Howard E. Day Prize

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The Howard E. Day Prize, now known as the Gene Day Award for Self-Publishing, is a comic book award for outstanding achievement in self-publishing. Named after Canadian self-publishing pioneer Gene Day, the Day Prize was created by comic-book writer-artist-publisher Dave Sim and his collaborator, Gerhard, in memory of Sim's late mentor (née Howard Eugene Day). From 2001–2007 the Day Prize was awarded yearly at the Columbus, Ohio-based convention the Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo (SPACE). Since 2009 it has been part of the Joe Shuster Canadian Comic Book Creator Awards.

History[edit]

The Day Prize ceased being awarded at SPACE as of 2008 with the withdrawal of Sim from participation, and has been replaced at that convention by the SPACE Prize.[1] The Day Prize has now become part of the Joe Shuster Canadian Comic Book Creator Awards, where it is now known as the Gene Day Award for Self-Publishing.[2]

Award criteria[edit]

The Howard E. Day Prize at SPACE consisted of a $500 cash award and a commemorative plaque.[3] in Columbus, Ohio. The recipient was chosen by Sim and Gerhard from a pool of works submitted at SPACE the previous year. Each year the duo alternated duties, with one reading all entries received and drafting the short list of final nominees and the other judging those books to determine the ultimate winner.

The Gene Day Award for Self-Publishing is only open to Canadian self-publishers. It includes a payment of $500, provided by the Guelph, Ontario-based retailer The Dragon.[2]

Short lists and winners[edit]

2001[edit]

Short-listed works, listed alphabetically by title, with winner in boldface.

2002[edit]

Short-listed works, listed alphabetically by title, with winner in boldface.

2003[edit]

Short-listed works, listed alphabetically by title, with winner in boldface.

2004[edit]

Short-listed works, listed alphabetically by title, with winner in boldface.

2005[edit]

Short-listed works, listed alphabetically by title, with winner in boldface.

2006[edit]

Short-listed works, listed alphabetically by title, with winner in boldface.

2007[edit]

Short-listed works, listed alphabetically by title, with winner in boldface.

2008[edit]

Renamed the Gene Day Award for Self-Publishing

NO AWARD GIVEN.

2009[edit]

2010[edit]

2011[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ink, Max (2008-08-27). "|| SUNDAY COMIX ||: Night Falls on the Day Prize, but the Night Is Filled Stars". Sundaycomix.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  2. ^ a b "Gene Day Award for Self-Publishing," Joe Shuster Awards official site. Accessed June 12, 2012.
  3. ^ "SPACE". Backporchcomics.com. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 

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