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September 11, 2011


Your 2011 Ignatz Award Winners

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The winners of this year's Ignatz Awards were announced in a ceremony last night in Bethesda, Maryland, held in conjunction with the Small Press Expo. Box Brown and Joseph Lambert won two awards each.

This year's nominating panel of judges was made up of Rina Ayuyang, John Porcellino, Kris Dresen, Mike Dawson and Theo Ellsworth. The winners were voted on by attendees of the show, which was apparently stuffed to the gills on Saturday. The host for this year's ceremony was Dustin Harbin.

Winners in Bold.

*****

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OUTSTANDING ARTIST
* Michael DeForge, Lose #3 (Koyama Press)
* Edie Fake, Gaylord Phoenix (Secret Acres)
* Renee French, H-Day (Picturebox)
* Joseph Lambert, I Will Bite You (Secret Acres)
* Carol Tyler, You'll Never Know, Volume Two: Collateral Damage (Fantagraphics)

*****

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OUTSTANDING ANTHOLOGY OR COLLECTION
* Black Eye, edited by Ryan Standfest (Rotland Press)
* Gay Genius, edited by Annie Murphy (Sparkplug)
* I Will Bite You, Joseph Lambert (Secret Acres)
* Make Me a Woman, Vanessa Davis (Drawn & Quarterly)
* Three #1, edited by Robert Kirby (Rob Kirby Comics)

*****

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OUTSTANDING GRAPHIC NOVEL
* Gaylord Phoenix, Edie Fake (Secret Acres)
* The Heavy Hand, Chris Cilla (Sparkplug)
* Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword, Barry Deutsch (Amulet Books)
* Special Exits, Joyce Farmer (Fantagraphics)
* You'll Never Know, Volume Two: Collateral Damage, Carol Tyler (Fantagraphics)

*****

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OUTSTANDING STORY
* Blood of the Virgin, Crickets #3, Sammy Harkham (self-published)
* Browntown, Love and Rockets: New Stories No. 3, Jaime Hernandez (Fantagraphics)
* LINT, Acme Novelty Library #20, Chris Ware (Drawn & Quarterly)
* The most gripping mind-exploding triumphantly electric of our time, Papercutter #15, Jonas Madden-Conner (Tugboat Press)
* Weekends Abroad, Three #1, Eric Orner (Rob Kirby Comics)

*****

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PROMISING NEW TALENT
* Darryl Ayo Brathwaite, House of Twelve Monthly #3 (Comixology)
* Tony Breed, Finn and Charlie are Hitched (www.hitchedcomic.com)
* Jesse Jacobs, Even the Giants (AdHouse)
* Jon McNaught, Birchfield Close (Nobrow)
* Jesse Moynihan, Forming (Nobrow)

*****

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OUTSTANDING SERIES
* Crickets, Sammy Harkham
* Dungeon Quest, Joe Daly (Fantagraphics)
* Everything Dies, Box Brown (self-published)
* Lose, Michael DeForge (Koyama Books)
* Reich, Elijah Brubaker (Sparkplug Comic Books)

*****

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OUTSTANDING COMIC
* Crickets #3, Sammy Harkham (self-published)
* Danger Country #1, Levon Jihanian (self-published)
* Habitat #2, Dunja Jankovic (Sparkplug Comic Books)
* Lose #3, Michael DeForge (Koyama Press)
* The Magic Hedge, Marian Runk (self-published)

*****

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OUTSTANDING MINI-COMIC
* Ben Died of a Train, Box Brown (self-published)
* Danger Country #1, Levon Jihanian (self-published)
* Gaylord Phoenix #5, Edie Fake (self-published)
* Morning Song, Laura Terry (self-published)
* Trans-Utopia, Tom Kaczynski (Uncivilized Books)

*****

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OUTSTANDING ONLINE COMIC
* Alphabet Horror, Nate Marsh
* A Cartoonist's Diary, Pascal Girard
* Finn and Charlie are Hitched, Tony Breed
* Hark! A Vagrant, Kate Beaton
* Lucky, Gabrielle Bell

*****
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