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!
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!… Read More Help Publish Murder Book Vol. 3!
You may not have known it, but February 1 was Hourly Comic Day! This started officially last year, curated by the brilliant John Campbell, creator of Pictures For Sad Children. This year saw over 200 participants, and several Canadians joined in on the fun. The rules are simple: chronicle each hour of your day with… Read More Hourly Comic Day!
All of her superstar success has resulted in Kate Beaton being offered a whole whack of new and interesting jobs. Jobs that will interfere with her work schedule on the webcomic Hark! A Vagrant, and she wants to let all her fans know what’s up. Kate will be moving to Toronto, and working on a… Read More Hark! A Vagrant takes a … long period of slowness ?
The Trinity College Comedy Collective will be interviewing Ryan North (DINOSAUR COMICS, MACHINE OF DEATH) and Joey Comeau (A SOFTER WORLD) live this Tuesday evening at Trinity College, Toronto. Should be a great evening, both these gentlemen make for great conversation. And there are prizes too! More info at the TCCC facebook event page.
Sorry about the lack of updates this week, so much has been going on with… well, everything this week. Between the announcement of the guest list for the March Toronto ComiCon, plans and coordination for Fan Expo Vancouver in April, the Dragon Lady closing and all of the related press coverage that has been getting,… Read More Friday the 13th Update
It’s been a long, long time coming, but I’ve finally completed the update for our list of Canadian Webcomics. Thanks to everyone who’s been sending links, rest assured that future updates will be far more immediate. There’s some phenomenal work in there from great Canadian artists and writers. If you’re Canadian and have a webcomic… Read More Updated Canadian Webcomics list!
Here’s Karl Kesel’s official statement: I could not be happier. SECTION ZERO is back. SECTION ZERO ia a comic Tom Grummett and I co-created in 2000 as part of Image’s Gorilla Comics imprint, along with some other titles by people you may have heard of: Busiek and Immonen’s Shockrockets, Waid and Kitson’s Empire, Perez’s Crimson Plague, and Dezago… Read More Kesel and Grummett resurrect Section Zero as a webcomic
George Todorovski of the The Bear Stories just sent us an update about the fact that he will be the new artist and co-writer of the Dungeon Crawler Adventures online comic strip starting this coming February: http://www.dungeoncrawler.com
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… Read More Reminder: Nomination Process for the Joe Shuster Awards
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
Simon & Shuster’s Margaret K. McElderry Books has purchased the publication rights to Emily Carroll’s His Face All Red and Other Stories which will feature her 2011 Joe Shuster Award-winning webcomics and other “Halloween-themed” work, in a manner the publisher says will be evocative of Grimm’s Fairy Tales. No publication date was announced, but given… Read More McElderry Books to publish Emily Carroll’s His Face All Red and Other Stories
Jonathan Mahood is the creator of Bleeker the Rechargeable Dog, a daily syndicated newspaper comic for King Features Syndicate. He lives a couple hours north of Toronto in Parry Sound, Ontario
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… Read More The 2011 Canadian Comics Wrap Survey
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… Read More Happenings: EXPOZINE 10 November 26-27 – Montreal, QC
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… Read More 2012 Categories update:
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
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
Kate Beaton has been blowin’ up with the release of her Hark! A Vagrant collection, which debuted at number one on the New York Times Graphic Novel chart! Her interview in the Onion’s AV Club is surprisingly in-depth, and is a must read for any fan. Read the article here!