This year’s Ignatz nominations are in, up for Outstanding Story is Ludovic Debeurme’s U.S. debut Lucille, which came out last year from Top Shelf to stunning reviews! I recently wrote a bit about translating it and its forthcoming sequel Renée at Weird Fiction Review.
The Ignatz Awards, named for the brick-wielding mouse in George Herriman’s classic strip Krazy Kat, are intended to recognize outstanding achievements in comics and cartooning by small press creators or creator-owned projects published by larger publishers. Recipients are determined by attendees at Bethesda’s annual Small Press Expo (SPX), a weekend convention and tradeshow showcasing creator-owned comics. Nominations are made by a five-member jury of comic book professionals.