2012 Outstanding Comic Book Cover Artist / Dessinateur Couvertures Exceptionnel de Bandes Dessinées 2012

Kalman Andrasofszky X-23 5-19 X-Men: Earth’s Mutant Heroes 1 (Marvel Comics) Stan Lee’s Soldier Zero 6-10 (Boom!) Kaare Andrews Astonishing X-Men: Xenogenesis 5 Ultimate Comics Hawkeye 1-4 Ultimate Comics Spider-Man 156, 1-5 Ultimate Comics X-Men 1-5 Ultimate Comics Ultimates 1-5 (Marvel Comics) Fred Jourdain Le Dragon Bleu / The Blue Dragon (Éditions Alto/Ex Machina/House of…

The 2012 Outstanding Cartoonist Nominees / Les Nominés pour Créateur Exceptionnel 2012

Chester Brown Paying For It: A Comic Strip Memoir About Being A John (Drawn+Quarterly) Darwyn Cooke “The Seventh“/Parker: The Martini Edition “Betty Saves the Day“/Rocketeer Adventures 2 (IDW) Guy Delisle Chroniques de Jerusalem (Delcourt) Ray Fawkes One Soul Possessions Book Two (Oni Press) Francois Lapierre Chroniques Sauvages (Glenat Quebec) Jeff Lemire Sweet Tooth 17-25 (DC…

Joe Shuster Award Nominations will be announced in early May

Live announcement: Saturday, May 5th* at 10 pm following “On the Couch with Ty Templeton” at the Comic Book Lounge + Gallery, 587A College Street in Toronto, capping off a day of FCBD signings and activities. “On the Couch” is scheduled to begin at 8PM and will be followed by an Industry Night social event….

Nominating: Round Two begins

Last week I discussed the preparation leading up and into our second round of the nominating process for the 2012 Joe Shuster Awards – looking at four very specific categories of the 10 or so awards we will be presenting in September. You may recall that we had assembled a list of French and English…

Nominating: Preparing for Round Two and the Final Ballot

So last week I discussed what goes on in the first round of nominating for the Joe Shuster Awards, by examining four specific categories and how the process works. About how we ask our 17 member committee (which is in fact two unique groups – 13 on the English committee, and 4 on the French),…

A look at the JSAs nominating process – Round One

So our nominating committees have been hard at work determining who will be selected for the 2012 Joe Shuster Awards ballot, so presented here – for transparency’s sake, are a list of creators who were nominated in four specific categories from hundreds of possible works. In order to be nominated, at least one member of…

It’s crunch time…

Hard to believe that we’re nearing the end of March, and with the end of March comes to finalization of the Joe Shuster Awards ballots. About half of our nominating committees have submitted their selections for 2012, so we can see some trends developing! Yesterday we finalized the list of 10 retailers that will be…

What happened to February?!?

My apologies for the lack of posts of late, but I just wanted to provide a quick update: – The nomination process is still underway for the 2012 awards. The nominating committees still have another month or so to deliver their selections for the various categories, and we are still planning to announce them in…

JSA Status Update

Things may seem a little quieter than normal here at JSA central, but things are currently quite busy behind the scenes. 1. The nomination process is now underway – thanks to the feedback we received from creators and fans, the nominating committees are now reviewing the published materials from last year and have until the…

Eligible creators list now available for review / feedback

2011 – ELIGIBLE CREATORS / CRÉATEURS ADMISSIBLES First run at the list is available for review via the link posted above. UPDATED JAN.24th! For the first time we have grouped all releases together – French and English. Comics for Kids releases are also included (French and English). Only the categories of Artist (incl. inkers), Cartoonist…

Friday the 13th Update

Sorry about the lack of updates this week, so much has been going on with… well, everything this week. Between the announcement of the guest list for the March Toronto ComiCon, plans and coordination for Fan Expo Vancouver in April, the Dragon Lady closing and all of the related press coverage that has been getting,…

Reminder: Nomination Process for the Joe Shuster Awards

As we near the end of 2011, I’m starting to get some requests such as “how do I get my book nominated for a Joe Shuster Award?” and “how can I get the Nominating Committee to consider my work?” Well, this post will hopefully answer all of your questions. THE NOMINATION PROCESS The nominating committee…

2012 Categories update:

Earlier this month we asked for feedback on our categories as we determine which will make up the list for the 2012 Awards. Based on your feedback and our internal debates this is the list as it stands: 2012 Categories: * Outstanding Artist/Artist Team (no change) * Outstanding Cartoonist (no change) * Outstanding Cover Artist…

2012 Joe Shuster Awards – Saturday, September 15, 2012 in Montreal, QC

I’m happy to report on behalf of the Canadian Comic Book Creator Awards Organization that we have agreed in principle with the organizers of the Montreal Comic Con and will be presenting the 8th Annual Joe Shuster Awards in conjunction with that event on the evening of Saturday, September 15, 2012. In preparation for the ceremony,…

Deciding the 2012 Categories

Here at the JSAs we’re fairly open to making changes to the existing award categories if a solid argument can be made for the alteration, or for adding new or retiring old categories. In recent years new awards have included The Comics for Kids Award, The Gene Day Award, as well as the Outstanding Cover…