In Spring 2005 the first annual Joe Shuster Awards for Canadian Comic Book Creators was held at the Paradise Comics Toronto Comicon and a lot of great books and talent have been honoured over the decade since then. As 2013 draws to a close, please join us as we present an overview of 9 years… Read More Happy New Year! 2014 marks 10 years of the Joe Shuster Canadian Comic Book Creator Awards
Great Graphic Novels for Teens is a list of recommended graphic novels and illustrated nonfiction for those ages 12-18, prepared yearly by the Young Adult Library Services Association (USA). 2011 Great Graphic Novels for Teens Nominations
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… Read More 1,000,000 Scott Pilgrims
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… Read More Cooke and O’Malley win Harveys.
June 5th was Hobbystar’s Toronto ComiCON event at the convention centre followed by the presentation of the Joe Shuster Canadian Comic Book Creator Awards.
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… Read More 2010 Outstanding Cartoonist – Michel Rabagliati
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… Read More 2010 Outstanding Writer – Maryse Dubuc
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… Read More 2010 Outstanding Artist – Stuart Immonen
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… Read More 2010 Outstanding Colourist – Nathan Fairbairn
The Comics for Kids Award is sponsored by Guelph, ON comic shop The Dragon, which is owned by Jennifer Stewart. Jennifer presented the award at the Joe Shuster Awards ceremony in Toronto on June 5, 2010. Jennifer is also a teacher of Latin and Drama at the Linden School in the heart of Toronto. Underwhelmed… Read More 2010 Comics for Kids Award Winner – Nightschool: The Weirn Books Vols.1-2 by Svetlana Chmakova
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… Read More Outstanding Publisher 2010: Montreal’s La Pastèque
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… Read More Marian Churchland a Russ Manning finalist
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… Read More Gene Day Award nominees, Hall of Fame inductees Announced
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… Read More Congratulations to Eagle Award nominees! Cooke, O’Malley, Immonens, Stewart
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… Read More A look at the covers nominated for Outstanding Cover Art by a Canadian Artist
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… Read More 2010 Joe Shuster Awards: A look at the Outstanding Artist nominees…
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… Read More JSA Update
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… Read More Paul à Québec – the movie!
Presented yesterday at a ceremony in Quebec City as part of the 23rd Festival de la bande dessinée francophone de Québec (FBDFQ) the BÉDÉIS CAUSA consist of four awards – the nominees are listed below – with the winners in BOLD. Congratulations to all! Prix Réal-Fillion Auteur québécois, scénariste ou dessinateur, s’étant le plus illustré… Read More BÉDÉIS CAUSA 2010 WINNERS – JEAN-SÉBASTIEN BÉRUBÉ, PAUL À QUÉBEC & SAINT-GERMAIN T. 1 + BLAST
Canadian creators are once again very well represented in this year’s nominations. Leading the pack is Darwyn Cooke for Richard Stark’s Parker – The Hunter with three nominations: Adaptation from Another Work, Graphic Album – New, and Writer/Artist! Following is Jeff Lemire with two nominations – one for Best New Series (Sweet Tooth) and the… Read More Eisner Award Nominations Announced: Cooke, Lemire lead (somewhat) healthy Canadian representation!