The Eisner Nominations – Canadian connections Highlighted

Canadians and Canadian publishers highlighted in Red. Note that Brandon Graham and Becky Cloonon are both Americans living in Canada, but are included on this list. For this year’s JSAs Graham now qualifies as a permanent resident (3 years in Canada). Best Short Story “A Birdsong Shatters the Still,” by Jeff Wilson and Ted May,…

2013 Eisner Award Nominations Announced

April 16, 2013 For Immediate Release. Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards 2013 Nominations Announced Comic-Con International (Comic-Con) is proud to announce the nominations for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards 2013. The nominees, chosen by a blue-ribbon panel of judges, reflect the wide range of material being published in comics and graphic novel form today,…

Winners of the 2013 Bédéis Causa

The winners of the Prix Bédéis Causa were announced on Friday night. Prix Réal-Fillion – Auteur québécois, scénariste ou dessinateur, s’étant le plus illustré avec son premier album professionnel Isabelle Arsenault et Fanny Britt, pour Jane, le renard et moi (La Pastèque) Grand prix de la ville de Québec – Meilleur album de langue française publié au Québec…

Expozine Alternative Press Awards – 2013 Nominees and Winners

Sequential has covered this already but to recap: The Expozine Alternative Press Awards recognize the best publications that were on display at Expozine in the fall of 2012. The Awards Gala took place on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Le Divan Orange. Montreal’s fantastic rappeuse Donzelle was the MC for the evening, which culminated in…

2013 Doug Wright Award Nominees announced today

Rabagliati, DeForge, Collier, Rilly short-listed for 2013 Doug Wright Awards Renowned Quebec cartoonist Albert Chartier to be inducted into Hall of Fame Toronto, ON — The Doug Wright Awards for Canadian Cartooning are proud to announce their 2013 finalists. The nominees for the 9th annual awards include industry stalwarts (Michel Rabagliati, David Collier), past winners (Ethan Rilly, Michael…

Harvey Award results: Kate Beaton and Tale of Sand win big

On Saturday night in Baltimore last weekend, the Harvey Awards announced their 2012 winners. Canada’s own Kate Beaton won three awards, and Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand won two (interestingly enough without mentioning Ramon Perez’s contributions). Drawn & Quarterly was well represented as the publisher of Kate’s book, as well as winning best repackaged book…

Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards – 2012 Winners Announced.

SAN DIEGO – At-Con International (Comic-Con) last evening, the winners of the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards 2012 were announced. The nominees were chosen by a blue-ribbon panel of judges and the winners were selected by a balloting process open to industry professionals. Canadians were well represented in many categories but the big winners in…

XERIC GRANTS and HARVEY AWARD NOMINATIONS announced this week.

The Xeric Foundation has announced the 17 recipients for the comic book self-publishing section. This is the final year for the Xeric grant. Some past recipients have included Jeff Lemire and Ethan Rilly. This year’s winners include some Canadians, specifically ELAINE M. WILL (the Gene Day-nominated cartoonist of Look Straight Ahead) and SHIH-MU DINO PAI…

Jeff Lemire lands an Eagle

Congratulations to Jeff Lemire, who won the Best Newcomer at the Eagle Awards, presented earlier today at the MCM Expo in London. Also announced at the ceremony — the Eagle Awards name is being retired after this year in favour of the “MCM Expo Awards”. No other Canadian creators were nominated in 2012. No Canadians…

Doug Wright Award finalists 2012

Best Book: Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton (Drawn and Quarterly) Doug Wright Spotlight Award (a.k.a. “The Nipper”) which recognizes talent deserving of wider recognition, are: Pigskin Peters Award, which recognizes the best in avant-garde or experimental comics: Hellberta by Michael Comeau (Koyama Press) The 2012 winners were decided by a jury that included: visual…

Reminder! Doug Wright Awards presentation tomorrow night in Toronto.

What: The 2012 Doug Wright Awards Where: Art Gallery of Ontario’s Jackman Hall, 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario When: Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30) Admission: FREE! The Poster: Poster Design for the Awards was done by previous Doug Wright Award winner Michael DeForge. Copies of the poster will be available…

Winners of the 2012 Bédéis Causa

The Festival de la bande dessinée francophone de Québec announced the winners of the prix Bédéis Causa. The awards have been presented annually since 1988. Le prix Réal-Fillion Fred Jourdain pour Le dragon bleu Le prix Albéric-Bourgeois, Guy Delisle, pour les Chroniques de Jérusalem Le prix Maurice-Petitdidier Craig Thompson pour Habibi Le lauréat du Grand…