Winners announced for 2012 Ignatz Awards

Love and Rockets New Stories took home three awards tonight at the 2012 Ignatz Awards, which were announced at SPX, the Small Press Expo in Bethesda, Md.

Nominees for the awards were chosen by a jury of five creators and voted on by attendees at the show. This year's jury included Edie Fake, Minty Lewis, Dylan Meconis, Lark Pien and Julia Wertz.

The 2012 Ignatz award winners are:

Outstanding Artist: Jaime Hernandez - Love and Rockets New Stories (Fantagraphics)Outstanding Anthology or Collection: Hark! A Vagrant - Kate Beaton (Drawn & Quarterly)Outstanding Graphic Novel: Big Questions by Anders Nilsen (Drawn & Quarterly)Outstanding Story: “Return to Me,” Love & Rockets New Stories #4, by Jaime Hernandez (Fantagraphics)Promising New Talent: Lale Westvind - Hot Dog Beach (Self-published)Outstanding Series: Love and Rockets New Stories by The Hernandez Brothers (Fantagraphics)Outstanding Comic: Pterodactyl Hunters by Brendan Leach (Top Shelf)Outstanding Mini-Comic: The Monkey in the Basement and Other Delusions by Corinne Mucha (Retrofit Comics)Outstanding Online Comic: SuperMutant Magic Academy by Jillian Tamaki

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