It’s that time of year again, things are gearing up for this winter’s annual Canada Reads competition. Last year, as you’ll recall, Jeff Lemire’s Essex County Trilogy made the Top 5. This year, Scott Chantler writes to inform us that three Canadian graphic novels have made the Top 40 of the Canada Reads: True Stories… Read More Canada Reads Top 40 Announced – 3 Graphic Novels on the list
Kate Beaton has been blowin’ up with the release of her Hark! A Vagrant collection, which debuted at number one on the New York Times Graphic Novel chart! Her interview in the Onion’s AV Club is surprisingly in-depth, and is a must read for any fan. Read the article here!
Local comic creators ‘reboot’ DC’s famous heroes – thestar.com. The 52 Reboot is still drawing press, this time the Toronto Star is profiling three local talents, Francis Manapul, Jeff Lemire, and Ken Lashley! Congrats on the article, gentlemen!
The Waterloo Region Record profiled Scott Chantler on the day of his signing in Guelph at the Dragon, but in advance of his Word on the Street Kitchener appearance yesterday.
For Immediate Release June 28, 2011 Contact: Elan Freedman Surge Licensing, Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org 516-939-2226 Surge Licensing Signs Breakout Comics Series – SkullkickersTM For Exclusive Licensing and Entertainment Representation The Hangover Meets World of Warcraft in Zub’s Serialized Adventure Series Jericho, N.Y. — Surge Licensing, Inc., the agency known for developing off-the-wall comic book properties such… Read More Surge Licensing Signs SKULLKICKERS For Exclusive Licensing and Entertainment Representation
Conor McCreery, Anthony Del Col and Andy Belanger were on CBC’s the National last Friday! (click the link to check it out for yourself) It was great to see the guys this weekend in Calgary at the Comic & Entertainment Expo, and even though Anthony and Conor were not selected for the Writer Award this… Read More Kill Shakespeare goes (on the) National
According to Geek Tyrant and tweeted by creator Jeff Lemire, it seems that Essex County Book One: Tales From the Farm will be translated into a motion picture, entitled SUPER ZERO, to be directed by visual effects legend JOHN DYKSTRA. Follow the link for more details.
There’s a lot of talk today about the news of the restructuring DC Comics is making to their line of DC Universe titles in September. There’s a lot we don’t know about the DC reboot, but there’s a few specific details which are a mix of good and bad for the foundation of local comic… Read More DC: Will they save the direct market or destroy it?
The Ottawa Citizen sat down with Dale Eaglesham to discuss the upcoming relaunch of Marvel’s Alpha Flight. After 25 years as a comic-book artist, Eaglesham is one of the biz’s renowned superstars. He has drawn everyone from Conan the Barbarian to the Incredible Hulk, but the new Marvel Comics project, Alpha Flight, is unusual because… Read More Homegrown superheroes take flight: Eaglesham on Alpha Flight
We’re only 19 days into May and there’s already a TON of stuff up for you to check out over at Whazamo! Below are links to everything posted so far: WHAZAMO! Ontario Graphic Novel Month is an online comics celebration brought to you by Open Book: Toronto. Whazamo! showcases the talented graphic novelists and illustrators… Read More Whazamo! Ontario Graphic Novel Month at Open Book Toronto
13 Canadian creators have contributed to Panels for Primates, an online charity anthology that ends its run on June 1st. SO, WHAT THE HECK IS PANELS FOR PRIMATES? Panels for Primates is an ongoing, online charity anthology of primate comics that has been updating every Wednesday with new material at ACT-I-VATE (http://act-i-vate.com) since October of… Read More 13 Canadian comics creators join international effort for primates
We don’t have a poster per se this year (thanks to those that offered!) because we really don’t have anywhere we need one for at this time. Instead, art director Tyrone Biljan took some design elements on hand and put together this simple and effective image that we are using now for this website and… Read More 2011 Joe Shuster Awards Event Image
It’s a COMIC. it’s an APP, It’s a GAME – It’s Teenage Satan, created by Stephanie Buscema, Marsha Cooke and Candis Cooke. Animation by Darwyn Cooke . For more information visit http://teenagesatan.com Music “Hello” by Martin Solveig featuring Dragonette copyright Atlantic Records. Buy the song now here http://bit.ly/awdh8Y
Centifolia II is set to debut at the Adhouse Books booth at TCAF next week, and CBR’s Chris Arrant had a chance to sit down with Stuart Immonen about it and other comics related things.
Toronto Comic Arts Festival: Pencil it In from Toronto Comic Arts Festival on Vimeo. Director: Christopher Hutsul Director of Photography: Vinit Borisson Producer: Nick Sorbara Executive Producer: Jacinte Faria Editorial: Melanie Hider, Bijou Editorial Score: “Background Noise (Don’t Become)” by Solvent, Courtesy Ghostly International Sound Design: Vapor Music Online Artist + Colourist: Hardave Grewal, RedLab… Read More TCAF: Pencil it In video
According to Postmedia News and other sources — Hobby Star Marketing, the Toronto based producers of the comics and pop culture event Fan Expo Canada (TM) have filed an injunction against the producers of the UFC Fan Expo taking place this weekend in Toronto at the Direct Energy Centre over the use of the name… Read More Hobby Star Marketing files an injunction against the UFC over the name “Fan Expo”
Congratulations to all of the winners! Lots of Canadians won awards, including MICHAEL DEFORGE, EMILY CARROLL and BRYAN LEE O’MALLEY: For Official Release – Sunday, April 17 The Stumptown Comic Art Awards 2011 were presented last night in Portland, OR. In a packed-room ceremony following a bustling first day at the Stumptown Comics Fest, host… Read More Winners of the 2011 Stumptown Comic Art Awards Announced
Toronto.com has the scoop on some old news that hasn’t been publicized elsewhere: that owner and founder Ron Van Leeuwen of the Silver Snail (established in 1976) was retiring and has sold the Silver Snail business to the Snail’s manager George Zotti and his business partner Mark Gingras. Van Leeuwen owned and has also subsequently… Read More Toronto’s Silver Snail sold, to relocate by 2/2012
Last weekend we had three regional comics events in Canada, as well as one large convention in the US. There are hardly any reports from the smaller one day comic shows, such as the ones that were held in Edmonton and Vancouver, but there have been a few reports from the 3-day Wizard Toronto Comic… Read More Too much of a good thing or too little? Trying to get a handle on Toronto Con reports
Amy Chop and the staff of Guelph, ON store The Dragon discuss the nominees in the Outstanding Artist and Cartoonist categories in Part 1