While comic shops have been struggling, as have pretty much every non-essential retail business, I’m sure most will agree that it has not been in vain. The unprecedented COVID-19 Pandemic has affected everyone, everywhere, on some levels. To that end we may agree or disagree on the benefits of having the main distributor for comics… Read More Comics distribution resumes May 20
A little under two months ago, comic book retailers across Canada had to close because of the unprecedented threat of spread of the coronavirus. This also affected the largest distributor of comics across North America, who stopped shipping new product in the last week of March. Since then, while other distributors may still be delivering… Read More This Weekend on Facebook: “Be Our Heroes, Canada”
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
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
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
The 15th Annual Joe Shuster Awards are being held this Saturday, September 14th at 7pm and should run for about an 60-90 minutes and will be followed by an afterparty. This is a casual, laid back affair, and the awards will be hosted by myself (Awards Director and Co-Founder Kevin A. Boyd) with Jenn and… Read More 2019 Ceremony Details – This Saturday, Sept. 14th.
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
July 10, 2019 — As we celebrate the 105th anniversary of the birth of Joe Shuster today, the CCBCAA is proud to announce the first batch of nominees for the Joe Shuster Canadian Comic Book Creator Awards and the nominees for the Gene Day Awards. Canada has a rich tradition of supporting our national arts… Read More 2019 Joe Shuster Awards (Part 1) and Gene Day Award Nominations
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
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
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… Read More The passing of two legends…
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… Read More The 2018 Joe Shuster Award Winners
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… Read More Dragon Prize Nominees 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
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
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… Read More 2018 Gene Day Award books received so far… updated 5/13 + News
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.
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
The winners were announced on the web in September 2017:
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,… Read More 2017 Ceremony info, Hall of Fame, TM Maple.