2012 Harvey Awards Nominees Announced!

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2012 Harvey Awards Nominees Announced!

Visit www.harveyawards.org for Ballots & Submission Details!

BALTIMORE, MD (July 2, 2012) — The 2012 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 8, 2012 in Baltimore, MD, in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con.

ominations 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. Thank you to all that have already participated by submitting a nomination ballot.

Final ballots are due to the Harvey Awards by Friday, August 17, 2012. Full submission instructions 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 baltimorecomiccon@yahoo.com.

This will be the seventh year for the Harvey Awards in Baltimore, MD. Look for more details soon on how you can attend the Harvey Awards dinner.

This year’s Baltimore Comic-Con will be held September 8-9, 2012. The ceremony and banquet for the 2012 Harvey Awards will be held Saturday night, September 8th.

Without further delay, the 2012 Harvey Award Nominees:

BEST LETTERER

____ Chris Eliopoulos, FEAR ITSELF, Marvel Comics
____ Laura Lee Gulledge, PAGE BY PAIGE, Amulet Books
____ Todd Klein, S.H.I.E.L.D.: ARCHITECTS OF FOREVER, Marvel Comics
____ David Lanphear, SECRET AVENGERS, Marvel Comics
____ Jason Shiga, EMPIRE STATE: A LOVE STORY (OR NOT), Abrams ComicArts

BEST COLORIST

____ Elizabeth Breitweiser, CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BUCKY, Marvel Comics
____ Francesco Francavilla, BLACK PANTHER: THE MAN WITHOUT FEAR, Marvel Comics
____ Sunny Gho, ARTIFACTS, Top Cow
____ Dave McCaig, THE MAGDALENA, Top Cow
____ Dave Stewart, HELLBOY: THE FURY, Dark Horse

BEST SYNDICATED STRIP or PANEL

____ BIZARRO, Dan Piraro, syndicated by King Features Syndicate
____ CUL DE SAC, Richard Thompson, syndicated by Universal Press Syndicate
____ DOONESBURY, Garry Trudeau, syndicated by Universal Press Syndicate
____ MUTTS, Patrick McDonnell, syndicated by King Features Syndicate
____ PEARLS BEFORE SWINE, Stephen Pastis, syndicated by United Feature Syndicate

BEST ONLINE COMICS WORK

____ BATTLEPUG, Mike Norton, battlepug.com
____ BUCKO, Erika Moen and Jeff Parker, buckocomic.com
____ DELILAH DIRK AND THE TURKISH LIEUTENANT, Tony Cliff, delilahdirk.com
____ GRONK, Katie Cook, gronkcomic.com
____ HARK! A VAGRANT, Kate Beaton, harkavagrant.com

BEST AMERICAN EDITION of FOREIGN MATERIAL

____ ADVENTURES OF HERGE, Drawn & Quarterly
____ THE KILLER VOL. 3: MODUS VIVENDI!, Archaia Entertainment
____ THE MANARA LIBRARY VOL. 1: INDIAN SUMMER AND OTHER STORIES, Dark Horse
____ ONWARD TOWARD OUR NOBLE DEATHS, Drawn & Quarterly
____ SINGLE MATCH, Drawn & Quarterly

BEST INKER

____ Laura Lee Gulledge, PAGE BY PAIGE, Amulet Books
____ Mark Morales, THOR, Marvel Comics
____ Sal Regla, THE MAGDALENA, Top Cow
____ Joe Rivera, DAREDEVIL, Marvel Comics
____ Jason Shiga, EMPIRE STATE: A LOVE STORY (OR NOT), Abrams ComicArts

BEST NEW SERIES

____ ANGEL & FAITH, Dark Horse
____ ANIMAL MAN, DC Comics
____ DAREDEVIL, Marvel Comics
____ LAST MORTAL, Top Cow
____ OZMA OF OZ, Marvel Comics
____ RACHEL RISING, Abstract Studio

MOST PROMISING NEW TALENT

____ Nick Bradshaw, ASTONISHING X-MEN, Marvel Comics
____ Nathan Edmondson, WHO IS JAKE ELLIS?, Image Comics
____ Laura Lee Gulledge, PAGE BY PAIGE, Amulet Books
____ Justin Jordan, THE STRANGE TALENT OF LUTHER STRODE, Image Comics
____ Sara Pichelli, ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN, Marvel Comics

SPECIAL AWARD FOR HUMOR IN COMICS

____ Kate Beaton, HARK! A VAGRANT, harkavagrant.com; print edition by Drawn & Quarterly
____ Evan Dorkin, MILK AND CHEESE: DAIRY PRODUCTS GONE BAD, Dark Horse
____ Jeff Kinney, DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: CABIN FEVER, Amulet Books
____ Roger Langridge, SNARKED, kaboom!
____ Lela Lee, FAIRY TALES FOR ANGRY LITTLE GIRLS, Abrams ComicArts

BEST ORIGINAL GRAPHIC PUBLICATION FOR YOUNGER READERS

____ ANYA’S GHOST, First Second
____ DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: CABIN FEVER, Amulet Books
____ FRAGGLE ROCK, IDW
____ MYSTIC, Marvel Comics
____ OZMA OF OZ, Marvel Comics
____ SNARKED, kaboom!

BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED

____ BIG QUESTIONS, Drawn & Quarterly
____ DARK TOWER OMNIBUS, Marvel Comics
____ THE DEATH RAY, Drawn & Quarterly
____ ECHOES, Top Cow
____ PS MAGAZINE: THE BEST OF PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE MONTHLY, Abrams ComicArts
____ S.H.I.E.L.D.: ARCHITECTS OF FOREVER, Marvel Comics

BEST ANTHOLOGY

____ DARK HORSE PRESENTS, edited by various, Dark Horse
____ FLIGHT #8, edited by Kazu Kibuishi, Villard Books
____ JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER, edited by Nate Cosby, Archaia Entertainment
____ SHAME ITSELF, edited by Tom Brennan, Marvel Comics
____ SOMEDAY FUNNIES, edited by Michael Choquette, Abrams ComicArts

BEST DOMESTIC REPRINT PROJECT

____ BLACKJACKED AND PISTOL WHIPPED: A CRIME DOES NOT PAY PRIMER, Dark Horse
____ THE COMICS: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION, Abrams ComicArts
____ DEFINITIVE FLASH GORDON AND JUNGLE JIM, IDW
____ WALT DISNEY’S MICKEY MOUSE, Fantagraphics
____ WALT SIMONSON’S THE MIGHTY THOR ARTIST’S EDITION, IDW

BEST COVER ARTIST

____ John Tyler Christopher, ARTIFACTS, Top Cow
____ Marcos Martin, DAREDEVIL, Marvel Comics
____ Paolo Rivera, DAREDEVIL, Marvel Comics
____ Mark Simpson (Jock), DETECTIVE COMICS, DC Comics
____ J.H. Williams, BATWOMAN, DC Comics

BEST BIOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL, or JOURNALISTIC PRESENTATION

____ ALAN MOORE: STORYTELLER, Universe Books
____ THE COMICS JOURNAL, Fantagraphics
____ GENIUS ISOLATED: THE LIFE AND ART OF ALEX TOTH, IDW
____ GOVERNMENT ISSUE: COMICS FOR THE PEOPLE, 1940s-2000s, Abrams ComicArts
____ PS MAGAZINE: THE BEST OF PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE MONTHLY, Abrams ComicArts

SPECIAL AWARD for EXCELLENCE IN PRESENTATION

____ JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND, designed by Eric Skillman, Archaia Entertainment
____ PS MAGAZINE: THE BEST OF PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE MONTHLY,

selected by Eddie Campbell, Abrams ComicArts
____ RICHARD STARK’S PARKER: THE MARTINI EDITION, designed by Darwyn Cooke, IDW
____ SOMEDAY FUNNIES, edited by Michael Choquette, Abrams ComicArts
____ WALT SIMONSON’S THE MIGHTY THOR ARTIST’S EDITION, edited by Scott Dunbier, IDW

BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM ORIGINAL

____ EMPIRE STATE: A LOVE STORY (OR NOT), Abrams ComicArts
____ HABIBI, Pantheon Books
____ INFINITE KUNG FU, Top Shelf Productions
____ JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND, Archaia Entertainment
____ ONE SOUL, Oni Press
____ PAGE BY PAIGE, Amulet Books

BEST CONTINUING OR LIMITED SERIES

____ ATOMIC ROBO AND THE GHOST OF STATION X, Red 5 Comics
____ DAREDEVIL, Marvel Comics
____ DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: CABIN FEVER, Amulet Books
____ ECHOES, Top Cow
____ RACHEL RISING, Abstract Studio

BEST WRITER

____ Joshua Fialkov, ECHOES, Top Cow
____ Laura Lee Gulledge, PAGE BY PAIGE, Amulet Books
____ Jeff Lemire, ANIMAL MAN, DC Comics
____ Jason Shiga, EMPIRE STATE: A LOVE STORY (OR NOT), Abrams ComicArts
____ Mark Waid, DAREDEVIL, Marvel Comics

BEST ARTIST

____ Paolo Rivera, DAREDEVIL, Marvel Comics
____ Chris Samnee, CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BUCKY, Marvel Comics
____ Jason Shiga, EMPIRE STATE: A LOVE STORY (OR NOT), Abrams ComicArts
____ Craig Thompson, HABIBI, Pantheon Books
____ J.H. Williams, BATWOMAN, DC Comics

BEST CARTOONIST

____ Kate Beaton, HARK! A VAGRANT, harkavagrant.com; print edition by Drawn & Quarterly
____ Jeremy Haun, PILOT SEASON: THE BEAUTY #1, Image Comics
____ Jeff Kinney, DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: CABIN FEVER, Amulet Books
____ Roger Langridge, SNARKED, kaboom!
____ Comfort Love & Adam Withers, RAINBOW IN THE DARK, uniquescomic.com/rainbowinthedark
____ Craig Thompson, HABIBI, Pantheon Books

BEST SINGLE ISSUE OR STORY

____ DAREDEVIL #7, Marvel Comics
____ ECHOES #5, Top Cow
____ GANGES #4, Fantagraphics
____ THE HOMELAND DIRECTIVE, Top Shelf Productions
____ JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND, Archaia Entertainment
____ OPTIC NERVE #12, Drawn & Quarterly
____ ZORRO RIDES AGAIN #1, Dynamite Comics

Congratulations to all of the nominees! If you know a nominee, please pass on the good news using email, Facebook, and Twitter.

Please submit any corrections to baltimorecomiccon@yahoo.com. We try our best to get these right, and want to know if there is an error.

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 July 9th, 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 Harvey Kurtzman and the Harvey Awards, visit www.harveyawards.org or harveyawards.blogspot.com.

The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 13th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. With a guest list unequaled in the industry, the Baltimore Comic-Con will be held September 8-9, 2012. For more information, please visit the website, Twitter, or Facebook pages.

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