Ignatz Award Nominations

The Small Press Expo is inestimably proud to announce the 2013 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 2013 Ignatz Jury

This year the Ignatz jury was composed of: Lisa Hanawalt, Dustin Harbin, Damien Jay, Sakura Maku and Jason Shiga. Our thanks to all the 2013 jurors for their time and service – with a 70% increase in nomination submissions this year,  the jury members truly went above and beyond the call of duty.

Voting & Ceremony Attendance

Please join us at SPX 2013 on Saturday September 14th to cast your vote. Award recipients will be announced at a ceremony on Saturday evening to be hosted by special guest, Liza Donnelly. The Ignatz Awards ceremony is open to the public, with a reception to follow. Media is welcome to attend.

This year the Ignatz Awards gala ceremony will be sponsored by our friends at comiXology and their self-publishing portal: Submit.

Now, to business!

 

The 2013 Ignatz Award Nominees Are:


 

Outstanding
Artist

artist-lilli-carre

Lilli Carré

Heads or Tails

artist-michael-deforge

Michael DeForge

Lose #4

artist-miriam-katin

Miriam Katin

Letting It Go

artist-ulli-lust

Ulli Lust

Today is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life

artist-patrick-mceown

Patrick McEown

Hair Shirt

 

Outstanding Anthology or Collection

anthology-freddie

Freddie Stories

Lynda Barry

 

artist-lilli-carre

Heads or Tails

Lille Carré

 

 anthology-bagge

Peter Bagge’s Other Stuff

Peter Bagge

anthology-stark

Tusen Hjärtan
Stark #1

ed. by Austin English

anthology-verycasual

Very Casual

Michael DeForge

Outstanding
Graphic Novel

graphic-novel-property

The Property

Rutu Modan

 graphic-novel-susceptible

Susceptible

Genevieve Castree

 artist-ulli-lust

Today is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life

Ulli Lust

graphic-novel-when-david

When David Lost His Voice

Judith Vanistendael

graphic-novel-youll-never

You’ll Never Know Vol. 3: A Soldier’s Heart

Carol Tyler

Outstanding
Story

 story-arid

Arid (Secret Prison #7)

Tom Hart

story-birdeye

Birdseye Bristoe

Dan Zettwoch

artist-lilli-carre

The Carnival (Heads or Tails)

Lilli Carre

story-gold-star

Gold Star

John Martz

 anthology-stark

Neighbors,
Tusen Hjärtan
Stark #1

Joanna Hellgren

Promising New Talent

 pnt-alden

Sam Alden

Hawaii 1997 & Haunter

 pnt-bulmer

Nathan Bulmer

Eat More Bikes

 pnt-rice

Philippa Rice

Looking Out

 pnt-thung

Diana Thung

August Moon

 pnt-wang

Angie Wang

The Teacup Tree
Secret Prison #7

Outstanding
Series

 series-hive

The Hive

Charles Burns

 artist-michael-deforge

Lose

Michael DeForge

series-madtown

Madtown High

Whit Taylor

 series-pope-hats

Pope Hats

Ethan Rilly

 series-prison-pit

Prison Pit

Johnny Ryan

Outstanding
Comic

 comic-hyperspeed

Hyperspeed to Nowhere

Lale Westvind

 comic-life-problem

The Life Problem

Austin English

 pnt-rice

Looking Out

Philippa Rice

 series-pope-hats

Pope Hats #3

Ethan Rilly

comic-st-owls-bay

St. Owl’s Bay

Simon Hanselmann

Outstanding
Minicomic

mini-il-cammino

Il Cammino Delle Capre

Kris Mukai & Zachary Zezima

mini-end-of-the-world

The End of the Fucking World #16

Charles Forsman

 pnt-alden

Hawaii 1997

Sam Alden

 mini-layaway

Layaway

Joseph Lambert

mini-powdered-milk

Powdered Milk Vol. 10: The Man Who Could Not Read

Keiler Roberts

Outstanding
Online Comic

 Bird_Boy

Bird Boy

Annie Szabla

 Gabbys_Playhouse

Gabby’s Playhouse

Ken Dahl & Gabby Schulz

 Haunter

Haunter

Sam Alden

 July_Diary

July Diary

Gabrielle Bell

super_mutant_magic

SuperMutant Magic Academy

Jillian Tamaki