Joe Shuster 2017 Award Winners Announced

Named after pioneering Canadian-born artist Joe Shuster (July 10, 1914- July 30, 1992), the JOE SHUSTER AWARD is Canada’s national award that honors and raises the awareness of Canadians that create, self-publish and sell comics books, graphic novels and webcomics. Announced on September 1st, the winners of the 2017 Joe Shuster Awards have been revealed. Check out the full list of winners below!

Writer

  • JEFF LEMIRE – Black Hammer #1-6 (Dark Horse), Descender #9-17, Plutona 4-5 (Image)
  • FANNY BRITT – Louis parmi les spectres (La Pastèque)
  • GORD DOWNIE – Secret Path (Simon & Schuster)
  • BRENDEN FLETCHER – Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers: Pink#1-5 (Boom! Studios), Batgirl #48-52, Black Canary #7-12, Gotham Academy #14-18 (DC), Motor Crush #1 (Image)
  • RYAN NORTH – Jughead #9-11 (Archie) Howard the Duck #6, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl#4-15 (Marvel)
  • BRYAN LEE O’MALLEY – Snotgirl#1-5 (Image), Scott Pilgrim (Oni Press)
  • CLAUDE PAIEMENT ET JEAN-PAUL EID– La femme aux cartes postales (La Pastèque)
  • CHIP ZDARSKY – Sex Criminals (Image), Jughead #4-8 (Archie), Civil War II: Choosing Sides #5 (Marvel)

Cover Artist 

  • MICHAEL CHO – Batman: The Golden Age Omnibus TP Vol. 1 (DC)
  • NICK BRADSHAW – Alters #1v-2v (Aftershock) Titans #6v (DC Comics) Rocketeer at War #1v, 2v, 3v, 4v (IDW), Spidey #2-4, 6 (Marvel), Army of Darkness/Xena: Warrior Princess: Forever… and a Day (Dynamite)
  • MIKE DEL MUNDO – Carnage #4-11, Guidebook to the Marvel Cinematic Universe  – Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD Season One #1 (Marvel)
  • GISELE LAGACE – Archie Meets the Ramones #1, Josie and the Pussycats #1v (Archie), Jem and the Holograms #20v, 21v (IDW) Street Fighter Unlimited #4v (UDON)
  • FRANCOIS MIVILLE-DESCHENES – Reconquêtes, Tome 4, La mort d’un roi (Le Lombard)
  • YANICK PAQUETTE AND NATHAN FAIRBAIRN – Batgirl and the Birds of Prey  #1-5, Batman #49, Batman #7-8, Batman/Superman #28-32 (DC), Lake of Fire #2v (Image)
  • RAMON K. PEREZ – Betty and Veronica #1v, Jughead #6v (Archie), All-New Hawkeye #3-6 (Marvel)
  • MARGUERITE SAUVAGE – Archie #6v, 7v, 12v, Josie and the Pussycats #1v (Archie), Goldie Vance #1v (Boom!), Spell on Wheels #3 (Dark Horse), Red Sonja #1-6 (Dynamite), Glitterbomb #2v (Image), Black Panther #7v (Marvel), Faith #1v, 2v, Faith II #3v,  (Valiant)

Artist 

  • YANICK PAQUETTE – Batman #49-50, Nightwing Rebirth #1, Wonder Woman: Earth One (DC)
  • ISABELLE ARSENAULT – Louis parmi les spectres (La Pastèque)
  • JEAN-PAUL EID – La femme aux cartes postales (La Pastèque)
  • DAVID FINCH – Batman #1-5, Wonder Woman #48-50 (DC)
  • STUART IMMONEN – Empress #1-6 (Millarworld/Marvel)
  • GISELE LAGACE – Archie Meets the Ramones #1 (Archie), Die Kitty Die #2-3 (Chapterhouse), Betty Boop #1-3 (Dynamite)
  • JEFF LEMIRE – Secret Path (Simon & Schuster)
  • FIONA STAPLES – Saga #33-40 (Image)

Cartoonist 

  • GUY DELISLE – S’enfuir, récit d’un otage (Dargaud)
  • KAARE KYLE ANDREWS – Renato Jones The 0ne % #1-5 Season One (Image)
  • CAB – Hiver nucléaire, tome 2 (Front Froid)
  • TEVA HARRISON – In Between Days: A Memoir of Living With Cancer (House of Anansi Press)
  • MICHEL HELLMAN – Nunavik (Pow Pow)
  • COOKIE KALKAIR – Les 9 derniers mois de ta vie de petit con (Les Arènes BD)
  • REGIS LOISEL – Mickey Mouse: Café “Zombo” (Glénat BD)
  • FRANCIS MANAPUL – Trinity #1-2 (DC)

Webcomics Creator 

The Dragon Award (Comics for Kids)

This award recognizes the works which capture the attention and fascination of young readers, and help to create a passion for life-long reading. Works considered for this award are comic books and graphic novels by Canadian creators that are targeted at readers 14 and under. Nominees for this award are selected by a team of educators led by Jennifer Haines, MA, B.Ed., who is also the proprietor of Guelph, Ontario’s The Dragon comic book shop.

  • ERIC ORCHARD – Bera the One-Headed Troll (:01 First Second)
  • ALEX A. – Les experiences de Mini-Jean tome 1 (Presses Aventure)
  • FANNY BRITT, ISABEL ARSENAULT – Louis parmi les spectres (La Pastèque)
  • SCOTT CHANTLER – Three Thieves Vol. 7: Iron Hand (Kids Can Press)
  • FAITH ERIN HICKS – Nameless City Vol. 1 (:01 First Second)
  • GUILLAUME PERRAULT – Le facteur de l’espace (La Pastèque)
  • J. TORRES, SEAN K. DOVE – Brobots Vol. 1 (Oni Press)

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