Please consider voting for Montana Diary by Whit Taylor for the 2021 Ignaz Award for Outstanding Minicomic.

Whit Taylor documents her road trip across Montana in this diary mini-comic, combining millennial humor with resonant observations about the state’s complicated history.

As she and her husband travel through semi-arid flatlands and sub-alpine mountains, Taylor reflects both on Montana’s breathtaking beauty and the enduring toll of Manifest Destiny on its land and people. Balancing funny road trip anecdotes with thoughts on melting glaciers and the worrying prevalence of white nationalists, Montana Diary tells a slice of America’s story, knowing that you can’t separate its wonder from its tragedy.

Request an Ignatz ballot from SPX to vote for Montana Diary in the “Outstanding Mini-Comic” category, or mail-order a physical copy of this mini-comic from Silver Sprocket.

Whit Taylor is a New Jersey-born cartoonist, editor, and comics writer.

They’ve had work in the Nib and the New Yorker, and were a co-editor on Comics For Choice.

Follow Whit on Instagram, Twitter, or her website. Whit’s comics are available for purchase from Silver Sprocket.