The Joe Shuster Awards are a series of national awards that celebrate Canadians creating comics home and abroad. They have just posted the 2016 Shuster Nominations, which list the best Canadian creators and comics of 2015. The nominees for this year’s Gene Day Award (which honours self-published Canadian comics) include:
- Nemo Balkanski – The Deliverer
- Stephen Gilbert – Colville
- Kathleen Gros – Last Night at Wyrmwood High
- A. Shay Hahn – Homeless G-Men 1-3, Battle Rally 1-2, and Crypto-Zombic 1
- Various: Clouscape Comics Collective – Epic Canadiana Vol. 2
- Various: Toronto Comics Anthology – Toronto Comics, Vol 2
That means that out of a total of six nominations, we have two books published by Cloudscape (Wyrmwood High and Epic Canadiana), and one additional book published by a Cloudscape member (The Deliverer). Wow! Great work, everyone! We’re looking forward to see which of these books wins the award.