2017 Nominees for Joe Shuster Award Announced

Named after pioneering Canadian-born artist Joe Shuster (July 10, 1914- July 30, 1992), the JOE SHUSTER AWARD is Canada’s national award that honors and raises the awareness of Canadians that create, self-publish and sell comics books, graphic novels and webcomics. Award winners will be chosen by a jury vote, and the ceremony will take place the first weekend of September 2017 is Toronto, ON. For a full list of nominees, see below.

Writer 

  • FANNY BRITT – Louis parmi les spectres (La Pastèque)
  • GORD DOWNIE – Secret Path (Simon & Schuster)
  • BRENDEN FLETCHER – Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers: Pink#1-5 (Boom! Studios), Batgirl #48-52, Black Canary #7-12, Gotham Academy #14-18 (DC), Motor Crush #1 (Image)
  • JEFF LEMIRE – Black Hammer #1-6 (Dark Horse), Descender #9-17, Plutona 4-5 (Image),  All-New Hawkeye #3-6, All-New X-Men #1-3 (Marvel) Bloodshot Reborn #10-18Bloodshot U.S.A., 4001 A.D. Bloodshot (Valiant)
  • RYAN NORTH – Jughead #9-11 (Archie) Howard the Duck #6, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl#4-15 (Marvel)
  • BRYAN LEE O’MALLEY – Snotgirl#1-5 (Image), Scott Pilgrim (Oni Press)
  • CLAUDE PAIEMENT ET JEAN-PAUL EID– La femme aux cartes postales (La Pastèque)
  • CHIP ZDARSKY – Sex Criminals (Image), Jughead #4-8 (Archie), Civil War II: Choosing Sides #5 (Marvel)

Cover Artist 

  • NICK BRADSHAWAlters #1v-2v (Aftershock) Titans #6v (DC Comics) Rocketeer at War #1v, 2v, 3v, 4v (IDW), Spidey #2-4, 6 (Marvel), Army of Darkness/Xena: Warrior Princess: Forever… and a Day (Dynamite)
  • MICHAEL CHO – Batman: The Golden Age Omnibus TP Vol. 1 (DC), A-Force #3v, All-New Hawkeye #4v (Marvel)
  • MIKE DEL MUNDO – Carnage #4-11, Guidebook to the Marvel Cinematic Universe  – Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD Season One #1 (Marve)
  • GISELE LAGACE – Archie Meets the Ramones #1, Josie and the Pussycats #1v (Archie), Jem and the Holograms #20v, 21v (IDW) Street Fighter Unlimited #4v (UDON)
  • FRANCOIS MIVILLE-DESCHENES – Reconquêtes, Tome 4, La mort d’un roi (Le Lombard)
  • YANICK PAQUETTE AND NATHAN FAIRBAIRN – Batgirl and the Birds of Prey  #1-5, Batman #49, Batman #7-8, Batman/Superman #28-32 (DC), Lake of Fire #2v (Image)
  • RAMON K. PEREZ – Betty and Veronica #1v, Jughead #6v (Archie), All-New Hawkeye #3-6 (Marvel)
  • MARGUERITE SAUVAGE – Archie #6v, 7v, 12v, Josie and the Pussycats #1v (Archie), Goldie Vance #1v (Boom!), Spell on Wheels #3 (Dark Horse), Red Sonja #1-6 (Dynamite), Glitterbomb #2v (Image), Black Panther #7v (Marvel), Faith #1v, 2v, Faith II #3v,  (Valiant)

Artist 

  • ISABELLE ARSENAULT – Louis parmi les spectres (La Pastèque)
  • JEAN-PAUL EID – La femme aux cartes postales (La Pastèque)
  • DAVID FINCH – Batman #1-5, Wonder Woman #48-50 (DC)
  • STUART IMMONEN – Empress #1-6 (Millarworld/Marvel)
  • GISELE LAGACE – Archie Meets the Ramones #1 (Archie), Die Kitty Die #2-3 (Chapterhouse), Betty Boop #1-3 (Dynamite)
  • JEFF LEMIRE – Secret Path (Simon & Schuster)
  • YANICK PAQUETTE – Batman #49-50, Nightwing Rebirth #1, Wonder Woman: Earth One (DC)
  • FIONA STAPLES – Saga #33-40 (Image)

Cartoonist 

  • KAARE KYLE ANDREWS – Renato Jones The 0ne % #1-5 Season One (Image)
  • CAB – Hiver nucléaire, tome 2 (Front Froid)
  • GUY DELISLE – S’enfuir, récit d’un otage (Dargaud)
  • TEVA HARRISON – In Between Days: A Memoir of Living With Cancer (House of Anansi Press)
  • MICHEL HELLMAN – Nunavik (Pow Pow)
  • COOKIE KALKAIR – Les 9 derniers mois de ta vie de petit con (Les Arènes BD)
  • REGIS LOISEL – Mickey Mouse: Café “Zombo” (Glénat BD)
  • FRANCIS MANAPUL – Trinity #1-2 (DC)

Webcomics Creator 

The Dragon Award (Comics for Kids)

This award recognizes the works which capture the attention and fascination of young readers, and help to create a passion for life-long reading. Works considered for this award are comic books and graphic novels by Canadian creators that are targeted at readers 14 and under. Nominees for this award are selected by a team of educators led by Jennifer Haines, MA, B.Ed., who is also the proprietor of Guelph, Ontario’s The Dragon comic book shop.

  • ALEX A. – Les experiences de Mini-Jean tome 1 (Presses Aventure)
  • FANNY BRITT, ISABEL ARSENAULT – Louis parmi les spectres (La Pastèque)
  • SCOTT CHANTLER – Three Thieves Vol. 7: Iron Hand (Kids Can Press)
  • FAITH ERIN HICKS – Nameless City Vol. 1 (:01 First Second)
  • ERIC ORCHARD – Bera the One-Headed Troll (:01 First Second)
  • GUILLAUME PERRAULT – Le facteur de l’espace (La Pastèque)
  • J. TORRES, SEAN K. DOVE – Brobots Vol. 1 (Oni Press)

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