2014 Ignatz Awards Submissions Are Open!
Tis the time to submit your comics for consideration in Small Press Expo’s festival prize, the Ignatz Award. Submissions are open to all independent comics creators and publishers.
Note: You do not need to be an SPX 2014 exhibitor to submit, nor do you need to attend Small Press Expo to win.
Fame, fortune, glory and drink tickets galore await you!
Ignatz nominees are selected by a super-secret jury of creators (a new group each year) and voted on by attendees and exhibitors of Small Press Expo 2014.
As a part of the SPX Permanent Collection at the Library of Congress, all Ignatz nominees will automatically be sent to the LOC for permanent preservation.
Previous Ignatz winners include Kate Beaton, Michael DeForge, Lisa Hanawalt, Jaime Hernandez, Kevin Huizenga, Jillian Tamaki and Craig Thompson to name just a few!
The Ignatz Categories
All work will be eligible in all applicable categories, which include:
- Outstanding Artist
- Outstanding Anthology or Collection
- Outstanding Graphic Novel
- Outstanding Story
- Promising New Talent
- Outstanding Series
- Outstanding Comic
- Outstanding Minicomic
- Outstanding Online Comic
Speaking of “Promising New Talent,” starting in 2012 we began asking the winner of this particular award to create their own version of George Herriman’s brick-throwing rat (thank you Daryl Ayo and Lale Westvind!).
Last years’ well-deserved winner, Sam Alden produced the wonderful illustration above for our use in 2014.
The Ignatz Submission Process
In order to be considered for an Ignatz nomination, six copies of a work published between June 1, 2013 and May 31, 2014 should be sent to:
SPX Ignatz Awards
c/o Big Planet Comics
4849 Cordell Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814
USA** Please note this is a different address from last year. **
Links to comics eligible for the Outstanding Online Comic category should be emailed to email@example.com
All submissions must be received by June 7, 2014.
All questions should be sent to the Ignatz
Award coordinator, Eden Miller, at firstname.lastname@example.org