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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
Dat Rat

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 ProcessIn 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 Awardsc/o Big Planet Comics4849 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 spxignatz@gmail.com.  

All submissions must be received by June 7, 2014.

Full guidelines are available at http://www.spxpo.com/ignatz-guidelines.
All questions should be sent to the Ignatz Award coordinator, Eden Miller, at spxignatz@gmail.com.





IT IS TIME. Get ON it comics folks!

Submit ALL the comics!
Okay maybe not ALL the comics because Eden needs to sleep sometime but all the relevant comics!

spandexless:

spx:

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
Dat Rat
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 spxignatz@gmail.com.  
All submissions must be received by June 7, 2014.
Full guidelines are available at http://www.spxpo.com/ignatz-guidelines.

All questions should be sent to the Ignatz Award coordinator, Eden Miller, at spxignatz@gmail.com.

IT IS TIME. Get ON it comics folks!

Submit ALL the comics!

Okay maybe not ALL the comics because Eden needs to sleep sometime but all the relevant comics!

Monday, September 16, 2013
Just wanted to share my SPX haul again. I’m still really impressed I took this picture without falling off my bed/bookcase and breaking my face. At least if I had it would have been for a good cause. Comics!
Later I separated what I bought and what lovely creators donated for review. Now I just have to catalog it all…

Just wanted to share my SPX haul again. I’m still really impressed I took this picture without falling off my bed/bookcase and breaking my face. At least if I had it would have been for a good cause. Comics!

Later I separated what I bought and what lovely creators donated for review. Now I just have to catalog it all…

Monday, March 18, 2013

In defense of SPX

So I hear a lot of people are upset.

Granted, I know that I’m press, not a creator, so the sting of possibly being shut out of SPX registration once everything has been sorted doesn’t really apply to me. But I saw the email they sent out after the whole debacle and I know they worked for months on the system to try and prevent that kind of failure and considering all the times as comics fans we’ve been involved in some kind of online registration nightmare (I’m looking at you SDCC) I think the fine people of SPX were as classy as they could possibly be about it.

I know that there are a lot of other things we could talk about about SPX as a show and how and who it should be represented and representing and in my experience the organizers are open to these kinds of discussions. But for now I would just like to applaud them on attempting to take what ended up being a complete shitshow in stride. 

That’s all really. I’ll show myself out now.

Friday, September 28, 2012

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SPX 2012: Beth Scorzato Rusty and Joe chat with Beth Scorzato, the managing editor of Spandexless.com. Important subjects discussed include: the perils of live-blogging awards results, Rusty ladylike charm, and what’s up with that. Oh, and a bunch of stuff about small press and independent comics. That, too.

For more from Beth, check out spandexless.com!

Monday, September 17, 2012