Monday, 16 September 2013

2013 Ignatz Award winners

The 17th annual Ignatz Awards took place over the weekend, in Bethesda, Maryland, as part of the SPX convention, as has become tradition. The clear winner of the night was Michael DeForge, who swept the board by triumphing every category in which he was nominated. Below is a list of all the award categories and nominees; winners are highlighted in bold. 
(On an aside it would seem John Martz has developed creepy psychic powers: writing a comic about winning an award and then proceeding to win an award for said comic. You can read Gold Star here, incidentally, in full and for free.)
Outstanding graphic novel:
When David lost his Voice by Judith Vanistendael, The Property by Rutu Modan, Today is the Last day of the Rest of your Life by Ulli Lust, Susceptible by Genevieve Castree, You’ll Never Know: A Soldier’s Heart by Carol Tyler
Outstanding comic:
Looking Out by Philippa Rice, Hyperspeed to Nowhere by Lale Westwind, Pope Hats #3 by Ethan Rilly, St Owl’s Bay by Simon Hanselmann, The Life Probelm by Austin English
Outstanding mini-comic:
Il Camino Delle Capre by Kris Mukai and Zachary Zezima, Hawaii 1997 by Sam Alden, The End of the Fucking World by Charles Forsman, Layaway by Joseph Lambert, Powdered Milk: The Man who could not Read by Keiler Roberts
Outstanding series:
Madtown High by Whit Taylor, Pope Hats by Ethan Rily, Lose by Michael DeForge, The Hive by Charles Burns, Prison Pit by Johnny Ryan
Outstanding anthology or collection:
Heads or Tails by Lilli Carre, Freddie Stories by Lynda Barry, Very Casual by Michael DeForge, Peter Bagge’s Other Stuff by peter Bagge, Tusen Hiartan Stark #1
Outstanding story:
Neighbours by Joanna Hellgren, The Carnival by Lilli Carre, Gold Star by John Martz, Birdseye Bristoe by Dan Zettwoch, Arid by Tom Hart
Outstanding artist:
Miriam Kattin for Letting Go, Lilli Carre for Heads and Tails, Michael DeForge for Lose #4, Patrick McEown for Hairshirt, Ulli Lust for Today is the Last day of the Rest of your Life
Outstanding online comic:
Haunter by Sam Alden, July Dary by Gabrielle Bell, Super Mutant Magic Academy by Jillian Tamaki, Bird Boy by Annie Szabla,
Promising new talent:
Nathan Bulmer for Eat More Bikes, Diana Thung for August Moon, Sam Alden for Hawaii 1997 and Haunter, Philippa Rice for Looking Out, Angie Wang for The Teacup Tree

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