200701250156The finalists for the 2006 Day Awards, a small press award sponsored by SPACE, with nominees and winners chosen by Dave Sim and Gerhard, have been announced. Pictures of all nominees in the link.

While laying flat on his back, sick in bed, Dave Sim has decreed the following comics have made the 2006 Day Prize Finalists:

Lunchbreak Comics
Pat Lewis, 5326 5th Ave. #24 Pittsburgh PA 15232

Eight Ball Graphics
Jim Coon
174 Madison St. Cortland NY 13045

Being Different
Michelle Arcand
434 Colorado Ave. Kansas City MO 64124

Chemistry-Comic & CD Soundtrack
Awakening Comics
Steve Peters
17 N. York Rd. #3 Willow Grove PA 19090

Guitar Solo
Mike Dawson
17 Berkeley Pl #2R Brooklyn NY 11217

One Horse Town
Lunchbreak Comics
Pat Lewis
5326 5th Ave. #24 Pittsburgh PA 15232

Potlatch #5 “Too Much Matheson”
Angry Dog Press
Chad Lambert-writer
Tom Williams-artist
2982 Calusa Dr. Hamilton OH 45011

Under the Midnight Sun
Dusty Neal- Artist
Christopher Studabaker-Writer
2708 South County Home Rd. Bluffton IN 46714
[email protected]

Congrads to the finalists.

About the Day Prize.

Dave Sim, creator of Cerebus and one of the comics industry’s leading advocates of small- and self-publishing, awards the Howard Eugene Day Memorial Award annually.

The award is named in honor of Gene Day, Sim’s mentor in his early years in comics, and is awarded in connection with the Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo (SPACE) held in Columbus, Ohio. Entries are submitted by the exhibitors of that show with the nominees and winner chosen by Sim and Gerhard.

Recipients of the Day Prize receive a commemorative plaque, a check for five hundred dollars.


  1. I tell ya, I hate autobiographical comics, but Mike Dawson’s “Freddie and Me” (which Guitar Solo is an excerpt from) is fantastic.