2008 Harvey Award nominees announced

Wed, June 18th, 2008 at 10:35am PDT | Updated: June 18th, 2008 at 10:36am

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CBR News Team, Editor

Official 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

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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