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August 13, 2012

Your 2012 Ignatz Award Nominees


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.

Outstanding Artist
* Marc Bell – Pure Pajamas (Drawn & Quarterly)
* Inés Estrada - Ojitos Borrosos (Self-published)
* Jaime Hernandez - Love and Rockets New Stories (Fantagraphics)
* Craig Thompson - Habibi (Pantheon)
* Matthew Thurber – 1 800 Mice (Picturebox)

Outstanding Anthology or Collection
* Big Questions - Anders Nilsen (Drawn & Quarterly)
* Hark! A Vagrant - Kate Beaton (Drawn & Quarterly)
* The Man Who Grew His Beard - Olivier Schrauwen (Fantagraphics)
* Nobrow #6 - Various artists (Nobrow)
* Ojitos Borrosos - Inés Estrada (Self-published)

Outstanding Graphic Novel
* Big Questions by Anders Nilsen (Drawn & Quarterly)
* Harvey Pekar's Cleveland by Harvey Pekar and Joseph Remnant (Top Shelf)
* My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf (Abrams ComicArts)
* Troop 142 by Mike Dawson (Secret Acres)
* A Zoo In Winter by Jiro Taniguchi (Fanfare/Ponent Mon)

Outstanding Story
* 1 800 Mice by Matthew Thurber (Picturebox)
* Keith or Steve, Mome #22, by Nick Drnaso (Fantagraphics)
* Lucille by Ludovic Debeurme (Top Shelf)
* Return to Me, Love & Rockets New Stories #4, by Jaime Hernandez (Fantagraphics)
* The Weeper, Papercutter #17, by Jason Martin and Jesse Reklaw (Tugboat Press)

Promising New Talent
* Lauren Barnett - Me Likes You Very Much (Hic & Hoc Publications)
* Clara Besijelle - The Lobster King (Self-published)
* Tessa Brunton - Passage (Sparkplug Books)
* Lila Quintero Weaver - Dark Room: A Memoir in Black and White (University of Alabama Press)
* Lale Westvind - Hot Dog Beach (Self-published)

Outstanding Series
* Black Mass by Patrick Kyle (Mother Books)
* EOTMC by Leslie Stein (Self-published)
* Ganges by Kevin Huizenga (Fantagraphics)
* Love and Rockets New Stories by The Hernandez Brothers (Fantagraphics)
* Pope Hats by Ethan Rilly (AdHouse Books)

Outstanding Comic
* Hot Dog Beach #2 by Lale Westvind (Self-published)
* Passage by Tessa Brunton (Sparkplug Books)
* Pterodactyl Hunters by Brendan Leach (Top Shelf)
* The Sixth Gun #17 by Brian Hurtt and Cullen Bunn (Oni Press)
* Pope Hats #2 by Ethan Rilly (AdHouse Books)

Outstanding Mini-Comic
* The Death of Elijah Lovejoy by Noah Van Sciver (2D Cloud)
* Hypnotic Induction Technique by Grant Reynolds (Self-published)
* The Monkey in the Basement and Other Delusions by Corinne Mucha (Retrofit Comics)
* Ramble On #2 by Calvin Wong (Self-published)
* RAV #6 by Mickey Zacchilli (Self-published)

Outstanding Online Comic
* Amazing Facts... and Beyond! with Leon Beyond by Dan Zettwoch and Kevin Huizenga
* Black Is the Color by Julia Gfrorer
* Lucky by Gabrielle Bell
* Starslip by Kris Straub
* SuperMutant Magic Academy by Jillian Tamaki
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