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The winners of the seventh annual Joe Shuster Canadian Comic Book Creators Awards were announced last night in conjunction with the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo. The awards are named in honor of Toronto-born artist Joe Shuster, co-creator Superman. The full list of nominees can be found here. The winners are:
Outstanding comic book artist: Francis Manapul – Adventure Comics #6, The Flash #1-6, Superman/Batman #75 (DC Comics)
Outstanding comic book cartoonist: Tin Can Forest (aka Pat Shewchuk and Marek Colek) – Baba Yaga and the Wolf (Koyama Press)
Outstanding comic book colorist: Julie Rocheleau – La fille invisible (Glénat Québec)
Outstanding comic book cover artist: 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)
Outstanding comic book publisher: Koyama Press
Outstanding webcomics creator: Emily Carroll – His Face All Red, Dream Journals, The Death of José Arcadio, Out the Door, The Hare’s Bride
Outstanding comic book writer: Émilie Villeneuve – La fille invisible (Glénat Québec)
Comics for kids: Three Thieves Book 1: Tower of Treasure, by Scott Chantler (Kids Can Press)
The Gene Day Award for Self-Publishers: John Martz – Heaven All Day
The Harry Kremer Award for Outstanding Comic Book Retailer: Planete BD (Montreal, QC)
Canadian Comic Book Creator Hall of Fame: Chester Brown (1960-) and Todd McFarlane (1961-)
Judges’ comments can be found here.