Free Comic Book Day in Canada – Saturday May 7, 2011

The following is a listing of Brick & Mortar comic book retailers that are participating in Free Comic Book day. This listing is made up of stores provided by the official FCBD website: http://www.freecomicbookday.com using the STORE LOCATOR. There may be stores which are participating in the event but not listed on the website for… Read More Free Comic Book Day in Canada – Saturday May 7, 2011

Reminder: Send in your 2010 self-published comics for the 2011 Gene Day Award

Hey all you self-publishers of comics/comix/zines, we’re nearing the end of 2010 and it’s time to submit your self-published comics for consideration of the 2011 Gene Day Award. 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.… Read More Reminder: Send in your 2010 self-published comics for the 2011 Gene Day Award

Harry Kremer Outstanding Retailer Award – 2011 Nomination Process is Open

As we enter December it is time to give some thought and consider which comic shop retailer did an outstanding job in 2010 and is worthy of recognition for the Harry Kremer Award. Do you believe your local retailer deserves to be recognized alongside the top comic retailers in Canada? Send us an email and… Read More Harry Kremer Outstanding Retailer Award – 2011 Nomination Process is Open

Happenings: Krampusnacht 2010 art show at the Resistor Gallery in Toronto

Krampus is a mythical creature that, in various regions of the world – especially Austria and Hungary – is believed to accompany St. Nicholas (Santa Claus) during the Christmas season. Krampus is a Bizarro Santa – a demonic creature who warns and punishes naughty children.  Due to German and Austrian influences, the myth of Krampus… Read More Happenings: Krampusnacht 2010 art show at the Resistor Gallery in Toronto

Who watches the retailers? Kids Comics

Diamond Comics has rolled out a new program called kidscomics.com. This website will allow retailers deemed ‘kids-friendly’ to be located through the comic shop locator search function. The end goal is for customers interested in age relevant / age appropriate / kid friendly comics to find a comic shop location to purchase product.