by BK Munn
The 2015 Ignatz Awards nominations are out and quite a few Canadian talents are singled out in a number of categories. The nominees were selected by a jury composed of Lamar Abrams, Cara Bean, Robyn Chapman, Sophie Goldstein and Corrine Mucha. The winners will be announced at SPX in Bethseda, Maryland on September 19 after being voted on by attendees of the Expo. Canadian nominees include Emily Carroll, Michael DeForge, Dakota McFadzean, Ethan Rilly, Walter Scott, Jillian Tamaki, Georgia Webber, as well as several Canadian publishers.
Here are the noms:
Outstanding Artist
* Emily Carroll, Through The Woods
* Ed Luce, Wuvable Oaf
* Roman Muradov, (In a Sense) Lost and Found
* Jillian Tamaki, SuperMutant Magic Academy
* Noah Van Sciver, Saint Cole
Outstanding Anthology or Collection
* Drawn and Quarterly, 25 Years of Contemporary Cartooning, Comics, and Graphic Novels, Tom Devlin, Chris Oliveros, Peggy Burns, Tracy Hurren, and Julia Pohl-Miranda (producers)
* An Entity Observes All Things, Box Brown
* How To Be Happy, Eleanor Davis
* Pope Hats #4, Ethan Rilly
* SuperMutant Magic Academy, Jillian Tamaki
Outstanding Graphic Novel
* Beauty, Kerascoet and Hubert
* The Oven, Sophie Goldstein
* Rav, Mickey Zacchilli
* Saint Cole, Noah Van Sciver
* Wendy, Walter Scott
Outstanding Story
* Doctors, Dash Shaw
* “Me As a Baby” from Lose #6, Michael DeForge
* “Nature Lessons” from The Late Child And Other Animals, Marguerite Van Cook and James Romberger
* “Sex Coven” from Frontier #7 by Jillian Tamaki
* Weeping Flower Grows in Darkness, by Kris Mukai
Promising New Talent
* M. Dean, K.M. & R.P. & MCMLXXI (1971)
* Sophia Foster-Dimino, Sphincter; Sex Fantasy
* Dakota McFadzean, Don’t Get Eaten by Anything
* Jane Mai, Soft
* Gina Wynbrandt, Big Pussy
Outstanding Series
* Dumb, Georgia Webber
* Frontier, Ryan Sands (editor)
* March, John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell
* Pope Hats, Ethan Rilly
* Sex Fantasy, Sophia Foster-Dimino
Outstanding Comic

* Borb, Jason Little
* The Nature of Nature, Disa Wallander
* The Oven, Sophie Goldstein
* Pope Hats #4, Ethan Rilly
* Weeping Flower Grows in Darkness, Kris Mukai
Outstanding Minicomic
* Devil’s Slice of Life, Patrick Crotty
* Epoxy 5, John Pham
* King Cat #75, John Porcellino
* Sex Fantasy #4, Sophia Foster-Dimino
* Whalen: A Reckoning, Audry
Outstanding Online Comic
* The Bloody Footprint, Lilli Carre
* Carriers, Lauren Weinstein
* Mom Body, Rebecca Roher
* O Human Star, Blue Delliquanti
* Witchy, Ariel Ries