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 TituloPublisher: Les 400 Coups/Mécanique GénéraleComics for Kids: Kean Soo -- Jellaby, Book 1 (Hyperion)Gene Day Award for Canadian Self-Publishers: Jesse Jacobs -- Blue Winter, Shapes in the SnowThe 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.