7th Annual Joe Shuster Awards: Winners Announced

The 7th Annual Canadian Comic Book Creator Awards were presented at a public ceremony held on Saturday, June 18, 2011 at the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo with hosts Ajay Fry and Teddy Wilson. Joe Shuster Awards 2011 ceremony audio THE RESULTS:

40 Days left…

… and the four unique juries are all hard at work looking at all of the books and comics. It’s hard to believe that we are a mere 40 days and forty nights away from the presentation of the 7th annual Joe Shuster Awards for Canadian Comic Book Creators on Saturday, June 18th, 2011 at…

Uh oh… comic sales down 23% in 1/11 compared to 1/10

Diamond released some sales stats today, and it isn’t pretty, ICV2 always provides some great analysis. As feared, January 2011 saw a huge drop in new product sales ordered through Diamond Distribution. Compared to January 2010 units ordered are down a whopping 23% and dollars earned on new comics are down a comparable 22%. Even…

NomCom Selections (Note: this is NOT the final nominees list)

THE LIST OF 2011 NOMINEE FINALISTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED FEBRUARY 1, 2011. Our Nominating Committees have been working since the fall, looking over the LONG lists of eligible creators and their comics that came out in 2010. Earlier in January, we received their selections for the categories of Artist, Cartoonist, Colourist, Cover Artist and Writer….

Joe Shuster Awards update 1/26

We’re a little under a week from the big announcement and here’s where we stand: ARTIST, CARTOONIST, COLOURIST, COVER ARTIST, WRITER – Nominees Selected PUBLISHER – Nominees Selected HARRY KREMER RETAILER – 10 finalist stores selected GENE DAY SELF-PUBLISHER – in process, deadline for books to be received is Friday, Jan 28th WEBCOMICS – Nominees…

Somehow it all just comes together in the end… JSA Update 1/16

* Originally posted on 1/14 – revised and updated 1/16 The English nominating committee has submitted their choices for the categories of Artist, Cartoonist, Colourist, Cover Artist & Writer. All entries have been received and tabulated and we have our nominees for 2011.  Our five member French nominating committee got started a little later this…

Happy New Year! 7th Annual Joe Shuster Awards Process Update

Welcome to 2011! Now that the new year has begun we are ready to kick into action and officially start the process that will be completed on the evening of Saturday, June 18th at the Calgary Comic Expo! Between now and early February we will be selecting the nominees for the many of the Award…

December 30th, 2010 Releases featuring Canadian Creators

*NOTE* The funny books ship on Thursday this week, because of the holidays that just past. Action Comics #896 DC US$3.99 Colours by Brad Anderson and Dave McCaig. Cover by David Finch. Astonishing X-Men: Xenogenesis #4 Marvel US$3.99 Artwork and Cover by Kaare Andrews. Preview at Comic Book Resources Batman: The Dark Knight #1 DC…

MTV Geek’s Top Comics Lists of 2010

Well, we’ve heard from MTV Splash Page, so now it’s time to hear from MTV Geek and… guess what… Canadians! TOP GRAPHIC NOVELS #10: Revolver #9: Tumor (Archaia) Writer: Joshua Hale Fialkov Artist: Noel Tuazon #8: A God Somewhere #7: Moving Pictures (Top Shelf)  Writer: Kathryn Immonen Artist: Stuart Immonen #6: The Acme Novelty Library…

MTV Splash Page announces their selections for the Best of 2010

MTV Splash Page’s BEST OF 2010: Comic Books, Webcomics, And Graphic Novels The list includes a couple of entries by Canadians: BEST UNDER-THE-RADAR SERIES “Orc Stain” by James Stokoe (Image Comics) If you’re not reading writer and illustrator James Stokoe’s impossibly detailed fantasy epic “Orc Stain,” you’re missing out on one of the best monthly…

CBR writer selects the top 20 female creators working today

Kelly Thompson, the “She has no head” columnist over at Comic Book Resources, has selected her top 20 favorite female creators of 2010: PART ONE * PART TWO I’m happy to report that many Canadians figure prominently on this list including: #13. FIONA STAPLES #9 EMILY CARROLL #8. KATHRYN IMMONEN #7. FAITH ERIN HICKS #1….

In Shops 12/22/2010: Reid Fleming: World’s Toughest Milkman Volume 1 HC

Reid Fleming: World’s Toughest Milkman Volume 1 HC Publisher: IDW Publishing (W/A/Cover) David Boswell David Boswell’s classic counterculture icon is collected here in an oversized hardcover format. This volume collects the first Reid Fleming comic and the mini-series, Rogues to Riches, as well as Heartbreak Comics. This is a classic series that has gained cult…

December 22nd, 2010 Releases featuring Canadian Creators

American Vampire #10 DC/Vertigo Colours by Dave McCaig. Batman Incorporated #2 DC Comics Artwork and Variant Cover by Yanick Paquette. Inks by Michel Lacombe. Colours by Nathan Fairbairn. Chaos War: Dead Avengers #2 Marvel Artwork and Cover by Tom Grummett. Dynamo 5 Holiday Special 2010 #1 Image Artwork by Marcio Takara. Haunt #12 Image Inks…

JSA Holiday Update

As we are nearing the end of 2010 (15 days – only two shipping weeks!) we have a lot to be thankful for, and not many more new releases left to anticipate! This has been another big year for the Canadian comics scene and we are really excited to see what our nominating committees will…

December 15th, 2010 new releases by Canadian Creators

ASSASSIN’S CREED: THE FALL #2 (OF 3) (MR) DC/Wildstorm Cover, Art & Story by Karl Kerschl and Cameron Stewart. Colours by Nadine Thomas. ATOMIC ROBO AND THE DEADLY ART OF SCIENCE #2 (OF 5) Red 5 Comics Colours by Ronda Patterson, published by Red 5 Comics BLACK TERROR #12 Dynamite Entertainment Cover by Stephen Sadowski…

December 8th, 2010 Releases featuring Canadian Creators

5 Days To Die Trade Paperback IDW US$19.99 Cover by David Finch. The Flash #7 DC US$2.99 Cover by Francis Manapul. DC 75th Anniversary Cover by Darwyn Cooke. Knight & Squire #3 DC US$3.99 Cover by Yanick Paquette. Cover Inks by Michel Lacombe. Cover Colours by Nathan Fairbairn. Mystery Society #5 IDW US$3.99 Artwork, Colours…

December 1st, 2010 Releases featuring Canadian Creators

Adventure Comics #521 DC US$3.99 Back Story Written by Jeff Lemire. American Vampire #9 DC/Vertigo US$3.99 Colours by Dave McCaig. Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes #2 Marvel US$3.99 Colours by Jean-Francois Beaulieu. Preview at Comic Book Resources Brightest Day #15 DC US$2.99 Cover by David Finch. Brightest Day Vol. 1 Hardcover DC US$29.99 Cover by David…

November 24th, 2010 Releases featuring Canadian Creators

If I have missed any works by Canadian Comic Book Creators, please leave a comment, or send me an email at jason@joeshusterawards.com Action Comics #895 DC US$3.99 Colours by Brad Anderson and Dave McCaig. Cover by David Finch. Preview at DC Universe: The Source Avengers And The Infinity Gauntlet #4 Marvel US$2.99 Inks by Terry…