Winners announced for sixth annual Joe Shuster Awards

The winners were announced Saturday in Toronto for the sixth annual Joe Shuster Awards, which recognize the achievements of Canadian comics creators. The awards are named in honor of Toronto-born artist Joe Shuster, co-creator Superman.

The winners are:

Artist: Stuart Immonen -- Ultimate Spider-Man #130-133, New Avengers #55-60, Fantastic Four #569 (Marvel), The CBLDF Presents Liberty Comics #2 – “Trampoline Hall” (Image Comics)

Cartoonist: Michel RabagliatiPaul, tome 06: Paul à Québec (La Pastèque)

Colorist: Nathan FairbairnAmazing Spider-Man #605, Dark Reign: The List – X-Men #1, Dark X-Men: The Confession #1 (Cover), Guardians of the Galaxy #16, 18-19, House of M: Masters of Evil #1, Marvel Mystery Comics 70th Anniversary Special #1, Nation X #1, Realm of Kings: Imperial Guard #1-2, Timestorm 2009-2099: Spider-Man, War of Kings: Warriors #2, Wolverine #72, Wolverine: Origins #32, Wolverine: Weapon X #6-8, X-Factor #39-50, 200 (Variant) (Cover), X-Factor #45, X-Men: Kingbreaker #2-4, X-Men Origins: Gambit #1 (Marvel Comics), Stephen Colbert’s Tek Jansen #4-5 (Oni Press)

Writer: Maryse DubucLes nombrils, tome 04: Duels de belles (Dupuis)

Cover: Darwyn Cooke – Richard Stark’s Parker: The Hunter (IDW)

Webcomics: Karl Kerschl -- The Abominable Charles Christopher

Publisher: La Pastèque

The Harry Kremer Award for Outstanding Canadian Comic Book Retailer: The Beguiling

The Gene Day Award for Self-Publishing: Ethan Rilly -- Pope Hats No. 1

Comics for Kids: Nightschool: The Weirn Books, Vols. 1-2 – Svetlana Chmakova (Yen Press)

Canadian Comic Book Creator Hall of Fame: Richard Comely, Dave Darrigo, George Freeman, Serge Gaboury, Deni Loubert and Jean-Claude St. Aubin

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