Canadian Comic Book Publishers

Aardvark-Vanaheim – After 35+ years as a publisher, Aardvark-Vanaheim had moved to a print on demand model utilizing Comixpress for it’s new output – Cerebus Archives and Glamourpuss. Glamourpuss continues with Diamond so long as it remains above the cut off point for new issue orders. Cerebus trades are excluded from the Print on Demand model and are available through Diamond Dist. or from AV directly. Keep up to date with Dave Sim through Cerebus TV.

Arcana Studio – the former British Columbia based publisher has relocated to California and is now known as Arcana Comics, a transmedia company.

Blind Bat Press (occasional publisher of anthology compilations)

Boomerang Editeur Jeunesse Inc. [English]

Castle Rain Entertainment

Class Comics – Erotic gay comics with all male nudity and other adult situations.

Colosse [English]

Conundrum Press

Drawn & Quarterly

ECW Press

Éditions Grafigne [English]

Editions Premieres Lignes [English] – a Gatineau, Quebec-based collective who have merged to bring their vision of comics/BD to life.

Éditions Trip [English]

Freehand Books – established in 2007 as the literary imprint of the academic publisher Broadview Press with the mandate to publish excellent Canadian literature.

Front Froid

Glénat Québec [English]

Groundwood Books

House of Anansi Press

I Box Publishing

Islands Fold

Jack Lake Productions (reprints of Classics Illustrated)

Kids Can Press

Kosmic Comics

Koyama Press

L’Oie de Cravan

La Pastèque [English]

Les 400 Coups [English]

Les Éditions Machine Machine

Les Éditions Z’ailées [English]

Les Intouchables [English]

Little Spirit Bear Productions

McClelland and Stewart

MDS Studios

Mécanique Générale was purchased and absorbed by Les 400 Coups

Mister Comics

Moelle Graphique

New Reliable Press

Optimum Wound Comics

Orca Publishing


Planet Lucy

Pop Sandbox

Éditions Pow Pow!

Puffin Books (a Division of the Penguin Group for younger readers)

Québec Amérique [English]

Red 5 Comics

Rosencrantz Comics

Les Éditions du Soleil de Minuit

Speakeasy Comics (no longer in business)

Star Verse Comics

The Porcupine’s Quill

Tightrope Books

Tundra Books

Udon Entertainment


3 thoughts on “Canadian Comic Book Publishers

  1. Hi, I doing research on Canada’s comic book industry. I need to know if governments of Canada (local, province and federal) provide with any funding to individual comic book artist or industry in general. I would also like to know if there is any international comic book or manga competition held in Canada. Can any one tell me where I can find these information? Thank you.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s