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… Read More 2012 Categories update:
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,… Read More 2012 Joe Shuster Awards – Saturday, September 15, 2012 in Montreal, QC
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… Read More Deciding the 2012 Categories
NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2011 JOE SHUSTER AWARDS LES NOMINÉS AUX PRIX JOE SHUSTER 2011 Ceremony Date: Saturday, June 18th, 2011 – 6-8 PM Ceremony Hosts: AJAY FRY and TEDDY WILSON Ceremony Location: Boyce Theatre, BMO Round-Up Centre, Calgary, AB Host Event: THE CALGARY COMIC AND ENTERTAINMENT EXPO (June 17-19, 2011) How Do I/How Did I… Read More 7th Annual Joe Shuster Awards – June 18, 2011 at the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo
On February 1st 10 stores were named as being in the running for the 2011 Harry Kremer Outstanding Canadian Retailer Award. In order to move to the final round of consideration, the nominated retailers had to send in additional materials for the judging committee to consider by April 1st. Based on materials received, the 10… Read More 5 Retailer Finalists for the Harry Kremer Award Announced
The Eisner nominations were announced yesterday and I thought I’d take a nationalistic look at how Canadians were represented beyond just highlighting their names in red. The big individual Canadian creator nominee of this year is IAN BOOTHBY, who is nominated three times this year: – Best Humor Publication for The Comic Book Guy: The… Read More A Look at the Canadians nominated for Eisner Awards in 2011
The five finalists for the Gene Day Award for Self-Publishing have been selected and will be announced alongside the rest of the Joe Shuster Award finalists. This was a very strong year for work produced and I would like to profile some of these creators in the coming months. In the meantime, the complete list… Read More Gene Day Award for work produced in 2010
THE LIST OF 2011 NOMINEE FINALISTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED FEBRUARY 1, 2011. Our Nominating Committees have been working since the fall, looking over the LONG lists of eligible creators and their comics that came out in 2010. Earlier in January, we received their selections for the categories of Artist, Cartoonist, Colourist, Cover Artist and Writer.… Read More NomCom Selections (Note: this is NOT the final nominees list)
* Originally posted on 1/14 – revised and updated 1/16 The English nominating committee has submitted their choices for the categories of Artist, Cartoonist, Colourist, Cover Artist & Writer. All entries have been received and tabulated and we have our nominees for 2011. Our five member French nominating committee got started a little later this… Read More Somehow it all just comes together in the end… JSA Update 1/16
Today sees the release of SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD on DVD and Blu-Ray. I’m heading over to get my copy of the Blu-Ray (which includes a dvd copy AND a digital copy I can download onto my iPod and laptop) later this afternoon. Blu-Ray should cost about $30 not including taxes. Last Friday night… Read More Reminder: Level Up and bring Scott Pilgrim vs. the World home today
Sad news from Montreal as another Canadian store has closed, this time it’s Montreal’s Librarie Fichtre!, nominated last week for the Harry Kremer Outstanding Canadian Comic Book Retailer. Fichtre! had been in business 14 years. From Saturday’s Le Devoir En bref – La librairie Fichtre! ferme ses portes Une petite-grande institution vient de s’éteindre. La… Read More Montreal’s Librairie Fichtre! has closed – but for how long?
So here’s where we stand as of today: The 3rd wave of Visions Wolverine auctions end tomorrow night – April 27th – and there’s a lot of interest in some of the pieces already, especially the one by Francis Manapul. Expect the 4th wave to launch tomorrow as the 3rd comes to a close. Still… Read More JSA Update
The Comic Book Bin took some time to look at the 2010 Joe Shuster Award Nominees whose works were published in French. The full list of creator nominees whose work was published in French in 2009: Artist/Dessinateur * Marc Delafontaine – Les nombrils, tome 04: Duels de belles (Dupuis) * Djief Bergeron – Saint-Germain, Tome… Read More A Look at the 2010 French Nominees
Presented yesterday at a ceremony in Quebec City as part of the 23rd Festival de la bande dessinée francophone de Québec (FBDFQ) the BÉDÉIS CAUSA consist of four awards – the nominees are listed below – with the winners in BOLD. Congratulations to all! Prix Réal-Fillion Auteur québécois, scénariste ou dessinateur, s’étant le plus illustré… Read More BÉDÉIS CAUSA 2010 WINNERS – JEAN-SÉBASTIEN BÉRUBÉ, PAUL À QUÉBEC & SAINT-GERMAIN T. 1 + BLAST
Canadian creators are once again very well represented in this year’s nominations. Leading the pack is Darwyn Cooke for Richard Stark’s Parker – The Hunter with three nominations: Adaptation from Another Work, Graphic Album – New, and Writer/Artist! Following is Jeff Lemire with two nominations – one for Best New Series (Sweet Tooth) and the… Read More Eisner Award Nominations Announced: Cooke, Lemire lead (somewhat) healthy Canadian representation!
For Immediate Release NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2010 JOE SHUSTER AWARDS 6th Annual Canadian Comic Book Creator Awards – Presentation Ceremony in June 2010 Toronto, Canada — March 17, 2010. From coast to coast, Canada is home to many of the comic book industry’s top talents, and the JOE SHUSTER AWARDS are a way of recognizing… Read More Nominations for the 2010 Joe Shuster Awards
Returning as Master of Ceremonies in 2010 is Jonathan Llyr. Jonathan Llyr is one of the most recognizable geeks in Canada today. As host of the nationally broadcast SPACE Channel’s SPACEY AWARDS for their first five years, Jon earned the respect of Hardcore Nerds everywhere when, over the years, Richard Dean Anderson had him ‘thrown… Read More 2010 JSA Master of Ceremonies: Jonathan Llyr Returns
The Joe Shuster Canadian Comic Book Creator Awards will once again be presented at the University of Toronto’s Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Avenue in Toronto, Ontario. The 6th Annual JSA ceremony will take place on the evening of Saturday, June 5, 2010.
Okay, so yesterday was the latest of Hobbystar’s seasonal comic events – this time it was the winter Toronto ComiCON, and that took place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. From where I was standing (mostly running the admissions table) we had great attendance numbers, somewhere around 1000 attendees, which is pretty much the best… Read More Busy busy busy
Nominating: All nominating committees are currently making their selection choices for the 2010 Joe Shuster Awards. The nominees for the following awards are expected to be announced in mid-March: – Artist – Cartoonist – Colourist – Cover – Achievement in Publishing – Webcomic creator / creative team – Writer It is likely that nominees for… Read More 2010 Joe Shuster Awards Status Update