The Gene Day Awards honour Canadian comic book creators or creative teams who self-published their work but did not have the books distributed by a third party such as Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc.

This year, I submitted three titles for consideration:  Thunder #5, Gloaming #2, and Spectrum #1. While they all made the list of inclusion, regrettably none of them were made the final cut for nomination. However, I’d like to make a big shout-out to the short list of this year’s nominees:

Covers for the 2017 Gene Day Award Nominees

  • MITCH COOK, KEITH GRACHOW – Saltwater #1 (Kika Mika Comics)
  • JOHN FLEMING, COLETTE TURNER – Badassical #1 (Dapper Drone)
  • MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER HERON, ANDREA FORT, SAM BECK – Songs for the Dead #1 (Necromancer Press)
  • JAMIE MICHAELS, EVIN COLLIS – Canoe Boys (Dirty Water Comics)
  • NUNUMI – Sky Rover
  • VARIOUS – Toronto Comics, Vol. 3 (Toronto Comics Anthology)

Please, support Canadian Independent Comics. Together, our voices are strong– and you, the reader, directly contribute to building our culture to have more and more recognition each year!

Congratulations to all the nominees!