for "Outstanding Comic"; just announced today.
i've got to say, this is great because i honestly feel (both as a cartoonist myself, and as PUBLISHER of the thing) that DEAD RINGER has not received the amount of attention that it deserves. maybe this'll get it a little more (remember: it's there for the ordering in the La Mano store, right at the top there...). i sure hope so.
my hearty and deserved congrats to Jason.
and, i've got to add... La Mano has released three books that could be considered "comics", and let's see here; John Porcellino's MOSQUITO book won an IGNATZ, and, hmmm....the final issue of RECIDIVIST got nominated for TWO "Eisner"'s, and now with DEAD RINGER getting the nom, that makes...wait, hold on, let me do the math....wait....wait....
EVERY SINGLE BOOK LA MANO BOOK HAS RECEIVED INDUSTRY AWARD NOMINATIONS?!?! REALLY?!?!
WHY, THAT'S 120%!!!!
that makes La Mano the GREATEST COMICS PUBLISHER OF ALL TIME!!!
(yeah, i know La Mano puts out less than a book a year, and awards are kind of goofy but still...)
the award'll be given at this years' Small Press Expo (SPX) the weekend of September 26-27 in Bethesda, MD.
LA MANO will have a table, and i'll be there, as will John P, and maybe hopefully Jason as well.
more details as they arrive.