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Weekender: Mare Odomo, ‘Performance’, And Calling Cthulhu

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The weekend is here! Take a look back at what’s happened in the past seven days. New comics, new stories, new podcasts, new art being made — it’s all part of the ComicsAlliance Weekender!

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Small Press Expo Announces 2016 Ignatz Award Nominees

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The Small Press Expo has announced the 2016 nominations for the Ignatz, the annual awards for independent comics. Indie Comics mainstays like Daniel Clowes and Adrian Tomine are represented, alongside newer stars like Carolyn Nowak and Tillie Walden.

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Women Triumph at Ignatz Awards with Wins for Foster-Dimino, Goldstein, Carroll, Carre, and J. Tamaki

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The Eisner Awards at San Diego Comic-Con back in July were a great night for women in comics, but this past weekend's Ignatz Awards at Small Press Expo in Bethesda, Maryland, recognizing achievements in small press and independent creator-owned comics, went one step further in celebrating women's contributions. Women claimed victory in every category.

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Small Press Expo Announces 2015 Ignatz Award Nominees

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Small Press Expo (SPX) has announced the nominees for the 2015 Igntaz Awards. It’s a diverse line-up with three nominations each for Sophia Foster-Dimino, Ethan Rilly, and Caldecott Honor and Eisner Award-winner Jillian Tamaki, as well as two nominations each for Sophie Goldstein, Kris Mukai and Noah Van Sciver.

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Ignatz Awards Honor Indie Creators And Alternative Work With 2014 Nominations

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The Small Press Expo (SPX) announced the full list of nominees for the 2014 Ignatz Awards this week; with an aim to celebrate outstanding achievements in independent and alternative comics and cartooning, the awards are named after George Herriman’s brick-wielding mouse from his Krazy Kat comic strip, recognising exceptional work within the medium. Nominees are determined by a panel of cartoonists, this year comprised of Whit Taylor, Melissa Mendes, Thien Pham, Darryl Ayo, and Austin English, with votes cast only by attendees during SPX to decide the eventual winners.

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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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Read Jim Rugg’s Complete ‘Rambo 3.5′: Now with an Ignatz Award! [Interview & Comic]

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Every now and then, a mini-comic comes along that is so wonderful, we have to write about it twice in a week. Such is the case with Jim Rugg's "Rambo 3.5" which won an Ignatz for Outstanding Mini-Comic this past weekend at the Small Press Expo (on the anniversary of September 11th, no less)...

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Link Ink: World’s Gangsterest, 2010 Ignatz Winners and ‘Beck’ Goes #1

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Art: Steve Seeley imagines a world where Batman and Superman joined gangs.

Awards: The 2010 Ignatz Award winners have been announced. See if your favorites made the cut.

Gaming: "Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions" didn't arrive on PC alongside its console counterparts, but it's expected to arrive before the end of the year...

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Small Press Expo 2009 Is The Place To Be This Weekend

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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

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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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