Women Write About Comics
"Eisner Award-nominated online journal that employs a diverse group of intersectional, international feminists to provide an equally diverse insight into the world of comic book culture and the comic book industry at large."

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
A non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the First Amendment rights of the comics medium. Website includes plenty of resources on the history of comics censorship and many tools for librarians and educators!

The Comics Studies Society (CSS)
"An interdisciplinary society open to all who share the goals of promoting the critical study of comics, improving comics teaching, and engaging in open and ongoing conversations about the comics world."

The Canadian Society for the Study of Comics
Conferences for comics scholarship.

Graphic Medicine
Explores the interface between the medium of Comics and the discourse of Medicine. Organizers of Comics and Medicine Conferences, creators of Graphic Medicine book series. Website includes blog, podcast, and comics reviews.

The Nib
"The Nib is a daily comics publication that is part of First Look Media. We run political cartoons, journalism, essays and memoir about what is going down in the world, all in comics form, the best medium."

Creator Resources
A site dedicated to providing comic book freelancers with as much information about the industry as possible.

Your Chicken Enemy
A Site Dedicated to Small Press and Self-Published Comics Reviews and News, run by Daniel Elkin.

 "This is the blog of comics critic Rob Clough, who also has a column of the same name over at The Comics Journal website ("

Ryan C's Four Color Apocolypse
 "is creating a psychogeographic map of modern culture (popular & otherwise)." Comics and pop-culture review site.

Sequential State
Independent comics criticism, interviews, reviews, and commentary

The Mary Sue
Promotes and celebrates diversity and women’s representation in geek culture, comic book movies, genre television, space exploration, emerging technologies, the coolest video games, and the weirdest finds on the internet.

Comic Art Ed!
"Comic Art Ed! is an educational website resource dedicated to bringing comic books into the visual arts classroom. There you will find scholarship work and a reading recommendation list, with more to come!"

International Comic Arts Forum
Annual academic conference dedicated to promoting the scholarly study and appreciation of comic art, including comic strips, comic books, comics albums and graphic novels, magazine and newspaper cartooning, caricature, and comics in electronic media. Link is to their annual Comics Scholarship Bibliography.

Project GraphicBio
"This project focuses on contemporary graphic biographies (biographies in comic book form) about well-known people from all walks of life...The project includes academic and community presentations and publications, a GraphicBio book club in Fall-Winter 2016, and social media posts and discussion."

True North Country Comics
Goal to "promote Canadian comic book creators and supporters so that in turn I can pass along some of my discoveries."Includes a calendar of upcoming Canadian comics events.


Canadian comix news and culture. "Sequential exists to give Canadian creators and the Canadian comics industry a stronger independent voice in the greater North American market. Creators of Sequential Magazine.

Creator Advisor
"Our aim here is to help creators connect with other creators on paid comic book projects. If you’re working in the comic book industry, you can use Creator Advisor to sign up to our database to be considered for any paid projects that you may be a fit for. If you’re a creator looking to hire someone for a project, you can request assistance in finding the right candidate."

Comics Empower
Online comic book shop that makes comics accessible to individuals who are blind or visually impaired through audio format. Comics are translated to audio in a way that gives the listeners the feeling of reading a comic book (+Blind Panels podcast!)

Comic Book Script Archive
"Largest collection of pro comic book scripts on the web"
A free educational resource for those interested in comic book scripting. May serve as a resource for blind comics readers as well.

Canadian Comic Book Publishers
A list of Canadian comics publishers with links to publisher websites!
(The Joe Shuster Awards)

Canadian Cartoonists
List of cartoonists with links to websites
Icon image from Seth’s Dominion by Seth; video by Luc Chamberland
(The Joe Shuster Awards)

Canadian Web Comics
List of cartoonists with links to websites
Icon image from Kate Beaton's Hark a Vagrant
(The Joe Shuster Awards)

The Beguiling Library Services
If you are a librarian or educator thinking of integrating comics into your collection—  get in touch with Beguiling Library Services here!

The Joe Shuster Awards
Canadian Comics Awards, News, & Links

Canadian Comic Book Retailers
List of Canadian retailers who sell comic books and manga, searchable by province and city, with links to retailer websites.
(The Joe Shuster Awards)

Canadian Self Publishers
List of links to Canadian comic creators who are producing their own comic books & zines.
Icon from Boredom Pays, comics by Jason Bradshaw
(The Joe Shuster Awards)

Digital Comics from the Toronto Public Library
A fantastic resource for print comics as well! Be sure to check out your local public library's online catalogue for comics!

Doug Wright Awards
"founded in May 2005 as a means of casting light on the wide range of cartoonists and comic artists working across Canada...named after Doug Wright (1917-1983) a cartoonist whose strip Doug Wrights Family (also known as Nipper) ran for more than 30 years across Canada and several other countries."

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