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2003 Harvey Awards Announced

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2003 Harvey Awards Announced

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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