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…

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…

The passing of two legends…

JACK TREMBLAY, Hall of Fame inductee in 2017 for his role in the creation of comics during Canada’s Golden Age, passed away on November 11, 2018 in Montreal. The CCBCAA would like to express our deepest condolences to his family and friends. Tremblay, born in 1926, was 92. STAN “the Man” LEE, the Maestro of…

The 2018 Joe Shuster Award Winners

September 5, 2018 — The JOE SHUSTER AWARD is Canada’s national award that honours and raises the awareness of Canadians that create, self-publish and sell comic books, digital comics and graphic novels. The nominated works were published between January 1 and December 31, 2017. The award winners were chosen by a jury vote. All images…

Dragon Prize Nominees 2018

Another Castle (Oni Press) by Andrew Wheeler and Paulina Ganucheau Stone Heart (First Second) by Faith Erin Hicks Brave (Yen Press) by Svetlana Chmakova Brobots vol.2 (Oni Press) by J. Torres and Sean Dove Titi Krapouti & cie tome 3 La Reserve Etoilee (self-published) by Stephanie Leduc Jimmy Tornado Tome 1: Atlas ne repond pas…

July Awards Ceremony Postponed

I regret to inform all that we are unable to finalize the 2018 winners and make the awards in time for the ceremony on July 7th in Montreal at the Montreal Comic Con. Unfortunately our juries need more time to deliberate and gather information/review materials, and the Dragon Award nominees have yet to be announced….

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…

2018 Gene Day Award books received so far… updated 5/13 + News

Here’s a list of what we have received to date. All were self-published in 2017. The list is still being updated. If you still want to submit your comic for consideration please visit here.  Submissions are now closed as of today (5/13) – aside from one package at the post office which will be picked…

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…

2017 Ceremony info, Hall of Fame, TM Maple.

Ceremony date: The winners will be announced online and at a private industry gathering in Toronto on Friday, September 1, 2017. HALL OF FAME SELECTION COMPLETED I would like to thank the Hall of Fame committee for their work in selecting the inductees for 2017. The committee consisted of Walter Durajlija, Jennifer Haines, Ivan Kocmarek,…

Canadians win at the 2017 Eisners

Last night in San Diego, the annual Will Eisner Awards were presented and a number of Canadians took home or shared many of the top prizes. Big winner of the night was Fiona Staples, who continues to win accolades for the ongoing image Comics series Saga (artist, cover artist, best continuing series). Best Short Story…

Pre-nomination day update

JULY 10 NOMINATIONS will be announced for ARTIST CARTOONIST COVER ARTIST WEBCOMIC CREATOR / CREATIVE TEAM WRITER GENE DAY AWARD HARRY KREMER AWARD DRAGON PRIZE JULY 30 Announcement of the: HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES TM MAPLE RECIPIENT(S) VENUE LOCATION CEREMONY DATE

Convention links disabled

A popular page on this site, which receives a minimum of 100 hits on even the quietest of days has had the links removed for the time being: CONVENTIONS ACROSS CANADA. The page had not been updated since summer 2016 and the CCBCAA is taking a step back because we aren’t regularly updating the page,…

Some notes about the process.

The CCBCAA (Canadian Comic Book Creator Awards Association) maintains a database of Canadian creators and review distributor catalogues and publisher websites for identifying eligible releases as well as use online resources for checking publication dates. We also work with retailers across the country who provide information and feedback. For the categories of Writer, Artist, Cartoonist,…

2017 Gene Day Award submissions (for 2016 self-published comics)

Many thanks to everyone that sent in a copy of their books for consideration by the committee for the Gene Day Award, which honours self-published books from the previous calendar year. We received a lot of books and we’ve divided them into 2 sections: those published in 2016 – these will be considered for this…