Collection Items

  • Archived Web Site
    Small Press Expo The Small Press Expo (SPX) is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit created in 1994 to promote artists and publishers who produce independent comics. SPX hosts an annual festival that provides a forum for artists, writers and publishers of comic art in its various forms to present to the public comic art not accessible through normal commercial channels. The Small Press Expo Collection at the Library...
    • Contributor: Small Press Expo
    • Date: 2002-09-14
  • Archived Web Site
    Hark! a vagrant Hark! A Vagrant often portrays historical figures or fictional characters from Western literature in comic form. This webcomic won the 2011 Igantz Award for Outstanding Online Comic, as well as the 2011-2012 Harvey Award for Best Online Comics Work. Kate Beaton is an Eisner Award winning artist from Canada. Web Site. electronic | Electronic (Form).
    • Contributor: Beaton, Kate
    • Date: 2009-04-17
  • Archived Web Site
    Beekeeper Cartoon Amusements Created by Jason Little, Bee Comix was the 2002 winner of the Ignatz Award for Outstanding Online Comic. " 'Bubblegum noir' adventures" featuring young New York City photo technician Bee, this webcomic was originally published online and serialized in alternative weekly newspapers, and later collected and published as the graphic novel Shutterbug Follies (2002). Jason Little's website also includes other comics and illustrations. Web...
    • Contributor: Little, Jason
    • Date: 2012-09-05
  • Archived Web Site
    The Perry Bible Fellowship The Perry Bible Fellowship by Nicholas Gurewitch began in 2001 and was the winner of the Ignatz Award for Outstanding Online Comic in 2005 and 2006. Gurewitch often juxtaposes whimiscal imagery with morbid or surreal themes/subjects. The Perry Bible Fellowship has also won Web Cartoonists Choice and Harvey awards, as well as an Eisner award in 2008 for the collected print edition, "The Trial...
    • Contributor: Gurewitch, Nicholas
    • Date: 2008-02-07
  • Archived Web Site
    Achewood Created by Chris Onstad in 2001, Achewood was the winner of the Ignatz Award for Outstanding Online Comic in 2007 and 2008. Achewood features a cast of anthropomorphic stuffed toys, robots, and pets involved in humorous, often surreal, situations. Web Site. electronic | Electronic (Form).
    • Contributor: Onstad, Chris
    • Date: 2002-09-13
  • Archived Web Site
    ALPHABET APOCRYPHA "Framed in a traditional children's book format" Nathan O. Marsh's webcomic Alphabet Apocrypha satirizes this traditional form by incorporating dark imagery and language with traditional drawing techniques. Alphabet Apocrypha, formerly titled Alphabet Horror Vacui, was nominated in 2011 for the Ignatz Award for Outstanding Online Comic. Web Site. electronic | Electronic (Form).
    • Date: 2013-09-04
  • Archived Web Site
    Black Is the Color Nominated for the 2012 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Online Comic, Black is the Color by Julia Gfrorer tells the story of Warren, a 17th century sailor abandoned at sea, who encounters mermaid Eulalia and explores themes of death, tragedy, and darkness. This webcomic was originally published on the website, Study Group Comics. Web Site. electronic | Electronic (Form).
    • Contributor: Gfrörer, Julia
    • Date: 2013-09-04
  • Archived Web Site
    Amazing Facts...and Beyond! "Meticulously un-researched and full of dubious knowledge, Amazing Facts & Beyond is the postmodern successor to Ripley's Believe It Or Not." Amazing Facts and Beyond! with Leon Beyond was nominated for the 2012 Ignatz Outstanding Online Comic. Web Site. electronic | Electronic (Form).
    • Contributor: Huizenga, Kevin - Zettwoch, Dan
    • Date: 2012-12-21
  • Archived Web Site
    Starslip Starslip by Kris Straub tells the story of the starship Fusili, "The Galexy's only starship museum," and its crew in the year 3441. This webcomic was nominated for the 2012 Ignatz Outstanding Online Comic. Web Site. electronic | Electronic (Form).
    • Date: 2013-08-07
  • Archived Web Site
    A Cartoonist's Diary by Pascal Girard During the 2011 Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) Festival, Canadian artist Pascal Girard created "A Cartoonist's Diary," a series of 5 comics which were published online at The Comics Journal. This series was nominated for the Ignatz Outstanding Online Comic in 2011. Web Site. electronic | Electronic (Form).
    • Contributor: Girard, Pascal
    • Date: 2013-08-07
  • Archived Web Site
    American Elf "It's a simple idea -- every day, James draws a comic strip capturing a moment from his life-- but gathered all together, these moments take on rich new meanings. Both silly and profound, American Elf is a portrait of human life lived to the fullest, infused with the trademark passion and magic of Vermont's Cartoonist Laureate." American Elf, a semi-autobiographical online comic strip diary...
    • Contributor: Kochalka, James
    • Date: 2010-10-13
  • Archived Web Site
    Peach Place! The website of Catherine Peach includes artwork related to original items that are part of the Small Press Expo Collection. Although not an Ignatz Nominated online comic, this material is relevant to the SPX Collection, and was collected by the Library as the website was in danger of disappearing after the artist's death in 2014. Web Site. electronic | Electronic (Form).
    • Contributor: Peach, Catherine
    • Date: 2014-05-13
  • Archived Web Site
    Big Dogs at Nite "Originally serialized as “Dear Debbie Duck of the Downs,” this story, told with one drawing per page, is a tale of leaving a saloon and walking indefinitely through the abandoned countryside." Big Dogs at Nite by Dan Martin was a 2014 Ignatz nominee for Outstanding Online Comic. Web Site. electronic | Electronic (Form).
    • Date: 2014-08-26
  • Archived Web Site
    Vattu "Vattu is a story following a member of a nomadic tribe caught in the midst of a massive clash of cultures. It was started in July 2010..." Vattu by Evan Dahm was the 2014 Ignatz Winner for Outstanding Online Comic. Web Site. electronic | Electronic (Form).
    • Contributor: Dahm, Evan
    • Date: 2015-01-27
  • Archived Web Site
    Demon A webcomic "...about the unspeakable chaos that one indestructible man can unleash on the world and the astronomical body count he leaves behind," Demon by Jason Shiga was a 2014 Ignatz nominee for Outstanding Online Comic. Web Site. electronic | Electronic (Form).
    • Contributor: Shiga, Jason
    • Date: 2014-09-09
  • Archived Web Site
    Bird Boy "Bird Boy follows the story of Bali, a 10 year old Nuru boy, who is desperate to prove his worth to his tribe, despite his small stature. Banned from the ceremony that would make him an adult in the eyes of his people, he takes matters into his own hands. In an attempt to bring proof to his tribe that he is capable of...
    • Contributor: Szabla, Anne
    • Date: 2014-09-16
  • Archived Web Site
    SuperMutant Magic Academy "Science experiments go awry, bake sales are upstaged, and the new kid at school is a cat who will determine the course of human destiny." SuperMutant Magic Academy by Jillian Tamaki was the winner of the Ignatz Award for Outstanding Online Comic in 2012-2013. Web Site. electronic | Electronic (Form).
    • Contributor: Tamaki, Jillian
    • Date: 2014-08-26
  • Archived Web Site
    Finn and Charlie are HITCHED "Finn and Charlie Are Hitched is a weekly slice-of-life comic about a gay couple, Finn and Charlie, who are married, and their friends." This webcomic by Tony Breed was a 2011 Ignatz Outstanding Online Comic nominee. Web Site. electronic | Electronic (Form).
    • Date: 2014-09-09
  • Archived Web Site
    I think you're sauceome. Sarah Becan explores issues of self-image and food anxieties in this diary-style webcomic, which was nominated for an Ignatz Outstanding Online Comic in 2010. Web Site. electronic | Electronic (Form).
    • Contributor: Becan, Sarah
    • Date: 2012-12-18
  • Archived Web Site
    Reliable Comics Reliable Comics Laugh Menu by David King, which featured character Danny Dutch, was nominated for the Ignatz Outstanding Online Comic in 2010. Web Site. electronic | Electronic (Form).
    • Date: 2014-09-24
  • Archived Web Site
    Magic Inkwell "One morning, as Dingbat Cat was waking up from anxious dreams, he discovered that while he’d been sleeping he had been changed into a monstrous verminous rat." Later "Dingbat finds himself hurtling downward, compelled by some mysterious force of gravity into a dark tunnel." Year of the Rat by Cayetano 'Cat' Garza was the Ignatz Award winner for Outstanding Online Comic in 2009. Web...
    • Contributor: Garza, Cayetano
    • Date: 2014-10-07
  • Archived Web Site
    Thingpart Thingpart by Joey Alison Sayers, which was a weekly webcomic (2005-2009) that was also published in various newspapers, was nominated for a 2009 Ignatz Outstanding Online Comic. Web Site. electronic | Electronic (Form).
    • Contributor: Sayers, Joey Alison
    • Date: 2014-09-30
  • Archived Web Site
    TRACED "lived, written and drawn by me. guaranteed 95% true." Traced by Tracy White was nominated for the Ignatz Award for Outstanding Online Comic in 2002 and 2008. Web Site. electronic | Electronic (Form).
    • Contributor: White, Tracy (Tracy A.)
    • Date: 2007-10-06
  • Archived Web Site
    Slow Wave "Slow Wave is a collective dream diary authored by different people from around the world, and drawn as a comic strip by Jesse Reklaw." Slowwave, which appeared both online and in newspapers, was nominated for the Igantz Outstanding Online Comic Award in 2003 and 2008. Web Site. electronic | Electronic (Form).
    • Contributor: Reklaw, Jesse
    • Date: 2002-08-08
  • Archived Web Site
    Wondermark "Wondermark is created from 19th century woodcuts and engravings, scanned from my personal collection of old books, and also from volumes in the Los Angeles Central Library and the UCLA Rare Books Collection." Wondermark by David Malki !, which began in 2003 and has been published both online and in print, was nominated for the 2007 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Online Comic. Web Site....
    • Date: 2010-10-19