The Canadian Comic Book Creator Awards Association
was formed in 2004 as a means to honour Canadian
creators, publishers and retailers in the medium of comic books
With permission of the estate of Joe Shuster
, the Canadian-born co-creator of Superman
the creator & publisher awards are named the Joe Shuster Awards
for Canadian Comic Book Creators. The JSA's honour excellence in Canadian comic book writing, art, cartooning, publishing and more. There is also a Hall of Fame that honours veteran creators.
An additional award, the Outstanding Canadian retailer award is named after Harry Kremer
the late owner of Now & Then Books
in Kitchener, Ontario
The organization consists of an administrative (or executive) committee, a series of nominating committees and juries.
The only provision for active membership in any of the nominating committees or the administrative committee is that the member not be actively creating or publishing comic books, webcomics or graphic novels that could be eligible for consideration for any of the existing categories during the judging period. Eligible publishers and creators may participate in the special judging committee for the Harry Kremer comic book retailer award.
The Association is a not-for-profit organization. Funds for the Joe Shuster Awards
are raised from donations, sponsorship and eBay auctions of prints and other specialty items.
In late 2007, the CCBCAA membership ratified an organizational charter, the position of Executive... Read More