Golden Age Canadian Comic Reprint Crowdsourcing Campaigns Launched this Week

Those two Kickstarters we mentioned in July are now live, and both are performing exceptionally well for early into their campaigns. Both end at the end of August. LEO BACHLE’S JOHNNY CANUCK (Johnny Canuck Kickstarter art by Francis Manapul) JON STABLES’ BROK WINDSOR(Brok Windsor Kickstarter art by Scott Chantler)

Nelvana’s strong finish, True Patriot 2 begins, Neil the Horse has 1 week to go

The Nelvana of the Northern Lights: Canada’s First Superheroine Kickstarter campaign ended early this morning, raising an astonishing $54,876 (more than double the $25K amount original targeted). Organizers Hope Nicholson and Rachel Richey now have the task of finding, scanning and upgrading the scarce originals for publication, but the announced target date for release of…

Neil the Horse needs help.

Saving Neil the Horse Greetings from Hermes Press! We are a comic book and popular culture art publisher based in New Castle, Pennsylvania. We are a family business that has existed since 2001, and run our company with only 3 full-time employees, along with our unpaid office-dog Moose. Over the years HP has reprinted such…

New Canadian Superhero Age dawning?

Continuing the ongoing discussion — are we prepared for a new age of home grown Canadian superheroes? Certainly there are many people who feel that yes, we are. Some examples: 1) Captain Canuck the recently launched animated web series is spinning off in the near future back into the medium that inspired it – namely…

Nelvana campaign meets target in 6 days.

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…

Yes, Canada actually does have a Golden Age of Comics

Canadian Whites have come to mean books produced and published in Canada as a result of the Canadian government’s implementation of the War Exchange Conservation Act (WECA) which banned the import of American comics into the Canadian wartime economy of World War II. WECA was implemented by the Canadian government in December of 1940. The…

More on Fundraising

So thanks to the few people who donated money to the awards, we appreciate your support and we are always in need of more assistance if you haven’t considered donating already! We have been meeting and discussing plans going forward, as we do need to raise money in order to put on the 2014 awards,…

Crowdfunding: The F1rst Hero

What if everyone who ever had superpowers had gone insane and become a threat to society? What if, after decades of this, one man gained abilities “far beyond those of mortal men” but kept his sanity? Recently discharged from the Army and faced with a society that fears superhumans, a government that hunts them down…

Nelvana of the Northern Lights by Adrian Dingle to be reprinted.

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…