The Small Press Expo event has announced the winners of its 2021 Ignatz Awards. Glacier Bay Books’ Glaeolia 2 collection of indie manga won the award for the “Outstanding Anthology” category.
The 2021 Ignatz Awards also nominated Garo cartoonist Kuniko Tsurita’s The Sky is Blue with a Single Cloud manga collection in the “Outstanding Collection” category, but Abby Howard’s The Crossroads at Midnight collection won the award.
Glacier Bay Books announced the Glaeolia 2 anthology in September 2020, and released the book on November 30, 2020. The collection features the work of INA, Kawakatsu Tokushige, Kenya Oba, Maiko Dake, Masami Kuroki, Miki Yamamoto, Mishima Yoshiharu, Mori Masayuki, Morita Rui, nerunodaisuki, Nozomu Nakayama, and Shino Ura. Oratnir was the cover artist, and emuh ruh designed the cover and book. The work features translation by zhuchka, Anna Schnell, rkp, and emuh ruh.
The Small Press Expo event has announced its nominees for the 2021 Ignatz Awards. Glacier Bay Books’ Glaeolia 2 collection of indie manga has been nominated in the “Outstanding Anthology” category.
Also nominated is Garo cartoonist Kuniko Tsurita’s The Sky is Blue with a Single Cloud manga collection in the “Outstanding Collection” category. Drawn & Quarterly released the collection with translation by Ryan Holmberg in July 2020.
The Ignatz Awards, which are named after the character in George Herriman’s seminal comic Krazy Kat, recognize “outstanding achievement in comics and cartooning.” A jury of cartoonists create a ballot every year, and then the attendees of Small Press Expo vote on the nominees. This year’s event is virtual, and will take place on September 18, 2021. The awards ceremony will take place at 8:00 p.m. EDT.
Glacier Bay Books has announced as part of the “#smallpubmanga” indie manga licensing event that it has licensed Ayumu Arisaka’s En chan manga and will release the second compiled volume of the Glaeolia collection of indie manga.
The publisher describes En Chan as a manga that “combines modern artistic technique and a whimsical vision of creation mythology.” Glacier Bay Books plans to serialize the manga digitally on its website and “potentially other platforms.”
The Glaeolia 2 collection of indie manga will feature the work of Maiko Dake, Kenya Oba, Masami Kuroki, Miki Yamamoto, Yoshiharu Mishima, Masayuki Mori, Ruri Morita, Daisuki Neruno, Shino ura, and several other artists. Oratnir designed the cover.