For Immediate Release

Contact: Warren Bernard

Small Press Expo Announces Voter Registration for the Virtual 2020 Ignatz Awards 

Bethesda, Maryland – August 11, 2020

Media Release - Small Press Expo’s 2020 Ignatz Awards, recognizing this year’s outstanding achievements in comics by small press creators, will be held online for the first time. In past years the Ignatz Awards have been a festival prize to be voted on only by attendees of the show, this year’s virtual event will open voting to all who have registered. 

Please register to vote by following this link:

Key dates for the 2020 Ignatz Awards
August 11 - Voter registration begins

August 26 - Announcement of Ignatz 2020 Nominees

August 28 - Voting begins with ballots emailed to all registered voters

September 4 - Voter registration ends

September 5 - Voting for the 2020 Ignatz Awards end

September 12 - Online Presentation of Ignatz Award winners

Ignatz 2020 logo design by Ebony Flowers
Everyone registering to vote after the initial ballots are mailed on August 28 will be emailed ballots soon after registration.

The Ignatz Awards ceremony will be live-streamed on Saturday night, September 12 at 8PM Eastern Time over the SPX Youtube channel.

Further details on presenters will be given at a later date. 

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Small Press Expo (SPX) is the preeminent showcase for the exhibition of independent comics, graphic novels, and alternative political cartoons. SPX is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit that brings together more than 650 artists and publishers to meet their readers, booksellers, and distributors each year. Graphic novels, mini comics, and alternative comics will all be on display and for sale by their authors and illustrators. The expo includes a series of panel discussions and interviews with this year’s guests.

The Ignatz Award is a festival prize held every year at SPX recognizing outstanding achievement in comics and cartooning.
Small Press Expo
P.O. Box 5704
Bethesda, Maryland