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Winners of the 2009 Joe Shuster Awards

2009 Joe Shuster Awards

2009 Joe Shuster Awards

The fifth annual Joe Shuster Comic Book Creator Awards were presented last night at the University of Toronto as part of the Word on the Street National Book & Magazine Festival.

Named in honor of the co-creator of Superman, the awards recognize achievement in comics by Canadians.

The winners of the 2009 awards are:

Artist: David Finch — Ultimatum #1-2 (Marvel Comics)
Cartoonist: Dave Sim — Glamourpuss #1-4, Judenhaas (Aardvark-Vanaheim)
Colorist: François Lapierre — “Gédéon et la bête du lac,” Contes et légendes du Québec (Glénat Québec), Magasin général 4 (Casterman)
Writer: Mariko Tamaki — Emiko Superstar (DC/Minx), Skim (Groundwood Books)
Cover: Niko Henrichon — Hostile Tome 1 (Dupuis)
Webcomics: Cameron Stewart — Sin Titulo
Publisher: Les 400 Coups/Mécanique Générale
Comics for Kids: Kean Soo — Jellaby, Book 1 (Hyperion)
Gene Day Award for Canadian Self-Publishers: Jesse Jacobs — Blue Winter, Shapes in the Snow
The Harry Kremer Award for Outstanding Canadian Comic Book Retailer: Legends Comics and Books (Victoria, British Columbia)
Canadian Comic Book Creator Hall of Fame: George Menendez Rae, Réal Godbout, Ken Steacy and Diana Schutz

Congratulations to all of the winners. The complete list of nominees can be found here.



OK, looking at the nominees for the second category win (and not to pull a Kanye here)

I can’t help but ask how does Sim’s work come out on top in that category?


* Grégoire Bouchard – Vers les Mondes Lointains (Paquet)
* Darwyn Cooke – “Chapter X: The Greater Good” Justice League: The New Frontier Special #1, The Spirit #12 (DC Comics)
* Francis Desharnais – Burquette (Les 400 coups)
* Jean-Paul Eid – Des tondeuses et des hommes (La Pastèque)
* Michel Gagne – “The Saga of Rex” Chapter 5 – Flight Vol. 5 (Ballantyne Books)
* Faith Erin Hicks – The War at Ellsmere (Slave Labor Graphics)
* Jeff Lemire – Essex County Vol. 3: The Country Nurse (Top Shelf)
* Seth – “Thoreau MacDonald” Kramer’s Ergot 7 (Buenaventura Press)
* Dave Sim – Glamourpuss #1-4, Judenhaas (Aardvark-Vanaheim)

One thing cannot be denied: there are some talented Canadians in the comics field.

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