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2005 Harvey Award Nominations Announced

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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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