2003 Harvey Awards Announced

Tue, April 22nd, 2003 at 12:00am PDT

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

[Harvey Kurtzman]Earlier this month the 2003 Eisner Awards were announced. The Eisners are one of two major awards given in recognition for achievements in the comics industry. Yesterday, the 2003 Harvey Awards were announced.

According to the press release, "Named after the late cartooning genius Harvey Kurtzman and founded in 1988, the Harveys are one of the industry's oldest and most respected awards. The nominee list (based on comics-related publications shipping during the calendar year 2002) has been compiled by tallying nominating votes from ballots mailed to over 2,000 industry writers, artists, editors, and other professionals involved in the creative aspects of the comics industry.

"Winners of the 2003 Harvey Awards will be selected by a second ballot sent to comics' creative community. The Harveys are the only industry awards where both the nominees and winners are selected by the entire body of comic book professionals. Final Ballots will be mailed soon to the same professionals who received nominating ballots. "

While in the past the Harvey Awards ceremony has been held at one of the major summer conventions, earlier this year it was announced that the awards ceremony would be cancelled when it was learned key note speaker Neil Gaiman would have to cancel his appearance when at the ceremony as it conflicted with a European book tour arranged by his publisher. According to the release, this year's winners will be announced through the comics media and all winners will receive their respective physical awards by mail. They went on to say that the formal ceremony will be resumed in 2004. The full list of nominees is listed below.

BEST WRITER

Brian Azzarello - 100 BULLETS


Brian Bendis - DAREDEVIL


Ed Brubaker and Greg Rucka - GOTHAM CENTRAL


Charles Burns - BLACK HOLE


Alan Moore - PROMETHEA

BEST ARTIST

Charles Burns - BLACK HOLE


Dave Cooper - WEASEL


Bryan Hitch - ULTIMATES


Eduardo Risso - 100 BULLETS


John Romita, Jr.- SPIDER-MAN

BEST CARTOONIST


Chester Brown - LOUIS RIEL


Charles Burns - BLACK HOLE


Dave Cooper - WEASEL


James Kochalka - SKETCH BOOK DIARIES


Jeff Smith - BONE

SPECIAL AWARD FOR HUMOR

Evan Dorkin - DORK


Sam Henderson - THE MAGIC WHISTLE


Batton Lash - SUPERNATURAL LAW


Tony Millionaire - MAAKIES


Johnny Ryan - ANGRY YOUTH COMICS

SPECIAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRESENTATION

COMIC ART MAGAZINE - Comic Art


KRIGSTEIN VOL. 1 - Fantagraphics


KRAZY AND IGNATZ - Fantagraphics


ONE! HUNDRED! DEMONS! - Sasquatch


20TH CENTURY EIGHTBALL - Dan Clowes

BEST NEW SERIES

FABLES - DC/Vertigo


RAISIN PIE - Fantagraphics


RUBBERNECKER - Alternative


Y, THE LAST MAN - DC/Vertigo


X-STATIX - Marvel

BEST CONTINUING OR LIMITED SERIES

100 BULLETS - DC


BLACK HOLE - Fantagraphics


LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN - ABC


LOUIS RIEL - Drawn and Quarterly


WEASEL - Fantagraphics

BEST SINGLE ISSUE OR STORY

AMAZING SCREW ON HEAD - Dark Horse


BLACK HOLE # 10 - Fantagraphics


FANTASTIC FOUR # 60 - Marvel


LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN, Vol. II, #1 - ABC


MYSTIC FUNNIES # 3 - Fantagraphics


SUPERNATURAL LAW # 35 - Exhibit A Press

BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM OF ORIGINAL WORK

CARTOON HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSE, VOL. 3 - W.W. Norton


DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL - Frog Ltd.


ONE! HUNDRED! DEMONS! - Sasquatch Books


SHUTTERBUG FOLLIES - Doubleday


THREE FINGERS - Top Shelf

BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM OF PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED WORK

ALEC: AFTER THE SNOOTER - Eddie Campbell Books


BEG THE QUESTION - Fantagraphics


BOULEVARD OF BROKEN DREAMS - Pantheon


SUMMER OF LOVE - Drawn and Quarterly


20TH CENTURY EIGHTBALL - Fantagraphics

BEST ANTHOLOGY

COMICS JOURNAL SUMMER SPECIAL 2002 - Fantagraphics NICKELODEON - Nickelodeon


ORCHID - Spark Plug


ROSETTA - Alternative


SPX 2002 - SPX

BEST INKER

Charles Burns - BLACK HOLE


Mick Gray - PROMETHEA


Jaime Hernandez - LOVE AND ROCKETS


Sandra Hope - GEN 13


Kevin Nowlan - TOMORROW STORIES

BEST LETTERER

Todd Klein - PROMETHEA


Clem Robins - 100 BULLETS


Stan Sakai - USAGI YUJIMBO


Dave Sim - CEREBUS


John Workman - 100%

BEST COLORIST

Laura Allred - X-STATIX


Dave Cooper - WEASEL


Jeremy Cox - PROMETHEA


Matt Hollingsworth - CATWOMAN


Dave Stewart - HELLBOY

BEST SYNDICATED STRIP

BOONDOCKS


MAAKIES


MUTTS


UNDERWORLD


ZIPPY

BEST BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL PRESENTATION

COMIC ART -M. Todd Hignite


COMIC BOOK ARTIST -TwoMorrows


COMICS JOURNAL -Fantagraphics


COMPLETE TIN-TIN COMPANION - Last Gasp


KRIGSTEIN VOL. 1 -Fantagraphics

BEST PRESENTATION OF FOREIGN MATERIAL

ASTRO BOY - Dark Horse


EPILEPTIC Vol. 1 - L'Association


GREETINGS FROM HELLVILLE - Fantagraphics


LONE WOLF AND CUB - Dark Horse


SSHHHH! - Fantagraphics

BEST DOMESTIC REPRINT PROJECT

COMPLETE CRUMB COMICS - Fantagraphics


DOOM PATROL ARCHIVES - DC


KRAZY AND IGNATZ - Fantagraphics


PLASTIC MAN ARCHIVES - DC


SPIRIT ARCHIVES - DC

BEST NEW TALENT

Nick Bertozzi - RUBBERNECKER


Farel Dalrymple - POP GUN WAR


Richard Hahn - LUMAKICK


Kevin Huizenga - ORCHID


Paul Hornschemeier - FORLORN FUNNIES

BEST COVER ARTIST

Kaare Andrews - INCREDIBLE HULK


Brian Bolland - GOTHAM KNIGHTS


Charles Burns - BLACK HOLE


Adam Hughes - WONDER WOMAN


Dave Johnson - 100 BULLETS

The Harvey Awards Committee is comprised of Dave Bissel, Anthony Bozzi, Denis Kitchen (chairman), Nellie Kurtzman, Paul McSpadden (administrator), Jamie Riehle (web site), Todd Scott and Jim Titus.

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