The fifth annual Joe Shuster Canadian Comic Book Awards happen this Saturday. The Joe Shuster Awards recognize outstanding achievement in comic book creation, among the categories awarded are: Best Artists/Art Team, Best Writer, Best Colourist, Best Cartoonist, Best Cover Art by a Canadian Artist, Best Publisher, Best Web Comic Creator and Best Writer. Most of the nominated creators will be in attendance.
In addition, the event will feature an exhibition of comic related art prior to the ceremony. Chief among the exhibits will be Visions of an Icon: Wolverine, featuring interpretations of the Canadian X-Man by artists such as J. Bone, Troy Little, Dave Sim, Francis Manapul and others.
The Joe Shuster Awards are Saturday, September 26th at Innis Town Hall (2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto, ON), and is open to the public. The art exhibition starts at 5:00 pm and will be followed by the awards ceremony at 7:30 pm. And don’t forget about the after party, where you can mingle with your favourite Canadian comic creators and of course, us!
For a full list of the nominees and directions check out the Official Joe Shuster Awards Site.