Joe Shuster Awards 2017

The selection process is currently underway for the 2017 nominees, we are currently looking to announce the nominees on Joe Shuster’s Birthday – MONDAY, JULY 10. The ceremony, or at the very least the announcement, of the 2017 award winners will take place in Toronto, ON on Labour Day Weekend in September. We have also…

2017 is Canada’s Sesquicentennial

This year mark’s Canada’s 150th birthday, and while we haven’t yet established the dates and location for this year’s awards ceremony, it’s time to start the ball rolling on 2017. GENE DAY AWARD To be considered for this self-publishing award, please send one copy of your book (with the month and year of publication indicated somewhere…

The Winners of the 2016 Joe Shuster Awards

On Sunday, November 6 at the Forest City Comic Con in London, ON, the Canadian Comic Book Creator Awards Association announced the winners of the 12th Annual Joe Shuster Awards and they are: Writer / Scénariste Jeff Lemire Justice League United  (DC Comics) Descender, Plutona (Image), All-New Hawkeye, Extraordinary X-Men (Marvel Comics), Book of Death:…

August’s Vancouver Comic & Entertainment Expo cancelled

Yesterday Brasco Entertainment, who also put on the Red Deer (Alberta) Comic & Entertainment Expo announced the following: It is with great regret that we must inform you that the 2016 Vancouver Comic & Entertianment Expo, Aug 5-7 will not be going forward. If you have any questions, please contact us at: info@brascoexhibitions.com There has…

Dave Sim revisits Cerebus… in Hell?

Earlier this week news broke of plans to return Canada’s longest running self-published, creator-owned comic book character back to print in new stories. Sim’s Cerebus, which ran for 300 issues from 1977 until 2004 is an tremendous achievement, one for which the cartoonist has been inducted into the Canadian Comic Book Creator Hall of Fame….

Darwyn Cooke (May 13, 1962- May 14, 2016)

It is with a heavy heart that I report that Canadian cartoonist Darwyn Cooke has passed, less than a day after the world learned that he was battling aggressive cancer and had been moved to palliative care. Social media was flooded Friday with condolences and appreciations for the man and his art. The Joe Shuster Awards,…

TCAF and Ottawa Comic Con this weekend

This is always a big weekend for us here at JSA central as it is the weekend of the Toronto Comic Arts Festival as well as the Ottawa Comic Con. My mission this weekend is to pass along a number of Joe Shuster Award plaques and trophies to previous winners who are visiting Toronto this…

Alter Ego: Comics and Canadian Identity Exhibition May 12-Sept 14 2016

Alter Ego: Comics and Canadian Identity Alter Ego: Comics and Canadian Identity. The exhibition features reproductions of art by Canadian comic book artists such as Jeff Lemire, Bryan Lee O’Malley, Darwyn Cooke, and John Byrne. See some of your favourite superheroes from the Marvel and DC universes drawn by Canadians, along with some of Canada’s…

Canadian Comics celebrate 75th Anniversary in 2016

A special message from Chapterhouse Comics: CANADA IS CELEBRATING 75 YEARS OF CANADIAN COMICS AND WE NEED TO RECOGNIZE IT.  It took the Second World War, an Act of Parliament, and a bunch of out-of-work artists to kick start a Canadian comic book industry that in 2016 is marking its 75th year. Toronto Publisher, Chapterhouse Comics…

Canadians Tamaki and Carroll win 2015 Ignatz Awards

Winners of 2015 Ignatz Awards Announced In order to give honor to people that have outstanding achievement in comics and cartooning, the Ignatz Awards are awarded at SPX (Small Press Expo), held on September 19 and 20, 2015 at the Marriott Bethesda North Hotel and Conference Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Female creators swept the awards…

2015 Gene Day Award Nominees

Here are your 2015 nominees for self-published comics from 2014: DUST-SHIP GLORY #1 and #2 by Elaine M. Will and Andreas Schroeder EVIL #3 by James Edward Clark THE PITIFUL HUMAN LIZARD #1 and #2 by Jason Loo TORONTO COMICS ANTHOLOGY Vol. 1 by Various TREADWELL by Dominic Bercier (Mirror Comics) ULTIMATE POWER DUO PRESENTS…