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Michael DeForge Leads Your 2013 Ignatz Award Winners

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Taking place in Bethesda, Maryland this weekend is the Small Press Expo, or SPX, arguably the biggest indie comics event of the year. And each year one of the highlights of the show is the presentation of the Ignatz Awards. Named in honor of legendary cartoonist George Herriman's Krazy Kat cartoons, the awards recognize outstanding achievements in comics and cartooning by small press creators in the previous year. This year's winners were announced yesterday, and leading the way was cartoonist Michael DeForge, who won three awards for his serialized work Lose and his anthology Very Casual, both published by Koyama Press.

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Link Ink: ‘Adventure Time’ Pancake, ‘Iron Man 3′ In Japan And Michael Keaton’s New Role


Video: A pancake artist by the name of Rogelio cooks up a tasty-looking Jake the Dog of Adventure Time fame at his restaurant in Mexico City. All it needs is bacon.

Movies: Tony Stark and Pepper Potts cuddle in the Japanese Iron Man 3 poster...

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Link: ‘Cyber Force’ Kickstarter Launches, ‘Deadpool’ Game Writer And The TMNT Annual


Crowdfunding: Top Cow's Cyber Force Kickstarter is now live, giving backers a chance to help "produce and give away the first full five issue story arc of the brand-new Cyber Force full color ongoing series...

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Link Ink: ‘Batman: Arkham City’ Gets 3D, The TARDIS Corset And Lunch From An NES


Gaming: Batman: Arkham City will support both stereoscopic and old-fashioned anaglyph (red and blue glasses) varieties of 3D at launch.

International: Robert Kirkman's Skybound imprint at Image has inked a deal for distribution in Asia, taking Invincible, The Walking Dead, Witch Doctor and more overseas...

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Link Ink: Oeming Does ‘Portal 2′, Nic Cage’s Stolen Copy of ‘Action Comics’ #1 Resurfaces and Marijuanaman Soars


Webcomics: Now up at IGN, both halves of Michael Avon Oeming's Portal 2: Lab Rat comic are pretty dope. Following his awesome Left 4 Dead series, he's starting to cement himself as the best comics-rooted-in-videogame-continuity (his stuff's too good for the simple "tie-in" tag) artist out there...

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Dean Haspiel’s Shirtless Ignatz Award Presentation [Video]

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Link Ink — HOBODARKSEID, Crisis on Two Earths, 3D Flickr Cities


A roundup of cool junk from around the web.

Twitter: NPR reveals the truth behind @HOBODARKSEID. The answer is the opposite of disappointing, but as @kielphegley noted, once read you can never unknow this...

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Small Press Expo 2009 Is The Place To Be This Weekend


It's Friday afternoon and that means one thing: Thinking about what's going on this weekend instead of getting any actual work done.

And what are comic book folks thinking about? SPX, naturally.

The world of small press comics is making their way to Bethesda, Md...

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Presenting the 2007 Ignatz Graduating Class


Last night's Ignatz awards show at SPX was a pleasure to attend, with Heidi MacDonald again handling the emcee gig with customary wit and charm. Living up to the promise to keep the awards show moving along briskly, so that everyone could move on to the after-party (featuring a chocolate fondue fountain...

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Jeff Smith Says “Manga Is Just Not that Good”


At the last stop on his year-long Bone World Tour, Jeff Smith sat down at SPX this afternoon with Heidi MacDonald for an engaging hour-long chat in which he spoke of Bone, Shazam, and his forthcoming Rasl...

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