Jeff Lemire, Isabelle Arsenault And All The 2013 Joe Shuster Award Winners
On Saturday at the Fan Expo Canada in Toronto, the 9th Annual Joe Shuster Awards were presented. The awards focus on Canadian Comic Creators and with awards including: Outstanding Cartoonist, Artist, Writer, Colourist, Cover Artist and Publisher.
As for the name of the awards: "They are named after pioneering Canadian-born artist Joe Shuster (1914-1992), whose clear, dynamic style and inventive visual flourishes set the standard for graphic storytelling during the infancy of the North American comic book industry. It was Superman, a co-creation of Shuster and Jerry Siegel, that electrified the industry in 1938 and, almost overnight, transformed comic books into an enormous pop-cultural phenomenon. "
That most wonderful of comic book fans, Jamie Colville recorded the proceedings. Here's the ceremony, taking an hour.[audio:http://www.thecomicbooks.com/Audio/2013-08-24-JoeShusterAwards.mp3]
The awards start off with a video of Stan Lee who goofed up the year, congratulating a 2007 Joe Shuster Awards.
In order of presentation:
Presented by Kevin Boyd, Outstanding Cover Artist: Mike Del Mundo for A+X #2B, Amazing Spider-Man #678-679, 683B, Incredible Hulk #4B, Ka by Cirque de Soleil #1, Marvel Zombies Destroy! #1-5, Max Payne 3 #3, New Avengers #24B, Scarlet Spider #1B, 4B, Uncanny X-Men #17, Untold Tales of Punisher Max #5, Venom #16-17, 20, 22B, Wolverine #314-317, X-Men Legacy #1-2 (Marvel)
Presented by Anthony Falcone & Scott VanderPloeg, Harry Kremer Award for Canadian Comic Book Retailer: Heroes in London, Ontario
Inducted by Robert Pincombe into the Canadian Comic Book Creator Hall of Fame: Vernon Miller (1912-1974)
Presented by Andrew Walsh, Outstanding Web Comic Creator: Michael DeForge: Ant Comic
The Gene Day Award, presented by Rachel Richey: The Pig Sleep: A Mr. Monitor Case by Cory McCallum and Matthew Daley
Inducted by Hope Nicholson and Rachel Richey into the Canadian Comic Book Creator Hall of Fame: Murray Karn (1924-)
The Dragon Award (Comics for Kids), presented by Amy Chop and Jennifer Haines: Cat's Cradle Volume 1: The Golden Twine (Kids Can Press): Jo Rioux
Presented by Anthony Del Col, Outstanding Writer: Fanny Britt: Jane, le renard & moi (La Pastèque)/Jane, The Fox and Me (Groundwood Books)
Inducted by Ken Steacy into the Canadian Comic Book Creator Hall of Fame: Arn Saba (Katherine Collins) (1947-)
Presented by Ty Templeton and Rob Salem, Outstanding Artist: Isabelle Arsenault: Jane, le renard & moi (La Pastèque)/Jane, The Fox and Me (Groundwood Books)
Also presented by Ty Templeton and Rob Salem, Outstanding Cartoonist: Jeff Lemire: Sweet Tooth #29-40 (DC Comics), The Underwater Welder (Top Shelf)
The full list of winners can be seen on the JoeShusterAwards.com website.