Damian Jay, Chris Ware Win Ignatz Awards over Taniguchi

posted on 2009-10-01 01:19 EDT

The 2009 Ignatz Awards were presented at the Small Press Expo in Maryland last Saturday. Damian Jay won the Outstanding Story category for his "Willy" comic in the Tugboat anthology Papercutter #10. (A three-page excerpt can be previewed on Jay's blog.) Chris Ware won the Outstanding Graphic Novel category for his work in Drawn & Quarterly's Acme Novelty Library #19 issue. Hideo Azuma's autobiographical Disappearance Diary manga (Fanfare / Ponent Mon) was nominated in both categories. Azuma was the first creator from Japan to be honored with any Ignatz Award nomination.

Source: Publishers Weekly's The Beat blog

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