The 2010 Expozine Alternative Press Awards Gala

Held on Sunday April 3, 2011, at Divan Orange in Montreal, 4234 St-Laurent.

THE WINNERS

English Zine:

Nailbiter 2: An Anxiety Zine, edited by Chelle, Kerri, Kinneret, and Kibbs

« This zine sheds light on an important subject that is underrepresented by traditional media, the experiences of those living with anxiety. It is also beautifully designed and carefully crafted, to produce a document that is as innovative in presentation as it is in content. »

English Book:

Ghost Pine: All Stories True, by Jeff Miller

“The life and times of a young–and, by the end, not so young–politically engaged turn-of-the-millennium Canadian is captured in a collection that works equally well as stand-alone vignettes and as de facto autobiography.”

English Comic:

Streakers, by Nick Mandaag

“Deceptive simplicity of the stark artwork perfectly compliments the deadpan tone running throughout this story of a band of outmoded militant streakers. Themes of exhibitionism & diehard activism are gently & wryly poked fun at, without ever too gratuitously veering into any vulgarities the kind of which often plagues the unchecked nature of zine culture.”

French Zine

Les 48 heures de la bande dessinée de Montréal, 48hbdmontreal.com

« Le concept des 48 heures de la bande dessinée de Montréal est invitant et son résultat, le journal 48, est impressionnant. Les bandes dessinées sont abondantes, drôles et variées. J’ai fait plein de bonnes découvertes! »

French Book

Qui Vive no. 1, www.revuequivive.net

« Paroles critiques, justes, savoureuses! Inspiration et espoir pour le Québec! »

Bande Dessinée Francophone

Yves le Roi de la Cruise, Luc Bossé et Alexandre Simard

CHOIX SPÉCIAL DES INVITÉS : LA FANZINOTHÈQUE DE POITIERS

Belooga Joe, Comment Faire L’amour Avec un Maigre Sans se Fatiguer, par Carl Vézina

«Je n’ai pas pu m’empêcher de rire comme une baleine tout du long. Il paye pas de mire, mais y met sa claque! »

Pascal-Angelo Fioramore was the MC for the evening, which featured readings from Jeff Miller and Sebastien Cloutier and a performance by eclectic musical duo Otarie!

What are the Expozine Awards?

At the 2010 edition of the Expozine small press fair, the organizing team asked each of the more than 270 exhibitors to submit a copy of their best new publication for consideration for the Expozine Alternative Press Awards. A panel of six judges from the Montreal small press milieu selected six finalists and one winner in each of three categories: best book, best zine and best comic, in English and French.

The 2010 Expozine Alternative Press Awards were sponsored by the Conseil des Arts de Montréal, the Drawn and Quarterly bookstore (211 Bernard W. ) and Libraire Le Port de Tête, 262 Mont-Royal E.

THE NOMINEES, 2010 EXPOZINE ALTERNATIVE PRESS AWARDS

English Book

Her Portraiture by Timothy Ormond, Cactus Press
Animals by Don LePan, Esplanade Books/ Vehicule Press
The Fish, Dean Garlick (author), Erik Volet (illustrator), Anteism Publishing
Poets and Killers: A Life in Advertising, Helen Hajnoczky, Snare Books
So I’ve Been Told, Maryanna Hardy, Conundrum Press
Ghost Pine: All Stories True, Jeff Miller, Invisible Publishing

English Zine

Nailbiter 2: An Anxiety Zine, edited by Chelle, Kerri, Kinneret, and Kibbs
The Motivist, Sarah Evans and Al Barbour
Drop Target, Jon Chad and Alec Longstreth
Ask Me About My Tubal Ligation, Sarah Lawrance, exilebooks.org/
Here Be Monsters 3: Where Cities Tread, Duane Burry, Vincent Mackay, and Alexander Newcombe, www.hbmanthology.com
Lickety Split 8: The Work Issue, www.licketysplitzine.com/

English Comic

Entropy Part 5, Aaron Costain, www.aaroncostain.com
Life of Vice #2, Robin Enrico, www.robinenrico.com
Cosmos in Chaos, Graham Hall
Streakers, Nick Maandag
Cold Brew, Caitlin Thompson, www.caitlinthompson.ca
Heaven All Day by John Martz, johnmartz.com

Livre Francophone

Un Monstre, Christophe Géradon, Les Éditions de Ta Mère
Les Annales du F.A.S. Tome 2: Vers un nouvel exotisme, Les Éditions Cardinal
Le Somnambule, Les Éditions du Somnambule
Aux Plexus, Marjolaine Beauchamps, Les Éditions de L’Écrou
Qui Vive no. 1, www.revuequivive.net

Fanzine Francophone

Les 48 heures de la bande dessinée de Montréal, 48hbdmontreal.com
Tout va bien, numéro 5, www.douzepouces.com/tout_va_bien
Rose Bonbon! Arthur Desmarteaux, www.arthuro.ca
Belooga Joe, Comment Faire L’amour Avec un Maigre Sans se Fatiguer, Carl Vézina, beloogajoe.blogspot.com/
Le Bathyscaphe 6, Automne 2010, lebathyscaphe.blogspot.com

Bande Dessinée Francophone

Little Desperate Iris in Paris, Iris Boudreau, monsieurleblog.canalblog.com/
Yves le Roi de la Cruise, Luc Bossé et Alexandre Simard, editionspowpow.com
Mum, Céline Guichard, marchanddefeuilles.com
Laisse Tomber Les Filles, Vincent Giard, collectioncolosse.com
32×64, Christophe Géradon, Ben Tardif et Phil Guertin, Les Édition de Ta Mère
Bigfoot, Pascal Girard, Drawn and Quarterly

Le choix des invités, Expozine 2010: La Fanzinothèque de Poitiers, France

Belooga Joe, Comment Faire L’amour Avec un Maigre Sans se Fatiguer, Carl Vézina, beloogajoe.blogspot.com/
Learn French and French A Lot, www.neorhino.ca
Tout va bien, numéro 5, www.douzepouces.com/tout_va_bien
Dans mon temps … Souvenirs de la dernière génération analogue, Chloé Germain-Thérien, Éditions de la dernière minute www.eklozion.com
Créé par des Queers Made This, Qteam, www.qteam.org
Old 666, Michael Shantzart.