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SPX Announces Nominees for the Ignatz Awards

Official Press Release

One of the most anticipated events of the Small Press Expo is the Ignatz, a festival prize to recognize outstanding achievement in comics and cartooning. The nominees were decided by a panel of five comic artists and will be voted on by the attendees at SPX September 23rd-24th. The paenl for the 2005 Ignatz Jury are Jennifer Daydreamer, Shaenon Garrity, James Kochalka, Jeff Parker and Dan Zettwoch. The recipients of the awards will be announced at SPX in Bethesda, MD during the Ignatz Awards Ceremony, 9:00 pm on Saturday, September 24th, 2005.

SPX 2005 NINTH ANNUAL IGNATZ AWARDS NOMINEES

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OUTSTANDING ARTIST

David B., Epileptic (Pantheon), Babel (Drawn & Quarterly)

Jeffrey Brown, Bighead (Top Shelf Productions)

Roger Langridge, Fred the Clown (Fantagraphics)

Seth, Clyde Fans Book 1 (Drawn & Quarterly)

Craig Thompson, Carnet de Voyage (Top Shelf Productions)

OUTSTANDING ANTHOLOGY OR COLLECTION

Above and Below: Two Tales of the American Frontier, James Sturm (Drawn & Quarterly)

Dead Herring Comics, edited by Actus, (Actus Independent Comics)

Diary of a Mosquito Abatement Man, John Porcellino (La Mano)

Fred the Clown, Roger Langridge (Fantagraphics)

Hutch Owen: Unmarketable, Tom Hart (Top Shelf Productions)

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OUTSTANDING GRAPHIC NOVEL

Bighead, Jeffrey Brown (Top Shelf Productions)

Carnet de Voyage, Craig Thompson (Top Shelf Productions)

Cinema Panopticum, Thomas Ott (L'Association, Fantagraphics)

Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return, Marjane Satrapi (Pantheon)

Why Are You Doing This?, Jason (Fantagraphics Books)

OUTSTANDING STORY

Dogs and Water, Anders Nilsen (Drawn and Quarterly)

"Dumb Solitaire", Love and Rockets #11 and #13, Gilbert Hernandez (Fantagraphics)

"Homme De Le Bois", The Frank Ritza Papers, David Collier (Drawn & Quarterly)

The Legend of Wild Man Fischer, Dennis P. Eichorn and J.R. Williams (Top Shelf Productions)

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"Onion Jack", Superior Showcase #0, Joel Priddy (AdHouse Books)

PROMISING NEW TALENT

Joshua W. Cotter, Skyscrapers of the Midwest (AdHouse Books)

Rebecca Dart, RabbitHead (Alternative Comics)

Vanessa Davis, Spaniel Rage (Buenaventura Press)

Andy Runton, Owly (Top Shelf Productions)

Karl Stevens, Guilty (Karl Stevens Publishing, dist. by Alternative Comics)

OUTSTANDING SERIES

Bipolar, Tomer Hanuka, Asaf Hanuka, and Etgar Keret (Alternative Comics)

Deadpan, David Heatley (Self-published)

Finder, Carla Speed McNeil (Lightspeed Press)

Love and Rockets vol. II, Los Bros Hernandez (Fantagraphics)

Skyscrapers of the Midwest, Joshua W. Cotter (AdHouse Books)

OUTSTANDING COMIC

Dogs & Water, Anders Nilsen (Drawn & Quarterly)

Love & Rockets #13, Los Bros. Hernandez (Fantagraphics)

Love & Rockets #12, Los Bros. Hernandez (Fantagraphics)

Or Else #1, Kevin Huizenga (Drawn & Quarterly)

Worn Tuff Elbow #1, Marc Bell (Fantagraphics)

OUTSTANDING MINICOMIC

Couch Tag #2, Jesse Reklaw (Self-published)

Dance, John Hankiewicz (Self-published)

Monday, Andy Hartzell (Self-published)

Ouija Interview #3, by Sarah Becan (Self-published)

Phase 7, Alec Longstreth (Self-published)

OUTSTANDING ONLINE COMIC

Ballad, deadmouse (http://www.moderntales.com)

Copper, Kazu Kibuishi (http://www.boltcity.com)

Dicebox, Jenn Manley Lee (http://www.jennworks.com)

The Perry Bible Fellowship, Nicholas Gurewitch (http://www.thepbf.com)

Superslackers, Steven Manale (www.superslackers.com)

OUTSTANDING DEBUT NOMINEES

676 apparitions of Killoffer, Killoffer, Typocrat Press

Action Philosphers: Self Help For Stupid Ugly Losers #1, Ryan Dunlavy & Fred Van Lente

American Music: A-Z, Ben Towle

Big Fat Whale's Sea Anomie, Brian McFadden

Conversations #2, James Kochalka & Jeffrey Brown, Top Shelf Productions

The Dada Alphabet, An Absurdist's Primer, Freese, Milloway & Wood

Dr. Dremo, Vol.1, DC Conspiracy

House of Twelve's Rashoman, Cheese Hasselberger, House of Twelve

Matriculated, Phillip Chan, Digital Pimp Productions

Merde, Steve Ahlquist, Chris Reilly & Ben Towle

Owly, Vol. 3, Andy Runton, Top Shelf Productions

Pale Fire, MK Reed

Strange Detective Tales: Dead Love #2, Jesse Bausch & Jim Callahan, Oddgod Press

Stupid and Unkind, Robin Enrico

Superf*ckers #2, James Kochalka, Top Shelf Productions

The Surrogates #2, Robert Venditti & Brett Weldele, Top Shelf Productions

True Porn, Vol. 2, edited by Robyn Chapman & Kelli Nelson, Alternative Comics

Will You Still Love Me If I Wet The Bed?, Liz Prince, Top Shelf Productions

Zed: Setting the Scene, Duane M. Abe, Corkey Comics

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