Happy New Year! 2014 marks 10 years of the Joe Shuster Canadian Comic Book Creator Awards

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

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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… Read More 1,000,000 Scott Pilgrims

2010 Comics for Kids Award Winner – Nightschool: The Weirn Books Vols.1-2 by Svetlana Chmakova

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

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… Read More Outstanding Publisher 2010: Montreal’s La Pastèque

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… Read More Gene Day Award nominees, Hall of Fame inductees Announced

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

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

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

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… Read More JSA Update

BÉDÉIS CAUSA 2010 WINNERS – JEAN-SÉBASTIEN BÉRUBÉ, PAUL À QUÉBEC & SAINT-GERMAIN T. 1 + BLAST

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

Eisner Award Nominations Announced: Cooke, Lemire lead (somewhat) healthy Canadian representation!

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!