Tag Toronto

Art Drop Day, Tonci Zonjic and Lobster Johnson

I started following Tonci Zonjic on Twitter because I like his art and he lives in Toronto so I had hoped to hear about any signings or events directly. I was checking my feed just before heading to Toronto when I spotted this: free art hidden at The Beguiling.

Fan Expo 2013 | RAID Party

Last Friday night the RAID Studio threw an unofficial bash as part of Fan Expo, Canada’s premiere pop culture event. Held at The Soho House on the corner of Adelaide and Simcoe, party-goers got a chance to enjoy cocktails and chat with artists, writers, and editors about their work, Fan Expo, and why Toronto is the place to be at the end of August.

Toronto Comic Landmark Moves On

Toronto’s comic book store scene has been changing in the last couple years. Both Yesterday’s Heroes and Dragon Lady Comics have closed and now there has been a big announcement regarding Silver Snail. There have been rumours of the Silver…

Post Christmas Sales

Really I’m talking about Boxing Day sales, but for those not living in Commonwealth nations I thought to provide a title that would be universally understood. Comic stores don’t run a lot of sales in general: most have something along…

Canada’s 1st Comic Shop?

An interesting video from the CBC archives about Memory Lane Books, opened May 1967 in Toronto by George Henderson. This predates Harry Kremer’s Now & Then Books by four years. A really great interview.  Henderson felt comfortable opening a comic…

Marvel announces new CrossGen titles at Fan Expo

Marvel Comics announced two new titles for its CrossGen imprint slated for release in the near future. In December, CrossGen will be the home to a new Kiss Kiss Bang Bang four-issue limited series, featuring star writer Peter Milligan at the helm.…

Fans line up at Fan Expo 2011, some of them on weary feet already. Photo By: Alexa Tomaszewski

Fan Expo Survival Guide

Fan Expo 2011 kicked off this Thursday April 25 and fan boys and girls lined up at the girls dressed up in their favorite superhero garb. The rain started around 1:30 p.m. causing event organizers to let fans in early…

The Joe Shuster Wrap Party

This past Friday July 17th was the wrap-up party for the 7th annual Joe Shuster awards, which took place at the new location of the Toronto Cartoonist’s Workshop in downtown Toronto on 578 College Street. It was an intimate affair with…

Wizard T.O. Now 2 Days

Based on their website Wizard has shortened Wizard World Toronto 2012 to two days: March 24-25. Comic Book Daily attended in force last year and determined two days was really all the show needed: I could see tumbleweeds blowing through…

TCAF 2011

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2011 was held at the Toronto Reference Library this past weekend.  If you’ve never been TCAF is the antithesis of Wizard World or Fan Expo: its publishers and creators that focus on non-superhero comics.  I…

Bound Together | Sketchy Wizard World

I attended the full first day of Wizard World, roaming the floor from 4:00 – 9:00 PM.  The exhibit hall was significantly smaller than last year and it seemed a better fit, less cavernous. During my initial pre-show walk around…

My two days at Wizard World Toronto

I love comic book conventions. I love walking up and down the aisles aimlessly looking at people dressed up, dealer’s walls, looking for great deals and lining up to get sketches from artists. Well maybe not the lining up process…

Scott Pilgrim Gets an Epic Send-Off

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World may not have been a box-office success but that didn’t stop it from getting the send-off this fan-loved film deserved.  Before arriving on DVD and Blu-ray this Tuesday November 9th, Scott Pilgrim headed back to…

The Shuster Awards Head West

The Joe Shuster Awards, the Canadian Comic Book Oscars, or if you’d rather get colonial The BAFTAs of Canadian Comics, has announced that this year’s 7th Annual Joe Shuster Awards will be announced at a public ceremony on the evening…