Lillian H. Smith Library 230 College St. Toronto, ON M5T 1R5 Details Want to meet leading graphic novelists and picture book creators? Or take part in a giant comic mural? Toronto’s future superheroes can do both at the Comic Arts for Kids Expo (CAKE), a daylong celebration of image-based storytelling for readers ages two to… Read More Happenings: CAKE – Comic Arts for Kids Expo, Saturday March 23, 2013 in Toronto
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!
SECTION A Outstanding Comic Book Cover Artist / Dessinateur de couverture de bande dessinée exceptionnel Outstanding Comic Book Writer / Scénariste de bande dessinée exceptionnel Outstanding Comic Book Artist / Dessinateur de bande dessinée exceptionnel Outstanding Comic Book Cartoonist / Auteur de bande dessinée exceptionnel Nominating Committee / Comité des Candidatures : Laurent Boutin (Montreal,… Read More 2012 Joe Shuster Awards – Credits / Les Prix Joe Shuster 2012 – Crédits
Montreal, QC – In a ceremony presided by JASON ROCKMAN and CATHERINE SMITH-DESBIENS at the MONTREAL COMIC-CON, the 8th Annual Joe Shuster Awards for Canadian Comic Book Creators and Retailers were presented to an enthusiastic crowd of nominees, friends and fans of the medium.
Welcome back! Hope your summer was as eventful as ours was. We’re now a mere 11 days away from the presentation of the 8th annual Joe Shuster Awards and we’ll be posting some updates as we near the event. JURY DECISIONS The Art Jury (Artist, Cover Artist and Webcomics) have finished their selections, as have… Read More Back to school and work JSA update for Sept. 4
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
Artist / Dessinateur Chris Bachalo Age of X: Alpha 1, Avengers 13, 15, Wolverine and the X-Men 1-3, X-Men 7-10 (Marvel Comics) Marc Delafontaine Les Nombrils T.5: Un Couple D’enfer (Delcourt) Stuart Immonen Fear Itself 1-7, “Queen, King, Off-Suit“/X-Men: To Serve and Protect 4 (Marvel Comics), “Say You’re Dead“/Outlaw Territory Vol.2 (Image) Fred Jourdain Le… Read More Full list of 2012 Nominees / La liste complète des nominés 2012
The Dragon Award for Comics for Kids recognizes the works which capture the attention and fascination of young readers, and help to create a passion for life-long reading. Works considered for this award are comic books and graphic novels by Canadian creators that are targetted at readers 14 and under. Nominees were selected from the… Read More The 2012 Dragon Award Nominees – Comics for Kids / Les Nominés pour le 2012 Prix Dragon – Bandes Dessinées pour Enfants
In about 2 weeks time we’ll be announcing the final list of nominees for the 2012 awards. 2012 will see the presentation of 5 Joe Shuster Awards (down from 7 in 2011): – Artist/Artist Team – Cartoonist – Cover Artist – Webcomics Creator/Creative Team – Writer/Writing Team and 3 Specialty Awards – The Dragon Award… Read More In anticipation of the May 9th Nominations announcement: final wrap-up report
I’ll leave it to the Comics for Kids jury to debate it’s eligibility, but I wanted to give a nod to a fantastic children’s book Debbie and I recently came across at Chapters/Indigo by Canadian storyteller Jon Klassen entitled “I Want My Hat Back”. We thought it was hilarious and decided to give it to… Read More I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
LONE HAWK:THE STORY OF AIR ACE BILLY BISHOP by John Lang Canada’s greatest war hero brought vividly to life As a boy, Billy Bishop was a crack shot – he had a sharp eye and great aim. Nearly flunking out of Royal Military College in Kingston, he eagerly signed up for duty when the First… Read More New Books: Lone Hawk by John Lang
HYENA IN PETTICOATS: THE STORY OF SUFFRAGETTE NELLIE MCCLUNG by Willow Dawson Nellie McClung made an indelible mark on Canada. She was the author of eighteen books, a political activist and social reformer. In every role she played, she demonstrated unfailing courage, wit and resourcefulness, and helped make a better world for women and girls.… Read More New Books: Hyena in Petticoats by Willow Dawson
Earlier this month we asked for feedback on our categories as we determine which will make up the list for the 2012 Awards. Based on your feedback and our internal debates this is the list as it stands: 2012 Categories: * Outstanding Artist/Artist Team (no change) * Outstanding Cartoonist (no change) * Outstanding Cover Artist… Read More 2012 Categories update:
I’m happy to report on behalf of the Canadian Comic Book Creator Awards Organization that we have agreed in principle with the organizers of the Montreal Comic Con and will be presenting the 8th Annual Joe Shuster Awards in conjunction with that event on the evening of Saturday, September 15, 2012. In preparation for the ceremony,… Read More 2012 Joe Shuster Awards – Saturday, September 15, 2012 in Montreal, QC
Here at the JSAs we’re fairly open to making changes to the existing award categories if a solid argument can be made for the alteration, or for adding new or retiring old categories. In recent years new awards have included The Comics for Kids Award, The Gene Day Award, as well as the Outstanding Cover… Read More Deciding the 2012 Categories
Saturday October 1st * 1:00pm – Fiona Smyth (The Never Weres) * 3:00pm – LAUNCH: Claudia Dávila (Luz Sees the Light) Sunday October 2nd * 12:00pm – Clayton Hanmer (Cton’s Super A-Maze-Ing Year Of Crazy Comics!) * 2:00pm – Jeremy Tankard (Boo-hoo Bird) * 4:00pm – Kean Soo (Jellaby) and Tory Woollcott (Mirror Mind) Plus… Read More Happenings: Little Island Comics celebrates with parties and signings this weekend.
The Waterloo Region Record profiled Scott Chantler on the day of his signing in Guelph at the Dragon, but in advance of his Word on the Street Kitchener appearance yesterday.
Yesterday, Anthony Falcone from Comic Book Daily – a vocal critic on the state of comic shops in Toronto – visited the new Little Island Comics store (formerly the home of Yesterday’s Heroes) and took some pictures: Little Island Comics Matt Demers did the same for the Torontoist and also did a little one on… Read More Comic Book Daily & The Torontoist visit Little Island Comics
LUZ SEES THE LIGHT written and illustrated by Claudia Dávila Hardcover CAD $16.95 978-1-55453-581-1 Paperback CAD $8.95 978-1-55453-766-2 Change is in the air. Power outages are increasing, and gas prices are soaring. At first, 12-year-old Luz balks, hardly thrilled by the prospect of actually having to walk to the mall. But Luz doesn’t mope for… Read More Kids Can Press: Fall 2011 Releases