On Saturday, September 20th at Back Space Toronto we announced the winners of the 2014 Joe Shuster Canadian Comic Book Creators.
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… Read More The Five Finalists for the Harry Kremer Canadian Comic Book Retailer Award
Last fall, the Kickstarter for restoring and reprinting Nelvana of the Northern Lights, Adrian Dingle’s Inuit goddess and superheroine from the Golden Age of Canadian Comics, was an astounding financial and cultural success. As one commentator said to me “the Nelvana revival was a zeitgeist moment” that was not only interesting historically and culturally, but… Read More Johnny Canuck and Brok Windsor archival collections on their way, following successful Nelvana Kickstarter
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… Read More New award for 2014: T.M. Maple Award
UPDATED – AUGUST 22, 2014 The Joe Shuster Awards will be presented on Saturday, September 20th in Toronto, Ontario at BACK SPACE TORONTO, 587A College Street (2nd Floor). Ceremony will commence at 8 pm. June 4, 2014 – Canada has a rich tradition of supporting our national arts communities with awards that recognize the achievements… Read More The 2014 Joe Shuster Award Nominees / Les nominés pour le prix Joe Shuster 2014
Torontonians awoke earlier this week to news that David Mirvish had decided to sell Honest Ed’s, the store founded by his father in 1948 and a Toronto landmark of sorts (featured prominently in the graphic novel series Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O’Malley). The estimated $100 million dollar property was to include the 160,000 square… Read More Honest Ed’s and Mirvish Village for sale – and with it over four decades of ties to Toronto’s comics community.
Full list of 2013 Nominees / La liste complète des nominés 2013 Canada has a rich tradition of supporting our national arts communities with awards that recognize the achievements of our citizens like the Genie Awards for film and television and the Juno Awards for music – the JOE SHUSTER AWARD is Canada’s national award… Read More The 2013 Joe Shuster Award Nominees / Les nominés pour le prix Joe Shuster 2013
For immediate release: The ceremony for the 8th Annual Awards Canadian comic book creators will be held on September 15, 2012 at the Montreal Comic Con.
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… Read More Full list of 2012 Nominees / La liste complète des nominés 2012
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… Read More Niagara Falls gets a new comic shop… Big B Comics
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
This Friday night in Toronto, the Comic Book Lounge + Gallery is having it’s Grand Opening Party and the launch of The Art of Mike Del Mundo display that runs at the Gallery from now until mid-April. Mike Del Mundo will be at the event to sign autographs and prints and discuss his craft. For… Read More Happenings: Comic Book Lounge + Gallery Grand Opening Party / Launch of the Art of Mike Del Mundo display – 3/23/2012 7pm-11pm
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
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… Read More Eligible creators list now available for review / feedback
For a number of readers and collectors, Dragon Lady Comics was their local comics outlet – they placed their orders and picked up their new comics and graphic novels there every week or every couple of weeks, and it was also a popular haunt for the many creators based in the area. Dragon Lady stayed… Read More The Start of an Era? As Dragon Lady Comics closes — “The Comic Book Lounge and Gallery” opens
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… Read More 2011 Canadian Comics Wrap Survey: Jennifer Haines
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… Read More 2011 Canadian Comics Wrap Survey: Willow Dawson
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
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… Read More 2011 Canadian Comics Wrap Survey: Kevin Boyd