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August 25, 2019


Festivals Extra: Your 2019 Ignatz Award Nominees

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Here are your 2019 Ignatz nominees. These fell into a weird part of my day, so my apologies for not having them up. I don't see anything on which I'd choose to remark in a trends way. These seem like appropriate choice given the shape of this part of the wider field. Congratulations to all those nominated and good luck on SPX weekend.

For those not up to speed on how the Ignatz work, the awards are nominated by committee and voted on the weekend of the show by those in attendance. This year's judges were MK Czerwiec, Kelly Froh, Rob McMonigal, Nola Pfau and Chris Kindred.

Somebody is usually very sweet and someone is usually very cutting and critical at the awards show; both are entertaining.

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Outstanding Artist

* Rosemary Valero-O'Connell -- Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me (First Second)
* Koren Shadmi -- Highwayman (Top Shelf Productions)
* Lucy Knisley Kid Gloves (First Second)
* Sloane Leong Prism Stalker (Image Comics)
* Ezra Claytan Daniels Upgrade Soul (Lion Forge)

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Outstanding Collection

* Love Letters to Jane's World -- Paige Braddock (Lion Forge)">Love Letters to Jane's World -- Paige Braddock (Lion Forge)
* Girl Town -- Carolyn Nowak (Top Shelf Productions)
* Dirty Plotte -- Julie Doucet (Drawn & Quarterly)
* Leaving Richard's Valley -- Michael DeForge (Drawn & Quarterly)
* This Woman's Work -- Julie Delporte (Drawn & Quarterly)

*****

Outstanding Anthology

* Electrum -- Edited by Der-shing Helmer (Ascend Comics)
* Wayward Sisters -- Edited by Allison O'Toole (TO Comix Press)
* Family: The Nib Magazine -- Edited by Matt Bors, Matt Lubchanksy and Eleri Harris (The Nib)
* Death: The Nib Magazine -- Edited by Matt Bors, Matt Lubchanksy and Eleri Harris (The Nib)
* We're Still Here: An All-Trans Comics Anthology -- Edited by Tara Avery and Jeanne Thornton (Stacked Deck Press)

*****

Outstanding Graphic Novel

* Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me -- Mariko Tamaki & Rosemary Valero-O’Connell (First Second)
* Upgrade Soul -- Ezra Clayton Daniels (Lion Forge)
* Woman World -- Aminder Dhaliwal (Drawn & Quarterly)
* Koren Shadmi -- Highwayman (Top Shelf Productions)
* Gender Queer -- Maia Kobabe (Lion Forge)

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Outstanding Series

* The Nib Magazine -- Matt Bors (The Nib)
* Daygloayhole Quarterly -- Ben Passmore (Silver Sprocket Press)
* Heavenly Blues -- Ben Kahn/Bruno Hidalgo (Scout Comics)
* Frontier -- Youth in Decline
* Endgames -- Ru Xu (NewsPrints)

*****

Outstanding Mini-Comic

* Trans Girls Hit the Town -- Emma Jayne (Diskette Press)
* Gonzalo -- Jed McGowan (Shortbox)
* Silver Wire -- Kriota Willberg (Birdcage Bottom Books)
* Cherry -- Inés Estrada (Kilgore Books & Comics)
* YLLW YLLW YLLW -- Mar Julia (Diskette Press)

*****

Outstanding Comic

* Lorna Benji Nate (Silver Sprocket)
* Infinite Wheat Paste #7 -– Pidge Carlisle (Pidge Comics)
* The Saga of Metalbeard -- Joshua Paddon & Matthew Hoddy (Self-Published)
* Egg Cream -- Liz Suburbia (Silver Sprocket & Czap Books)
* Check Please! Ngozi Ukazu (First Second)

*****

Outstanding Online Comic

* Isle of Elsi -- Alec Longstreth
* That's Not My Name! -- Hannako Lambert
* What Doctors Know About CPR -- Nathan Gray
* About Face -- Nate Powell
* Full Court Crush -- Hannah Blumenreich

*****

Promising New Talent

* Haleigh Buck
* Ebony Flowers
* Emma Jayne
* Mar Julia
* Kelsey Wroten

*****

Outstanding Story

* Sacred Heart Volume Two Part One: Livin' in the Future -- Liz Suburbia (from Egg Cream #1) (Czap Books)
* Sincerely, Harriet -- Sarah Winifred Searle (Graphic Universe)
* Woman World -- Aminder Dhaliwal (Drawn & Quarterly)
* The Dead Eye and the Deep Blue Sea -- Vannak Anan Prum (Seven Stories Press)
* Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me -- Mariko Tamaki & Rosemary Valero-O'Connell (First Second)

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I will likely have this linked up by the time the winners are announced. Let's hope.

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