The Kickstarter campaign for the reprinting of Adrian Dingle’s Nelvana of the Northern Lights stories from Triumph-Adventure (later just Triumph) Comics published between 1941 and 1946 by Hillborough Studios/Bell Features has reached it’s aggressive target of 25,000 in 6 days and has resulted in exposure of the character and the Canadian golden age to a… Read More Nelvana campaign meets target in 6 days.
I had the pleasure to sit on a panel entitled the Canadian Superhero Renaissance at Fan Expo Canada on August 23rd, and had to decline participation in the Golden Age of Canadian Comics panel on Sunday, August 25 (Rachel Richey had an important message to relay and I could not justify both of us being… Read More The Canadian Superhero Renaissance
Some news announced at the 2013 Joe Shuster Awards ceremony and reiterated the following day at Fan Expo Canada — Hope Nicholson and Rachel Richey (who were both involved in Lost Heroes the Movie, which is said to be released later this year) have received permission from Corus Media and the National Archives to reprint… Read More Nelvana of the Northern Lights by Adrian Dingle to be reprinted.
Ivan’s latest column at Comic Book Daily digs into just what WECA was and how it led to the first great age of Canadian comic books. Ivan wants us to start referring to the comics published during this time period as “WECA Comics” (or books), instead of the more traditional term “Canadian Whites”. “WECA” is… Read More Ivan Kocmarek on the War Exchange Conservation Act (WECA) and the 1st Age of Canadian Comics
Some amazing Canadian comic talent has assembled to create TRUE PATRIOT, an anthology of unmistakably Canadian content. Amongst the fellowship are: Adrian Alphona (Runaways), Andy B. (Kill Shakespeare), J. Bone (Super Friends), Jack Briglio (Scooby Doo), Scott Chantler (Two Generals), Tom Fowler (Hulk: Season One), Agnes Garbowska (Girl Comics), Faith Erin Hicks (Adventure Time), Tim Levins (Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes), Ramon Perez (A Tale of… Read More Canadian Comic Anthology TRUE PATRIOT needs your help!
Salgood Sam’s Dream Life is one of my favorite webcomics, and he’s bringing it to print for the first time. His campaign is doing well, but he’s got some great exclusive rewards available, so I’d recommend checking it out to help hit some stretch goals.
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
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!
You may not have known it, but February 1 was Hourly Comic Day! This started officially last year, curated by the brilliant John Campbell, creator of Pictures For Sad Children. This year saw over 200 participants, and several Canadians joined in on the fun. The rules are simple: chronicle each hour of your day with… Read More Hourly Comic Day!
Earlier in the month, Strange Adventures in Halifax held a special release party for Parker: The Martini Edition, even creating a unique Parker commemorative martini glass. Photos now online! Darwyn has started his annual 12 Days of Christmas auctions to benefit the Hero Initiative. Some amazing pieces and packages were sold last year, so expect… Read More Darwyn Cooke news
No work, no school… backyard barbeques and visits to the cottage… it’s July 1 and it’s time to celebrate being neutral and non-confrontational! Earlier this morning FAN EXPO CANADA tickets went on sale for the August 25-28 event in Toronto. They were supposed to start selling at 12:01 but technical glitches caused by a sudden… Read More Happy Canada Day! Plus… Fan Expo Canada tickets on sale.
According to Geek Tyrant and tweeted by creator Jeff Lemire, it seems that Essex County Book One: Tales From the Farm will be translated into a motion picture, entitled SUPER ZERO, to be directed by visual effects legend JOHN DYKSTRA. Follow the link for more details.
If it seems quiet around here, it’s because we’re holding our breaths in anticipation of the decisions currently being made by our FOUR (yes 4!) Juries this year: “ART” : Artist, Cover Artist, Webcomics, Colourist “STORY” (bilingual jury required): Writer, Cartoonist “INDUSTRY”: Publisher, Self-Publisher, Retailer “KIDS”: Comics for Kids Everyone is supposed to send over… Read More The 11th Hour: Finalizing 2011 and Organizational Discussions
We’re only 19 days into May and there’s already a TON of stuff up for you to check out over at Whazamo! Below are links to everything posted so far: WHAZAMO! Ontario Graphic Novel Month is an online comics celebration brought to you by Open Book: Toronto. Whazamo! showcases the talented graphic novelists and illustrators… Read More Whazamo! Ontario Graphic Novel Month at Open Book Toronto
13 Canadian creators have contributed to Panels for Primates, an online charity anthology that ends its run on June 1st. SO, WHAT THE HECK IS PANELS FOR PRIMATES? Panels for Primates is an ongoing, online charity anthology of primate comics that has been updating every Wednesday with new material at ACT-I-VATE (http://act-i-vate.com) since October of… Read More 13 Canadian comics creators join international effort for primates
Centifolia II is set to debut at the Adhouse Books booth at TCAF next week, and CBR’s Chris Arrant had a chance to sit down with Stuart Immonen about it and other comics related things.
Over at the Fabler Blog, Kevin de Vlaming takes a closer look at rising cartooning sensation Emily Carroll. Emily will be at TCAF on May 7-8 with a new mini-comics collection!
Before traveling across Canada last week to promote the release of the Drawn & Quarterly published English translation of his latest book Reunion, Pascal went to New York to attend MOCCA and produced a cartoon blog about his experiences there: Day One Day Two Day Three Day Four
Industry news: Stu Levy, Founder of Tokyopop, announced today that the company is shutting down (at the end of May 2011). Bleeding Cool has more information as does The Beat.