SPX 2016 Ignatz Awards Nominees

ignatzIGNATZ AWARD NOMINATIONS

The Small Press Expo is inestimably proud to announce the 2016 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. This year’s Ignatz image was drawn by the 2015 Promising New Talent winner, Sophia Foster-Dimino.

The 2016 Ignatz Jury
This year the Ignatz jury was composed of: Tony Breed, Summer Pierre, Keiler Roberts, C. Spike Trotman and J.T. Yost.

Voting & Ceremony Attendance
Please join us at SPX 2016 on Saturday September 17th 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.

Outstanding Artist

artist-clowes

Daniel Clowes

Patience

 

 

artist-heska

Ryan Heshka

Mean Girls Club

 

 

artist-huizenga

Kevin Huizenga

Ganges

 

 

artist-van-sciver

Noah Van Sciver

Disquiet

 

 

artist-walden

Tillie Walden

The End of Summer


Outstanding Anthology or Collection

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Beverly

Nick Drnaso

 

 

collection-beyond

Beyond: The Queer
Sci Fi & Fantasy
Anthology

edited by Sfé R. Monster
and
Taneka Stotts

 

 

collection-wimmens

The Complete
Wimmen’s Comix

edited by Trina Robbins

 

 

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Killing and Dying

Adrian Tomine

 

 

collection-step-aside

Step Aside, Pops

Kate Beaton


Outstanding Graphic Novel

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Hot Dog
Taste Test

Lisa Hanawalt

 

 

graphicnovel-nod-away

Nod Away

Joshua Cotter

 

 

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Sick

Gabby Schulz

 

 

graphicnovel-soldiersheart

Soldier’s Heart

Carol Tyler

 

 

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Trashed

Derf Backderf


Outstanding Story

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The Hunter

Joe Sparrow

 

 

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Killing and Dying

Adrian Tomine

 

 

story-megg-mogg

“Megg & Mogg
in Amsterdam” from
Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam
and Other Stories

Simon Hanselmann

 

 

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My Hot Date

Noah Van Sciver

 

 

story-shrine-monkey

“Shrine of the Monkey God”
from Kramers Ergot 9

Kim Deitch


Promising New Talent

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Kevin Budnik

Hand Book

 

 

pnt-kobabe

Maia Kobabe

Tom O’Bedlam

 

 

pnt-lautman

Sara Lautman

The Ultimate Laugh,
Grape Nuts

 

 

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Carolyn Nowak

Radishes

 

 

pnt-walden

Tillie Walden

I Love This Part


Outstanding Series

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Cartozia Tales

edited by Isaac Cates

 

 

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Demon

Jason Shiga

 

 

series-ganges

Ganges

Kevin Huizenga

 

 

series-megg-mogg

Megg, Mogg & Owl

Simon Hanselmann

 

 

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Powdered Milk

Keiler Roberts


Outstanding Comic

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As the Crow Flies

Melanie Gillman

 

 

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Be Good

John Martz

 

 

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Fantasy Sports No. 1

Sam Bosma

 

 

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Patience

Daniel Clowes

 

 

comic-shrine-monkey

“Shrine of the Monkey God”
from Kramers Ergot 9

Kim Deitch


Outstanding Minicomic

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The Experts

Sophie Franz

 

 

minicomic-laffy

Laffy Meal

Pranas T. Naujokaitis

 

 

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Maps to the Suns

Sloane Leong

 

 

minicomic-nowak

Radishes

Carolyn Nowak

 

 

minicomic-cuckoo

The Unofficial
Cuckoo’s Nest

Luke Healy


Outstanding Online Comic

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A Cartoonist’s Diary

Rina Ayuyang

 

 

online-fawkes

Just Doing My Job

Glynnis Fawkes

 

 

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Octopus Pie

Meredith Gran

 

 

online-a-small-revolution

A Small Revolution

Samantha Leriche-Gionet
(AKA “Boum”)

 

 

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Vattu

Evan Dahm