SPX has released its submission guidelines for the 2014 awards (the above illustration is by Sam Alden). Here is the pertinent info:
- You need to send six copies of the work to:
SPX Ignatz Awards
c/o Big Planet Comics
4849 Cordell Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814
- The work must be published between June 1, 2013 and May 31
- The submission deadline is June 7, 2014
- These are the outstanding categories:
Outstanding Anthology or Collection
Outstanding Graphic Novel
Promising New Talent
Outstanding Online Comic
Zack Soto says it all, Study Group makes “beautiful print objects.” They are kickstarting their spring line, which consists of three full-color books: It Will All Hurt #2 by Farel Dalrymple, Haunter by Sam Alden, and Study Group Magazine #3D (yep, it has a 3-D section). This is basically a pre-order sale, so you can back/order any of those three titles (or any combination of them).
There is also a reward tier just for retailers, which I’ve never seen before. What a good idea (I might just steal it).
They have a pretty ambitious goal, and at this point they have a long way to go. You ought to help them out. Study Group is one of my favorite micro-presses, so they got my money.