The Ignatz Award winners are…

This year’s Ignatz Award Winners were announced at the Small Press Expo that ran over the weekend in Bethesda Maryland. The award recognizes outstanding achievement in comics and cartooning and the winners are selected by ballot by attendees of the expo.

This year’s winners are:

  • Outstanding Artist – Nate Powell, Swallow Me Whole (Top Shelf)
  • Outstanding Anthology or Collection – Kramerâ??s Ergot #7, ed. Sammy Harkham (Buenaventura)
  • Outstanding Graphic Novel – Acme Novelty Library #19, Chris Ware (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • Outstanding Story – Willy, Papercutter #10, Damien Jay (Tugboat)
  • Promising New Talent – Colleen Frakes, Woman King (self-published)
  • Outstanding Series – Uptight, Jordan Crane (Fantagraphics)
  • Outstanding Comic – Uptight #3, Jordan Crane (Fantagraphics)
  • Outstanding Mini-Comic – Stay Away From Other People, Lisa Hanawalt
  • Outstanding Online Comic – Year of the Rat, Cayetano Garza

A full list of this year’s nominees can be found at the SPX website.