2008 Harvey Nominees Announced

Harvey Nominees Announced

Press Release

The 2008 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 September 27, 2008 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 2007. Thank you to all that have already participated by submitting a nomination ballot.

Final ballots are due to the Harvey Awards by Friday, August 15, 2008. Full details for submission of completed ballots can be found on the final ballot. Voting is open to anyone 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 baltimorecomicccon@yahoo.com.

This will be the third year for the Harvey Awards in Baltimore, MD. Our Master of Ceremonies will once again be Kyle Baker. Look for more details soon on how you can attend the Harvey Awards dinner.

This year's Baltimore Comic-Con will be held September 27-28, 2008. Convention hours are Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. The ceremony and banquet for the 2008 Harvey Awards will be held Saturday night, September 27.

Without further delay, the 2008 Harvey Award Nominees:

BEST WRITER

Ed Brubaker, Captain America, Marvel Comics

Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Amulet Books

Grant Morrison, All Star Superman, DC Comics

William Van Horn, Walt Disney's Comics and Stories, Gemstone

Brian K. Vaughan, Y: The Last Man, Vertigo/DC Comics

BEST ARTIST

Gabriel Ba, Umbrella Academy, Dark Horse Comics

John Cassaday, Astonishing X-Men, Marvel Comics

Guy Davis, BPRD, Dark Horse Comics

Frank Quitely, All Star Superman, DC Comics

William Van Horn, Walt Disney's Comics and Stories, Gemstone

BEST CARTOONIST

Darwyn Cooke, The Spirit, DC Comics

Matt Kindt, Super Spy, Top Shelf

Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Amulet Books

Bryan Lee O'Malley, Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together, Oni Press

Vasilis Lolos, Last Call, Oni Press

William Van Horn, Walt Disney's Comics and Stories, Gemstone

BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM - ORIGINAL

The Arrival, Scholastic Books

Donald Duck: The Case of the Missing Mummy, Gemstone

Exit Wounds, Drawn & Quarterly

Laika, First Second

Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together, Oni Press

BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM - PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED

The Annotated Northwest Passage, Oni Press

Antiques, Volume 1, Gemstone

Captain America Omnibus, Volume 1, Marvel Comics

Damned, Volume 1, Oni Press

Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born, Marvel Comics

BEST DOMESTIC REPRINT PROJECT

Complete Peanuts, Fantagraphics Books

Complete Terry and the Pirates, IDW

EC Archives, Gemstone

Popeye, Fantagraphics Books

Walt and Skeezix, Drawn & Quarterly

BEST AMERICAN EDITION OF FOREIGN MATERIAL

Eduardo Risso's Tales of Terror, Dynamite Entertainment

Exit Wounds, Drawn & Quarterly

Manga Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet, Abrams

Moomin, Volume 2, Drawn & Quarterly

Witchblade Manga, Top Cow/Image

SPECIAL AWARD FOR HUMOR

Chris Eliopoulos, Franklin Richards series, Marvel Comics

Nicholas Gurewitch, Perry Bible Fellowship, www.pbfcomics.com

Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Amulet Books

Bryan Lee O'Malley, Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together, Oni Press

William Van Horn, Walt Disney's Comics and Stories, Gemstone

BEST ON-LINE COMIC

Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Jeff Kinney, www.wimpykid.com

EZ Street, Robert Tinnell and Mark Wheatley, www.comicmix.com/title/ez-street/

Penny Arcade, Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik, www.penny-arcade.com

Perry Bible Fellowship, Nicholas Gurewitch, www.pbfcomics.com

Surreal Adventures of Edgar Allan Poo, Dwight L. Macpherson,

Thomas Boatwright and Thomas Mauer,

http://www.drunkduck.com/The_Surreal...ar_Allan_Po o

SPECIAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRESENTATION

The Annotated Northwest Passage, Scott Chantler, Oni Press

Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Jeff Kinney, Amulet Books

EC Archives, Various, edited by John Clark, Gemstone

Postcards: True Stories That Never Happened, edited by Jason Rodriguez, Villard

Super Spy, Matt Kindt, Top Shelf

BEST SINGLE ISSUE OR STORY

Alice in Sunderland, Dark Horse Comics

All Star Superman # 8, DC Comics

Captain America # 25, Marvel Comics

Donald Duck: The Case of the Missing Mummy, Gemstone

I Killed Adolf Hitler, Fantagraphics Books

Immortal Iron Fist # 7, Marvel Comics

Stephen Colbert's Tek Jansen # 1, Oni Press

BEST BIOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL OR JOURNALISTIC PRESENTATION

Blah Blah Blog, Tom Brevoort, http://www.marvel.com/blogs/Tom%20Brevoort/

The Comics Journal, edited by Gary Groth and Michael Dean, Fantagraphics Books

Meanwhile...Comics!, John, Jason and Scott, http://www.meanwhilecomics.com

The Naked Artist: Comic Book Legends, Bryan Talbot and Hunt Emerson,

Moonstone Books

Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide, edited by J.C. Vaughn, Gemstone

Reading Comics: How Graphic Albums Work and What They Mean, Douglas Wolk,

Da Capo Press

BEST COVER ARTIST

John Cassaday, Astonishing X-Men, Marvel Comics

Marko Djurdjevic, Daredevil, Marvel Comics

James Jean, Fables, Vertigo/DC Comics

Mike Mignola, Hellboy, Dark Horse Comics

William Van Horn, Walt Disney's Comics and Stories, Gemstone

BEST LETTERER

Chris Eliopoulos, Daredevil, Marvel Comics

Jared K. Fletcher, The Spirit, DC Comics

Willie Schubert, Walt Disney's Comics and Stories, Gemstone

Douglas E. Sherwood, Local, Oni Books

Chris Ware, Acme Novelty Library, Acme Novelty

BEST COLORIST

Susan Daigle-Leach, Uncle Scrooge, Gemstone

Jamie Grant, All Star Superman, DC Comics

Matt Hollingsworth, Daredevil, Marvel Comics

Matt Kindt, Super Spy, Top Shelf

Laura Martin, Thor, Marvel Comics

BEST INKER

Stefano Gaudiano, Daredevil, Marvel Comics

Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Amulet Books

Steve Leialoha, Fables, DC Comics

Mark Morales, Thor, Marvel Comics

Kevin Nowlan, Witchblade, Top Cow/Image

BEST SYNDICATED STRIP OR PANEL

Doonesbury, Garry Trudeau, Universal Press Syndicate

Get Fuzzy, Darby Conley, United Feature Syndicate

The K Chronicles, Keith Knight, Self-Syndicated

The Mighty Motor-Sapiens, Mark Wheatley, Daniel Krall, Robert Tinnell, MJ Butler,

Craig Taillerfer, Matthew Plog, and Jerry Carr, Self-Syndicated

Mutts, Patrick McDonnell, King Features Syndicate

BEST CONTINUING OR LIMITED SERIES

All Star Superman, DC Comics

Captain America, Marvel Comics

Damned, Oni Press

Daredevil, Marvel Comics

Umbrella Academy, Dark Horse Comics

Uncle Scrooge, Gemstone Comics

BEST NEW SERIES

Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Amulet Books

The Order, Marvel Comics

Resurrection, Oni Press

Thor, Marvel Comics

Umbrella Academy, Dark Horse Comics

BEST NEW TALENT

Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Amulet Books

Jeff Lemire, Essex County, Top Shelf

Vasilis Lolos, Last Call, Oni Press

Robbi Rodriguez, Maintenance, Oni Press

Christian Slade, Korgi #1: Sprouting Wings, Top Shelf

BEST ANTHOLOGY

Flight Volume 4, edited by Kazu Kibuishi, Ballantine Books

Mome Volume 8, edited by Gary Groth and Eric Reynolds, Fantagraphics Books

Popgun Volume 1, edited by Joe Keatinge and Mark Andrew Smith, Image Books

Postcards: True Stories That Never Happened, edited by Jason Rodriquez, Villard

Walt Disney's Comics and Stories, edited by John Clark, Gemstone

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 baltimorecomiccon@yahoo.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.

For additional information about the Baltimore Comic-Con, visit www.comicon.com/baltimore.

For additional information about the Harvey Awards Master of Ceremonies Kyle Baker, visit

www.kylebaker.com.

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