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April 3: DRAWING THE LINES: Political Cartoons in the Digital Age

Apr 3

DRAWING THE LINES: Political Cartoons in the Digital Age

In Person & Livestream

By UVA Center for Politics

When and where

Date and time

Monday, April 3 · 6:30 - 8pm EDT


Ridley Hall | Room G008 405 Emmet Street South Charlottesville, VA 22904

About this event

Join Professor Larry J. Sabato & the Center for Politics for an engaging discussion with four award-winning political cartoonists:

Lalo Alcaraz – Winner '22 Herb Block Prize, two-time Pulitzer finalist, Emmy nominated writer & producer.

Darrin Bell – Pulitzer-winning political cartoonist and creator of the comic strip "Candorville".

Ann Telnaes – Pulitzer-winning editorial cartoonist for the Washington Post.

Matt Wuerker – Staff cartoonist and illustrator for POLITICO.

For more information please contact Glenn Crossman | 434-243-3540 |

  • 1 hour 30 minutes

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    PR: Important Information for the 2023 Ignatz Awards Submissions

    Hello Creators and Publishers!!

    We learned a lot last year with the new submission process and judging teams, so we are tweaking things a bit this year to make the process smoother all the way around.

    Below is the information you need about the changes we made to submit your works for this year's Ignatz Awards.

    Please read all of the below and any questions, do not hesitate to send them to


    Warren and Francesca

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    • May 31 - Ignatz Submissions Close
    • Mid-August - Ignatz nominees announced
    • September 9 @ 9:30PM - Ignatz Awards Ceremony

    Ignatz Logo by Juni Ba.

    The Ignatz Awards are proudly sponsored by:


    There is now a new Ignatz Submissions landing page that is much more user friendly with all of the Ignatz categories. You can get to the submissions page one of two ways:

    • On the SPX landing page, click on the Submit Works to the 2023 Ignatz Awards icon.
    • Go directly to the Ignatz submission landing page here.

    NOTE: The submission forms will not be active until Saturday April 1.


    1. Starting this year, everyone will submit their works to one and only of the following mutually exclusive categories:

    • Outstanding Minicomic
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    • Outstanding Anthology
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    • Outstanding Comic
    • Outstanding Online Comic

    You can read the definitions of these categories on the About The Ignatz Awards page on our web site.

    2. For any of the above categories, you now have the option of uploading up to three 1MB photos of your printed works. With the advent of digital submissions, the judges can get a better feel for your work in terms of production values by showing them a few photographs.

    3. All works submitted to the above categories can also be submitted to the remaining categories of Outstanding Story, Outstanding Series, Outstanding Artist and Promising New Talent.

    4. You will be asked for two new pieces of information for the above categories: the dimensions of your book/comic and the number of pages.


    We ask that everybody take a look at compressing large PDF files. Here is the information from Adobe . We request you do so if indeed the Adobe compression does not impact the reading experience of your work. If you can do this, it will decrease the amount of time you will spend during the the upload process.

    We also recommend splitting large (over 100MB PDF's) into two, as shown here on the Adobe site.

    Based on the experience of running virtual Ignatz Awards over the past two years, we are making this move to digital submissions permanent, as well as making a few important changes to the entire process:

    Here is other important PDF information:

    • Please send us PDFs only of no more than two 200meg files in size per submission
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    In addition to the digital submission, you will be required to send us one physical copy so we can display the Ignatz noms at the show, as well as preserve your works for future generations in the SPX Collection at the Library of Congress:

    • Please mail the submission to Small Press Expo P.O. Box 5704 Bethesda, Maryland 20824
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