Bethesda, Maryland -August XXX, 2022
Media Release – Small Press Expo, the premier event for indie comics, cartooning and graphic novels is pleased to announce that Crowdfundr, a free crowdfunding platform for creators, is the official sponsor of the 2022 Ignatz Awards.
Crowdfundr launched on June 21 to the delight of comics creators looking for a crowdfunding alternative that puts their interests first. Nearly all of the first comic book creators and publishers on the platform have already fully funded their projects. The mission of Crowdfundr is to empower and support the creator community by providing them with a free and robust crowdfunding platform.
The prestigious Ignatz Awards are held every year at SPX, recognizing outstanding achievement in comics and cartooning. The winners will be announced at SPX 2022 during the Ignatz Awards Ceremony, that occurs on September 17 at 9PM in the White Oak Room of the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center.
“On behalf of the SPX Executive Committee, we are so pleased and honored that Crowdfundr has chosen to be a sponsor of the Small Press Expo Ignatz Awards.” said Warren Bernard, Executive Director Small Press Expo. “The Crowdfundr platform clearly fits the needs and values of the indie comics community, adding a great sales channel by which their works can get into the hands of the public. SPX graciously thanks the team of Crowdfundr for supporting the SPX 2022 Ignatz Awards.”
“The comics and indie publishing community has been so welcoming to Crowdfundr, and being able to sponsor the most important awards in indie comics affirms how aligned we are with the comics community in the goal of supporting and honouring creators,” said David Barach, president of Crowdfundr. “While not as thrilling as being nominated or actually winning an Ignatz, being asked to sponsor the awards is a huge privilege for us and an exciting win for our approach to creator-friendly crowdfunding.”
Small Press Expo 2022 will be held on September 17 & 18, 2022 at the Bethesda North Marriott. Information about tickets, transportation and the hotel can be found on the SPX web site. In a ceremony to be held Saturday September 17 at 9PM, the most outstanding indie comic’s creators will be awarded the prestigious Ignatz Award across ten nominee categories, such as “Outstanding Artist”, “Outstanding Anthology”, “Outstanding New Talent” and more.
Besides sponsoring the Ignatz Awards, Crowdfundr will also host two workshops for creators to learn more about crowdfunding and the platform. The workshop schedule and the signup form will be announced mid-August.
Crowdfundr is also pleased to present the CreatorHub, a free online community for creators to collaborate and exchange knowledge.
Create your free crowdfunding campaign at crowdfundr.com/create.