The fifth annual Joe Shuster Comic Book Creator Awards were presented last night at the University of Toronto as part of the Word on the Street National Book & Magazine Festival.
Named in honor of the co-creator of Superman, the awards recognize achievement in comics by Canadians.
The winners of the 2009 awards are:
Artist: David Finch — Ultimatum #1-2 (Marvel Comics)
Cartoonist: Dave Sim — Glamourpuss #1-4, Judenhaas (Aardvark-Vanaheim)
Colorist: François Lapierre — “Gédéon et la bête du lac,” Contes et légendes du Québec (Glénat Québec), Magasin général 4 (Casterman)
Writer: Mariko Tamaki — Emiko Superstar (DC/Minx), Skim (Groundwood Books)
Cover: Niko Henrichon — Hostile Tome 1 (Dupuis)
Webcomics: Cameron Stewart — Sin Titulo
Publisher: Les 400 Coups/Mécanique Générale
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, Réal Godbout, Ken Steacy and Diana Schutz
Congratulations to all of the winners. The complete list of nominees can be found here.