Happenings: 1st ever Festival BD de Montreal this weekend – June 1-3, 2012

At the first Festival BD de Montreal at L’Espace La Fontaine, come talk comics with a wide variety of authors, community members and our ambassador and a fan of comics, Stéphane Archambault! The FBDM is a place to meet and exchange ideas with professional cartoonists. It aims to discover the diversity of the 9th art… Read More Happenings: 1st ever Festival BD de Montreal this weekend – June 1-3, 2012

Happenings: New Vancouver Comic Arts Festival seeks to celebrate independent cartoonists

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New Vancouver Festival seeks to celebrate independent cartoonists May 21, 2012 Vancouver, B.C. — Independent cartoonists and artists from around North America will be gathering in Yaletown this week as local organizers host the inaugural Vancouver Comic Arts Festival (VanCAF), a first-of-its kind gathering that hopes to become one of the major… Read More Happenings: New Vancouver Comic Arts Festival seeks to celebrate independent cartoonists

Full list of 2012 Nominees / La liste complète des nominés 2012

Artist / Dessinateur Chris Bachalo Age of X: Alpha 1, Avengers 13, 15, Wolverine and the X-Men 1-3, X-Men 7-10 (Marvel Comics) Marc Delafontaine Les Nombrils T.5: Un Couple D’enfer (Delcourt) Stuart Immonen Fear Itself 1-7, “Queen, King, Off-Suit“/X-Men: To Serve and Protect 4 (Marvel Comics), “Say You’re Dead“/Outlaw Territory Vol.2 (Image) Fred Jourdain Le… Read More Full list of 2012 Nominees / La liste complète des nominés 2012

Press Release: Three Thieves joins Saturday Morning Webtoons

TORONTO – Saturday Morning Webtoons www.saturdaymorningwebtoons.com (SMW), the all-ages webcomics portal, is pleased to add  the critically acclaimed THREE THIEVES by award-winning cartoonist Scott Chantler to its all-star line-up. THREE THIEVES follows the adventures of Dessa Redd, teenage orphan, circus acrobat, and reluctant thief. Publishers Weekly calls the series “an entertaining and action packed new fantasy adventure that… Read More Press Release: Three Thieves joins Saturday Morning Webtoons

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

So it’s true…. DC Announces “Before Watchmen”

Rumoured for months, DC has officially announced the 2012 initiative to revive the Watchmen as an expanded franchise beyond the original Alan Moore/Dave Gibbons/John Higgins mini-series and best-selling graphic novel with a series of interconnected prequel mini-series. Darwyn Cooke is involved and is doing a six-issue Minutemen mini-series, as well as writing a 4-issue Silk… Read More So it’s true…. DC Announces “Before Watchmen”

Jeff Lemire to take over the writing duties on Justice League Dark for DC

Just announced by DC Comics Following the JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK/I,VAMPIRE crossover in issues 7 & 8, JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK will have a new writer. Beginning with issue #9, superstar Jeff Lemire (ANIMAL MAN, SWEET TOOTH) will be taking over the reins. We asked Lemire about following the sage Peter Milligan and what he’s got planned… Read More Jeff Lemire to take over the writing duties on Justice League Dark for DC

The Start of an Era? As Dragon Lady Comics closes — “The Comic Book Lounge and Gallery” opens

For a number of readers and collectors, Dragon Lady Comics was their local comics outlet – they placed their orders and picked up their new comics and graphic novels there every week or every couple of weeks, and it was also a popular haunt for the many creators based in the area. Dragon Lady  stayed… Read More The Start of an Era? As Dragon Lady Comics closes — “The Comic Book Lounge and Gallery” opens

Happenings: TONIGHT TCW Industry Night – Jim Henson’s A Tale of Sand release party with Ramon Perez – January 18th (UPDATED)

A limited quantity of the book will be available for sale at tonight’s event, courtesy of Archaia Press. Industry Night with Ramon Perez: A TALE OF SAND launch party! Industry Night returns in 2012 with Ramon Perez and his hotly anticipated adaption of Jim Henson’s unfinished screenplay, A Tale of Sand. The TCW gallery will feature a… Read More Happenings: TONIGHT TCW Industry Night – Jim Henson’s A Tale of Sand release party with Ramon Perez – January 18th (UPDATED)

Koyama Press in 2012

PRESS RELEASE (Courtesy of Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources) 2011 was a breakout year for Koyama Press that saw the publisher win 2011’s Joe Shuster Award for Outstanding Comic Book Publisher, in a field of nominees that included Canadian publishing luminaries such as Drawn & Quarterly, and several of the publisher’s titles won major… Read More Koyama Press in 2012

Happenings: VANCAF announces it’s inaugural line-up of guests – May 26-27 in Vancouver, BC

THE VANCOUVER COMIC ARTS FESTIVAL (VANCAF) 181 Roundhouse Mews Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3 MAY 26th-27th, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 21/12/2011 VANCAF ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL LINE-UP VANCOUVER, BC: The Vancouver Comic Arts Festival has announced the initial line-up for its inaugural exhibition, taking place May 26th-27th 2012 at the Roundhouse Community Arts Centre. The Festival, which will… Read More Happenings: VANCAF announces it’s inaugural line-up of guests – May 26-27 in Vancouver, BC