Canada Creates Comical Commendation!
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Canada Creates Comical Commendation!

2005_02_01shuster.gifJoe Shuster was one of Canada’s greatest graphic storytellers, and a co-creator of Superman. What’s more, in his youth, he was a paperboy for the Toronto Daily Star, and as a result, dorky Clark Kent’s day job at the Daily Star was a nod to that paper and those times. All of this to say, then, that it’s fitting for Canada’s newest award ceremony, honouring comic books and the people who make them, is to be called the Shuster Award. The inaugural gala will be held in April, and, in the spirit of democracy, this year anyway, the first set of awards will be chosen by a public vote. Categories include Outstanding Canadian Comic Book Cartoonist, Outstanding Canadian Comic Book Publisher, Canadian Comic Book Retailer Recognition Award, and the Most Effective Use of the Words Kerblooey! and Kapow! Award. Okay, we made that last one up.