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

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D+Q goes Digital on the Kobo Vox and Beyond

D+Q Announces The Company’s “Digital Strategy” As announced in today’s PW Daily by Calvin Reid, this holiday season, the Drawn & Quarterly classic graphic novels LOUIS RIEL A COMIC-STRIP BIOGRAPHY and PAYING FOR IT A COMIC-STRIP BIOGRAPHY ABOUT BEING A JOHN by the award-winning and iconoclastic cartoonist Chester Brown, will each be available as ebooks… Read More D+Q goes Digital on the Kobo Vox and Beyond

Camilla d’Errico & Day 21 Studios Launch Sky Pirates of Neo Terra Webcomic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Vancouver B.C., Dec. 16th, 2011 — Following the announcement at this year’s New York Comic Con, graphic novelist and fine artist Camilla d’Errico and writer Kurtis J. Wiebe (Green Wake, The Intrepids) are proud to launch the Sky Pirates of Neo Terra webcomic from Day 21 Studios on the brand’s website. Based on the Image… Read More Camilla d’Errico & Day 21 Studios Launch Sky Pirates of Neo Terra Webcomic

Fan Expo Vancouver™ to launch April 21-22, 2012 (updated)

For the first time ever, Fan Expo Canada™ is extending it’s show westward! Fan Expo Vancouver™ is the city’s very first major comicon. Highlighting celebrities, shopping, panels and workshops, you will be able to find the newest and hottest in Anime, Manga, Comics, Sci-Fi, Gaming and Horror. April 21st-22nd  2012, come out and meet your favourite… Read More Fan Expo Vancouver™ to launch April 21-22, 2012 (updated)

Saskatoon’s Riley Rossmo tackles zombie horror for Image Comics with Rebel Blood

For Immediate Release: Image Comics Introduces Rebel Blood, a Zombie Story Like No Other December 9, 2011 — “Save yourself. Stay in the woods. Pray it hasn’t reached the wolves… and keep your gun loaded.” All he knows about what has happened to the world as he knew it has been left in an ominous… Read More Saskatoon’s Riley Rossmo tackles zombie horror for Image Comics with Rebel Blood

Comic Legends Legal Defense Fund announces Board of Directors

For Immediate Release The Comic Legends Legal Defense Fund announces that, 22 years after forming as an ad hoc fundraising organization in defense of a Calgary retailer charged with selling obscene materials, it has at last been formally incorporated. CLLDF Board of Directors member Derek McCulloch says, “It’s a long overdue step, and one we… Read More Comic Legends Legal Defense Fund announces Board of Directors

New Books: The Blue Dragon from House of Anansi Press

BlueDragon pr For Immediate Release: Contact Kate McQuaid 416-363-4343 x229 or kate@anansi.ca In this stunning graphic-novel adaptation of Robert Lepage and Marie Michaud’s play of the same name, the personal meets the political, East meets West, and old meets new. Claire, a Québécoise art dealer, arrives in China to adopt a little girl. There she… Read More New Books: The Blue Dragon from House of Anansi Press

Happenings: Toronto draws Tintin at the Steamwhistle Gallery this November

Opening Party Wednesday November 2nd, 7pm-11pm @ Steamwhistle Gallery, 255 Bremner Boulevard (Near Rogers Centre) Free to attend Gallery Closing & Silent Auction Featuring the book launch for “The Adventures of Herge” with artist Stanislas in attendance Sunday November 27th, 7pm-11pm @ Steamwhistle Gallery, 255 Bremner Boulevard (Near Rogers Centre) Free to attend Check out… Read More Happenings: Toronto draws Tintin at the Steamwhistle Gallery this November

2012 Joe Shuster Awards – Saturday, September 15, 2012 in Montreal, QC

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

Camilla d’Errico and BOOM! Studios Launch Kickstarter Campaign for New Hardcover Edition of ‘Tanpopo’

Camilla d’Errico and BOOM! Studios Launch Kickstarter Campaign for New Hardcover Edition of ‘Tanpopo’ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Los Angeles, Oct. 3rd, 2011 — International pop-artist and graphic novelist Camilla d’Errico and publisher BOOM! Studios have announced the launch of a Kickstarter campaign to fund an exclusive run of two different hardcover editions of d’Errico’s fan-hit… Read More Camilla d’Errico and BOOM! Studios Launch Kickstarter Campaign for New Hardcover Edition of ‘Tanpopo’

Surge Licensing Signs SKULLKICKERS For Exclusive Licensing and Entertainment Representation

For Immediate Release June 28, 2011 Contact: Elan Freedman Surge Licensing, Inc. elan@surging.com 516-939-2226 Surge Licensing Signs Breakout Comics Series – SkullkickersTM For Exclusive Licensing and Entertainment Representation The Hangover Meets World of Warcraft in Zub’s Serialized Adventure Series Jericho, N.Y. — Surge Licensing, Inc., the agency known for developing off-the-wall comic book properties such… Read More Surge Licensing Signs SKULLKICKERS For Exclusive Licensing and Entertainment Representation

7th Annual Joe Shuster Awards – June 18, 2011 at the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo

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

Congratulations to Francis Manapul and the other winners of the 2011 Inkwell Awards

With an exciting turnout in voting from April 1-30, The Inkwell Awards are now able to release for their fourth year the ballot results from the six categories targeting the exceptional 2010 work of ink artists. Scott Hanna took the winning slot for Favorite Inker this year for his work on Marvel titles Hulk and… Read More Congratulations to Francis Manapul and the other winners of the 2011 Inkwell Awards