Nominations announced for 2011 Joe Shuster Awards

The nominees were announced this morning for the seventh annual Joe Shuster Awards, which recognize the achievements of Canadian comics creators. The awards are named in honor of Toronto-born artist Joe Shuster, co-creator Superman. Our very own Peter DeCourcy was lucky enough to be part of the Nomination Committee.

The winners will be announced on June 18 at a ceremony held during the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo. The nominees are:

Outstanding comic book artist
• Camilla d’Errico – Sky Pirates of Neo Terra #4-5, “Little Red Riding Hood” from Fractured Fables (Image Comics)
• Stuart Immonen – New Avengers #61-62/Finale/Vol.2 #1-7, “The Avengers” from Origins of Marvel Comics #1, “Second Coming: Prologue” from X-Men – Second Coming: Prepare (Marvel Comics)
• Jacque Lamontagne – Aspic 01: La naine aux ectoplasmes (Soleil)
• Francis Manapul – Adventure Comics #6, The Flash #1-6, Superman/Batman #75 (DC Comics)
• Julie Rocheleau – La fille invisible (Glénat Québec)
• Fiona Staples – Mystery Society #1-5 (IDW), Northlanders #29 (DC/Vertigo), Fringe: Tales from the Fringe #4 (DC/Wildstorm)
• Cameron Stewart – Batman and Robin #7-9, 16 (DC Comics), Prince of Persia: Before the Sandstorm (Disney Press)

Outstanding comic book cartoonist
• Scott Chantler – Two Generals (McClelland & Stewart), Three Thieves Book One: Tower of Treasure (Kids Can Press)
• Darwyn Cooke – Richard Stark’s Parker: The Outfit, Richard Stark’s Parker: The Man with the Getaway Face (IDW), Weird War Tales #1 (DC Comics)
• Pascal Girard – Jimmy et le Bigfoot (La Pastèque) / Bigfoot (Drawn & Quarterly)
• Jeff Lemire – Sweet Tooth #5-16 (DC/Vertigo), “A Civilized Thing” from Strange Tales II #1 (Marvel Comics)
• Bryan Lee O’Malley – Scott Pilgrim Vol.6: Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour (Oni Press)
• Siris – Vogue la valise (La Pastèque)
• James Stokoe – Orc Stain #1-5 (Image Comics), “Silver Surfer” from Strange Tales II #3 (Marvel Comics)
• Tin Can Forest (aka Pat Shewchuk and Marek Colek) – Baba Yaga and the Wolf (Koyama Press)

Outstanding comic book colorist
• Brad Anderson – Clients include: Dark Horse, DC Comics, Marvel Comics
• Jean-Francois Beaulieu – Clients include: Marvel Comics
• Blond – Clients include: Boom! Studios, DC Comics, Zenoscope
• Nathan Fairbairn – Clients include: DC Comics, Marvel Comics
• Francois Lapierre – Magasin général Tome 6: Ernest Latulippe (Casterman)
• Dave McCaig – Clients include: DC Comics, Image/Top Cow, Marvel Comics
• Julie Rocheleau – La fille invisible (Glénat Québec)

Outstanding comic book cover artist
• Kalman Andrasofszky – Action Comics #887, R.E.B.E.L.S. #12- 19 (DC Comics), Dazzler, Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z Update #2-5 (Marvel Comics), Artifacts #3 (Image/Top Cow), Stan Lee’s Soldier Zero #3 (Boom! Studios)
• Chris Bachalo – Amazing Spider-Man #630-633, Secret Avengers #4 Variant, X-Men: Curse of the Mutants: Storm & Gambit #1 Variant (Marvel Comics)
• Jacques Lamontagne – Aspic 01: La naine aux ectoplasmes (Soleil)
• Mike Del Mundo – Amazing Spider-Man #626, 628 Variant, Daredevil #506 Variant, Heroic Age: One Month to Live #1-5, Hulk: Let the Battle Begin, Klaws of the Panther #1-4, Marvel Heartbreakers, Marvel Zombies 5 #5, Origins of Marvel Comics: X-Men #1, Spider-Girl #1 Variant, S.W.O.R.D. #4-5 (Marvel Comics)
• Jeff Lemire – Sweet Tooth #5-16 (DC/Vertigo)
• Fiona Staples – Mystery Society #1-5 (IDW), DV8: Gods and Monsters #1-8 (DC/Wildstorm), Superman/Batman #79 (DC Comics), Acts of Violence: An Anthology of Crime Comics (New Reliable Press), Magus #1 (12 Gauge Comics)
• Zviane – Apnée (POW POW)

Outstanding comic book publisher
• Les 400 Coups
• Conundrum Press
• Drawn & Quarterly
• Kids Can Press
• Koyama Press
• La Pasteque
• UDON Entertainment

Outstanding webcomics creator(s)
• Attila Adorjany – Metaphysical Neuroma
• Kate Beaton – Hark! A Vagrant
• Emily Carroll – His Face All Red, Dream Journals, The Death of José Arcadio, Out the Door, The Hare’s Bride
• Karl Kerschl – The Abominable Charles Christopher
• Drazen Kozjan – The Happy Undertaker, Friday’s Fables
• Simon Roy – Dead Lands; Simon Roy and Ed Brisson – Skimming the Till, Catching Up
• Salgood Sam (aka Max Douglas) – Dream Life
• Connor Willumsen – Everett, Hot Brunette, Batman Comic, Explanation for Sator Stuff

Outstanding comic book writers
• Anthony Del Col and Conor McCreery – Kill Shakespeare #1-8 (IDW)
• Kathryn Immonen – Heralds #1-5, X-Men: Pixie Strikes Back #1-4, “Good to be Lucky” from Girl Comics #2, “It’s Not Lupus” from Breaking into Comics the Marvel Way #1, “A Chemical Romance” from Marvel Heartbreakers (Marvel Comics)
• Sylvain Lemay – Pour en finir avec novembre (Mécanique Générale)
• Jeff Lemire – Brightest Day: The Atom Special #1, “The Atom” stories in Adventure Comics #516-521, – “A Look At Things to Come In… Superboy” from Action Comics #892, Superboy #1-2 (DC Comics)
• J. Torres – Lola: A Ghost Story, Yo Gabba Gabba: Good Night Gabbaland, Yo Gabba Gabba: Gabba Ball (Oni Press), Batman: The Brave and the Bold #11 (DC/Jonny DC), Disney/Pixar’s Wall-E #2-3 (Boom! Studios), “Psyche” from Hack/Slash: Trailers #2 (Image Comics)
• Émilie Villeneuve – La fille invisible (Glénat Québec)
• Jim Zubkavich – Skullkickers #1-4 (Image Comics), Street Fighter Legends: Ibuki #1-4 (Udon Entertainment)

Comics for kids
Binky to the Rescue, by Ashley Spires (Kids Can Press)
Felice et le Flamboyant Bleu, by Mikaël (PLB Editions)
Fishing with Gubby, written by Gary Kent, art by Kim La Fave (Harbour Publishing)
Food Fight: A Graphic Guide Adventure, written by Liam O’Donnell, art by Mike Deas (Orca Book Publishers)
Titi Krapouti & Cie Tome 1, by Stéphanie Leduc (Glénat Québec)
Three Thieves Book 1: Tower of Treasure, by Scott Chantler (Kids Can Press)
Two Generals, by Scott Chantler (McClelland & Stewart)

The Gene Day Award for Self-Publishers
Jason BradshawBoredom Pays #2
Michel HellmanIceberg
Nick MaandagStreakers
John MartzHeaven All Day
Elaine WillLook Straight Ahead #1-2

The Harry Kremer Award for Outstanding Comic Book Retailer
Amazing Fantasy (Red Deer, AB)
Amazing Stories (Saskatoon, SK)
Another Dimension Comics (Calgary, AB)
Comic Book Addiction (Whitby, ON)
The Comic Hunter (Moncton, NB)
Comic Readers (Downtown Regina, SK)
Golden Age Collectibles (Vancouver, BC)
Hill City Comics & Games (Thunder Bay, ON)
L’Imaginaire (Quebec City, QC)
Planete BD (Montreal, QC)

Canadian Comic Book Creator Hall of Fame
• Chester Brown
• Todd McFarlane

Congrats to all the nominees!

Comic Book Daily Staff

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