2004 Howard Eugene Day Memorial Prize Nomination
Gerhard (L) and Dave Sim (R) ("Cerebus") presented a 2004 Day Prize nomination to Robert Gavila at the SPACE convention in Columbus, Ohio, April 16, 2005.

Robert is presented with Day Prize nomination

Text of Dave Sim's presentation:

Robert Gavila--at the top of his information sheet for submitting work for consideration for the 2004 Day Prize--wrote "I never give up, I guess".  And it's a good thing he didn't as his appearance on the short list for 2004 would indicate.  Publishing under the Crossover Comics banner, Robert made the cut this year with part 1 of a 4 part mini-series entitled Nisha whose back cover tag line--"On the list of internationally banned weapons, one stands apart from the rest...This one wants to be left alone"--gives an indication of the level of fictional tension portrayed in this hard-edged narrative.  Part conspiracy theory, part political drama it passes the page-turner test in spades.  You just want to know what happens next.  Robert had a rough year of it trying to get to the drawing board but has got page 17 of issue 2 penciled and is bound and determined that the full projected 110-page story will be completed.  He is handing out free copies of his 4-page story "Food" at his table as well as selling the remaining inventory of his mini-comics and invites everyone to drop by and say hello.  Please join me in extending a warm welcome to the creator of Nisha, Robert Gavila.

Dave Sim asks Robert a question

Robert receives the plaque

Robert addresses SPACE convention

All photos taken by Maria Gavila
Copyright © 2005 Robert Gavila

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