SPX 2017 Ignatz Awards Nominees

IGNATZ AWARD NOMINATIONS

The Small Press Expo is inestimably proud to announce the 2017 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 2016 Promising New Talent winner, Tillie Walden.

The 2017 Ignatz Jury
This year the Ignatz jury was composed of: Neil Brideau, Glynnis Fawkes, Sara Lautman, Trungles and David Willis.

Voting & Ceremony Attendance
Please join us at SPX 2017 on Saturday September 16th 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

 

Pablo Auladell

Paradise Lost (Pegasus Books)

 

Emil Ferris

My Favorite Thing is Monsters (Fantagraphics)

Manuele Fior

The Interview (Fantagraphics)

Keren Katz

The Academic Hour (Secret Acres)

 
 

Barbara Yelin

Irmina (Self Made Hero


Outstanding Anthology

 

ALPHABET: The LGBTQAIU Creators from Prism Comics

ed. by Jon Macy and Tara Avery (Stacked Deck Press)

 

Comic Book Slumber Party’s Deep Space Canine

ed. by Hannah K. Chapman (Avery Hill)

 

ELEMENTS: Fire – An Anthology by Creators of Color

ed. by Taneka Stotts (Beyond Press)

 
 

POWER & MAGIC: The Queer Witch Comics Anthology

ed. by Joamette Gil (P&M Press)

 

Spanish Fever: Stories by the New Spanish Cartoonists

ed. by Javier Olivares & Santiago Garcia (Fantagraphics)


 Outstanding Collection​

The Complete Neat Stuff (Fantagraphics)

Peter Bagge

 

Johnny Wander: Our Cats Are More Famous Than Us (Oni Press)

Ananth Hirsh, Yuko Ota

 
 

Hip Hop Family Tree, Vol. 4 (Fantagraphics)

Ed Piskor

 

Time Clock (Fantagraphics)

Leslie Stein

Boundless (Drawn & Quarterly)

Jillian Tamaki



Outstanding Graphic Novel

 

Band for Life (Fantagraphics)

Anya Davidson

 
 

Eartha (Fantagraphics)

Cathy Malkasian

 
 

March, Book 3 (Top Shelf)

John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell

 

My Favorite Thing is Monsters (Fantagraphics)

Emil Ferris

 

Tetris (First Second) 

Box Brown


Outstanding Story

 

 

Diana’s Electric Tongue (self-published)

Carolyn Nowak

 
 

March, Book 3 (Top Shelf)

John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell

 

My Favorite Thing is Monsters (Fantagraphics)

Emil Ferris

 
 

“Small Enough” from Diary Comics (Koyama Press) 

Dustin Harbin

“Too Hot to be Cool”
from Elements Anthology

Maddie Gonzales


Promising New Talent

 

Kelly Bastow

Year Long Summer (self-published)

 
 

Margot Ferrick

Yours (2D Cloud)

 

Aud Koch

“Run” from the Oath Anthology (Mary’s Monster)

 
 

Isabella Rotman

Long Black Veil (self-published)

 
 

Bianca Xunise

Say Her Name (self-published)


Outstanding Series

 

Chester 5000 (self-published)

Jess Fink

 
 

Crickets (self-published)

Sammy Harkham

 

Frontier (Youth in Decline)

ed. by Ryan Sands

 

Maleficium (self-published)

Sabin Cauldron

 
 

The Old Woman (self-published)

Rebecca Mock


Outstanding Comic

 

 

Canopy (Retrofit/Big Planet)

Karine Bernadou

 
 

Libby’s Dad (Retrofit/Big Planet)

Eleanor Davis

 

Public Relations #10 (1First Comics)

Matthew Sturges, Dave Justus, Steve Rolston, Annie Wu

 
 

 Sunburning (Koyama Press)

 Keiler Roberts

 

Your Black Friend (Silver Sprocket)

Ben Passmore 


Outstanding Minicomic

 

Our Tale of Woe

Keren Katz & Geffen Refaeli

 

The Man Who Came Down the Attic Stairs

Celine Loup

 

Reverse Flaneur

M. Sabine Rear

 

Same Place, Same Time

Ann Xu

Tender Hearted

Hazel Newlevant


Outstanding Online Comic

 

Disability in the Age of Trump

Amanda Scurti

 

The Meek

Der-Shing Helmer

 

Normal Person

Perfect Maine Vacation

Lauren Weinstein

 
 

That’s Not Who We Are

Mike Dawson

 

Woman World

Aminder Dhaliwal