Gene Day Award Nominees, Hall of Fame, TM Maple

Our next batch of nominees and inductees are listed below. Pending categories are Cover Artist, Retailer, Webcomic and Dragon Prize for Comics for Younger Readers. GENE DAY AWARD FOR SELF-PUBLISHED COMIC The Gene Day Award for Self-Publishing honours Canadian comic book creators who self-published their work during the previous year (up to the submission end… Read More Gene Day Award Nominees, Hall of Fame, TM Maple

2021 Nominees for Outstanding Canadian Writer, Artist and Cartoonist

DECEMBER 14, 2021 — It has been a challenging year, and while this announcement once again comes a little later in the year than usual,  the Canadian Comic Book Awards Association is proud to present the first batch (of 3) nominees for the 17th Annual Joe Shuster Awards and related honours for work published in… Read More 2021 Nominees for Outstanding Canadian Writer, Artist and Cartoonist

2020 Joe Shuster Awards Finalists (for work done in 2019)

THE JOE SHUSTER AWARDS Established in 2004, The Joe Shuster Awards are Canada’s national award recognizing outstanding achievement in the creation of comic books, graphic novels, webcomics and digital comics. The awards are named after pioneering Toronto-born artist Joe Shuster who, along with writer Jerry Siegel, created the iconic super-powered hero, Superman. 2020 Sponsors include… Read More 2020 Joe Shuster Awards Finalists (for work done in 2019)

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