will be turned away.**** The Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo is the only festival in… Read More Happenings: Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo April 26-28 has SOLD OUT
Canadians and Canadian publishers highlighted in Red. Note that Brandon Graham and Becky Cloonon are both Americans living in Canada, but are included on this list. For this year’s JSAs Graham now qualifies as a permanent resident (3 years in Canada). Best Short Story “A Birdsong Shatters the Still,” by Jeff Wilson and Ted May,… Read More The Eisner Nominations – Canadian connections Highlighted
April 16, 2013 For Immediate Release. Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards 2013 Nominations Announced Comic-Con International (Comic-Con) is proud to announce the nominations for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards 2013. The nominees, chosen by a blue-ribbon panel of judges, reflect the wide range of material being published in comics and graphic novel form today,… Read More 2013 Eisner Award Nominations Announced
I’m trying to be sparing about posting kickstarters, but this one’s very close to success and with less than 48 hours to go it needs a few fans to put it over the top. Salgood Sam, author of Shuster Award nominee Dream Life is putting together a new project with writer Mark Sable to tell… Read More Kickstarter: Dracula: Son Of The Dragon
The winners of the Prix Bédéis Causa were announced on Friday night. Prix Réal-Fillion – Auteur québécois, scénariste ou dessinateur, s’étant le plus illustré avec son premier album professionnel Isabelle Arsenault et Fanny Britt, pour Jane, le renard et moi (La Pastèque) Grand prix de la ville de Québec – Meilleur album de langue française publié au Québec… Read More Winners of the 2013 Bédéis Causa
First off, I’d like to mention that this year we have two fellows joining the CCBCAA who are coordinating the HARRY KREMER CANADIAN COMIC BOOK RETAILER AWARD – Anthony Falcone and Scott VanderPloeg, most well known for their involvement with the website Comic Book Daily as editors and columnists. Anthony’s latest Whosoever Holds This Hammer… Read More What makes a comic store a great comic store?
Starts tomorrow! Les Prix Bedeis Causa will be presented on Thursday!
Sequential has covered this already but to recap: The Expozine Alternative Press Awards recognize the best publications that were on display at Expozine in the fall of 2012. The Awards Gala took place on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Le Divan Orange. Montreal’s fantastic rappeuse Donzelle was the MC for the evening, which culminated in… Read More Expozine Alternative Press Awards – 2013 Nominees and Winners