I must think this is a pretty cute idea, because I’m putting up a second story about it. To recap: a retailer must order 500 copies of Godzilla #1. If they do, they get an exclusive cover: Godzilla crushing their shop. (And the bonus of getting covered here! And a comic that they can use… Read More The Godzilla List
L.A. Mood Comics & Games is proud to be hosting an appearance by the creators of Kill Shakespeare: Andy Belanger, Anthony Del Col, and Conor McCreery on Saturday, February 12. Q&A about the book from 11:00 am – noon with the Graphic Novel Group and then an open signing in the store from noon –… Read More Happenings – Kill Shakespeare at LA Mood’s on Saturday, Feb 12th
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
The five finalists for the Gene Day Award for Self-Publishing have been selected and will be announced alongside the rest of the Joe Shuster Award finalists. This was a very strong year for work produced and I would like to profile some of these creators in the coming months. In the meantime, the complete list… Read More Gene Day Award for work produced in 2010
apologies to Nancy Sinatra I mentioned last week that Happy Harbor were going to have the shop crushed by Godzilla as part of a special cover promotion by IDW for the release of Godzilla #1? (No? Read about it here.) Well, there have been some reveals and it looks like a few more Canuck shops… Read More One of these days Godzilla’s gonna walk all over you!
Nova Scotia It’s seems the Strangemobile went kaput earlier this month, the engine blew up. Calum tells us times are tough, he was ripped off for 3k by a contractor in 2010, and that he’s cutting costs rather than laying off staff. Pure speculation, but with the economy in Canada still not up and running… Read More Retailer Roundup – January 2011
Direct Market comic retailers across North America grow up a little bit next week, as they join their friends in the video game and book retailing industries in receiving product prior to street date sales. “What?!”, you ask? In most other businesses the product that is to be sold on a specific date arrives PRIOR… Read More Day-Early Delivery begins next week (on 1/11/11)
Are there any comic retailers out there that have comic podcasts? I’m aware of a small handful. Big B Comics does their radio show through McMaster radio, which is podcast on their affiliated comic news website comicbookdaily. The Dragon does an almost weekly podcast. Then there is The Watchtower podcast, which predates The 4th Wall… Read More Retailer Roundup – December 2010
Brian Hibbs, a well known San Francisco retailer who has owned and managed Comix Experience in San Francisco since 1989 and is a founding board member of ComicsPro, has long taken on the responsibility of comic retailing advocate. Brian has written a sign post examination of the comic industry from the viewpoint of retailer and… Read More Comic Retailing – What will 2011 bring?
Gene Day Award winner Jesse Jacobs will have his first solo book, Even The Giants, released in 2011 through Adhouse Books. I am a huge supporter of his work and I can’t wait to see the final product. If it’s as good as it looks, it should be a major contender for the 2012 awards.… Read More Even The Giants by Jesse Jacobs
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
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
Éditions Pow Pow! is a new Quebec-based French language publisher that debuted this fall with two original books – both of which are now available. Links below are to a google English translated version of pages from the Pow Pow website — the translate feature often comes across a little awkward and babble-fishy, so follow… Read More New Quebec BD publisher debuts – Éditions Pow Pow!
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
***Update: The Carry-On Comics signing is TODAY from 4:30 – 7:30*** Carry-On Comics in Waterloo will be hosting the Kill Shakespeare crew of Conor McCreery, Anthony Del Col, Andy Belanger, plus Scott Chantler will be there on Wednesday, November 24th from 4:30 – 7:30. Featuring events occurring at comic shops across Canada. [note: this information… Read More Retailer Roundup – November 2010
The new and much talked about release from Taschen Books is 75 Years of DC Comics – The Art of Modern Mythmaking by Paul Levitz. While not specifically Canuck, there is a lot of great content on the history of DC comics and some Joe Shuster related information. But what people really want to know… Read More 75 years of DC Comics – the book
Strange Tales has been a great series issued by Marvel the past couple of years. The concept is Altcomix creators working on Marvel characters. It’s a great idea for Marvel, as it serves to draw back comic readers to the Marvel brand, perhaps sparking an interest in one of their titles, while providing exposure a… Read More Strange Tales 2 #3 – So Many Canucks!
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.
From The Dragon, sponsor of the Comics For Kids award: The Dragon takes pride in our comic and graphic novel selection for all ages and to help support the young reader community we are hosting regular Comics for Kids Day events! Saturday, November 13th is Scott Chantler Day at The Dragon. First up: the book… Read More Happenings: Scott Chantler @ The Dragon – Saturday, Nov. 13th, 2010
A fun bunch of faux covers featuring NBA players as Marvel Universe characters. The whole set is here. For our purposes, here are the Can-Con images: And just for fun, my hometown team Toronto Raptors. (Bryan will get a real kick out of this, I’m sure.) How many games will I see Steven Charles Manale… Read More Marvel and the NBA