2012 Joe Shuster Awards – Credits / Les Prix Joe Shuster 2012 – Crédits

SECTION A Outstanding Comic Book Cover Artist / Dessinateur de couverture de bande dessinée exceptionnel Outstanding Comic Book Writer / Scénariste de bande dessinée exceptionnel Outstanding Comic Book Artist / Dessinateur de bande dessinée exceptionnel Outstanding Comic Book Cartoonist / Auteur de bande dessinée exceptionnel Nominating Committee / Comité des Candidatures : Laurent Boutin (Montreal,…

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…

Cerebus Kickstarter Project

Launched a short time ago, the Cerebus High Society Kickstarter Campaign has evolved into a campaign to create full-fledged audio and visual digital editions of the Cerebus graphic novel series. At the time of writing, the campaign has nearly 700 backers and pledges of upwards of $37K, but needs to reach $200K in order to…

Help “Little Heart” Anthology get published! Featuring Emily Carroll!

Here’s another great project that needs your help! Little Heart is a comics anthology created to show support for marriage equality. It was initially created to raise awareness of a coming referendum in Minnesota, but it’s spread much wider. It also happens to feature JSA winner Emily Carroll and her fiancee Kate Craig, as well…

Help Publish Murder Book Vol. 3!

I’m a big fan of crowdsourced comics, and here’s a chance to help out a JSA nominee! Ed Brisson’s fantastic Murder Book series has already had two issues published, and now Volume 3 is coming out in March. You can help out for $7 and get a fresh, signed copy when it’s printed, shipping included!…

DC Comics confirms they have a new logo

New identity designed to showcase DC Entertainment’s rich portfolio of brands, stories and characters across all media platforms. BURBANK, CA, January 19, 2012 – DC Entertainment, a Warner Bros. Entertainment company and home to iconic brands DC Comics, Vertigo and MAD, revealed today a new brand identity.  The new identity is reflective of the company’s…

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…

Reminder: Nomination Process for the Joe Shuster Awards

As we near the end of 2011, I’m starting to get some requests such as “how do I get my book nominated for a Joe Shuster Award?” and “how can I get the Nominating Committee to consider my work?” Well, this post will hopefully answer all of your questions. THE NOMINATION PROCESS The nominating committee…

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…

The 2011 Canadian Comics Wrap Survey

Dear Canadian creators, retailers, publishers and other members of the Canadian comics community: As we wind down the clock on 2011 and gear up for the end of the Mayan calendar in 2012, we thought we would ask Canadian comic book and graphic novel creators, publishers and retailers a few questions and get your thoughts…

Happenings: EXPOZINE 10 November 26-27 – Montreal, QC

expozine -EXPOZINE 2011, Montreal’s 10th Annual Small Press, Comic & Zine Fair ! EXPOZINE, Saturday, November 26 and Sunday, November 27, 2011, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 5035 St-Dominique (Église Saint-Enfant Jésus, Laurier Métro). Free admission. 10th ANNIVERSARY OF EXPOZINE special issue of Four Minutes to Midnight ZINE LAUNCH, featuring round-table discussion with…

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…

2012 Categories update:

Earlier this month we asked for feedback on our categories as we determine which will make up the list for the 2012 Awards. Based on your feedback and our internal debates this is the list as it stands: 2012 Categories: * Outstanding Artist/Artist Team (no change) * Outstanding Cartoonist (no change) * Outstanding Cover Artist…

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,…

Deciding the 2012 Categories

Here at the JSAs we’re fairly open to making changes to the existing award categories if a solid argument can be made for the alteration, or for adding new or retiring old categories. In recent years new awards have included The Comics for Kids Award, The Gene Day Award, as well as the Outstanding Cover…

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…

It’s game on for the DC relaunch which is not a reboot

Tonight at midnight in some select stores and tomorrow morning everywhere else, DC Comics will be getting a lot of attention. Why? It’s the end of one era and the begging of a new direction. 1) Flashpoint #5 “changes everything” as the DCU goes through what can only be compared to a “Star Trek-like” readjustment…