The Ignatz Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comics and Cartooning is the first Festival Prize in the US comic book industry. Nominees for the awards are announced in August and are voted on by SPX attendees during the festival. The Ignatz Awards Presentation is open to the public and will be held on Saturday night, September 10 at 9PM.
Former Ignatz winners attending SPX 2011 include:
Ignatz for Outstanding Artist and Outstanding GN or Collection, 2004, Blankets
Ignatz for Promising New Talent, 2008, How To Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less
Ignatz for Outstanding Story, 2010, Monsters
Ignatz for Outstanding Online Comic, 2010, Troop 142
Ignatz for Outstanding Comic, 2010, I Want You
Ignatz for Outstanding Mini-Comic, 2010, Rambo 3.5
Ignatz for Promising New Talent, 2009, Woman King
Ignatz for Outstanding Anthology or Collection, 2008, Papercutter #7 (editor)
Ignatz for Outstanding Debut, 2008 Swallow Me Whole
Ignatz for Promising New Talent, 2007, The Blot (I Will Destroy You)
Ignatz for Outstanding Graphic Novel, 2006, Tricked
Carla Speed McNeil
Ignatz for Outstanding Series, 2005, Finder
Ignatz for Outstanding Debut, 2004, Teen Boat #6: VOTE BOAT
Detailed information about all of our announced guests is available at the SPX web site at www.spxpo.com. Additional guests will be announced on the Website as they are confirmed.
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