Howard E. Day Prize

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from The Day Prize)
Jump to: navigation, search

The Howard E. Day Prize was a $500 comic book award for outstanding achievement in self-publishing awarded yearly between 2001 and 2007 at the Columbus, Ohio-based convention the Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo (SPACE). It was followed by the SPACE Prizes and inspired while not being related to the Gene Day Award for Self-Publishing awarded at the Joe Shuster Awards ceremony.

History[edit]

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). It consisted of a $500 cash award and a commemorative plaque.[1] 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.

Following Sim's withdrawal from participating in any convention in 2007, the award took the name SPACE Prize from 2008, with a $300 prize a plaque.[2] Sim nevertheless agreed that the Joe Shuster Awards use Day's name for their best self-published comics award, providing Day's relatives agreed and that the name of the prize be slightly different; hence the name Gene Day Award for Self-Publishing awarded since 2009, while being not linked with the original Day Prize.[3]

Short lists and winners[edit]

2001[edit]

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

  • All The Wrong Places by Tom Galambos
  • Askari Hodari #1 by Glen Brewer
  • Darklanders #1 by Philip Alan Gregory
  • Faith: A Fable by Bill Knapp
  • Happy Ever After in the Marketplace by Tony Consiglio
  • Jumbo Jape by Sean Bieri
  • Reporter #1 by Dylan Williams

2002[edit]

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

  • Amelia Rules! #2 by Jimmy Gownley
  • Askari Hodari #2 by Glen Brewer
  • Insignificant Gods #1 by Evan Derian
  • Misa by Tom Williams
  • Myth of 8-Opus #5 by Thomas Scioli
  • Sequential Book Seven: Stand on a Mountain, Look Back by Paul Hornschemeier
  • Teenagers From Mars #1 Words by Rick Spears, Pictures by Rob G

2003[edit]

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

  • Askari Hodari #3 by Glen Brewer
  • Attic Wit #4 by Matt Dembicki, Rafal Gosieniecki, Marek Turek, Mariuz Zawadzki, Krzysztof Kaluszka
  • The Gypsy Lounge by Jasen Lex
  • Happy Town #7 by Justin Madson
  • pop gun war: chapters 2, 4 and 5 by Farel Dalrymple
  • Possum at Large #1 by Chad Lambert
  • Street Angel #1 by Dick Troutman & Brian Maruca

2004[edit]

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

  • Chromosome Crossroads by Karl Kressbach
  • Detached #1 by Jim Coon
  • Lackluster World #1 by Eric Adams
  • Max Hamm, Fairy Tale Detective — The Long Ever After Chapter 2: Glass Slipper by Frank Cammuso
  • Nisha #1 by Robert Gavila
  • Obsessive Crush by Pat Lewis
  • Owly: The Way Home by Andy Runton

2005[edit]

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

  • Icecreamlandia #2 Eve Englezos & Josh Moutray
  • "Justin’s Big Chance" by Anton Bogaty (in Slam Bang #7)
  • The Lone and Level Sands by A. David Lewis (writer) and mpMann, also known as Marvin Perry Mann
  • Maxwell the Demon by Tonia Walden (in Attic Wit #6)
  • Point Pleasant #1 by Chad Lambert (writer) and Steve Black, Ryan Scott, Dan Barlow & Jason Moser (artists)
  • Static Dreaming by Erik K. Siano
  • Zig Zag #1 by J. Chris Campbell

2006[edit]

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

  • Abominable by Pat Lewis
  • Beaver by Jim Coon
  • Being Different by Michelle Arcand
  • Chemistry-Comic & CD Soundtrack by Steve Peters
  • Guitar Solo by Mike Dawson
  • One Horse Town by Pat Lewis
  • Potlatch #5 Too Much Matheson by Chad Lambert, writer and Tom Williams, artist
  • Under the Midnight Sun by Dusty Neal, Artist and Christopher Studabaker, Writer

2007[edit]

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

  • Day Break Vol.1 by Brian Ralph
  • The Ineffables: Political Science by Craig Bogart
  • Mr. Big by Matt & Carol Dembicki
  • Skull Pen #1 by Robert James Algeo
  • Victims at the End of the World by Rickey Gonzales
  • W.Y.S.I.W.Y.G Technical Pamphlet by Ed Piskor

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SPACE". Backporchcomics.com. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ "Gene Day Award for Self-Publishing," Joe Shuster Awards official site. Accessed September 7, 2015.

External links[edit]