Darwyn Cooke, Ty Templeton, Ian Boothby Nominated for 2007 Shuster Awards
The full list of 2007’s Shuster Award nominees has been released. Created in 2004 to recognize the contributions of Canadian comic book artists and named in honor of Superman’s co-creator Joe Shuster, this year’s list of nominees involves a number of creators affiliated with animation or animated tie-in comics. Darwyn Cooke received multiple nominations for Outstanding Canadian Comic Book Writer (Superman Confidential), Outsanding Canadian Comic Book Artist (Batman/The Spirit), and Outstanding Canadian Comic Book Cartoonist (as writer/artist, for The Spirit). Cooke’s DC: The New Frontier is currently being adapted into a direct-to-video animated movie.
Ty Templeton was nominated as Outstanding Canadian Comic Book Writer (Civil War: Choosing Sides and Planet of the Apes) and Outstanding Canadian Comic Book Cartoonist (Simpsons Comics). Ian Boothby and Ty Templeton picked up Outstanding Canadian Comic Book Writer nominations for Futurama comics, and for Teen Titans Go!, The Batman Strikes!, and several Cartoon Network licensed comics, respectively.
The awards will be given at a ceremony at the 5th Annual Paradise Toronto Comicon on June 9, 2007.