1,000,000 Scott Pilgrims

For immediate release: Scott Pilgrim Reaches New Level of Epicness There are now over one million copies of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim series in print, and that’s only counting the North American Oni Press edition. The series has also achieved international success being translated into thirteen different languages worldwide with more to come! “A…

Cooke and O’Malley win Harveys.

At the pretty much Canadian-free Baltimore show this last weekend, the Harvey awards were handed out and two Canadians won awards: DARWYN COOKE and BRYAN LEE O’MALLEY each took home a Harvey for their 2009 publications. BEST CARTOONIST — Darwyn Cooke, “RICHARD STARK’S PARKER: THE HUNTER”, IDW SPECIAL AWARD FOR HUMOR IN COMICS — Bryan…

2010 Outstanding Cartoonist – Michel Rabagliati

Ty Templeton is a Canadian creator that needs no introduction… yet here he is getting one! Ty has been a force in comics for almost three decades. He’s also a comic book guru instructing the next generation of comics creators on how to look at what the medium has to offer. On June 5th, Ty…

2010 Outstanding Writer – Maryse Dubuc

Robin Fisher participated in both the Story and Art juries this year, and she returned later in the evening to present the Outstanding Writer Award. Robin Fisher has been living, eating, sleeping and breathing comics for the past 10 years.  She’s worked in comic book stores, she’s written for The Comics Journal, she’s attended comic…

2010 Outstanding Artist – Stuart Immonen

David Okum is an artist and teacher from Waterloo, Ontario. He has been exhibiting and publishing artwork since 1984. David continues to produce, publish and exhibit his work regularly. In addition, he creates commissioned artwork as well as graphic design work for individuals and organizations. This year, David sat on the Joe Shuster Awards jury…

2010 Outstanding Colourist – Nathan Fairbairn

Robin Fisher has been living, eating, sleeping and breathing comics for the past 10 years.  She’s worked in comic book stores, she’s written for The Comics Journal, she’s attended comic conventions all along the West Coast and interviewed many comic creators as the host of The Onamatopoeia Show which runs every Sunday afternoon from 3-4…

Outstanding Publisher 2010: Montreal’s La Pastèque

When considering what makes an Outstanding Comic Book Publisher the nominating committee looks at things such as: quality and diversity of material published, production values, artistic quality, as well as originality of the material. We are fortunate here in Canada, as evidenced by the five nominated publishers, to have an industry that supports the creative…

Marian Churchland a Russ Manning finalist

It’s award season, and we’ve just heard that Marian Churchland is a finalist for the 2010 Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award, which will be presented in July as part of the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards ceremony in San Diego, CA. Marian’s graphic novel Beast also received quite a bit of consideration as a potential…

Gene Day Award nominees, Hall of Fame inductees Announced

JOE SHUSTER AWARDS CELEBRATE THE 35th ANNIVERSARY OF CAPTAIN CANUCK Final Nominees Announced for Gene Day Award, HALL OF FAME Inductees Named Toronto, Canada — May 26, 2010. Since it was established in 2004, the Joe Shuster Award has been Canada’s national awards program for recognizing the outstanding achievements of Canadian comic book creators, publishers…

Congratulations to Eagle Award nominees! Cooke, O’Malley, Immonens, Stewart

The Annual UK Comics Industry Awards – The Eagle Awards announced their 2010 Nominees for work published in 2009. Favourite Newcomer Writer Al Ewing Jonathan Hickman Kathryn Immonen Kieron Gillen Mike Lynch Favourite Newcomer Artist David Lafuente Declan Shalvey Jamie McKelvie John Cullen Matt Timson Favourite Writer Alan Moore Geoff Johns John Wagner Tony Lee…

A look at the covers nominated for Outstanding Cover Art by a Canadian Artist

The eight nominated covers feature a number of different styles – from borderline abstract to photo-realistic – and are a nice cross-section of Canadian creators. From Vancouver we have Kaare Andrews and Igor Kordey, from Quebec Paul Bordeleau and Marc Delafontaine (also nominated for Outstanding Artist this year), Toronto native and currently living in Halifax…

2010 Joe Shuster Awards: A look at the Outstanding Artist nominees…

Let’s get to know your Joe Shuster Award for Outstanding Artist Nominees for 2010 (for work published in 2009). Some historical info on the nominees in relation to this award: – this is the first year that Chris Bachalo, Cameron Stewart, Djief and Francis Manapul have been nominated in this category. – Darwyn Cooke won…

JSA Update

So here’s where we stand as of today: The 3rd wave of Visions Wolverine auctions end tomorrow night – April 27th – and there’s a lot of interest in some of the pieces already, especially the one by Francis Manapul. Expect the 4th wave to launch tomorrow as the 3rd comes to a close. Still…

Paul à Québec – the movie!

The film adaptation of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s  Scott Pilgrim vs. The World movie comes out later this summer, and now word is coming out that Michel Rabagliati’s award-winning/nominated BD Paul à Québec is going to be making the jump to the big screen! ‘Paul à Québec’: Karine Vanasse produira l’adaptation de la bande dessinée mercredi…