A little under two months ago, comic book retailers across Canada had to close because of the unprecedented threat of spread of the coronavirus. This also affected the largest distributor of comics across North America, who stopped shipping new product in the last week of March. Since then, while other distributors may still be delivering… Read More This Weekend on Facebook: “Be Our Heroes, Canada”
The 15th Annual Joe Shuster Awards are being held this Saturday, September 14th at 7pm and should run for about an 60-90 minutes and will be followed by an afterparty. This is a casual, laid back affair, and the awards will be hosted by myself (Awards Director and Co-Founder Kevin A. Boyd) with Jenn and… Read More 2019 Ceremony Details – This Saturday, Sept. 14th.
July 10, 2019 — As we celebrate the 105th anniversary of the birth of Joe Shuster today, the CCBCAA is proud to announce the first batch of nominees for the Joe Shuster Canadian Comic Book Creator Awards and the nominees for the Gene Day Awards. Canada has a rich tradition of supporting our national arts… Read More 2019 Joe Shuster Awards (Part 1) and Gene Day Award Nominations
Update: Ceremony has been postponed, special panel at the Montreal Comic Con to take place on Saturday, July 7th at 5:30 pm to celebrate the nominees and the 2017 winners and inductees. Please note: Dragon Award for Comics for Kids nominees are still pending. They will be added to the nominees list when available. May… Read More The 2018 Joe Shuster Award Nominations / Les nominés pour le prix Joe Shuster 2018
It’s March 4th and after a brief down period our website is back up and running and we’re full steam ahead on the planning for the 2018 Joe Shuster Comic Book Creator Awards. Plans are currently being made to present the awards this summer in July at the Montreal Comic Con, the organizers of which… Read More 2018! JSA Ceremony in Montreal in July. Info on submitting for the Gene Day Award.
The winners were announced on the web in September 2017:
July 10, 2017 – Canada has a rich tradition of supporting our national arts communities with awards that recognize the achievements of our citizens in books, music, stage, television and film – the JOE SHUSTER AWARD is Canada’s national award that honours and raises the awareness of Canadians that create, self-publish and sell comics books,… Read More The 2017 Joe Shuster Award Nominations / Les nominés pour le prix Joe Shuster 2017
The 2015 Joe Shuster Award Nominees / Les nominés pour le prix Joe Shuster 2015 BROUGHT TO YOU BY HAPPY HARBOR COMICSJune 15, 2015 – Canada has a rich tradition of supporting our national arts communities with awards that recognize the achievements of our citizens in books, music, stage, television and film – the JOE… Read More The 2015 Joe Shuster Award Nominees / Les nominés pour le prix Joe Shuster 2015
The start of a new year and some free time on my hands, and I decided it was time to update the Retailer information on the site. It had been about three years since the last update (Director’s note: I had been editing entries on a one by one basis when people sent information in… Read More 2015 Comic Shop update – Who’s new? Who closed?
On Saturday, September 20th at Back Space Toronto we announced the winners of the 2014 Joe Shuster Canadian Comic Book Creators.
Harry Kremer Award (Retailers) / Prix Harry Kremer (Détaillants) Throughout the year, the Canadian Comic Book Creator Awards Association (CBCAA) works to maintain an accurate list of active comic book stores and a database of recommendations, referrals and secret shopper reports. A separate Retailer Award Committee overseen by Scott VanderPloeg and Anthony Falcone reviews the… Read More The Five Finalists for the Harry Kremer Canadian Comic Book Retailer Award
Husband and wife team Meredith and David Finch (a previous Outstanding Artist winner) will be taking over the Wonder Woman title with issue #36. Volume 9 of the stunning Prince Valiant by Hal Foster hardcover series from Fantagraphics came out on Wednesday this week. Jeff Lemire’s acclaimed run on Green Arrow will be ending with… Read More News and Notes – July 2014
UPDATED – AUGUST 22, 2014 The Joe Shuster Awards will be presented on Saturday, September 20th in Toronto, Ontario at BACK SPACE TORONTO, 587A College Street (2nd Floor). Ceremony will commence at 8 pm. June 4, 2014 – Canada has a rich tradition of supporting our national arts communities with awards that recognize the achievements… Read More The 2014 Joe Shuster Award Nominees / Les nominés pour le prix Joe Shuster 2014
Okay, so we’re nearing the end of the extension given for the Retailer, Webcomics, Comics for Kids, and Gene Day Awards and if all goes as planned we’ll be announcing the nominations next week. I would like to thank the many folks who have contacted me about being involved in the awards this year, I’ll… Read More Late May update
We have a near complete list of English and French creators ready and so we are initiating the nominating process and should have some announcements to make in time for Free Comic Book Day (May 3rd). We’d like to thank all of the creators that sent in books for consideration for the Gene Day Award… Read More Updates
In Spring 2005 the first annual Joe Shuster Awards for Canadian Comic Book Creators was held at the Paradise Comics Toronto Comicon and a lot of great books and talent have been honoured over the decade since then. As 2013 draws to a close, please join us as we present an overview of 9 years… Read More Happy New Year! 2014 marks 10 years of the Joe Shuster Canadian Comic Book Creator Awards
News today out of Toronto that David Mirvish has completed negotiations to sell the large property at Bathurst and Bloor that includes comic book stores The Beguiling and it’s satellite store for children’s comics Little Island Comics. Discussed in an earlier article on this site, Markham Street as long had historical ties to comics, as… Read More Honest Ed’s and Mirvisch Village Sold – Rented back to David Mirvisch for 2-3 years.
Toronto, ON – Saturday, August 24. Earlier this evening at the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Jackman Hall, the 9th annual Joe Shuster Awards were presented at a gala ceremony hosted by the Toronto Star’s ROB SALEM and Cartoonist TY TEMPLETON. The results are:
So in 8 days the big show aka Fan Expo Canada starts at the Metro Convention Centre. This year the show is so massive they had to add a second building and for the first time ever the event will be in both the North and the South Buildings. Most of the comics folk are… Read More Happenings: OMG…. is Fan Expo really next week? August 22-25, 2013