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.