Some notes on Canadian comics culture.

Item: New date for the Joe Shuster Awards –June 5 in Toronto, coinciding with the Toronto Comicon.

Item: the 23rd Festival de la Bande Dessinee Francophone de Quebec (FBDFQ) is scheduled for April 7-11.

Item: Pan vs Satan

Item: Alpha Flight’s Puck talks about the closing ceremonies in Vancouver.

Item: Mangaka Svetlana Chmakova recounts her immigrant experience in a new anthology.

Item: Two tech pieces over at the Quillblog include Apple looking to hire an ibooks manager for Canada and Amazon looking to put a physical warehouse inside Canada.