Sponsorship Drive Update

We are happy to announce we have agreement in principal for four new sponsors for 2015. Happy Harbor Comics of Edmonton, Alberta is our TITLE sponsor. Strange Adventures of Halifax, NS is a general sponsor of the awards. Big B Comics of Hamilton, ON is one of the Hall of Fame sponsors. The Comic Legends…

New Sponsor – The Story Attic

The Joe Shuster Awards have another sponsor — the Cartoonist Award (which tends to be very graphic novel-centric) will be sponsored by film company THE STORY ATTIC. That brings our sponsorship count up to four – The Story Attic (Cartoonist), The Dragon (Comics for Kids), All New Comics (The TM Maple Awards) and The Comic…

Late May update

Okay, so we’re nearing the end of the extension given for the Retailer, Webcomics, Comics for Kids, and Gene Day Awards and if all goes as planned we’ll be announcing the nominations next week. I would like to thank the many folks who have contacted me about being involved in the awards this year, I’ll…

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,…

Director’s Remarks

The Joe Shuster Awards recognizing Canadian Comic Book Creators is going into its 10th Anniversary. It may well be its last. Year to year the awards struggle to get by. This is generally by relying on the kind donations from creators in the industry. We auction the pieces for key funding. We are quite thankful…

Happy 99th Birthday, Joe Shuster!

Joe Shuster, co-creator of Superman, was born on this day in 1914 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Shuster passed away in 1991 at the age of 78 — had he survived to this year, he would be 99 years old. This is an important milestone year for Siegel and Shuster as it also marks the 75th…

Canadian Comic Anthology TRUE PATRIOT needs your help!

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…

Help Complete Dream Life Book 1

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.

Making a Graphic Novel? Get a Grant!

Are you crafting your masterpiece? Have you made yours already, and are looking for some money to get you through your next? You should probably apply for a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts. Here’s the program description from the site: The Grants for Professional Writers program covers subsistence, project and travel expenses….

Happy Holidays

Two more days before Christmas, have you finished all of your Christmas shopping yet? I haven’t! I started wrapping some things this morning, so hopefully I’ll finish up all of the many little pre-Christmas errands tonight after work or early tomorrow morning before I start driving all around the GTA to various family events. *…

Darwyn Cooke’s 12 Days of Christmas help the 2012 Joe Shuster Awards

I was really surprised and honoured to see that Darwyn devoted yesterday’s Day 8 of his 12 days of Christmas auctions to assist us with our fund-raising goals for 2012.The funds from the other amazing auctions he’s prepared go to benefit the Hero Initiative, a great charity that assists veteran comics creators in need of…

Darwyn Cooke news

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…

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,…

Industry Night – Flash #1 Release Party Photos

Last Friday, September 30 as part of the DC Art Masters tour, The Toronto Cartoonists Workshop held another Industry Night event spotlighting Francis Manapul and to celebrate the release of The Flash #1, part of DC’s New 52. We took a lot of photos for you to enjoy!

Industry Night with Andy B. and J. Bone wrap-up report

Last night, at the Toronto Cartoonists Workshop at 587A College Street, the TCW, Guerilla Printing, All New Comics and the Joe Shuster Awards held a launch party and art show event for two Toronto-based creators: Andy Belanger (for Kill Shakespeare 12 – which unfortunately has been delayed to an August 23rd release date) and J….

Happenings: Sketches for Pledges 2011 – June 2 in Toronto

For Immediate Release: In it’s second year, Sketches for Pledges will feature a group of talented artists aiming to raise funds and awareness by sketching original artworks for SickKids hospital on behalf of Royal Bank of Canada. Attending artists: Marcus To                  DC Comics Vince Sunico             Spent Pencils Arnold Trinidad         Spent Pencils Paul Limgenco          Spent Pencils…

ARTISTS HELP JAPAN: TORONTO RAISES $20,000

For Immediate Release: ARTISTS HELP JAPAN: TORONTO RAISES $20,000 Toronto comic artists and DJs band together for Japanese Quake & Tsunami Relief Artists Help Japan: Toronto is proud to announce that their 12 hour live art/DJ event on April 17th was an extraordinary success, raising $20,000 towards Tsunami and Quake relief in Japan. Spearheaded by…