2005 Harvey Award Nominations Announced

Mon, May 2nd, 2005 at 12:00am PDT

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

Official Press Release

NEW YORK, April 29, 2005 - The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art today announced the nominees for this year's Harvey Awards (see attached Harvey Awards Final Ballot).

The Harvey Awards, named after pioneering cartoonist Harvey Kurtzman (co-creator of MAD magazine), are one of the comics industry's oldest and most respected awards. The Harvey Awards recognize outstanding achievements in 20 categories, ranging from Best Letterer to Best New Talent to the Special Award for Excellence in Presentation. They are the only industry awards both nominated by and selected by the full body of comics creating professionals.

Voting for the Harvey Awards is open to anyone in the working professional comics community. Final ballots are available for download at the MoCCA website (www.moccany.org). Those without Internet access may request that paper ballots be sent to them via mail or fax by calling the museum (212-254-3511) or e-mailing the Harvey Awards Administrator (pjcjmc2@comcast.net). Ballots are due back to the Harvey Awards Administrator by mail or courier no later than by May 21, 2005, in order to be tallied.

As part of a unique, new, "Get-Out-The-Vote" campaign, the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art is offering qualified Harvey Awards voters the opportunity to apply for a free one-year MoCCA membership when returning their Final Ballot. The free membership offer is included as an option on this year's Harvey Awards Final Ballot form and is available only to qualified Harvey Awards voters.

About the Harvey Awards Ceremony


This year's Harvey Awards will be given out in a ceremony at the historic Puck Building in New York City on Saturday evening, June 11, from 8:00-11:00pm during the Fourth Annual MoCCA Art Festival Weekend. This year's Harvey Awards ceremony will feature a keynote speech by cartoonist Jeff Smith (Bone) and awards presentations by several well-known industry figures.

This year's Harvey Awards Ceremony will be preceded by a special Harvey Awards Nominees & Sponsors Reception from 7:00-8:00pm (featuring open bar and hors d'ouevres for Nominees, Sponsors, Presenters, Supporters, VIPs and other Special Guests) and followed by a brief Harvey Awards Celebration (cash bar) lasting from the Ceremony's conclusion until midnight open to all attendees.

Complimentary table seating for the Harvey Award Ceremony as well as tickets for the pre-Awards Reception will be set aside for Sponsors, Presenters, and Nominees who reserve seating by May 21. Harvey Awards Nominees who wish to bring a guest have the option to purchase a (1) half-priced Table Seat for $17.50, allowing that guest to sit with them during the Awards Ceremony and accompany them to the pre-Awards Reception. Harvey Awards Nominees, Sponsors, Presenters and VIPs also have the option to purchase as many extra tickets for the Reception and/or for the Awards Reception as they wish at the same prices offered to the general public.

After May 21, remaining seats/tickets will be made available as follows:

$100 VIP PACKAGE includes admission to pre-Awards Reception, table seating for Harvey Awards Ceremony, one drink ticket for post-Awards Celebration, plus one-year annual MoCCA Membership.

$50 RECEPTION-ONLY. Reception-Only tickets will be first offered to MoCCA Members and 2005 MoCCA Art Festival Exhibitors. Any tickets still available as of June 1 will then be offered to the general public.

$35 TABLE SEATING for Harvey Awards Ceremony (includes one drink ticket for post-Awards Celebration).

$10 GENERAL (THEATRE-STYLE) SEATING for Harvey Awards Ceremony (includes one drink ticket for post-Awards Celebration).

To request seating/tickets, please contact Harvey Awards Coordinator Jeffrey Wendt or MoCCA Chairman Lawrence Klein by calling the MoCCA office (212-254-3511).

Special Thanks


The Harvey Awards Committee would like to give special thanks to Kim Thompson of Fantagraphics Books for official verification and fact checking of this year's Final Ballot. The committee also appreciates work done by Jerry Gonzalez on layout and design of this year's Nomination and Final Ballots.

About the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art


The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts education organization dedicated to the preservation, study and display of all forms of comic and cartoon art. The museum promotes greater understanding and appreciation of the artistic, cultural and historical significance of comic and cartoon art through a variety of events, exhibitions, and educational programs. The museum is currently located at 594 Broadway (between Houston and Prince Streets) in New York City. MoCCA exhibits are generally open to the public on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays from 12:00-5:00pm. General admission to the museum is $3 but free for MoCCA Members as well as children 12 and under. For more information about the museum or specific MoCCA events, exhibitions and programs, visit the museum's Website (www.moccany.org).

NOMINEES for the 18th Annual HARVEY AWARDS

Best New Talent
Samuel Hiti / End Times - Tiempos Finales / La Luz Comics


Christopher Reilly / Puphedz / Brillig Productions


Andy Runton / Owly / Top Shelf


Leslie Stein / Yeah, It Is / Alternative Comics


Bryan Lee O'Malley / Scott Pilgrim / Oni Press

Best New Series
Michael Chabon Presents: The Amazing Adventures of the Escapist / Dark Horse Comics


Ex Machina: The First Hundred Days / DC Comics/Wildstorm


Or Else / Drawn & Quarterly


Owly / Top Shelf


1602 / Marvel

Best Letterer
Daniel Clowes / Eightball / Fantagraphics Books


Todd Klein / Wonder Woman / DC Comics


Seth / Palookaville / Drawn & Quarterly


Dave Sim / Cerebus / Aardvark-Vanaheim


Richard Starking / Conan / Dark Horse Comics

Best Writer
Brian Michael Bendis / Daredevil / Marvel


Daniel Clowes / Eightball / Fantagraphics Books


Alan Moore / Promethea / DC Comics/Wildstorm/America's Best Comics


Christopher Reilly / Puphedz / Brillig Productions


Judd Winick / Green Arrow / DC Comics

Best Artist
Charles Burns / Black Hole #2 / Fantagraphics Books


John Cassady / Planetary / DC Comics/Wildstorm


Darwyn Cooke / DC: The New Frontier / DC Comics


Juanjo Guardino / Blacksad 2 / ibooks/Komikwerks


Jaime Hernandez / Love and Rockets / Fantagraphics Books

Best Cartoonist
Kyle Baker / Plastic Man / DC Comics


Daniel Clowes / Eightball / Fantagraphics Books


Batton Lash / Supernatural Law / Exhibit A Press


Bryan Lee O'Malley / Scott Pilgrim / Oni Press


Jeff Smith / Bone / Cartoon Books

Best Cover Artist
Charles Burns / Black Hole / Fantagraphics Books


Juanjo Guardino / Blacksad / ibooks/Komikwerks


James Jean / Fables / DC Comics/Vertigo


Scott McKowen / 1602 / Marvel


Humberto Ramos / Spectacular Spider-Man / Marvel

Best Single Issue or Story
Batman: Room Full of Strangers / DC Comics


Black Hole #12 / Fantagraphics Books


Dogs and Water / Drawn & Quarterly


Identity Crisis #1-4 / DC Comics


Eightball #23 / Fantagraphics Books


Puphedz / Brillig Productions


Supernatural Law #101 / Exhibit A Press

Best Domestic Reprint Project
Krazy and Ignatz / Fantagraphics Books


B. Krigstein: Comics / Fantagraphics Books


The Last Heroes / ibooks/Komikwerks


Marge's Little Lulu Vol. 1 / Dark Horse Comics


The Complete Peanuts 1950-52 / Fantagraphics Books


The Spirit Archives Vol. 14 / DC Comics

Best Continuing / Limited Series
Eightball / Fantagraphics Books


Identity Crisis / DC Comics


Love and Rockets / Fantagraphics Books


The New Frontier / DC Comics


Supernatural Law / Exhibit A Press

Best Inker
Charles Burns / Black Hole / Fantagraphics Books


Danny Miki / Ultimate Fantastic Four / Marvel


Andy Parks / Green Arrow / DC Comics


Seth / Palookaville / Drawn & Quarterly


Steve Leialoha / Fables / DC Comics/Vertigo

Best Colorist
Daniel Clowes / Eighball / Fantagrahpics Books


Laura Martin / Astonishing X-Men / Marvel


Patricia Mulvihill / 100 Bullets / DC Comics/Vertigo


Stefani Renee / Ant / Arcana Studio


Dave Stewart / DC: The New Frontier / DC Comics

Best Graphic Album of Previously Published Work
American Elf: Sketchbook Diaries of James Kochalka / Top Shelf / James Kochalka


Bone: One Volume Edition / Cartoon Books / Jeff Smith


Clyde Fans: Book 1 / Drawn & Quarterly / Seth


Locas / Fantagraphics Books / Jaime Hernandez


R. Crumb's Kafka / ibooks/Komikwerks / Robert Crumb & David Zane Mairowitz

Special Award for Humor in Comics
Kyle Baker / Plastic Man / DC Comics


Jimmy Gownley / Amelia Rules! / ibooks/Komikwerks


Roger Langridge / Fred the Clown / Hotel Fred


Christopher Reilly / Puphedz / Brillig Productions


Johnny Ryan / Angry Youth Comix / Fantagraphics Books

Best Anthology
Michael Chabon Presents: The Amazing Adventure of the Escapist / Dark Horse Comics / Diana Schutz, Editor


Fight #1 / Image Comics / Kazu Kibuishi, Editor


Kramer's Ergot #5 / Gingko Press / Sammy Harkham, Editor


McSweeney's Quarterly Concern #13 / McSweeney's Books / Chris Ware, Editor


Nickelodeon (Comic Book Section) / Viacom/Nickelodeon / Dave Roman, Editor

Best Graphic Album of Original Work
Blacksad 2 / ibooks/Komikwerks / Juajono Guardino, Juan Diaz Canales


Carnet De Voyage / Top Shelf / Craig Thompson


Jimbo in Purgatory / Fantagraphics Books / Gary Panter


Owly / Top Shelf / Andy Runton


Scott Pilgrim, Vol. 1 / Oni Press / Bryan Lee O'Malley

Best Syndicated Strip or Panel
Doonesbury / Garry Trudeau / Universal Press Syndicate


Tom, the Dancing Bug / Ruben Bolling / Universal Press Syndicate


Maakies / Tony Millionaire / Self-Syndicated


Mutts / Patrick McDonald / King Features Syndicate


Underworld / Kaz / Self-Syndicated

Special Award for Excellence in Presentation
In the Shadow of No Towers / Pantheon


McSweeney's Quarterly Concern #13 / McSweeney's Books


Mr. X Collected / ibooks/Komikwerks


The Complete Peanuts 1950-52 / Fantagraphics Books


Valerian: New Future Trilogy / ibooks/Komikwerks

Best American Edition of Foreign Material
Blacksad 2 / ibooks/Komikwerks


Buddha / Vertical Inc.


Metabarons / Humanoids Publishing


Persepolis 2: Story of a Return / Pantheon


Valerian: New Future Trilogy / ibooks/Komikwerks

Best Biographical, Historical, or Journalistic Presentation
Comic Art Magazine / M. Todd Hignite / M. Todd Hignite, Editor


Comic Book Artist / Top Shelf / Jon B. Cooke, Editor


The Comics Journal / Fantagraphics Books / Gary Groth and Dirk Deppey, Editors


Indy Magazine / Alternative Comics / Bill Kartalopoulos, Editor


Men of Tomorrow / Basic Books / Gerard Jones, Author

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