2013 Joe Shuster Award Winners

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:

The 2013 Joe Shuster Award Nominating Teams

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,…

Award season continues — what of the JSAs? An Update is Provided

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….

Nominations Underway – Part Two: Round 1 (Advancing to Round 2)

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…

JSA update and more on Lost Heroes documentary

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…

Creators who had work published in 2012 – Eligible for the 2013 Awards (French Language)

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…

Gene Day Award update

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….

Welcome to 2013!

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…

December Update

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…

Late July 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…

Dave Sim’s glamourpuss to be collected — on DVD

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…

It’s coming… Scott Pilgrim in Colour

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…

Help “Little Heart” Anthology get published! Featuring Emily Carroll!

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…

Help Publish Murder Book Vol. 3!

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!…