The Sequential Magazine Awards are a hybrid juried and fan voted awards program with the goal of promoting and celebrating the best independent comic books made by Canadians, along with allowing comic fans to show their appreciation for their favourite local comics and creators.
In February those fans voted, and this year three creators from PEI have received awards.
Brenda Hickey took the prize for Favourite Cartoonist, and her book The Halls of the Turnip King (Pegamoose Press, January 2020) was runner up for Best Graphic Novel. Brenda has been drawing and making comics for as long as she can remember.
Fans voted for Sandy Carruthers as their Favourite Artist. Sandy is currently publishing his own comics through SANDSTONE COMICS—an Atlantic Canadian house based on PEI.
Third Place for Favourite Cartoonist went to Troy Little. Together with partner and fellow artist Brenda Hickey, they run Pegamoose Press.