2019 IGNATZ AWARDS Nominations

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The nominations for the 2019 Ignatz Awards has been announced by the Small Press Expo.

The Ignatz Award is SPX's festival prize, recognizing outstanding achievement in comics and cartooning.  The award-winners will be decided upon from ballots issued to attendees of this year's SPX on September 14 and 15 at the Marriott North Bethesda Hotel & Conference Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

The awards are scheduled to be announced in a ceremony that weekend.

OUTSTANDING GRAPHIC NOVEL
Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki & Rosemary Valero-O'Connell (First Second)
Upgrade Soul by Ezra Clayton Daniels (Lion Forge)
Woman's World by Aminder Dhaliwal (Drawn & Quarterly)
Highwaymen by Koren Shadmi (Top Shelf Productions)
Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe (Lion Forge)


OUTSTANDING SERIES
The Nib Magazine - Matt Bors (The Nib)
Daygloayhole Quarterly by Ben Passmore (Silver Sprocket Press)
Heavenly Blues by Ben Kahn & Bruno Hidalgo (Scout COmics)
Frontier (Youth in Decline)
Endgame by Ru Xu (NewsPrints)


OUTSTANDING MINICOMIC
Trans Girls Hit the Town by Emma Jayne (Diskette Press)
Gonzalo by Jed McGowan (Shortbox)
Silver Wire by Kriota Willberg (Birdcage Bottom Books)
Cherry by InesEstrada (Kilgore Books & Comics)
YLLW YLLW YLLW by Mar Julia (Diskette Press)


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


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


PROMISING NEW TALENT
Haleigh Buck
Ebony Flowers
Emma Jayne
Mar Julia
Kelsey Wroten


OUTSTANDING STORY
Sacret Heart Vol. 2 Part 1: Livin' in the Future by Liz Suburbia (from Egg Cream #1, Czap Books)
Sincerely, Harriet by Sarah Winifred Searle (Graphic Universe)
Woman World by Aminder Dhaliwal (Drawn & Quarterly)
The Dead Eye and the Deep Blue Sea by Vannak Anan Prum (Seven Stories Press)
Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki & Rosemary Valero-O'Connell (First Second)

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