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Tamaki, Rilly and Foster-Dimino lead Ignatz Awards slate

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Tamaki, Rilly and Foster-Dimino lead Ignatz Awards slate

The nominees have been announced for the 2015 Ignatz Awards, featuring a diverse lineup of creators that’s more than half women. The 2015 field is led by Sophia Foster-Dimino, Jillian Tamaki and Ethan Rilly, who received three noss each.

Presented annually at the Small Press Expo in Bethesda, Maryland, the awards are named in honor of the brick-wielding mouse in George Herriman’s Krazy Kat strip, and recognize achievement in comics and cartooning. Nominees are selected by a panel of five cartoonists — this year it was Lamar Abrams, Cara Bean, Robyn Chapman, Sophie Goldstein and Corrine Mucha — and then voted on by SPX attendees.

The winners will be presented Saturday, Sept. 19, at SPX. Here’s the full list of nominees:

Outstanding Artist
Emily Carroll, Through the Woods
Ed Luce, Wuvable Oaf
Roman Muradov, (In a Sense) Lost and Found
Jillian Tamaki, SuperMutant Magic Academy
Noah Van Sciver, Saint Cole

Outstanding Anthology or Collection
Drawn and Quarterly: 25 Years of Contemporary Cartooning, Comics and Graphic Novels, edited by Tom Devlin, Chris Oliveros, Peggy Burns, Tracy Hurren and Julia Pohl-Miranda
An Entity Observes All Things, by Box Brown
How to Be Happy, by Eleanor Davis
Pope Hats #4, by Ethan Rilly
SuperMutant Magic Academy, by Jillian Tamaki

Outstanding Graphic Novel
Beauty, by Kerascoët and Hubert
The Oven, by Sophie Goldstein
Rav, by Mickey Zacchilli
Saint Cole, by Noah Van Sciver
Wendy, by Walter Scott

Outstanding Story
Doctors, by Dash Shaw
“Me As a Baby,” by Michael DeForge (from Lose #6)
“Nature Lessons,” by Marguerite Van Cook and James Romberger (from The Late Child and Other Animals)
“Sex Coven,” by Jillian Tamaki (from Frontier #7)
Weeping Flower, Grows in Darkness, by Kris Mukai

Promising New Talent
M. Dean, K.M. & R.P. & MCMLXXI (1971)
Sophia Foster-Dimino, Sphincter, Sex Fantasy
Dakota McFadzean, Don’t Get Eaten by Anything
Jane Mai, Soft
Gina Wynbrandt, Big Pussy

Outstanding Series
Dumb, by Georgia Webber
Frontier, edited by Ryan Sands
March, by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell
Pope Hats, by Ethan Rilly
Sex Fantasy, by Sophia Foster-Dimino

Outstanding Comic
Borb, by Jason Little
The Nature of Nature, by Disa Wallander
The Oven, by Sophie Goldstein
Pope Hats 4, by Ethan Rilly
Weeping Flower, Grows in Darkness, by Kris Mukai

Outstanding Minicomic
Devil’s Slice of Life, by Patrick Crotty
Epoxy 5, by John Pham
King Cat #75, by John Porcellino
Sex Fantasy #4, by Sophia Foster-Dimino
Whalen: A Reckoning, by Audry

Outstanding Online Comic
The Bloody Footprint, by Lilli Carre
Carriers, by Lauren Weinstein
Mom Body, by Rebecca Roher
O Human Star, by Blue Delliquanti
Witchy, by Ariel Ries

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