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…

Full list of 2012 Nominees / La liste complète des nominés 2012

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…

I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen

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…

New Books: Lone Hawk by John Lang

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…

New Books: Hyena in Petticoats by Willow Dawson

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….

2012 Categories update:

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…

2012 Joe Shuster Awards – Saturday, September 15, 2012 in Montreal, QC

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,…

Deciding the 2012 Categories

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…

Comic Book Daily & The Torontoist visit Little Island Comics

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…

Kids Can Press: Fall 2011 Releases

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…

Party!

Last night we had the Toronto wrap party and celebration for the 7th Annual Joe Shuster Awards and I get the impression that it was a great success! The 587 College space was a great venue, very casual and we had a relaxed 20 or so minute ceremony where we were able to honour local…

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:

Kids Can Press – Late Winter/Spring 2011

For a full list of all of the new releases from Kids Can Press, please visit their website. WITCHES’ BREW: A SAM & FRIENDS MYSTERY (Book Four) by Mary Labatt and Jo Rioux A spooky adventure for girls — book four of A Sam & Friends Mystery graphic novel series. When three odd sisters with…