Lots of stuff going on or just passed… Dubai, Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and FCBD

Kill Shakespeare’s Anthony Del Col went to Dubai for it’s first Comic Con and wrote about the experience for the Beat. Last weekend was the first Fan Expo Vancouver and the turnout was a lot better than anticipated. The rest of the crew is on vacation for a couple of days so I won’t know… Read More Lots of stuff going on or just passed… Dubai, Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and FCBD

Winners of the 13th Annual Prix Bédélys Announced – Updated

Les Prix Bédélys This evening at a special ceremony held at the auditorium of la Grande Bibliothèque (475 boul. De Maisonneuve Est) in Montreal, Promo 9e art presented the 13th annual prix Bédélys, which honour the best in French language graphic novels/comics (bandes dessinées) published in 2011. Four juries composed of amateurs and professionals selected… Read More Winners of the 13th Annual Prix Bédélys Announced – Updated

2012 Eisner Award Nominations Announced: Cooke, Perez, Fawkes, Lemire, Herring, Sneyd, Cliff, Choquette and D+Q represent for Canada

Nominees Announced for 2012 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards Selections Reflect Wide Diversity in Industry SAN DIEGO – Comic-Con International (Comic-Con) is proud to announce the nominations for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards 2012. The nominees, chosen by a blue-ribbon panel of judges, reflect the wide range of material being published in comics and… Read More 2012 Eisner Award Nominations Announced: Cooke, Perez, Fawkes, Lemire, Herring, Sneyd, Cliff, Choquette and D+Q represent for Canada

Prix Expozine / Expozine Awards – Finalists named, ceremony April 4th (tomorrow) in Montreal

Bryan Munn, who is on fire these days with his linkblogging has posted the list of 2011 Expozine prize nominees over at Sequential. We figure you’d like to know here so we’re posting similar information. The Expozine Awards / Prix Expozine finalists were selected from books submitted at last fall’s Expozine in Montreal. Here’s some… Read More Prix Expozine / Expozine Awards – Finalists named, ceremony April 4th (tomorrow) in Montreal

2012 Stumptown Comic Arts Awards – Final Nominees Announced

Stumptown Comics Fest is proud to announce the final list of nominees for the 2012 Stumptown Comic Arts Awards as chosen by our panel of judges. Voting will take place online until 11:59 pm on Wednesday, April 18. Anyone with internet access is eligible to vote at http://www.stumptowncomics.com/awards.php. Votes will be tabulated, and the awards… Read More 2012 Stumptown Comic Arts Awards – Final Nominees Announced

Doug Wright Awards announce 2012 Finalists

For Immediate Release: Brown, Seth, Beaton, Ollmann, DeForge short-listed for 2012 Doug Wright Awards Legendary cartoonist Terry ‘Aislin’ Mosher to be inducted into Hall of Fame during annual ceremony March, 27, Toronto, ON — The Doug Wright Awards are proud to announce their finalists for 2012. The 15 nominees include established heavy-weights and past winners… Read More Doug Wright Awards announce 2012 Finalists

Toronto’s Public Libraries Closed – Workers on Strike. But for how long? What about TCAF?

As of today, Toronto’s 98 branch public library system is closed. This includes places like the Lillian Smith Branch (home of the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation & Fantasy which has a large graphic novel contingent) where we held the 2008 Joe Shuster Awards ceremony, and the Metro Toronto Reference Library, the home of… Read More Toronto’s Public Libraries Closed – Workers on Strike. But for how long? What about TCAF?

LES FINALISTES DES BÉDÉIS CAUSA ENFIN DÉVOILÉS / FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE PRIX BÉDÉIS CAUSA

25e FESTIVAL DE LA BANDE DESSINÉE FRANCOPHONE DE QUÉBEC LES FINALISTES DES BÉDÉIS CAUSA ENFIN DÉVOILÉS À l’aube de sa 25e présentation, le Festival de la bande dessinée francophone de Québec (FBDFQ), qui se déroule du 11 au 15 avril prochain, a dévoilé ce lundi les finalistes de ses prix Bédéis Causa 2012. Cherchant à… Read More LES FINALISTES DES BÉDÉIS CAUSA ENFIN DÉVOILÉS / FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE PRIX BÉDÉIS CAUSA

Chroniques de Jérusalem wins the Fauve d’Or – Best Comic Book Award at Angoulême

Comprising 11 prizes known as the “Fauves d’Angoulême”, the Official Awards of the International Comics Festival were given out in Angoulême on Sunday 29 January 2012, the last day of the 39th edition of the festival. They reward comic books published in French between December 2010 and November 2011, irrespective of the country of publication.… Read More Chroniques de Jérusalem wins the Fauve d’Or – Best Comic Book Award at Angoulême

Owner of Halifax’s Strange Adventures named as a 2012 Eisner Awards judge.

Judges Named for 2012 Eisner Awards Six Comics Field Veterans Make Up Nomination Committee SAN DIEGO — Comic-Con International (Comic-Con) is proud to announce that the judging panel has been named for the 2012 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards. This blue-ribbon committee will select the nominations to appear on the Eisner Awards ballot. This year’s… Read More Owner of Halifax’s Strange Adventures named as a 2012 Eisner Awards judge.

Congratulations to Harvey Award winners – incl. Beaton, O’Malley, Cooke

BEST LETTERER John Workman, THOR, Marvel Comics BEST COLORIST Jose Villarrubia, CUBA : MY REVOLUTION, Vertigo/DC Comics BEST SYNDICATED STRIP OR PANEL DOONESBURY, Garry Trudeau, Universal Press Syndicate BEST ONLINE COMICS WORK HARK! A VAGRANT, Kate Beaton, http://harkavagrant.com/ BEST AMERICAN EDITION OF FOREIGN MATERIAL BLACKSAD, Juan Diaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido, Dark Horse Comics BEST… Read More Congratulations to Harvey Award winners – incl. Beaton, O’Malley, Cooke

2011 Harvey Award Nominees Announced – Cooke and Blind Ferret lead Canuck noms

Today the Harvey Awards announced their 2011 nominees for work published in 2010. The Harvey Awards are balloted awards, meaning that for a time period earlier this year industry folks could submit their selections, and now that the ballot has been selected, people now vote for their favourites from the list of nominees (reprinted below).… Read More 2011 Harvey Award Nominees Announced – Cooke and Blind Ferret lead Canuck noms