The Small Press Expo announced this year's nominees for the Ignatz Awards earlier this morning. It is that awards program's 16th year. Among the nominees were Jaime Hernandez, whose work in Love & Rockets: New Stories Vol. 4 was shut out of nominations for the Harvey and Eisner Awards despite its overwhelming saturation on Best Of 2011 lists.
The Ignatz Awards are run in conjunction with September's Expo, scheduled for September 15-16. The ceremony will be held at 9:30 PM on the 15th.
The nominees process is juried. This year's panel was Edie Flake, Minty Lewis, Julia Wertz, Dylan Meconis and Lark Pien. SPX attendees vote on the finalists.