Returning as Master of Ceremonies in 2010 is Jonathan Llyr. Jonathan Llyr is one of the most recognizable geeks in Canada today. As host of the nationally broadcast SPACE Channel’s SPACEY AWARDS for their first five years, Jon earned the respect of Hardcore Nerds everywhere when, over the years, Richard Dean Anderson had him ‘thrown… Read More 2010 JSA Master of Ceremonies: Jonathan Llyr Returns
The Joe Shuster Canadian Comic Book Creator Awards will once again be presented at the University of Toronto’s Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Avenue in Toronto, Ontario. The 6th Annual JSA ceremony will take place on the evening of Saturday, June 5, 2010.
Last week I wrote about age appropriate comics and the role that retailers have in stocking this material. That was in response to retailer comments about the lack of quality all ages reading material available and the role of comic retailers in sustaining their own markets with the cultivation of new, young customers. One issue… Read More Reluctant Readers: Getting Boys to Read
Thanks to CBR for running this interview. CBR asks: you’ve been committed to “Super Friends” now for more than two years. What freedoms does working on an all-ages book allow? Any restrictions? J. responds: “I think the freedom the book has is that it’s not part of DC continuity. The book is free from crossovers… Read More J. Bone talks DC Super Friends.
Within comic retailing circles there seems to be an ongoing discussion about age appropriate material. Comics are for Kids! Comics aren’t for Kids! There are no good comics for children! Just this week it erupted again on the news site ICv2. Buddy Saunders of Lone Star Comics on Comic Book Content ‘Comics Aren’t for Kids… Read More Comics for Kids are out there — you just need to look for them.
Jennifer Stewart is the owner of The Dragon in Guelph, ON. Along with a greater public profile the past few years, The Dragon just recently moved into a new space down the street from the old location. Now located in the downtown mall setting, The Old Quebec Street Mall, the store has doubled in space… Read More Comic Retailers – The Dragon (Guelph, ON)
Source: The Fabler Blog Kevin de Vlaming (of The Fabler Blog) has posted an interview with Steve Rolston. The Fabler interviewed Rolston about Emiko Superstar, his early inspirations, and his upcoming comic Ghost Projekt (with Joe Harris). He also shared some insight on his experiences teaching a course on comic book production at Van Arts,… Read More Steve Rolston interviewed at The Fabler Blog
The Comics for Kids Award / Prix de Bandes Dessinées pour Enfants recognizes creators who have produced 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 targeted at readers… Read More Comics for Kids Award Nominees
As we continue our interview series, our next creator in the spotlight is artist Willow Dawson. Willow Dawson grew up in Vancouver BC and now resides in Toronto ON with her husband, Ray and their imaginary pet salamander, Mister Gargoyle. Willow graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design. Her books include No Girls… Read More Willow Dawson interview
As the members of the CCBCAA Executive have been talking and working with the community about ways in which to raise public awareness of Canadian comic book creators and their work, we’ve also been talking with teachers and librarians about how we can help them identify suitable works to promote to students and younger readers. For that… Read More New for 2009: The “Comics for Kids” Award / Prix de “Bandes Dessinées pour Enfants”