2022 Ignatz Awards Nominees

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The Ignatz Awards, named after George Herriman’s brick-wielding mouse from his long running comic strip Krazy Kat, recognizes exceptional work that challenges popular notions of what comics can achieve, both as an art form and as a means of personal expression.

Nominees are determined by a panel of comics professionals. We wish to thank the 2022 Ignatz jurors: Cuyler Hedlund, Breena Nunez, Josh O’Neil, Alex Hoffman and Hazel Newlevant.

Nominee names that are highlighted will be at the show.

Many thanks to Crowdfundr for sponsoring the 2022 Ignatz Awards.

Outstanding Artist

Halcyon

Illustrated by Ron Regé Jr.

(Fantagraphics)

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The City of Belgium

Illustrated by Brecht Evens

(Drawn & Quarterly)

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Four Years Collected: Vol 2

Illustrated by
K Czap

(Czap Books)

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Alexander, the Servant, & the Water of Life

Illustrated by Reimena Yee

(Hiveworks Comics)

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Faster

Illustrated by Jesse Lonergan

(Bulgilhan Press)

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Outstanding Anthology

LAAB Magazine #2: Eat / Shit

Edited by Ronald Wimberly and Josh O’Neill

(Beehive Books)

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Isolated: A Pandemic Comics Anthology

Edited by Tana Oshima

(Self Published)

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Smut Peddler Presents: Sordid Past

Edited by Andrea Purcell

(Iron Circus Comics)

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Good Boy Magazine #1

Edited by Michael Sweater and Benji Nate

(Silver Sprocket)

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Baltic Comics Magazine š! #42 ‘Scientific Facts‘

Edited by David Schilter and Sanita Muižniece

(kuš!)

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Outstanding Collection

Arrive In My Hands

By Trinidad Escobar

(Black Josei Press)

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Cover Not Final: Crime Funnies

By Max Huffman

(Adhouse Books)

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Think I’ve Still Got It!

By Wang XX, Translated by R. Orion Martin

(Paradise Systems)

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Mr. Boop

By Alec Robbins

(Silver Sprocket)

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The Peanutbutter Sisters and Other American Stories

By Rumi Hara

(Drawn & Quarterly)

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Outstanding Comic

Four Years Collected: Vol 2

By K Czap

(Czap Books)

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I See A Knight

By Xulia Vicente

(Shortbox)

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Pee Pee Poo Poo #69

By Caroline Cash

(Self Published)

Are Comic Books Real?

By Alex Nall

(Kilgore Books & Comics)

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Ode to Keisha

By Jamila Rowser and Trinidad Escobar

(Black Josei Press)

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Outstanding Graphic Novel

Discipline

By Dash Shaw

(New York Review Comics)

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Power Born of Dreams: My Story is Palestine

By Mohammad Sabaaneh, translated by Dalia and Mouin Rabbani

(Street Noise Books)

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Clutter: A Scatterbrained Sexual Assault Memoir

By Ariel Bordeaux

(Fieldmouse Press)

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No One Else

By R. Kikuo Johnson

(Fantagraphics)

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What is Home, Mum?

By Sabba Khan

(Street Noise Books)

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Outstanding Minicomic

Joy

By Maritsa Patrinos

(Self Published)

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Pee Pee Poo Poo #69

By Caroline Cash

(Self Published)

Carrington’s World

By Summer Pierre

(Self Published)

Phonestoned

By King Ray

(Self Published)

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Sleemor Gank – Burg Land 1

By Alexander Laird

(Self Published)

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Outstanding Online Comic

Blind Alley

By Adam de Souza

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Ride or Die

By Mars Heyward

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Vattu

By Evan Dahm

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Alexander, the Servant, & the Water of Life

By Reimena Yee

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Technofeelia Vol. 4 ‘Help’

By Amy Kurzweil

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Outstanding Series

Methods of Dyeing

By B. Mure

(Avery Hill Publishing)

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Trans Classic Movies

By Jett Allen

(intomore.com)

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The Many Deaths of Laila Starr

By Ram V and Filipe Andrade

(BOOM! Studios)

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Ley Lines

By Keren Katz, Cameron Weston Nicholson, Jordan Jeffries, ed. K Czap & L Nichols

(Grindstone Comics & Czap Books)

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The Nib Magazine

Ed. by Matt Bors

(The Nib)

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Outstanding Story

Big Cats

By Liz Yerby

(Self-Published)

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Ley Lines: The First Few Bars

By Keren Katz

(Grindstone Comics & Czap Books)

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Ley Lines: Love, or the Axe

By Jordan Jeffries

(Grindstone Comics & Czap Books)

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The Lover of Everyone in the World

By Beatrix Urkowitz

(Parsifal Press)

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Winter Break 2029

from Invisible Parade, by Mississippi

(Glacier Bay Books)

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Promising New Talent

Arrive in My Hands

By Trinidad Escobar

(Black Josei Press)

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Archeologist Landings

By Yara Elfouly

(Self-Published)

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Koreans Sing in English

By Juniper Kim

(Self-Published)

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The Third Person

By Emma Grove

(Drawn & Quarterly)

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Djeliya

By Juni Ba

(TKO Studios)

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