Love & Rockets dominates 2012 Ignatz Awards

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Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez were the big winners at last night’s Ignatz Awards with wins in three categories. The awards were presented in front of a packed house (as usual) at a ceremony MC’d by Jerzy Drozd. In addition to the categories below, Richard Thompson was presented with the first ever Golden Brick Award, for lifetime achievement.

Winners in BOLD.

Outstanding Artist
Marc Bell – Pure Pajamas (Drawn & Quarterly)
Inés Estrada – Ojitos Borrosos (Self-published)
Jaime Hernandez – Love and Rockets New Stories (Fantagraphics)

Craig Thompson – Habibi (Pantheon)
Matthew Thurber – 1 800 Mice (Picturebox)

Outstanding Anthology or Collection
Big Questions – Anders Nilson (Drawn & Quarterly)
Hark! A Vagrant – Kate Beaton (Drawn & Quarterly)


The Man Who Grew His Beard – Olivier Schrauwen (Fantagraphics)
Nobrow #6 – Various artists (Nobrow)
Ojitos Borrosos – Inés Estrada (Self-published)

Outstanding Graphic Novel
Big Questions by Anders Nilsen (Drawn & Quarterly)

Harvey Pekar’s Cleveland by Harvey Pekar and Joseph Remnant (Top Shelf/Zip)
My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf (Abrams ComicArts)
Troop 142 by Mike Dawson (Secret Acres)
A Zoo In Winter by Jiro Taniguchi (Fanfare/Ponent Mon)

Outstanding Story
1 800 Mice by Matthew Thurber (Picturebox)
“Keith or Steve,” Mome #22, by Nick Drnaso (Fantagraphics)
Lucille by Ludovic Debeurme (Top Shelf)
“Return to Me,” Love & Rockets New Stories #4, by Jaime Hernandez (Fantagraphics)

“The  Weeper,” Papercutter #17, by Jason Martin and Jesse Reklaw (Tugboat Press)

Promising New Talent
Lauren Barnett – Me Likes You Very Much (Hic & Hoc Publications)
Clara Besijelle – The Lobster King (Self-published)
Tessa Brunton – Passage (Sparkplug Books)
Lila Quintero Weaver – Dark Room: A Memoir in Black and White (University of Alabama Press)
Lale Westvind – Hot Dog Beach (Self-published)

Outstanding Series
Black Mass by Patrick Kyle (Mother Books)
Eye of the Majestic Creature by Leslie Stein (Self-published)
Ganges by Kevin Huizenga (Fantagraphics)
Love and Rockets New Stories by The Hernandez Brothers (Fantagraphics)

Pope Hats by Ethan Rilly (AdHouse Books)

Outstanding Comic
Hot Dog Beach #2 by Lale Westvind (Self-published)
Passage by Tessa Brunton (Sparkplug Books)
Pterodactyl Hunters by Brendan Leach (Top Shelf)

The Sixth Gun #17 by Brian Hurtt and Cullen Bunn (Oni Press)
Pope Hats #2 by Ethan Rilly (AdHouse Books)

Outstanding Mini-Comic
The Death of Elijah Lovejoy by Noah Van Sciver (2D Cloud)
Hypnotic Induction Technique by Grant Reynolds (Self-published)
The Monkey in the Basement and Other Delusions by Corinne Mucha (Retrofit Comics)

Ramble On #2 by Calvin Wong (Self-published)
RAV #6 by Mickey Zacchilli (Self-published)

Outstanding Online Comic
Amazing Facts…and Beyond! with Leon Beyond by Dan Zettwoch and Kevin Huizenga: http://leonbeyondfacts.blogspot.com/
Black Is the Color by Julia Gfrorer: http://studygroupcomics.com/main/black-is-the-color-by-julia-gfrorer/
Lucky by Gabrielle Bell – http://gabriellebell.com/
Starslip by Kris Straub – http://starslip.com/
SuperMutant Magic Academy by Jillian Tamaki: http://mutantmagic.com/

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