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
Toronto, ON – Saturday, August 24. Earlier this evening at the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Jackman Hall, the 9th annual Joe Shuster Awards were presented at a gala ceremony hosted by the Toronto Star’s ROB SALEM and Cartoonist TY TEMPLETON. The results are:
July 5, 2013 – TORONTO, ON The Canadian Comic Book Creator Awards Association is pleased to announce the venue of the 2013 Joe Shuster Awards Ceremony. The 8 2013 awards and 3 Hall of Fame presentations will be presented on SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 2013 at JACKMAN HALL at the Art Gallery of Ontario, starting at… Read More Joe Shuster Awards Ceremony: 8:30 PM – Saturday, August 24, 2013 at Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario
For Artist, Cartoonist, Cover Artist, Writer: John Babos, Erik Bouchard, Laurent Boutin, Shawn Bryan, Jeff Brown, Amy Chop, Tyler Jirik, Mike Jozic, David Kelly, Patrick Marleau, Conor McCreery, Alice Quinn, Rachel Richey, Andrew Wheeler, Leonard Wong, Sarrah Young with additional input from Bill Code, Kelly Dowd and Andrew Uys. For Webcomics: Tyrone Biljan, Allison Covey,… Read More The 2013 Joe Shuster Award Nominating Teams
Full list of 2013 Nominees / La liste complète des nominés 2013 Canada has a rich tradition of supporting our national arts communities with awards that recognize the achievements of our citizens like the Genie Awards for film and television and the Juno Awards for music – the JOE SHUSTER AWARD is Canada’s national award… Read More The 2013 Joe Shuster Award Nominees / Les nominés pour le prix Joe Shuster 2013
Okay, so the Prix Bedeis Causa were handed out last month, the Doug Wright Awards are being presented this Saturday night, and the Prix Bedelys are going to be presented on June 2nd. What about the Joe Shuster Awards? Well, they’ll be handed out in late August, and we’re almost finished with the selection process.… Read More Award season continues — what of the JSAs? An Update is Provided
Please note: we do this for the purpose of transparency. Currently underway is the nomination process for the annual Joe Shuster Awards. The 20 members of the nominating committees (there are 2) have tabled their initial selections. We have two concurrent committees one for English language releases, and another for French. Ultimately we aim to… Read More Nominations Underway – Part Two: Round 1 (Advancing to Round 2)
So everything is well under way now here at JSA central. We’re once again aiming for a Free Comic Book Day (May 4th) deadline for our nominee announcements. I must say that it’s been an enthusiastic year for Canadian comics so far, as there’s been a lot going on recently – especially for things related… Read More JSA update and more on Lost Heroes documentary
To be announced June 4th, 2013.
Thanks Laurent Boutin, Patrick Marleau and in particular Eric Bouchard for putting this list togerther. Scénaristes Bérubé, Jocelyn (Alexis le trotteur) Bergeron, Alain (Capitaine Static 05) Boily, Luc (Gangs de rue 02) Britt, Fanny (Jane, le renard & moi) Chicoine, Nicole (Topinambus 01) Desharnais, Francis (Motel Galactic 02) Desjardins, India (La célibataire) Fournier, Pierre (Red… Read More Creators who had work published in 2012 – Eligible for the 2013 Awards (French Language)
In order to be eligible the comic had to have been originally published in print between 1/1/2012 and 12/31/2012 and distributed to book and/or comic book retailers by Diamond or another book distributor. Reprints and collected editions do not count unless new material is added to it, such as a new cover. Note that this… Read More Creators who had work published in 2012 – Eligible for the 2013 Awards (English Language)
In case you were wondering, we are now accepting physical copies of self-published comics and original graphic novels for consideration for the GENE DAY AWARD. Copies can be sent to the Comic Book Lounge in Toronto where they will be gathered for review by the Gene Day Award Coordinator and the Jury for this award.… Read More Gene Day Award update
A new year is well underway and we are getting back to business here at JSA central! Unfortunately, I was not able to run a wrap survey for 2012 as I normally do, work on the store and various events (such as the 24 Hour Comic Challenge we ran in-store this past Saturday at the… Read More Welcome to 2013!
As the year begins winding down, we begin the finalizing of the list of eligible publications and creators for the 2013 nominating committee to make their selections from. In early November we had some meetings to discuss the direction the awards will take in 2013, the positions needing to be filled, and a number of… Read More December Update
Things may have slowed down considerably here on the site lately, as running a store as well as the awards, parts of the country’s largest comic-con and a day job have really taken a toll on my time. I had never expected to own a comic shop, but The Comic Book Lounge + Gallery has… Read More Late July Update
The collected glamourpuss – Volume One (Issues 1-25). The first collection of Dave Sim’s Joe Shuster Award-winning glamourpuss will be a DVD collecting PDFs of every page of issues 1-25 including all variant covers as well as hi-resolution digital scans of the original artwork of every page before lettering. This release may be followed by… Read More Dave Sim’s glamourpuss to be collected — on DVD
THE LOXLEYS AND THE WAR OF 1812 from Renegade Arts Entertainment. Written by Alan Grant, pencils and inks by Claude St. Aubin, colours by Lovern Kindzierski, edited by Alexander Finbow, letters by Todd Klein. Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 with this 175 page, beautifully colored, hardback graphic novel features a 101… Read More Four major book releases featuring the work of Canadian creators scheduled for next Wednesday. June 6th.
This August, Oni Press and Bryan Lee O’Malley will be bringing the uber-popular Scott Pilgrim series back to store shelves, but this time as an ultra-swank, 6 X 9, full-color hardcover edition. Scott Pilgrim Color Hardcover, Volume 1 reprints the Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life for the first time in full color. The digital coloring… Read More It’s coming… Scott Pilgrim in Colour
Here’s another great project that needs your help! Little Heart is a comics anthology created to show support for marriage equality. It was initially created to raise awareness of a coming referendum in Minnesota, but it’s spread much wider. It also happens to feature JSA winner Emily Carroll and her fiancee Kate Craig, as well… Read More Help “Little Heart” Anthology get published! Featuring Emily Carroll!
I’m a big fan of crowdsourced comics, and here’s a chance to help out a JSA nominee! Ed Brisson’s fantastic Murder Book series has already had two issues published, and now Volume 3 is coming out in March. You can help out for $7 and get a fresh, signed copy when it’s printed, shipping included!… Read More Help Publish Murder Book Vol. 3!