The Third Annual Expozine Alternative Press Awards!

Six prizes were awarded (three in English and three in French), recognizing the best book, comic and zine sold at Expozine. The winners were chosen by an esteemed panel of judges out of the hundreds of publications submitted at Expozine in November.

The prizes are sponsored by the Mainline TheatreLibrairie Drawn and Quarterly (211 Bernard O.) and libraire le Port de Tête (262 Mont-Royal O.).


Best English Comic

Oola Dug by Malcom Sutherland

Good Neighbors (Entropy #4) by Aaron Costain

Pope Hats by Ethan Rilly

Machine Gum #1 by John Martz

Paper Wall by Dakota McFadzean

Special mention: Not comics

Sonority of Words by Katie Bond Pretti, Standard Form; Blind Date Anthology

Best English Zine

Ms Guided 2: Motion Sickness, Eliane Ellbogen & Maya Rolbin-Ghanie, co-editors


The Bedrooms of the Nation by Michelle Sterling

The Future Generation, Issue #15: A Zine for Subculture Parents, Kids, Friends & Others, Editor: China Martens

Bipedal, By Pedal! Experiences & Thoughts Around the Critical Mass Bicycle Movement! Joel Biel (Microcosm Publishing)

Best English Book

Fake Math by Ryan Fitzpatrick, Snare Press

Sitcom by David McGimpsey, Coach House Books

Occupational Sickness by Nichita Stanescu, translated by Oana Avasilichioaei, Buschek Books

Pipe Fiends, compiled by Barry Walsh and Marc Tison, MudScout

Extraction! edited by Frédéric Dubois, Marc Tessier and David Widgington, Cumulus Press



Oola Dug by Malcom Sutherland

Nicely drawn and put together, smartly drawn and conceived.


Extraction! edited by Frédéric Dubois, Marc Tessier and David Widgington, Cumulus Press

A superb small press work, in terms of design, in terms of concept, in terms of content (both artistic and journalistic), and in terms of a truly collective effort carried out with minimal funding and time constraints.


The Bedrooms of the Nation by Michelle Sterling

The best erotic contribution to Canadiana non-fiction since Leonard Cohen’s Beautiful Losers.



Jamie Salomon is a long-time comics aficionado who previously published local comics under the Copacetic Comics and Crunchy Comics imprints. He is currently the controller for Drawn and Quarterly.


Vincent Tinguely is a Montreal writer and performance poet.


Onya Hogan-Finlay is an artist and organizer based in Montreal. She is the co-founder of the projet MOBILIVRE-BOOKMOBILE project and a member of the Third Leg collective.

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