• Outstanding Artist
    Dave Sim, Cerebus, Aardvark-Vanaheim
  • Outstanding Graphic Novel or Collection
    Ghost World, Dan Clowes, Fantagraphics
  • Outstanding Story
    Ghost World, Dan Clowes, serialized in Eightball, Fantagraphics
  • Promising New Talent
    Carla Speed McNeil, Finder, Lightspeed Press
  • Outstanding Series
    Acme Novelty Library, Chris Ware, Fantagraphics
  • Outstanding Comic
    Acme Novelty Library #9, Chris Ware, Fantagraphics
  • Outstanding Minicomic
    Amy Unbounded, Rachel Hartman

1998 Ignatz Award Nominees

The Ignatz is a festival prize awarded at The EXPO to recognize outstanding achievement in comics and cartooning. A panel of five cartoonists developed the ballot listed below, which was voted on by Expo attendees. Recipients were announced at the Ignatz Awards Banquet Saturday, September 26, 1998.

THE 1998 IGNATZ AWARDS JURY

  • Michael Cohen
  • Tom Devlin
  • Tom Hart
  • Marc Hempel
  • Dylan Horrocks

Outstanding Artist

  • Joe Chiappetta (Silly Daddy, self-published)
  • Nick Craine (Portrait of a Thousand Punks: Hard Core Logo, House of Anansi Press Ltd.)
  • Gilbert Hernandez (Luba, Fantagraphics Books)
  • Jaime Hernandez (Penny Century, Fantagraphics)
  • Dave Sim (Cerebus, Aardvark-Vanaheim)

Promising New Talent

  • Tara Jenkins (Galaxion, Helikon Press)
  • Matt Madden (Black Candy, Black Eye Books)
  • Carla “Speed” McNeil (Finder, Lightspeed Press)
  • Ron Rege (Skibber Bee Bye, self-published)
  • Chris Oliveros (The Envelope Manufacturer, Drawn & Quarterly)

Outstanding Story

  • “Ghost World” by Dan Clowes, serialized in Eightball (Fantagraphics)
  • “Jimmy Corrigan” by Chris Ware, serialized in Acme Novelty Library (Fantagraphics)
  • “Letters from Venus” by Gilbert Hernandez, serialized in New Love (Fantagraphics)
  • “New York City Diary” by Julie Doucet, serialized in Dirty Plotte (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • “Soba” by Joe Sacco, from Stories From Bosnia (Drawn & Quarterly)

Outstanding Series

  • Acme Novelty Library by Chris Ware (Fantagraphics)
  • Eightball by Dan Clowes (Fantagraphics)
  • Nowhere by Debbie Drechsler (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • Silly Daddy by Joe Chiappetta (self-published)
  • Yikes! by Steve Weissman (Alternative Press)

Outstanding Comic

  • Acme Novelty Library #9 by Chris Ware (Fantagraphics)
  • Coventry #1 by Bill Willingham (Fantagraphics)
  • Eightball #19 by Dan Clowes (Fantagraphics)
  • Nowhere #3 by Debbie Drechsler (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • Stories From Bosnia #1: Soba by Joe Sacco (Drawn & Quarterly)

Outstanding Minicomic

  • Amy Unbounded by Rachel Hartman
  • Bathroom Girls by Yvonne Mojica
  • King Cat Comics by John Porcellino
  • Magic Boy Does Laundry by James Kochalka
  • Oaf by Matt Brinkman

Outstanding Graphic Novel or Collection

  • Views of the Warehouse District by Martin tom Drieck (Westhampton House)
  • Frank vol. 2 by Jim Woodring (Fantagraphics)
  • Ghost World by Dan Clowes (Fantagraphics)
  • The Little Man by Chester Brown (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • Titanic Tales edited by Mark Wheatley (Insight Studios)