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Nominees announced for 2012 Ignatz Awards

The nominees were announced for the 2012 Ignatz Awards, which will be presented during the Small Press Expo, held Sept. 15-16 in Bethesda, Maryland.

Named in honor of the brick-wielding mouse in George Herriman’s Krazy Kat strip, the awards recognize achievement in comics and cartooning. Nominees are selected by a panel of five cartoonists — this year it was Edie Fake, Minty Lewis, Julia Wertz, Dylan Meconis and Lark Pien — and then voted on by SPX attendees.

The nominees are:

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
• 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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