A little under two months ago, comic book retailers across Canada had to close because of the unprecedented threat of spread of the coronavirus. This also affected the largest distributor of comics across North America, who stopped shipping new product in the last week of March. Since then, while other distributors may still be delivering… Read More This Weekend on Facebook: “Be Our Heroes, Canada”
The 15th Annual Joe Shuster Awards are being held this Saturday, September 14th at 7pm and should run for about an 60-90 minutes and will be followed by an afterparty. This is a casual, laid back affair, and the awards will be hosted by myself (Awards Director and Co-Founder Kevin A. Boyd) with Jenn and… Read More 2019 Ceremony Details – This Saturday, Sept. 14th.
July 10, 2019 — As we celebrate the 105th anniversary of the birth of Joe Shuster today, the CCBCAA is proud to announce the first batch of nominees for the Joe Shuster Canadian Comic Book Creator Awards and the nominees for the Gene Day Awards. Canada has a rich tradition of supporting our national arts… Read More 2019 Joe Shuster Awards (Part 1) and Gene Day Award Nominations
It’s March 4th and after a brief down period our website is back up and running and we’re full steam ahead on the planning for the 2018 Joe Shuster Comic Book Creator Awards. Plans are currently being made to present the awards this summer in July at the Montreal Comic Con, the organizers of which… Read More 2018! JSA Ceremony in Montreal in July. Info on submitting for the Gene Day Award.
July 10, 2017 – 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 SHUSTER AWARD is Canada’s national award that honours and raises the awareness of Canadians that create, self-publish and sell comics books,… Read More The 2017 Joe Shuster Award Nominations / Les nominés pour le prix Joe Shuster 2017
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
On Saturday, September 20th at Back Space Toronto we announced the winners of the 2014 Joe Shuster Canadian Comic Book Creators.
While we have finalized some categories, some of the selection committees have asked for an extension, so we will announce all of the 2014 nominees the week of June 1. You may have noticed I’ve cut back on the announcements of upcoming conventions — it’s getting to the point where there are so many events… Read More JSA noms coming week of June 1, happenings, TCAF, Doug Wright Awards…
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… Read More Is it time to start flag-waving?
at the Palais des congrès de Montréal Tickets: One day: Friday $20, Saturday $35, Sunday $25 Weekend: $55, Deluxe $75, VIP $175 Website
So in 8 days the big show aka Fan Expo Canada starts at the Metro Convention Centre. This year the show is so massive they had to add a second building and for the first time ever the event will be in both the North and the South Buildings. Most of the comics folk are… Read More Happenings: OMG…. is Fan Expo really next week? August 22-25, 2013
Torontonians awoke earlier this week to news that David Mirvish had decided to sell Honest Ed’s, the store founded by his father in 1948 and a Toronto landmark of sorts (featured prominently in the graphic novel series Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O’Malley). The estimated $100 million dollar property was to include the 160,000 square… Read More Honest Ed’s and Mirvish Village for sale – and with it over four decades of ties to Toronto’s comics community.
July 5, 2013 – TORONTO, ON The Canadian Comic Book Creator Awards Association is pleased to announce the venue of the 2013 Joe Shuster Awards Ceremony. The 8 2013 awards and 3 Hall of Fame presentations will be presented on SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 2013 at JACKMAN HALL at the Art Gallery of Ontario, starting at… Read More Joe Shuster Awards Ceremony: 8:30 PM – Saturday, August 24, 2013 at Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario
More stuff happening in Toronto this weekend — although this is a TCAF event (and I don’t plan on highlighting any of the other many TCAF events here on the site — I recommend you visit the OFFICIAL TCAF SITE and look under events for that list) we have always highlighted the TCAF Awards –… Read More Happenings: This Weekend #3 – The Doug Wright Awards Ceremony. May 11, 2013.
The other major event in Ontario this weekend: OTTAWA – The Ottawa Comic COn Official Website The Ottawa Comiccon will take place at the Ernst & Young Centre from May 10-12, 2013. It also has many comic creator guests attending on top of a gaggle of tv actors and celebrities – please visit the official website… Read More Happenings: This Weekend #2 – Ottawa Comic Con. May 10-12, 2013
Ontario has two major comics events happening this weekend: First up: TORONTO — The Toronto Comic Arts Festival TCAF is The Toronto Comic Arts Festival. It is a week long celebration of comics and graphic novels and their creators, which culminates in a two-day exhibition and vendor fair featuring hundreds of comics creators from around… Read More Happenings: This weekend #1 – Toronto Comic Arts Festival – May 11-12, 2013.
Happening this weekend in Vancouver, the 2nd Fan Expo Vancouver brought to you by the people at Hobbystar Marketing. Comics people and celebrities abound. I had a good time at this event last year, let’s hope that things are just as good or even better this year. Make sure you say hello to Leonard Wong… Read More Happenings: Fan Expo Vancouver is this weekend: April 20-21
CALGARY EXPO HAS SOLD OUT From the website: ****IMPORTANT: THERE WILL BE NO ONSITE SALES FOR THIS EVENT. ALL TICKETS, INCLUDING CHILDREN’S PASSES, ARE BEING SOLD IN ADVANCE ONLY. If you arrive onto Stampede park without a valid ticket, you will be turned away.**** The Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo is the only festival in… Read More Happenings: Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo April 26-28 has SOLD OUT
Starts tomorrow! Les Prix Bedeis Causa will be presented on Thursday!
26e FESTIVAL DE LA BD FRANCOPHONE DE QUÉBEC Rendez-vous annuel des passionnés du 9e art, le Festival de la bande dessinée francophone de Québec (FBDFQ) offrira cette année encore un événement haut en couleur, du 10 au 14 avril prochain, à l’occasion de sa 26e présentation. L’événement, qui se déroule dans divers lieux culturels de… Read More Happenings: 26e FESTIVAL DE LA BD FRANCOPHONE DE QUÉBEC, 10-14 Avril 2013