The nominees for the 2021 Ignatz Awards have just been announced; you can see all the nominees’ cover art here, or read on if you just can’t wait. As always, it’s a very diverse and eclectic list of titles and creators — many from newer names on the scene. We’re excited to check them out!
The Ignatzes honor the best in small press comics and are presented annually as a festival prize at the Small Press Expo (SPX); this year the ceremony will be virtual and voting will be via email. Nominees were selected by a panel of comics professionals. The 2021 Ignatz jurors are Sunmi, Nguyên Khôi Nguyễn, and Daniel Elkin.
The Ignatz Awards ceremony will be live-streamed via the SPX Youtube channel at 8PM on September 18.
New sign-ups will receive a ballot via email within 48-72 hours.
Key Dates for the 2021 Ignatz Awards
September 2 – Initial ballots emailed and voting begins
September 12 • 11:59 PM (EDT) – Voting for the 2021 Ignatz Awards ends
September 18 • 8:00 PM (EDT) – Online presentation of Ignatz Award winners