Ignatz Award Nominations

The Small Press Expo is inestimably proud to announce the 2014 nominations for our annual awards for excellence in independent comics, the Ignatz. Congratulations to all our nominees!

About the Award

The Ignatz Award, named for the character in the classic comic strip Krazy Kat by George Herriman, is the festival prize of the Small Press Expo, that since 1997 has recognized outstanding achievement in comics and cartooning. The ballot is created by a panel of five cartoonists and is voted on by the attendees of the SPX festival.

The 2014 Ignatz Jury

This year the Ignatz jury was composed of: Darryl Ayo, Austin English, Melissa Mendes, Thien Pham and Whit Taylor.

Voting & Ceremony Attendance

Please join us at SPX 2014 on Saturday September 13th to cast your vote. Award recipients will be announced at a ceremony on Saturday evening at 9:30 p.m.. The Ignatz Awards ceremony is open to the public, with a reception to follow. Media is welcome to attend.

The Ignatz Awards gala ceremony will once again be sponsored by our friends at comiXology and their self-publishing portal: Submit.

Now, to business!

 

The 2014 Ignatz Award Nominees Are:


 

Outstanding
Artist

bosma-fantasy

Sam Bosma

Fantasy Basketball

deitch-katherine

Kim Deitch

The Amazing, Enlightening and Absolutely True Adventures of Katherine Whaley

goldstein-house

Sophie Goldstein

Darwin Carmichael is Going To Hell; Edna II; House of Women

 piskor-hiphop

Ed Piskor

Hip Hop Family Tree Vol. 1

reklaw-couch

Jesse Reklaw

Couch Tag

 

Outstanding Anthology or Collection

amazing-facts

Amazing Facts and Beyond

Kevin Huizenga and Dan Zettwoch

 

the-end

The End

Anders Nilsen

 eye-majestic

Eye of the Majestic Creature Vol. 2

Leslie Stein

 sock-monkey

Sock Monkey Treasury

Tony Millionaire

 qu33r

QU33R

ed. Robert Kirby

Outstanding
Graphic Novel

 deitch-katherine

The Amazing, Enlightening and Absolutely True Adventures of Katherine Whaley

Kim Deitch

 the-boxer

The Boxer

Reinhard Kleist

 boxerssaints

Boxers and Saints

Gene Luen Yang

this-one-summer

This One Summer

Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki

 war-of-streets

War of Streets and Houses

Sophie Yanow

Outstanding
Story

 dead-forever

“Brownout Biscuit,” from Octopus Pie: Dead Forever

Meredith Gran

destination-x

Destination X

John Martz

 GrassyKnollcvr

The Grassy Knoll

Nick Drnaso

 life-zone

“Jobs” from Life Zone

Simon Hanselmann

 viewotron2

“Mom” from Viewotron #2

Sam Sharpe

Promising New Talent

 luke-howard

Luke Howard

Trevor

 cathy-g-johnson

Cathy G. Johnson

Jeremiah; Boy Genius; Until It Runs Clear

 nick-offerman

Nick Offerman

Orange; Onions

 keiler-roberts

Keiler Roberts

Powdered Milk

 daryl-s

Daryl Seitchik

Missy

Outstanding
Series

black-feather-falls

The Black Feather Falls

Ellen Lindner

 demon

Demon

Jason Shiga

keiler-roberts

Powdered Milk

Keiler Roberts

 sky-in-stereo

Sky in Stereo

Sacha Mardou

 towerkind

Towerkind

Kat Verhoeven

Outstanding
Comic

 blammo8

Blammo #8

Noah Van Sciver

 cosplayers

Cosplayers

Dash Shaw

 

 it-will-all-hurt2

It Will All Hurt #2

Farel Dalrymple

 mislivingamended

Misliving Amended

Adam Buttrick

 wicked-chicken-queen

Wicked Chicken Queen

Sam Alden

Outstanding
Minicomic

GrassyKnollcvr

The Grassy Knoll

Nick Drnaso

 goldstein-house

House of Women

Sophie Goldstein

 never-forgets

Never Forgets

Yumi Sakugawa

 test-tube1

Test Tube #1

Carlos Gonzalez

 up-to-the-top

Up to the Top

Ian Sampson

Outstanding
Online Comic

 band-for-life

Band for Life

Anya Davidson

 bigdogs

Big Dogs at Nite

Dane Martin

 demon-online

Demon

Jason Shiga

 onhiatus01_03

On Hiatus

Pete Toms

 vattu

Vattu

Evan Dahm

 

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