It was a little hard reporting, as we were also MCing, but thanks to Douglas Wolk, here are the winners. Congrats to all!

Outstanding Artist
Tony Millionaire, Billy Hazelnuts (Fantagraphics Books)

Outstanding Anthology or Collection
Black Hole by Charles Burns (Pantheon)

Outstanding Graphic Novel
Tricked by Alex Robinson (Top Shelf Productions)

Outstanding Story
Ganges #1 by Kevin Huizenga (Fantagraphics Books)

Promising New Talent
Hope Larson, Salamander Dream (AdHouse Books), Gray Horses (Oni Press)

Outstanding Series
Owly by Andy Runton (Top Shelf Productions)

Outstanding Comic
Schizo #4 by Ivan Brunetti (Fantagraphics Books)

Outstanding Minicomic
Monsters by Ken Dahl

Outstanding Online Comic
Perry Bible Fellowship by Nicholas Gurewitch,

Outstanding Debut Comic
Class of ‘99 by Josh Eiserike (Self-Published)


  1. I guess the whole scene I made about Anders Nilsen’s work damaged my indy creds last year, but I’m very happy with this year’s Ignatz winners. I love Tony Millionaire’s work, I’d been reading Black Hole since the first issue (so long ago), I like Alex Robinson’s work, Hope Larson’s work, and congrats to Owly!

    Great show. I thought last year’s show had a very disappointing guest list, with pretty much just Harvey Pekar as the main draw (who I like, but I’m not a huge fan of). How can you go wrong with Scott McCloud, Matt Feazell, Paul Pope, Scott Morse, Tony Millionaire, etc? I’ve loved those guys for years. Unfortunately, I didn’t even know Feiffer was there until today.

    I do like the one room layout of this venue, but I thought the aisles were a little too narrow when I was there on Saturday. It made the crowd seem huge, but it was hard to get around or to see what was at a table. I also don’t like the expensive parking or the general area of the convention center. There’s nothing to do there, and the only restaurants in the immediate area are chain restaurants like Bennigan’s and TGIFridays.

    Is this a “permanent” location for SPXpo, or are they still looking around?

  2. Love your coverage of the SPX. Thanks for publishing the winners list! I too am happy for Alex Robinson; Alex is a great guy and deserves the win.

    This was a great event; I could only attend Friday, so I missed the awards.

    I had a blast, but I always wish that I could spend more time.