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… Read More Deciding the 2012 Categories
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’
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… Read More It’s game on for the DC relaunch which is not a reboot
Last night we had the Toronto wrap party and celebration for the 7th Annual Joe Shuster Awards and I get the impression that it was a great success! The 587 College space was a great venue, very casual and we had a relaxed 20 or so minute ceremony where we were able to honour local… Read More Party!
For Immediate Release 14 July 2011 – Diamond Digital – the joint venture between Diamond Comic Distributors and iVerse Media which will empower brick and mortar comic shops to sell digital content – announced [on July 14] that in September, Diamond’s retail comic shop customers will be able to pre-generate codes redeemable for new digital… Read More Diamond Digital set to arrive in September 2011
JSA wrap party event for Toronto — It will take place on Friday, July 15th. The evening will be held in the new space for the Toronto Cartoonists Workshop at 587 College Street West (2nd floor) and will run from 8 to about 10. At this event we’ll be giving the winners not available to… Read More Happenings: Toronto – Joe Shuster Awards Year 7 Wrap Party & Plaque Presentations – July 15th
Last year on my way down to San Diego, I had the pleasure of sitting beside Renegade Arts Entertainment founder- director, writer and editor Alexander Finbow. Finbow, along with actor Doug Bradley (Hellraiser) and writer Alan Grant formed the publishing house in the UK, but the central offices are based out of Canmore, Alberta. http://www.renegadeartsentertainment.com… Read More Renegade Arts Entertainment, Ltd.
Thanks to Jennifer and Robert Haines for taking these great photos!
The 7th Annual Canadian Comic Book Creator Awards were presented at a public ceremony held on Saturday, June 18, 2011 at the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo with hosts Ajay Fry and Teddy Wilson. Joe Shuster Awards 2011 ceremony audio THE RESULTS:
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
We’re only 19 days into May and there’s already a TON of stuff up for you to check out over at Whazamo! Below are links to everything posted so far: WHAZAMO! Ontario Graphic Novel Month is an online comics celebration brought to you by Open Book: Toronto. Whazamo! showcases the talented graphic novelists and illustrators… Read More Whazamo! Ontario Graphic Novel Month at Open Book Toronto
UDON ENTERTAINMENT PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SHINING WORLD ART BOOK COMES TO NORTH AMERICA Release of Tony’s Artworks from Shining World Collection Toronto, ON – May 11, 2011 – For the first time in North America, fans can enjoy the stunning designs and illustrations from Sega’s Shining World games in an all-new art book… Read More Udon brings Shining World Art Book to North America
UDON ENTERTAINMENT PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RANDOMVEUS DELIVERS INSANITY WITH EVERY PARCEL! UDON to Launch “UDON Presents” Graphic Novel Line with RandomVeus Vol.1 Toronto, ON – May 10, 2011 – All-out action meets off-the-wall wackiness in RANDOMVEUS VOl.1! Springing from the mind of artist Jeffrey ‘Chamba’ Cruz, this original graphic novel adventure features the tripped-out tales… Read More UDON to Launch “UDON Presents” Graphic Novel Line with RandomVeus Vol.1
… and the four unique juries are all hard at work looking at all of the books and comics. It’s hard to believe that we are a mere 40 days and forty nights away from the presentation of the 7th annual Joe Shuster Awards for Canadian Comic Book Creators on Saturday, June 18th, 2011 at… Read More 40 Days left…
Unlike Day 1, I was able to spend much more time at TCAF on Sunday. I came down for open at 11 and stayed until about 3:30. Sunday was a much more reasonable day for the crowds, probably because it was also Mother’s Day. It was definitely busy but the lines were quite manageable and… Read More My TCAF Thoughts 2011: Day 2
SATURDAY: I had a few things to do before Deb and I headed down to TCAF. Because I was only going to be there for a few hours my report is truncated significantly. 2:30-2:45. Arrived. What’s with the construction blocking the one entrance? Interesting that there’s a girl handing out flyers telling people to go… Read More My TCAF Thoughts 2011: Day 1
Publisher Ed Brisson writes: TCAF will be the last show for New Reliable Press. After May, I’m officially hanging up my publisher gloves and New Reliable Press will cease to publish any new material. The NRP catalog will still be available for purchase online, although by the end of May I will be closing down… Read More New Reliable Press to close in May after TCAF
For Immediate Release: ARTISTS HELP JAPAN: TORONTO RAISES $20,000 Toronto comic artists and DJs band together for Japanese Quake & Tsunami Relief Artists Help Japan: Toronto is proud to announce that their 12 hour live art/DJ event on April 17th was an extraordinary success, raising $20,000 towards Tsunami and Quake relief in Japan. Spearheaded by… Read More ARTISTS HELP JAPAN: TORONTO RAISES $20,000
For immediate release: Conundrum Press to publish Michel Rabagliati’s Paul à Québec in English! Conundrum Press is delighted to announce that they have acquired the English rights to the latest book by Montrealer Michel Rabagliati. The book will be titled The Song of Roland and will focus on the life and death of the father-in-law… Read More Conundrum to Publish Rabagliati
Joan Thornborrow Steacy will debut her autobio-graphic novel Aurora Borealice at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, May 7-8 2011! http://www.joansteacy.blogspot.com http://www.torontocomics.com AURORA BOREALICE by Joan Thornborrow Steacy “Aurora Borealice is the first of four graphic novels that chronicle my quest to find a voice in a rapidly changing technological world. It begins in the early 70’s,… Read More Aurora Borealice by Joan Steacy