The Joe Shuster Awards (sometimes referred to as the “Shusters” or the “JSAs”) are given for achievement in the creation of comics, graphic novels, and web-comics by Canadians. This year, four categories were on hiatus: Outstanding Achievement related to Canadian Comic Books, Favourite Canadian Creator – English Language Publications, Favourite Canadian Creator – French Language Publications, Favourite International Creator. However, two new categories were created: Comics for Kids Award, and the Gene Day Award for Self-Publishing.
And the Shuster goes to…
Outstanding Artist: David Finch — Ultimatum #1-2 (Marvel Comics)
Outstanding Cartoonist: Dave Sim — Glamourpuss #1-4, Judenhaas (Aardvark-Vanaheim)
Outstanding Colorist: François Lapierre — “Gédéon et la bête du lac,” Contes et légendes du Québec (Glénat Québec), Magasin général 4 (Casterman)
Outstanding Writer: Mariko Tamaki — Emiko Superstar (DC/Minx), Skim (Groundwood Books)
Outstanding Cover: Niko Henrichon — Hostile Tome 1 (Dupuis)
Outstanding Webcomics: Cameron Stewart — Sin Titulo
Outstanding Publisher: Les 400 Coups/Mécanique Générale
Outstanding 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
Newsarama would like to personally congratulate all the winners and nominees on their success this past year.