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,…

Dave Sim revisits Cerebus… in Hell?

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….

Canadian Comics celebrate 75th Anniversary in 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…

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)

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…

Mark McCarron on Owen McCarron

Hello, I thought I would throw some more details your way, regarding Owen McCarron, Marvel’s “Puzzlemaster”. Starting as an Advertising Director at the Halifax Herald, Owen transitioned to War and Romance at Charlton Comics. From there, his friend, Marvel Editor Stan Lee, hired him to craft character-oriented puzzles in comics, books and newspapers. These included…

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…

Is it time to start flag-waving?

There seems to be a lot of media attention this week once again regarding Canadian super-heroes – specifically the comics of the 1940s. This weekend – tonight and tomorrow afternoon – the Royal Theatre in Toronto will be hosting two screenings of the now-completed LOST HEROES Movie, directed by Will Pascoe. Members of the Canadian…