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,…

Congratulations to Canadian Eisner Winners 2014 Edition

Announced on Friday night, the annual Will Eisner Comic Book Industry Awards featured a few Canadian creator winners. Congratulations all! Best Continuing Series Saga, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image) Best New Series Sex Criminals, by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky (Image) Best Publication for Kids (ages 8-12) The Adventures of Superhero Girl,…

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…

Winners of the 2014 Bedeis Causa

Prix Réal-Fillion Auteur québécois, scénariste ou dessinateur, s’étant le plus illustré avec son premier album professionnel. Fabien Dreuil, Xavier Hardy, Simon Leclerc et Anouk Pérusse-Bell, pour Nevada t. 1 (Glénat Québec) Grand prix de la ville de Québec Meilleur album de langue française publié au Québec. Les deuxièmes (Pow Pow), de Zviane Prix Albéric-Bourgeois Meilleur…

Bédéis Causa – Finaliste 2014

La cérémonie de remise de prix, qui est l’occasion de rassembler de nombreux acteurs du 9e art québécois et de souligner la vitalité actuelle du milieu, se déroulera cette année encore à l’Observatoire de la Capitale, le vendredi 11 avril, à 17 h.  LES FINALISTES Prix Réal-Fillion Auteur québécois, scénariste ou dessinateur, s’étant le plus…

Canadians clean up at the 2013 Ignatz Awards

The Ignatz Award, named for the character in the classic comic strip Krazy Kat by George Herriman, is the festival prize of the Small Press Expo, that since 1997 has recognized outstanding achievement in comics and cartooning. The ballot is created by a panel of five cartoonists and is voted on by the attendees of…

Canadian creators Staples, North and Cooke take home 2013 Harvey Awards

On Saturday, September 7, the winners of the 26th annual Harvey Awards were announced at the Baltimore Comic Con. Chief among the standouts was Image’s Saga – who won awards for Best Colorer, Best New Series, Best Continuing Series, Best Writer, Best Artist, and Best Single Issue for Saga #1. KaBoom!’s Adventure Time took home…

Congratulations to Canadian Eisner Winners

The winners of last night’s 2013 Will Eisner Comics Industry Awards included some Canadian creators: BEST SINGLE ISSUE – Becky Cloonan, The Mire BEST CONTINUING SERIES – Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples BEST NEW SERIES – Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples BEST PUBLICATION FOR KIDS – Adventure Time by…

Harvey Awards – 2013 nominations announced

The Harvey Awards are presented in September at the Baltimore Comic Con. Today they released their nominees for 2013 (for material released in 2012) and as usual, we’ll highlight the Canadian connections. Congratulations to everyone nominated, regardless of where they live or their nationality. Represented DARWYN COOKE (Graphic Album) BRANDON GRAHAM (Graphic Album reprinted) JELL…

Doug Wright Award winners 2013

I was at the Doug Wright Awards ceremony tonight in Toronto. Scott Thompson was an entertaining and engaging host, and David Collier nearly stole the show! Congratulations to all of the nominees and especially to the winners. The big winner of the night is Conundrum Press, who published two of the winning books. Especially glad…