The Expozine Alternative Press Awards Gala will be held at Divan Orange, 4234 St-Laurent, on Tuesday, May 2 2017, 18h – 20h, free admission, followed by a literary evening produced by Expozine – Arcmtl as part of the Blue Metropolis Festival. Free admission, hosted by our illustrious Master of Ceremonies, Jean-Luc Bonspiel.
A Screw Fell to the Ground, Xu Lizhi, www.sirensofaviolentstorm.com
La Jenkins, Vincent Tourigny, Possibles Éditions
All That Sang, Lydia Perović, Véhicule Press,
The Unexpected, Thorpe & Smit-Dicks, Swimmers Group
fuel, Renée Marie Terpstra, burning.books.press
Collage O’clock, Andrew Zukerman, Swimmers Group
Chico: A Comic Novel, Kate Lavut, Paper Dog Press
Waiting for Baby: A Descent into Prepartum, Jai Granofsky
When I Returned, Iona Fox, Center For Cartoon Studies Press
4Panel 1, Mark Connery, Jesse Jacobs, Mark Laliberté, Anuj Shrestha, Popnoir Editions
The Palace of Champions, Henriette Valium / Patrick Henley, Conundrum Press
Morbid Comics, Keith Strange (Rawlings)
Coated in Grime, Nick Trudel, Jordan Beaulieu
Spell Book for an Attic Gardener, Laura Watson
Home Recording, Justin Gordon
Crooked Fagazine Issue #6, Jordan Coulombe
Dust to Oaxaca, Justin Apperley, Colour Code Printing,
Londonderry, Gabrielle Anctil, Lise Herrman, lesderailleuses.org
Hiroshimoi, Véronique Grenier, Les éditions de ta mère
Penser Fleuve, Roxanne Désilets Bergeron, Les Éditions Omri
Son corps parlait pour ne pas mourir, Symon Henry, Les éditions de la Tournure
Grunge, Frédéric Généreux
Noyade, Aura Fallu / Manuel Mineaux, L’Oie de Cravan
Verre D’astre, Joni Jacusto, la passe
Crémage 3, Martin PM
Racines, Marianne Ferrer, Monsieur Ed
Belooga Joe, Carlos Vézina
Polazak Dolazak, Celia Marquis
Les Premiers Aviateurs, Alexandre Fontaine Rousseau, Francis Desharnais, Éditions Pow Pow
Le retour de L’Iroquois, Louis Rémillard, Éditions TRIP
Made In Collectif Numéro 2, Samantha Ste-Marie
c en v: les jambes (note: tissue zine tied in ribbon), Clémence Dumas-Côté
contraintes quotidiennes, Virginie Fournier, revueboulette.com
Zoology, Devan Marinaccio, Ulrick Therrien, Finger Crossed
Ce que j’aurais voulu savoir avant de prendre des antidépresseurs, Florianne Philippe-Beauchamp
Guédailles, Catherine Dupuis, Stéphanie Roussel, Kim Venn, Panthére Rouges
Rôtisserie Sainte-Cécile: Toute la sauce!, Sébastien Dulude
Fanzine anniversaire pour le Off-Festival de poèsie de Trois Rivières
What Are the Expozine Awards?
At the Expozine small press fair last November, 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.
The Expozine Alternative Press Awards consequently recognize only the best of the publications that were available at the Expozine Small press fair. It is not a definitive award recognizing the year’s best alternative publications, given that there are very many excellent publications from Montreal and elsewhere that were not represented at the previous edition of the Expozine fair.
The fact that most of the publishers, authors and artists that participate in Expozine present very original publications – often self-published, hand-printed or bound, or in new or unusual formats, the Expozine Awards jury considers both the originality and quality of the production of the publications, as much as they consider the content. By choosing six finalists per category, the jury can recognize the impressive range of different publications submitted.
Given the sheer variety and originality of publications sold at Expozine, it can be a challenge deciding what category a given title belongs to.
That said, we believe that the categories of best book, best zine and best comic are flexible enough to accommodate most of the publications submitted.
Can include literary, artistic, cultural or socio-political magazines; self-published publications (often produced by the author(s) or artist(s), can be photocopied, hand-printed or hand-bound), often includes a mix of graphics and text, collages, etc.
Generally perfect-bound with text or graphic content, normally featuring a narrative (novel or graphic novel) or a thematically related series of texts or graphics (anthology, essays, artists’ books etc.)
Comics essentially present stories, satire or jokes through a series of drawings or graphics usually mixed with text and presented sequentially. At Expozine, most of the comics are of an artistic or alternative nature, often published by the artist(s) themselves. There are generally not any comics of the “superhero” or “manga” variety or comic books for children, given that there exists a number of other fairs, such as the Montreal ComicCon, that focus primarily on those genres.