I’m trying to be sparing about posting kickstarters, but this one’s very close to success and with less than 48 hours to go it needs a few fans to put it over the top. Salgood Sam, author of Shuster Award nominee Dream Life is putting together a new project with writer Mark Sable to tell… Read More Kickstarter: Dracula: Son Of The Dragon
So everything is well under way now here at JSA central. We’re once again aiming for a Free Comic Book Day (May 4th) deadline for our nominee announcements. I must say that it’s been an enthusiastic year for Canadian comics so far, as there’s been a lot going on recently – especially for things related… Read More JSA update and more on Lost Heroes documentary
To be announced June 4th, 2013.
A new year is well underway and we are getting back to business here at JSA central! Unfortunately, I was not able to run a wrap survey for 2012 as I normally do, work on the store and various events (such as the 24 Hour Comic Challenge we ran in-store this past Saturday at the… Read More Welcome to 2013!
Some amazing Canadian comic talent has assembled to create TRUE PATRIOT, an anthology of unmistakably Canadian content. Amongst the fellowship are: Adrian Alphona (Runaways), Andy B. (Kill Shakespeare), J. Bone (Super Friends), Jack Briglio (Scooby Doo), Scott Chantler (Two Generals), Tom Fowler (Hulk: Season One), Agnes Garbowska (Girl Comics), Faith Erin Hicks (Adventure Time), Tim Levins (Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes), Ramon Perez (A Tale of… Read More Canadian Comic Anthology TRUE PATRIOT needs your help!
Salgood Sam’s Dream Life is one of my favorite webcomics, and he’s bringing it to print for the first time. His campaign is doing well, but he’s got some great exclusive rewards available, so I’d recommend checking it out to help hit some stretch goals.
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,… Read More 2012 Joe Shuster Awards – Credits / Les Prix Joe Shuster 2012 – Crédits
Montreal, QC – In a ceremony presided by JASON ROCKMAN and CATHERINE SMITH-DESBIENS at the MONTREAL COMIC-CON, the 8th Annual Joe Shuster Awards for Canadian Comic Book Creators and Retailers were presented to an enthusiastic crowd of nominees, friends and fans of the medium.
Comic Book Resources was the first to break the news that Canadian cartoonist Faith Erin Hicks‘ comics strip and webcomic the Adventures of Superhero Girl will be collected into a nifty hardcover edition by Dark Horse Comics in February 2013 for $16.99US. The black and white series is to be coloured for publication by Cris… Read More Dark Horse to publish Adventures of Superhero Girl collection
Welcome back! Hope your summer was as eventful as ours was. We’re now a mere 11 days away from the presentation of the 8th annual Joe Shuster Awards and we’ll be posting some updates as we near the event. JURY DECISIONS The Art Jury (Artist, Cover Artist and Webcomics) have finished their selections, as have… Read More Back to school and work JSA update for Sept. 4
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… Read More Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards – 2012 Winners Announced.
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
Jayd Ait-Kaci The Fox Sister Sfeer Theory Emily Carroll Comics 2011 – Anu-Anulan and Yir’s Daughter, Dream Journal Mar 30th, Margot’s Room, The Prince and The Sea Tony Cliff Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant Kate Craig Heart of Ice Iris and Zviane L’ostie d’chat – Le blog de Jasmin et Jean-Seb Drazen Kozjan The… Read More The 2012 Outstanding Webcomics Creator or Creative Team / Créateur ou Créateurs Exceptionnel de Bandes Dessinées Web 2012
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
Comic Book Resources’ Robot 6 blog contributor Tim O’Shea sat down with Ty Templeton to discuss his contributions to Marvel Comics’ Ultimate Spider-Man, Avenging Spider-Man, his courses at the Toronto Cartoonists Workshop, Holmes Inc., On the Couch, being on the short list for a Joe Shuster Webcomics Award for Bun Toons and much more! O’Shea:… Read More Talking Comics with Ty Templeton
In about 2 weeks time we’ll be announcing the final list of nominees for the 2012 awards. 2012 will see the presentation of 5 Joe Shuster Awards (down from 7 in 2011): – Artist/Artist Team – Cartoonist – Cover Artist – Webcomics Creator/Creative Team – Writer/Writing Team and 3 Specialty Awards – The Dragon Award… Read More In anticipation of the May 9th Nominations announcement: final wrap-up report
The following webcomics and their creators have been selected by our nominating committee for consideration for the Oustanding Canadian Webcomics Creator / Creative Team Award. All are worth checking out – you may find your next favourite comic from among them. The finalists will be announced in early May. CREATOR – TITLE JOEY COMEAU &… Read More Webcomics Award 2012
As of today, Toronto’s 98 branch public library system is closed. This includes places like the Lillian Smith Branch (home of the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation & Fantasy which has a large graphic novel contingent) where we held the 2008 Joe Shuster Awards ceremony, and the Metro Toronto Reference Library, the home of… Read More Toronto’s Public Libraries Closed – Workers on Strike. But for how long? What about TCAF?
The Song of Otto, originally published as a prose re-imagining of the medieval epic Le Chanson de Roland, is now being serialised on HiLobrow.com as a comic. The original story having been set in Roncesvalles, France, The Song of Otto takes place in a futuristic Roncesvalles Village, depicting the final crusade of a group of… Read More The Song of Otto Features Reimagined Roncesvalles Village
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… Read More Help “Little Heart” Anthology get published! Featuring Emily Carroll!