Gene Day Award


“Epic Canadiana #2” Wins 2016 Gene Day Award!

Shuster awardExciting news! Epic Canadiana #2, our second serving of exciting tales of Canadian superheroes, has won the Gene Day at the Joe Shuster Awards! The Joe Shusters honour excellence in Canadian comics throughout various genres, with the Gene Day specifically awarding a graphic novel that has been self-published outside of conventional comic channels. It is such an honour for Epic Canadiana and Cloudscape.

To see all Shuster winners this year, visit the 2016 Joe Shuster Awards.

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Cloudscape Books Nominated for the Gene Day Award!

Shuster award

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 BalkanskiThe Deliverer
  • Stephen GilbertColville
  • Kathleen GrosLast Night at Wyrmwood High
  • A. Shay HahnHomeless G-Men 1-3, Battle Rally 1-2, and Crypto-Zombic 1
  • Various: Clouscape Comics Collective Epic Canadiana Vol. 2
  • Various: Toronto Comics AnthologyToronto 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.

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"Waterlogged" nominated for Gene Day Award!

Gene Day Nominees

The Joe Shuster Awards are Canada’s national awards for honouring comics, with awards for writers, artists, webcartoonists, retailers… and self-publishers. Out of more than 40 submissions, Cloudscape’s Waterlogged: Tales from the Seventh Sea was selected as one of the eight final nominees for the 2014 Gene Day Award for self-published comics. Win or lose, this is a great honor; it’s exciting to be considered.

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