The Sequential Magazine Awards are a hybrid juried and fan voted awards with the goal of promoting and celebrating the best independent comic books made by Canadians. Our nomination committee consisting of: Brendan Montgomery (Editor in Chief), John Swiminer (podcaster, journalist), Dan Collins (writer, podcaster), Brian Montgomery (long time Canadian comic collector), Martin Boruta (reviewer, podcaster) chose the nominees from public submissions received. Then an astounding 2000 fans voted to choose the winners below from January 19 to February 9.
Thank you to our sponsor Strange Adventures Comics and Curiosities we will be sending this year’s winners plaques! Strange Adventures are Canada’s oddest and award-winning comic book stores. With locations in Fredericton, Halifax and Dartmouth, Strange Adventures has been bringing you the best in comics since 1992!
Without further ado here are your nominees and winners with other nominees in no particular order. Also there were two ties! ( < 5 vote difference 0.25%) Scroll to the bottom for your first look at our issue 5 cover!
Best Comic Book
WINNER Auric of the Great White North – Issue 5 by Davis Dewsbury, Andrew Thomas & Sharon Gauthier
RUNNER UP The Pitiful Human Lizard – Some Heart Left by Jason Loo
3rd PLACE Prehistoria: Age of Dinosaurs – Issue 1 by Chris Simmonds and Brayden Martens
Eskimo Kisses – Issue 1 by Randy Stone, Christopher Sebela, and Henry Ponciano
Group of 7 – Issue 5 by Jason Lapidus and Chris Sanagan
Our War – Issue 6 by Michael Derrah and Luke Henderson
Sandstone Presents – Issue 1 by Greg Webster, Sandy Carruthers, and Robert Doan
Undergrowth – Issue 1 by Ricky Lima and Daniele Aquilani
Best Graphic Novel
WINNER Aurora BoreAlice by Joan Steacy
RUNNER UP Shout Out by TO Comix Press
3rd PLACE Crown & Anchor Book One: Legends No More by Alaire Racicot and Toben Racicot
Daisy Blackwood: Stolen Socialite by Ryan Howe
The Burning Black: The Legend of Black Shuck by Mark Allard-Will, Ryan Howe and Elaine M. Will
The Saga of the Jack of Spades by Daniel Schneider and Chase Kantor
WINNER Boumeries by Boum
RUNNER UP Eth’s Skin by Sfe Monster
3rd PLACE Verse by Sam Beck
Godslave by Meaghan Carter
Manfried the Man by Caitlin Major and Kelly Bastow
Phantomarine by Claire Niebergall
WINNER Davis Dewsbury (Auric of the Great White North)
RUNNER UP Luke Henderson (Our War)
3rd PLACE Chris Sanagan (Group of 7)
Mark Allard Will
WINNER Elaine M. Will (Dust Ship Glory)
RUNNER UP Andrew Clark (Adam)
3rd PLACE Nelson Caetano (The Gathering Place)
WINNER Boum / Samantha Leriche-Gionet (A Small Revolution)
RUNNER UP Gary Boyarski (Jack Grimm: Harbinger of Death)
RUNNER UP Jeff Martin (Hockeypocalypse)
A. Shay Hahn
WINNER True North Country Comics
RUNNER UP The Audio Adventures of Auroraman
RUNNER UP Hey Kids Comics Radio Show
An Elegant Weapon
Look for comments from the winners in the next issue of Sequential Magazine coming mid March!
Check out the amazing cover below by Gerhard and catch up on previous issues by downloading on our gumroad.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the awards! Check back in November for nominations for the 2020 awards!