Women Sweep 2015 Ignatz Awards at This Year’s Small Press Expo

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How rad is this: this year’s Ignatz Awards were swept by female creators in every category. For those of you who don’t know, the Ignatz Awards are awards given to comics creators in recognition of their achievements within small press or creator owned comics. It’s presented every year at SPX, and this year’s was pretty rad.

Notable winners include Emily Carroll winning Outstanding Artist for her work on Through the Woods, and Sophia Foster-Dimino, who took home three awards, including Promising New Talent, Outstanding Series, and Outstanding Minicomic.

The full award winners are as follows:

Outstanding Artist
Emily Carroll, Through the Woods

Outstanding Anthology or Collection
How to Be Happy, by Eleanor Davis

Outstanding Graphic Novel
The Oven, by Sophie Goldstein

Outstanding Story
“Sex Coven,” by Jillian Tamaki (Frontier #7)

Promising New Talent
Sophia Foster-Dimino (Sphincter; Sex Fantasy)

Outstanding Series
Sex Fantasy, by Sophia Foster-Dimino

Outstanding Comic
The Oven, by Sophie Goldstein

Outstanding Minicomic
Sex Fantasy #4, by Sophia Foster-Dimino

Outstanding Online Comic
The Bloody Footprint, by Lilli Carré

So, gang. Will you be checking out these new creator owned/small press comics soon, if you haven’t already?

(via Comic Book Resources)

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