The Small Press Expo announced the winners of the Ignatz Awards at a ceremony beginning right around 9:30 PM ET last night. It is that awards program's 16th year. This year's nominations panel was Edie Flake, Minty Lewis, Julia Wertz, Dylan Meconis and Lark Pien. The winners were voted on by the attendees.
The cartoonist Richard Thompson was given a special award. It was my honor to accept that award by reading a statement prepared by Thompson.