The Ignatz Awards are intended to recognize outstanding achievements in comics and cartooning by small press creators or creator-owned projects published by larger publishers. Winners of the 2009 Ignatz Awards were named during a short ceremony on Saturday night in conjunction with the Small Press Expo (or SPX) in North Bethesda, Maryland.
And the Ignatz goes to…
Outstanding Artist: Nate Powell, Swallow Me Whole (Topshelf)
Outstanding Anthology or Collection: Kramer’s Ergot 7, ed. Sammy Harkham (Buenaventura)
Outstanding Graphic Novel: Acme Novelty Library #19, Chris Ware (Self-Published)
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 Hannawalt
Outstanding Online Comic: Year of the Rat, Cayetano Garza
I actually follow Year of the Rat and couldn’t be happier about that winning.
Newsarama would like to personally congratulate all the winners and nominees on their success this past year.