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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. These awards are intended to honour Canadian comic creators therefore all nominees for personal awards must be current residents of Canada (regardless of legal status). For books, they must be published and available in Canada with either the writer or artist being Canadian. Either self publishing or small publishers are permitted.

Public voting occurs in early 2021

Nominations are now open for 2020 awards until January 2nd

Categories 2020

  • Best Comic Book
  • Best Graphic Novel
  • Best Webcomic
  • Favourite Writer
  • Favourite Artist
  • Favourite Cartoonist
  • (Potential for more)

Once the nomination period is over, the selection committee comprised of Sequential Magazine contributors and possibly invited guests will narrow the submissions and their own choices to a final nominee list of 5 to 8 per category. Then public vote decides the winners among them. This approach allows for the public to have their final choice as a fan voted award while also having a list to choose from rather than only write-ins.

Nomination Committee 2019 (2020 TBD)

  • Chair – Brendan Montgomery (Editor in Chief)
  • John Swiminer (podcaster, journalist)
  • Dan Collins (writer, podcaster)
  • Brian Montgomery (long time Canadian comic collector)
  • Martin Boruta (reviewer, podcaster)

Winners of last year’s awards are not eligible for the following year, including comics in the same continuing series.

2019 Award Winners

AwardWinnerRunner Up3rd Place
Best Comic BookAuric of the Great White North – Issue 5 by Davis Dewsbury, Andrew Thomas & Sharon GauthierThe Pitiful Human Lizard – Some Heart Left by Jason LooPrehistoria: Age of Dinosaurs – Issue 1 by Chris Simmonds and Brayden Martens
Best Graphic NovelAurora BoreAlice by Joan SteacyShout Out by TO Comix PressCrown & Anchor Book One: Legends No More by Alaire Racicot and Toben Racicot
Best WebcomicBoumeries by BoumEth’s Skin by Sfe MonsterVerse by Sam Beck
Favourite WriterDavis Dewsbury (Auric of the Great White North)Luke Henderson (Our War)Chris Sanagan (Group of 7)
Favourite ArtistElaine M. Will (Dust Ship Glory)Andrew Clark (Adam)Nelson Caetano (The Gathering Place)
Favourite CartoonistBoum / Samantha Leriche-Gionet (A Small Revolution)Gary Boyarski (Jack Grimm: Harbinger of Death)Jeff Martin (Hockeypocalypse)
Favourite PodcastTrue North Country ComicsThe Audio Adventures of AuroramanHey Kids Comics Radio Show

2018 Award Winners (CanComics Wiki Awards)

2018 Results announced in Sequential Magazine Issue 1

WinnerRunner-Up3rd (if enough nominees)
Best Comic BookJack Grimm: Harbinger of Death Issue 5Norlan: Sorceress Of LightGroup of 7 Issue 2
Best Graphic NovelWayward SistersHappily Ever Aftr
Favourite WriterRicky LimaDavis Dewsbury
Favourite ArtistAndrew ThomasDaniel Schneider
Favourite PodcastRadio Free KryptonHey Kids Comics! Radio

2017 Award Winners (CanComics Wiki Awards)

Best Comic BookAuric of the Great White North Issue 3Auroraman Issue 1
Best Graphic NovelThe Adventurers: Love You So Very MuchToronto Comics Anthology Yonge at Heart
Favourite CreatorKelly TindallDavis Dewsbury