Yesterday Brasco Entertainment, who also put on the Red Deer (Alberta) Comic & Entertainment Expo announced the following: It is with great regret that we must inform you that the 2016 Vancouver Comic & Entertianment Expo, Aug 5-7 will not be going forward. If you have any questions, please contact us at: email@example.com There has… Read More August’s Vancouver Comic & Entertainment Expo cancelled
Earlier this week news broke of plans to return Canada’s longest running self-published, creator-owned comic book character back to print in new stories. Sim’s Cerebus, which ran for 300 issues from 1977 until 2004 is an tremendous achievement, one for which the cartoonist has been inducted into the Canadian Comic Book Creator Hall of Fame.… Read More Dave Sim revisits Cerebus… in Hell?
It is with a heavy heart that I report that Canadian cartoonist Darwyn Cooke has passed, less than a day after the world learned that he was battling aggressive cancer and had been moved to palliative care. Social media was flooded Friday with condolences and appreciations for the man and his art. The Joe Shuster Awards,… Read More Darwyn Cooke (May 13, 1962- May 14, 2016)
This is always a big weekend for us here at JSA central as it is the weekend of the Toronto Comic Arts Festival as well as the Ottawa Comic Con. My mission this weekend is to pass along a number of Joe Shuster Award plaques and trophies to previous winners who are visiting Toronto this… Read More TCAF and Ottawa Comic Con this weekend
Alter Ego: Comics and Canadian Identity Alter Ego: Comics and Canadian Identity. The exhibition features reproductions of art by Canadian comic book artists such as Jeff Lemire, Bryan Lee O’Malley, Darwyn Cooke, and John Byrne. See some of your favourite superheroes from the Marvel and DC universes drawn by Canadians, along with some of Canada’s… Read More Alter Ego: Comics and Canadian Identity Exhibition May 12-Sept 14 2016
A special message from Chapterhouse Comics: CANADA IS CELEBRATING 75 YEARS OF CANADIAN COMICS AND WE NEED TO RECOGNIZE IT. It took the Second World War, an Act of Parliament, and a bunch of out-of-work artists to kick start a Canadian comic book industry that in 2016 is marking its 75th year. Toronto Publisher, Chapterhouse Comics… Read More Canadian Comics celebrate 75th Anniversary in 2016
We don’t usually draw attention to politics here at the JSA blog, but we thought we’d take a few moments to congratulate our new prime minister, sworn in yesterday at a ceremony in Ottawa.
Ceremony will be held in a theatre at the London Convention Centre. The Joe Shuster Awards are brought to you care of our platinum sponsor: Happy Harbor Comics of Edmonton, AB. 3PM Start Ceremony order: Opening remarks The T.M. Maple Awards brought to you by All New Comics – Michael Hirsh and Patrick Loubert presented… Read More Joe Shuster Awards Presentation Schedule – 3PM, October 18, 2015 at the Forest City Comic Con in London, ON
Winners of 2015 Ignatz Awards Announced In order to give honor to people that have outstanding achievement in comics and cartooning, the Ignatz Awards are awarded at SPX (Small Press Expo), held on September 19 and 20, 2015 at the Marriott Bethesda North Hotel and Conference Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Female creators swept the awards… Read More Canadians Tamaki and Carroll win 2015 Ignatz Awards
The 2015 Joe Shuster Awards are brought to your courtesy of Happy Harbor Comics of Edmonton, AB.For a list of nominees please click here. For a list of nominees for the Gene Day Award please click here. The 11th annual ceremony presentation of the Joe Shuster Canadian Comic Book Creator Awards will take place on… Read More Joe Shuster Awards Ceremony – Sunday, October 18 in London, ON at the Forest City ComiCon
Here are your 2015 nominees for self-published comics from 2014: DUST-SHIP GLORY #1 and #2 by Elaine M. Will and Andreas Schroeder EVIL #3 by James Edward Clark THE PITIFUL HUMAN LIZARD #1 and #2 by Jason Loo TORONTO COMICS ANTHOLOGY Vol. 1 by Various TREADWELL by Dominic Bercier (Mirror Comics) ULTIMATE POWER DUO PRESENTS… Read More 2015 Gene Day Award Nominees
Last night in San Diego the Eisner Awards were handed out and as usual many Canadians took the top spots, this year in particular Canadian women dominated in many categories including Best Short Story, Best Continuing Series, Best Graphic Albums (new and reprint) and Best Penciller/Inker. So congratulations to Emily Carroll, Fiona Staples, Mariko and… Read More Canadians win big at last night’s Eisners: Tamakis, Carroll, Staples Cooke, D+Q
The 2015 Joe Shuster Award Nominees / Les nominés pour le prix Joe Shuster 2015 BROUGHT TO YOU BY HAPPY HARBOR COMICSJune 15, 2015 – Canada has a rich tradition of supporting our national arts communities with awards that recognize the achievements of our citizens in books, music, stage, television and film – the JOE… Read More The 2015 Joe Shuster Award Nominees / Les nominés pour le prix Joe Shuster 2015
We did announce the nominations on June 6th at the Niagara Falls Comic Con, however we have yet to relay that information here on our site, to our media partners and on social media. Why? The nominees were finalized in some cases the morning of June 6th, so we could read off the list of nominees,… Read More What’s going on? Where are the nominations?
One bit of pigeon-holing I will always argue against is that the Joe Shuster Awards are mainstream (i.e. superhero) comics awards and it’s a shame that we were identified in that manner in the one book out there on Canadian comics, I think we prove — year after year after year — that we are… Read More Director’s Remarks before the Announcement of the 2015 Nominees
Early Wednesday morning friends and fans were shocked to learn that Canadian Comic Book Creator Hall of Fame member TY TEMPLETON was in hospital following a heart attack. His wife, Keiren Templeton-Smith, sent out the following update yesterday. I don’t have Ty’s way with words or images so I can’t cushion this news within a… Read More Ty Templeton in hospital following a heart attack, in stable but critical condition
The CCBCAA would like to wish cartoonist Dave Sim a speedy recovery from his diagnosis of Secal Vulvulus, which required emergency surgery yesterday. Sim, who had been dealing with issues with his hand, checked himself into hospital yesterday after experiencing extreme discomfort and pain in the morning. The diagnosis required immediate emergency draining of the intestine… Read More Dave Sim admitted to hospital