The Five Finalists for the Harry Kremer Canadian Comic Book Retailer Award

Harry Kremer Award (Retailers) / Prix Harry Kremer (Détaillants) Throughout the year, the Canadian Comic Book Creator Awards Association (CBCAA) works to maintain an accurate list of active comic book stores and a database of recommendations, referrals and secret shopper reports. A separate Retailer Award Committee overseen by Scott VanderPloeg and Anthony Falcone reviews the…

New award for 2014: T.M. Maple Award

In 2014, with the arrival of the 10th Annual Joe Shuster Awards, we are introducing a new award into the current line-up, one that will replace the long defunct Outstanding Achievement Award and fill a gap in our existing coverage. The new T.M. Maple Award will go to one person (living or deceased) selected from…

Full list of 2012 Nominees / La liste complète des nominés 2012

Artist / Dessinateur Chris Bachalo Age of X: Alpha 1, Avengers 13, 15, Wolverine and the X-Men 1-3, X-Men 7-10 (Marvel Comics) Marc Delafontaine Les Nombrils T.5: Un Couple D’enfer (Delcourt) Stuart Immonen Fear Itself 1-7, “Queen, King, Off-Suit“/X-Men: To Serve and Protect 4 (Marvel Comics), “Say You’re Dead“/Outlaw Territory Vol.2 (Image) Fred Jourdain Le…

Niagara Falls gets a new comic shop… Big B Comics

The Empire continues to grow! Big B Comics has opened a third location in Niagara Falls, ON. We’ve known about this for a a few months now, but held back until the store actually opened. Big B has taken over 6689 Lundy’s Lane, Niagara Falls, ON, L2G 1V4 and the telephone number is 289-296-2968. Big…

Happenings: Toronto Comic Con this weekend

Metro Toronto Convention Centre Saturday, April 14, 2012 – 10am – 7pm Sunday, April 15, 2012 – 11am – 6pm 1-day ticket: $40 Weekend pass: $55 VIP Weekend pass: $200

Happenings: TCAF 2012 May 5-6, 2012 at the Toronto Reference Library

Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2012 Poster by Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon The Toronto Public Library presents The Toronto Comic Arts Festival Jeff Smith, Alison Bechdel and Guy Delisle highlight TCAF’s 2012 programme, which features more than 300 international cartoonists  

Eligible creators list now available for review / feedback

2011 – ELIGIBLE CREATORS / CRÉATEURS ADMISSIBLES First run at the list is available for review via the link posted above. UPDATED JAN.24th! For the first time we have grouped all releases together – French and English. Comics for Kids releases are also included (French and English). Only the categories of Artist (incl. inkers), Cartoonist…

2011 Canadian Comics Wrap Survey: Jennifer Haines

Tell us about yourself – a brief bio/intro. I opened The Dragon in 1998, drawing on my love of the hobby and my experience in the industry. Since then, I’ve gone on to obtain my Master’s degree in Classical Studies and my Bachelor of Education, which I used to teach for 7 years at The…

2011 Canadian Comics Wrap Survey: Willow Dawson

Tell us about yourself – a brief bio/intro. Hey there! I’m a cartoonist working out of the RAID Comics Studio in Toronto. I wrote and drew the graphic novels Hyena in Petticoats: The Story of Suffragette Nellie McClung (Penguin Canada), and Lila and Ecco’s Do-It-Yourself Comics Club (Kids Can Press), and illustrated No Girls Allowed…

2011 Canadian Comics Wrap Survey: Diana Tamblyn

Tell us about yourself – a brief bio/intro. My name is Diana Tamblyn, and I’m a full-time web producer who tries to do as much artwork and cartooning as possible in my free time. Also a full-time, life-long lover of comics

2011 Canadian Comics Wrap Survey: Kevin Boyd

I figured that perhaps I should do one of these as well… who am I? I am the organizer/coordinator and a co-founder of the Joe Shuster Awards. I’ve been a longtime reader and collector of comics and graphic novels, but I’ve been a self-publisher, a seller/dealer, a convention owner/runner, a price guide adviser, and for…