2013 Joe Shuster Award Nominees Announced
The Joe Shuster Awards, Canada’s award honoring the men and women in the comics field, announced their nominees yesterday. These included nominees for Créateur de Bandes Dessinées Web (or Webcomics Creator for you anglophones).
- Attila Adorjany (Cartoonist /Auteur) – Metaphysical Neuroma
- Jayd Ait-Kayci (Artist /Dessinateur) – The Fox Sister
- Sophie Bédard (Cartoonist /Auteur) – Glorieux Printemps 9-20
- Michael DeForge (Cartoonist /Auteur) – Ant Comic
- Iris (Cartoonist /Auteur) – Folk
- Salgood Sam (Cartoonist /Auteur) – Dream Life
- Ty Templeton (Cartoonist /Auteur) – Bun Toons
Canadians have had a very strong presence in webcomics. Previous winners include Karl Kerschl and Cameron Stewart. However, I have to say I’m not that familiar with this year’s crop of nominees. (Nor am I all that familiar with Emily Carroll’s work, which won in 2011 and 2012.)
Also, here’s a weird anomaly: the Joe Shuster Award has never gone to Kate Beaton (though she has been nominated from time to time). However, it HAS gone to Ryan Sohmer and Lar deSouza.
Let that sink in a little.