2015 Comic Shop update – Who’s new? Who closed?

The start of a new year and some free time on my hands, and I decided it was time to update the Retailer information on the site. It had been about three years since the last update (Director’s note: I had been editing entries on a one by one basis when people sent information in… Read More 2015 Comic Shop update – Who’s new? Who closed?

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Accepting submissions for the 2012 Gene Day Award for Self-Publishing

The Gene Day Award for Self-Publishing honours Canadian comic book creators who self-published their work during the previous calendar year and is open to all Canadian citizens who self-publish and self-distribute their comics. The winner receives a Joe Shuster Award and a bursary of $500, to help fund your next comic project. This award is… Read More Accepting submissions for the 2012 Gene Day Award for Self-Publishing

Retailer Roundup – July to December 2011 – the Mega Roundup – Prairie Edition

It’s 2012 and time to start thinking about the Harry Kremer Award for Outstanding Canadian Comic Book Retailer, and begin the process of coming up with potential nominees. This award is open to input from all members of the general public, including retailers, so if you would like your shop of choice to be considered… Read More Retailer Roundup – July to December 2011 – the Mega Roundup – Prairie Edition

Retailer Roundup – July to December 2011 – the Mega Roundup – East Coast Edition

The preoccupations of life, mainly the arrival of my first child, resulted in a break from the day-to-day duties of running the Joe Shuster Awards (big thanks to Kevin for picking up the slack!). But it’s now 2012 and time to start thinking about the Harry Kremer Award for Outstanding Canadian Comic Book Retailer, and… Read More Retailer Roundup – July to December 2011 – the Mega Roundup – East Coast Edition

Comic Legends Legal Defense Fund announces Board of Directors

For Immediate Release The Comic Legends Legal Defense Fund announces that, 22 years after forming as an ad hoc fundraising organization in defense of a Calgary retailer charged with selling obscene materials, it has at last been formally incorporated. CLLDF Board of Directors member Derek McCulloch says, “It’s a long overdue step, and one we… Read More Comic Legends Legal Defense Fund announces Board of Directors

Kingston, ON comic shop owner released from prison on drug charges

As reported in the Kingston Whig earlier today, Jorge M. Carquez, owner of Action Packed Comics in Kingston, ON, “has been released from jail after six months in pretrial custody.” From the article: Carquez, who was identified in Kingston’s Ontario Court of Justice as the owner of Action Packed Comics on Princess Street, pleaded guilty… Read More Kingston, ON comic shop owner released from prison on drug charges

Happenings – Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas in Toronto May 7/8, 2011

Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas will be in Toronto, appearing at Gendai Gallery, which will be exhibiting the graphic works of Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas and Joanne Hui. Both artists use the form of manga to address unique moments in Canadian history that are particular to their culturally specific histories of activism and resistance. Yahgulanaas is known for… Read More Happenings – Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas in Toronto May 7/8, 2011

Happenings: Girard, Ollman, Worton book launch – April 14, Toronto

A trio of creators unite this evening in Toronto to promote their recent releases from Canadian publisher Drawn & Quarterly. Pascal Girard has come to promote the English translation of his BD Conventum, originally published by Delcourt. D+Q continue their program of translating Quebec based BD (and it’s their second Girard translation after releasing Bigfoot… Read More Happenings: Girard, Ollman, Worton book launch – April 14, Toronto

Retailer Roundup – March 2011 & The great comic shop tour of 2011

Before I left on my trip of the Maritimes the esteemed Kevin Boyd presumed that I would be hitting comic shops all across the region. I strongly refuted that assertion but that didn`t last, obviously. Over the last two weeks I visited, and secret shopped, 22 comics stores: Fantasy Realm – Cornwall, ON Librairie Première… Read More Retailer Roundup – March 2011 & The great comic shop tour of 2011