Ignatz Awards 2010 – 2 D&Q books win awards.

No Canadians won any Ignatz Awards at the ceremony this past weekend in Baltimore, however Canadian publisher Drawn & Quarterly did publish two of the award-winning books:

2010 Ignatz Award Recipients

  • Outstanding Artist
    Eddie Campbell, Alec: The Years Have Pants (A Life-Sized Omnibus) (Top Shelf Productions)
  • Outstanding Anthology or Collection
    Masterpiece Comics, R. Sikoryak (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • Outstanding Graphic Novel
    Market Day, James Sturm (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • Outstanding Story
    Monsters, Ken Dahl (Secret Acres)
  • Promising New Talent
    Matt Wiegle, “The Orphan Baiter”, Papercutter #13 (Tugboat Press)
  • Outstanding Series
    Ganges, Kevin Huizenga (Fantagraphics Books)
  • Outstanding Comic
    I Want You, Lisa Hanawalt (Buenaventura Press)
  • Outstanding Mini-Comic
    Rambo 3.5, Jim Rugg
  • Outstanding Online Comic
    Troop 142, Mike Dawson

Ignatz AwardsThe Ignatz Awards, named for the character in the classic comic strip Krazy Kat by George Herriman, is the festival prize of the annual SMALL PRESS EXPO (SPX) that recognizes outstanding achievement in comics and cartooning. The ballot is created by a panel of five cartoonists and is then voted on by the attendees at the event. This offers a unique reflection of the views the professionals and their fans. The award winners are announced at an awards gala.

The only Canadian creator nominated was Montreal’s Sully whose book, the Hipless Boy (published by Montreal based publisher Conundrum Press) got him nominations in the Artist, Anthology or Collection, Outstanding Story and Promising New Talent categories.