BALTIMORE, MD (June 29, 2009) -- The 2009 Harvey Awards Nominees have been announced with the release of the final ballot, presented by the Executive Committees of the Harvey Awards and the Baltimore Comic-Con. Named in honor of the late Harvey Kurtzman, one of the industry's most innovative talents, the Harvey Awards recognize outstanding work in comics and sequential art. They will be presented October 10, 2009 in Baltimore, MD, in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con.
Nominations for the Harvey Awards are selected exclusively by creators - those who write, draw, ink, letter, color, design, edit or are otherwise involved in a creative capacity in the comics field. They are the only industry awards both nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. Professionals who participate will be joining nearly 2,000 other comics professionals in honoring the outstanding comics achievements of 2008. Thank you to all that have already participated by submitting a nomination ballot.
Final ballots are due to the Harvey Awards by Friday, August 28, 2009. Full details for submission of completed ballots can be found on the final ballot. Voting is open to anyone professionally involved in a creative capacity within the comics field. Final ballots are available for download at www.harveyawards.org. Those without Internet access may request that paper ballots be sent to them via mail or fax by calling the Baltimore Comic-Con (410-526-7410) or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
This will be the fourth year for the Harvey Awards in Baltimore, MD. Our Master of Ceremonies this year will be Scott Kurtz (www.pvponline.com). Look for more details soon on how you can attend the Harvey Awards dinner.
This year's Baltimore Comic-Con will be held October 10-11, 2009. The ceremony and banquet for the 2008 Harvey Awards will be held Saturday night, October 10.
Without further delay, the 2008 Harvey Award Nominees:
Kyle Baker, NAT TURNER, Abrams books Ed Brubaker, CAPTAIN AMERICA, Marvel Comics John Gallagher, BUZZBOY, Sky Dog Comics Jeff Kinney, DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, Amulet Books Grant Morrison, ALL-STAR SUPERMAN, DC Comics
Gabriel Ba, UMBRELLA ACADEMY, Dark Horse Comics Kyle Baker, NAT TURNER, Abrams Books Jimmy Gownley, AMELIA RULES, Renaissance Press Jason Kruse, WORLD OF QUEST, Yen Press Frank Quitely, ALL-STAR SUPERMAN, DC Comics
Lar deSouza, LEAST I COULD DO, www.leasticoulddo.com John Gallagher, BUZZBOY, Sky Dog Comics Al Jaffee, TALL TALES, Abrams Books Jeff Kinney, DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, Amulet Books Thom Zahler, LOVE & CAPES, Maerkle Press
Jimmy Gownley, AMELIA RULES, Renaissance Press Rob Leigh, THE SPIRIT, DC Comics Doug Sherwood, LOCAL, Oni Press John Workman, MARVEL 1985, Marvel Comics Thom Zahler, BUZZBOY, Sky Dog Comics
Rich Faber, BUZZBOY, Sky Dog Comics Jamie Grant, ALL-STAR SUPERMAN, DC Comics Jeff Kinney, DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, Amulet Books Mark Morales, THOR, Marvel Comics Ryan Winn, THE DARKNESS, Image Comics
Frank Cammuso, OTTO'S ORANGE DAY, Raw Junior, LLC Jamie Grant, ALL-STAR SUPERMAN, DC Comics Laura Martin, THOR, Marvel Comics Wil Quintana, THE MICE TEMPLAR, Image Comics Dave Stewart, UMBRELLA ACADEMY, Dark Horse Comics
BEST COVER ARTIST
Frank Cho, BUZZBOY: SIDEKICKS RULE!#3, Sky Dog Press James Jean, FABLES, Vertigo Comics Jay Lynch, MINDSHAFT #23, Mindshaft Publishing Ken Rocafort, PILOT SEASON: CORE #1, Top Cow Alex Ross, JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA, DC Comics
ALL-STAR SUPERMAN, DC Comics CAPTAIN AMERICA, Marvel Comics DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, Amulet Books MICE TEMPLAR, Image Comics UMBRELLA ACADEMY, Dark Horse Comics
BEST BIOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL OR JOURNALISTIC PRESENTATION
DRAW!, edited by Mike Manley, Twomorrows Publishing HOW TO MAKE WEBCOMICS, Brad Guigar, Dave Kellett,
Scott Kurtz, and Kris Straub, Image Comics KIRBY: KING OF COMICS, Mark Evanier, Abrams Books SCORCHY SMITH AND THE ART OF NOEL SICKLES,
edited by Dean Mullaney, IDW WORDLESS BOOKS: THE ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVELS,
edited by David A. Berona, Abrams Books
BEST SYNDICATED STRIP OR PANEL
BREWSTER ROCKIT: SPACE GUY!, Tim Rickard, Tribune Media Services GET FUZZY, Darby Conley, United Features Syndicate MUTTS, Patrick McDonnell, King Features Syndicate THE NORM, Michael Jantze, Uclick Gocomics PEARLS BEFORE SWINE, Stephan Pastis, United Features Syndicate
COMIC BOOK TATTOO, edited by Rantz Hoseley, Image Comics FLIGHT VOLUME 5, edited by Kazu Kibuishi, Villard MOME VOLUME 10, edited by Eric Reynolds, Fantagraphics Books PIXU #1, edited by Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon, Self-Published POPGUN VOLUME 2, edited by Joe Keatinge and Mark Andrew Smith,
BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM - ORIGINAL
BOTTOMLESS BELLY BUTTON, Fantagraphics Books DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: RODRICK RULES, Amulet Books ESSEX COUNTY: THE COUNTRY NURSE, Top Shelf SKIM, Groundwood Books TOO COOL TO BE FORGOTTEN, Top Shelf WORLD OF QUEST: VOL. 2, Yen Press
BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM - PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED
AMELIA RULES!: FUNNY STORIES, Renaissance Press M, Abrams Books NAT TURNER, Abrams Books THE MICE TEMPLAR: VOL. 1, Image Comics QUEEN AND COUNTRY: VOLUME 3, Oni Press SKYSCRAPERS OF THE MIDWEST (HARDCOVER), Adhouse Books
BEST SINGLE ISSUE OR STORY
ACME NOVELTY LIBRARY #19, Self-Published FIRST BORN: AFTERMATH #1, Top Cow LOVE AND ROCKETS, VOL. 3 #1, Fantagraphics Books M, Abrams Books NASCAR HEROES #5, NASCAR Comics NAT TURNER, Abrams Books THE AMAZING REMARKABLE MONSIEUR LEOTARD, First Second Y: THE LAST MAN #60, Vertigo Comics
BEST DOMESTIC REPRINT PROJECT
ASTOUNDING SPACE THRILLS, IDW COMPLETE PEANUTS, Fantagraphics Books COMPLETE TERRY AND THE PIRATES, IDW SCORCHY SMITH AND THE ART OF NOEL SICKLES, IDW WACKY PACKAGES, Abrams Books
BEST AMERICAN EDITION OF FOREIGN MATERIAL
GUS AND HIS GANG, First Second POCKET FULL OF RAIN, Fantagraphics Books RED COLORED ELEGY, Drawn and Quarterly SOLANIN, Viz WITCHBLADE TAKERU MANGA #'s 11 & 12, Top Cow
Lar deSouza, LEAST I COULD DO, www.leasticoulddo.com John Gallagher, BUZZBOY, Sky Dog Comics Al Jaffee, TALL TALES, Abrams Books Jeff Kinney, DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, Amulet Books David Malki, WONDERMARK, www.wondermark.com
SPECIAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRESENTATION
COMPLETE LOCAL: HARDCOVER EDITION, Ryan Kelly and
Brian Wood, Oni Press KIRBY: KING OF COMICS, Mark Evanier, Abrams Books QUEEN AND COUNTRY: VOLUME 3, Greg Rucka, Mike Norton,
Steve Rolston, and Chris Samnee, Oni Press TALL TALES, Al Jaffee, Abrams Books WONDERMARK, VOL. 1: BEARDS OF OUR FOREFATHERS,
David Malki, Dark Horse Comics
BEST NEW TALENT
Matt Cassan, NASCAR: HEROES, nascar comics Bryan J.L. Glass, THE MICE TEMPLAR, image books Laura Innes, THE DREAMER, Idw Tim Sievert, THAT SALTY AIR, top shelf Bobby Timony, NIGHT OWLS, www.zudacomics.com
Congratulations to all the nominees! If you know a nominee, please pass on the good news!
The Harvey committee and the Baltimore Comic-Con will make every effort to contact all nominees. If you are a nominee and do not hear from us by the end of June, please contact us at email@example.com. We would love to discuss your involvement in the ceremony and the Baltimore Comic-Con.
For additional information about the Harvey Kurtzman and the Harvey Awards, visit www.harveyawards.org.