Ignatz Award Nominations

The Small Press Expo is inestimably proud to announce the 2015 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 2015 Ignatz Jury

This year the Ignatz jury was composed of: Lamar Abrams, Cara Bean, Robyn Chapman, Sophie Goldstein and Corrine Mucha.

 

Voting & Ceremony Attendance

Please join us at SPX 2015 on Saturday September 19th 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 2015 Ignatz Award Nominees Are:


 

Outstanding Artist

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Emily Carroll

Through the Woods


artist-luce-ed

Ed Luce

Wuvable Oaf


 artist-muradov-roman

Roman Muradov

(In a Sense) Lost and Found


artist-tamaki-jillian

Jillian Tamaki

SuperMutant Magic Academy


artist-van-sciver-noah

Noah Van Sciver

Saint Cole

Outstanding Anthology or Collection

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Drawn and Quarterly, 25 Years of Contemporary Cartooning, Comics, and Graphic Novels

Edited by Tom Devlin, Chris Oliveros, Peggy Burns, Tracy Hurren, and Julia Pohl-Miranda

 


 anthology-entity

An Entity Observes All Things

Box Brown


 anthology-how-to-happy

How to Be Happy

Eleanor Davis


 anthology-pope-hats

Pope Hats #4

Ethan Rilly


 anthology-supermutant

SuperMutant Magic Academy

Jillian Tamaki

Outstanding Graphic Novel

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Beauty

Kerascoët and Hubert


graphic-oven

The Oven

Sophie Goldstein


 graphic-rav

Rav

Mickey Zacchilli


 graphic-saint-cole

Saint Cole

Noah Van Sciver


 graphic-wendy

Wendy

Walter Scott

Outstanding Story

 story-doctors

The Doctors

Dash Shaw


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“Me As a Baby” from Lose #6

Michael DeForge


 story-nature-lessons

“Nature Lessons” from The Late Child and Other Animals

Marguerite Van Cook and James Romberger


 story-sex-coven

“Sex Coven” from Frontier #7

Jillian Tamaki


 story-weeping-flower

Weeping Flower, Grows in Darkness

Kris Mukai

Promising New Talent

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M. Dean

K.M. & R.P. & MCMLXXI (1971)


 pnt-sophia-foster-dimino

Sophia Foster-Dimino

Sphincter; Sex Fantasy


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Dakota McFadzean

Don’t Get Eaten by Anything


 pnt-jane-mai

Jane Mai

Soft


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Gina Wynbrandt

Big Pussy

Outstanding Series

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Dumb

Georgia Webber


 series-frontier

Frontier

Edited by Ryan Sands


 series-march

March

John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell


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Pope Hats

Ethan Rilly


 series-sex-fantasy

Sex Fantasy

Sophia Foster-Dimino

Outstanding Comic

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Borb

Jason Little


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Nature of Nature

Disa Wallander


 comic-oven

The Oven

Sophie Goldstein


comic-pope-hats

Pope Hats #4

Ethan Rilly


 comic-weeping-flower

Weeping Flower, Grows in Darkness

Kris Mukai

Outstanding Minicomic

 mini-devils-slice

Devil’s Slice of Life

Patrick Crotty


 mini-epoxy

Epoxy #5

John Pham


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King Cat #75

John Porcellino


 mini-sex-fantasy

Sex Fantasy #4

Sophia Foster-Dimino


 mini-whalen

Whalen: A Reckoning

Audry

Outstanding Online Comic

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The Bloody Footprint

Lilli Carre


online-carriers

Carriers

Lauren Weinstein


online-mombody

Mom Body

Rebecca Roher


online-ohumanstar

O Human Star

Blue Delliquanti


 online-witchy

Witchy

Ariel Ries

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