Friday, June 30, 2023

Johnnie Christmas’ Swim Team honoured at ALA with two awards
As noted on his Instagram account, at the recent ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in Chicago, Johnnie Christmas received The Coretta Scott King Book Award and the BCALA Children & Young Adult Literary Award for Best Graphic Novel for Swim Team. Read more at

Alberta Book Publishing Awards shortlist recognizes Canadian creators
Quill & Quire reported that the Alberta Book Publishing Awards announced the shortlists for various categories including Graphic Novel of the Year. In the category, the nominees include:

Winners will be announced at the gala reception to take place in Edmonton on September 13. Read more at

David A. Robertson wins at Manitoba Book Awards
Yahoo Sports reported that David A. Robertson won the Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award for The Theory of Crows and the Manuela Dias Graphic Novel Award for Version Control. Read more at

Comic Book Creators to Exhibit at Brampton Summer Artist Market
According to the City of Brampton website, both Ashley Hasfal and Ricky Lima plan to exhibit their latest comic book creations at the 2023 Brampton Summer Artist Market. Scheduled to take place July 15, the gathering is designed to bring attention to the creative artists who reside in Brampton. Read more at

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