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

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Johnny Canuck and Brok Windsor archival collections on their way, following successful Nelvana Kickstarter

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

The 2014 Joe Shuster Award Nominees / Les nominés pour le prix Joe Shuster 2014

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

Honest Ed’s and Mirvish Village for sale – and with it over four decades of ties to Toronto’s comics community.

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.

The 2013 Joe Shuster Award Nominees / Les nominés pour le prix Joe Shuster 2013

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

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… Read More Full list of 2012 Nominees / La liste complète des nominés 2012

Happenings: Comic Book Lounge + Gallery Grand Opening Party / Launch of the Art of Mike Del Mundo display – 3/23/2012 7pm-11pm

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

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… Read More Eligible creators list now available for review / feedback

The Start of an Era? As Dragon Lady Comics closes — “The Comic Book Lounge and Gallery” opens

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