2017 Ceremony info, Hall of Fame, TM Maple.

Ceremony date: The winners will be announced online and at a private industry gathering in Toronto on Friday, September 1, 2017. HALL OF FAME SELECTION COMPLETED I would like to thank the Hall of Fame committee for their work in selecting the inductees for 2017. The committee consisted of Walter Durajlija, Jennifer Haines, Ivan Kocmarek,…

Some notes about the process.

The CCBCAA (Canadian Comic Book Creator Awards Association) maintains a database of Canadian creators and review distributor catalogues and publisher websites for identifying eligible releases as well as use online resources for checking publication dates. We also work with retailers across the country who provide information and feedback. For the categories of Writer, Artist, Cartoonist,…

2015 Comic Shop update – Who’s new? Who closed?

The start of a new year and some free time on my hands, and I decided it was time to update the Retailer information on the site. It had been about three years since the last update (Director’s note: I had been editing entries on a one by one basis when people sent information in…

News and Notes – July 2014

Husband and wife team Meredith and David Finch (a previous Outstanding Artist winner) will be taking over the Wonder Woman title with issue #36. Volume 9 of the stunning Prince Valiant by Hal Foster hardcover series from Fantagraphics came out on Wednesday this week. Jeff Lemire’s acclaimed run on Green Arrow will be ending with…

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…

Looking for new team members

We’re looking for motivated individuals to join our planning and fundraising team for 2014, are you interested in being one of those people and be a part of the Joe Shuster Awards team? It will involve some in-person meetings (for people in the Greater Toronto Area) on a semi-regular basis, or email meetings for people…

Updates

We have a near complete list of English and French creators ready and so we are initiating the nominating process and should have some announcements to make in time for Free Comic Book Day (May 3rd). We’d like to thank all of the creators that sent in books for consideration for the Gene Day Award…

Off to a late start this year…

My apologies for those of you waiting for updates on eligible creator lists, as eager as you are to get started on the 10th Annual Joe Shuster Awards, so are we — so am I. Obviously the passing of my significant other, Debra, in late January has had a severe impact on the morale here…

Nicolas Plamondon 1990-2013

Over at Sequential Spiltink, Salgood Sam reports on the passing/suicide of young Montreal cartoonist Nicolas Plamondon.