The Joe Shuster Awards
are given out annually for outstanding achievements in the creation of comic books
, graphic novels
, there are additional awards for Retailers and Publishers. The full name is the Joe Shuster
Canadian Comic Book Creator Awards.
The Joe Shuster Awards were first handed out in April 2005. The awards are administered by the Canadian Comic Book Creator Awards Association
, a not-for-profit organization formed in 2004 to work on the awards. The awards are named in honour of Joe Shuster
(1914–1992), the Canadian-born co-creator of Superman
The Joe Shuster Awards are comic book
industry oriented awards that recognize the achievements of Canadian
citizens and permanent residents.
Founded initially as an English language comics award the criteria has been changed and refined since 2006 to be inclusive of all works published in Canada (see Language Criteria).
The majority of the awards were initially committee-nominated, public-vote awards, but this was changed in 2008 to a committee-nominated, jury-selected model. The model established in 2008 was designed to eliminate voter bias and ballot stuffing. The jury deliberates until they agree on a winner, discussing the merits of each candidate.
They are named after pioneering Canadian-born artist Joe Shuster
(1914-1992), whose clear, dynamic style and inventive visual flourishes set the standard for graphic storytelling during the infancy of the North American comic book industry.... Read More