A Quick Note

The Joe Shuster Awards are 100% not-for-profit. We are not a business, we don’t make money, no one is paid… they are done as a public service because we think they are important to the Canadian comics community by recognizing Canadian talent. We’ve never applied for, let alone received, any government grant money in the… Read More A Quick Note

CLLDF Launches #Canucks4Comics Relief Initiative for Canadian Comic Shops

COVID-19 AUCTIONS ABOUT THE AUCTION THE BASICS Creators/people run their own individual auction on Twitter under the hashtag #Canucks4Comics. Twitter users scroll through the auction items under the hashtag and reply to individual item threads to place bids. Post bids on the original item thread only (no bids on quote-tweets or retweets). TIP: Click on… Read More CLLDF Launches #Canucks4Comics Relief Initiative for Canadian Comic Shops

The COVID-19 Crisis and the Unprecedented Pause of 2020

As the world is in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic the Canadian (and International) comics community is being affected significantly on all fronts, primarily economically as businesses are under orders to stay closed, and comics distributing and brick and mortar sales have ground to a halt. Comic Book Retailers Determined to be “non-essential” during… Read More The COVID-19 Crisis and the Unprecedented Pause of 2020

The 2019 Joe Shuster Award Winners

Established in 2004, The Joe Shuster Awards are Canada’s national award recognizing outstanding achievement in the creation of comic books, graphic novels and webcomics. The awards are named after pioneering Toronto-born artist Joe Shuster who, along with writer Jerry Siegel, created the iconic super-powered hero, Superman. The name is used with the approval of the… Read More The 2019 Joe Shuster Award Winners

2019 Joe Shuster Awards (Part 2) – Harry Kremer, Dragon Prize, Hall of Fame

Here are the remaining categories for 2019: Part One The Dragon Award (Comics for Kids) / Le Prix Dragon (Bandes Dessinées pour Enfants) This award recognizes the works which capture the attention and fascination of young readers, and help to create a passion for life-long reading. Works considered for this award are comic books and… Read More 2019 Joe Shuster Awards (Part 2) – Harry Kremer, Dragon Prize, Hall of Fame

2019 Proceeding

It’s now March and we’re rolling along on the plans for the 2019 awards. The website was down for a short period of time (unbeknownst to me), but things are back up and running again. Yay! The winners will be announced in late summer/early fall. Time, date and location are TBA. Deadline for Gene Day… Read More 2019 Proceeding

2 Prominant Kremer Award Winning Canadian Retailers Closing

December 20 —- It seems that this will be the last holiday season for two prominent Canadian comic book retailers: Vancouver’s Comicshop and Edmonton’s Happy Harbor Comics.. The COMICSHOP, in it’s 44th year, winner of the 2014 Harry Kremer Outstanding Canadian Comic Book Retailer Award has had papers served and is in receivership, and may… Read More 2 Prominant Kremer Award Winning Canadian Retailers Closing

The 2018 Joe Shuster Award Nominations / Les nominés pour le prix Joe Shuster 2018

Update: Ceremony has been postponed, special panel at the Montreal Comic Con to take place on Saturday, July 7th at 5:30 pm to celebrate the nominees and the 2017 winners and inductees. Please note: Dragon Award for Comics for Kids nominees are still pending. They will be added to the nominees list when available. May… Read More The 2018 Joe Shuster Award Nominations / Les nominés pour le prix Joe Shuster 2018

2018 Awards Update

Selection process is well underway and we are looking at announcing the nominees on Tuesday, May 29th. Here’s what we’re looking at as far as categories go: THE JOE SHUSTER AWARDS for Outstanding Canadian Comic Book: ARTIST / ARTIST TEAM WRITER CARTOONIST COVER ARTIST WEBCOMICS CREATOR/CREATIVE TEAM THE HARRY KREMER COMIC BOOK RETAILER RECOGNITION AWARD… Read More 2018 Awards Update

2018! JSA Ceremony in Montreal in July. Info on submitting for the Gene Day Award.

It’s March 4th and after a brief down period our website is back up and running and we’re full steam ahead on the planning for the 2018 Joe Shuster Comic Book Creator Awards. Plans are currently being made to present the awards this summer in July at the Montreal Comic Con, the organizers of which… Read More 2018! JSA Ceremony in Montreal in July. Info on submitting for the Gene Day Award.

Calgary and Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expos join forces with Fan Expo HQ

Today, the people behind the Calgary and Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expos announced that the shows are joining the Fan Expo HQ family of shows that includes shows in Toronto, Regina, Vancouver, Dallas, Boston as well as the MegaCon brand shows in Orlando and Tampa Florida. The Calgary Expo has grown steadily since the mid-2000’s and… Read More Calgary and Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expos join forces with Fan Expo HQ