Last night in San Diego, the annual Will Eisner Awards were presented and a number of Canadians took home or shared many of the top prizes. Big winner of the night was Fiona Staples, who continues to win accolades for the ongoing image Comics series Saga (artist, cover artist, best continuing series). Best Short Story… Read More Canadians win at the 2017 Eisners
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
JULY 10 NOMINATIONS will be announced for ARTIST CARTOONIST COVER ARTIST WEBCOMIC CREATOR / CREATIVE TEAM WRITER GENE DAY AWARD HARRY KREMER AWARD DRAGON PRIZE JULY 30 Announcement of the: HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES TM MAPLE RECIPIENT(S) VENUE LOCATION CEREMONY DATE
A popular page on this site, which receives a minimum of 100 hits on even the quietest of days has had the links removed for the time being: CONVENTIONS ACROSS CANADA. The page had not been updated since summer 2016 and the CCBCAA is taking a step back because we aren’t regularly updating the page,… Read More Convention links disabled
The CCBCAA (Canadian Comic Book Creator Awards Association) maintains a database of Canadian creators and review distributor catalogues and publisher websites for identifying eligible releases as well as use online resources for checking publication dates. We also work with retailers across the country who provide information and feedback. For the categories of Writer, Artist, Cartoonist,… Read More Some notes about the process.
Many thanks to everyone that sent in a copy of their books for consideration by the committee for the Gene Day Award, which honours self-published books from the previous calendar year. We received a lot of books and we’ve divided them into 2 sections: those published in 2016 – these will be considered for this… Read More 2017 Gene Day Award submissions (for 2016 self-published comics)
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… Read More Joe Shuster Awards 2017
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… Read More 2017 is Canada’s Sesquicentennial
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:… Read More The Winners of the 2016 Joe Shuster Awards
Happy to announce the venue for the 2016 awards ceremony: the Forest City Comicon in London, ON. This will be the 2nd year we have presented at this event.
BROUGHT TO YOU BY HAPPY HARBOR COMICS Comic books, like Jazz, are a North American invention that has been embraced all over the globe — and from the Platinum Age to the present day, Canadian artists, writers and cartoonists have been shaping them along the way. Canada’s national comic book award, the Joe Shuster Awards,… Read More The 2016 Joe Shuster Award Nominations / Les nominés pour le prix Joe Shuster 2016
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: email@example.com There has… Read More August’s Vancouver Comic & Entertainment Expo cancelled
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.… Read More Dave Sim revisits Cerebus… in Hell?
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,… Read More Darwyn Cooke (May 13, 1962- May 14, 2016)
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… Read More TCAF and Ottawa Comic Con this weekend
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… Read More Alter Ego: Comics and Canadian Identity Exhibition May 12-Sept 14 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… Read More Canadian Comics celebrate 75th Anniversary in 2016
We don’t usually draw attention to politics here at the JSA blog, but we thought we’d take a few moments to congratulate our new prime minister, sworn in yesterday at a ceremony in Ottawa.