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Harvey Award nominees announced

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The 2002 Harvey Award nominees have been announced and the list of nominees this year is a varied one. From main stream fare like “100 Bullets,” “Ruse” and “Alias” to indepent favorites like “Eightball,” “Acme Novely Library” and the “Golem’s Might Swing,” the nominees represent a wide cross section of published work in 2001.

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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 publications which shipped during the calendar year 2001) 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.

Harvey Award winners will also be selected by comics’ creative community through a Final Ballot. 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 are being mailed to the same professionals who received nominating ballots, with a voting deadline of April 10th.

This year’s recipients will be honored at the 15th Annual Harvey Awards Banquet on Friday, April 26th (8:00 PM) at the Pittsburg Comicon. Evan Dorkin, the creator of “Milk & Cheese,” “Eltingville” and “Dork!” will be the evening’s Master of Ceremonies for the third consecutive year. Tony Millionaire, creator of “Maakies” and “Sock Monkey,” will deliver the keynote address. Dorkin and Millionaire have each received Harvey nominations and awards in past years.

The full list of nominees follows:

BEST WRITER

Azzarello, Brian – 100 Bullets, DC Comics

Clowes, Dan – Eightball, Fantagraphics

Marz, Ron – Scion, CrossGen

Moore, Alan – Top 10, ABC

Waid, Mark – Ruse, CrossGen

Ware, Chris – Acme Novelty Library, Fantagraphics

Two titles received the same number of votes for this category, resulting in six nominees.

BEST ARTIST

Cheung, Jim – Scion, CrossGen

Cooper, Dave – Weasel, Fantagraphics

Guice, Butch – Ruse, CrossGen

Risso, Ed – 100 Bullets, DC Comics

Ware, Chris – Acme Novelty Library, Fantagraphics

BEST CARTOONIST

Cho, Frank

Clowes, Dan

Cooper, Dave

Smith, Jeff

Ware, Chris

SPECIAL AWARD FOR HUMOR

Ivan Brunetti for Haw!

Evan Dorkin for Dork

Sam Henderson for Magic Whistle

Tony Millionaire for Sock Monkey

Johnny Ryan for Angry Youth Comix

SPECIAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRESENTATION

Acme Novelty #15, Fantagraphics

Drawn & Quarterly, Vol. 4, Drawn& Quarterly

Jack Cole and Plastic Man, Chronicle Books

Peanuts: Art of Charles Schulz, Pantheon Books

Spirit Archives, DC Comics

BEST NEW SERIES

Alias, Marvel

La Perdita, Fantagraphics

Legion, DC Comics

Negation, CrossGen

Ruse, CrossGen

BEST CONTINUING OR LIMITED SERIES

Acme Novelty Library, Fantagraphics

Eightball, Fantagraphics

Hellboy, Dark Horse Comics

100 Bullets, DC Comics

Scion, CrossGen

BEST SINGLE ISSUE OR STORY

Acme Novelty Library No.15, Fantagraphics

Atlas No. 1, Drawn & Quarterly

Drawn & Quarterly Vol. 4, Drawn & Quarterly

Eightball No. 22, Fantagraphics

Ring of the Nibelung: “Sigfried,” Dark Horse Comics

Ruse No. 1, CrossGen

Wonder Woman: Spirit of Truth, DC Comics

Two titles received the same number of votes for this category, resulting in six nominees.

BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM OF ORIGINAL WORK

Golem’s Mighty Swing, Drawn and Quarterly

Mail Order Bride, Fantagraphics

Name of the Game, DC Comics

Pistolwhip, Top Shelf

The Soap Lady, Shelf

BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM OF PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED WORK

Akira, Dark Horse Comics

Alec: How To Be An Artist, Eddie Campbell Comics

Box Office Poison, Top Shelf

Berlin, Drawn and Quarterly

Lone Wolf and Cub, Dark Horse Comics

Palestine, Fantagraphics

Two titles received the same number of votes for this category, resulting in six nominees.

BEST ANTHOLOGY

Bizarro, DC Comics

Expo 2001, Small Press Expo

Drawn & Quarterly Vol. 4, Drawn& Quarterly

NON 5, red Ink

The Comics Journal Winter Special 2002, Fantagraphics

BEST INKER

Burns, Charles – Black Hole

Dell, John – Mystic

Cooper, Dave – Weasel

Digital Chameleon – Violent Messiahs

Hennessey, Andrew – Sigil

BEST LETTERER

Clowes, Dan – Eightball

Digital Chameleon – Akira

Lamphear, Dave – Ruse

Sim, Dave – Cerebus

Ware, Chris – Acme Novelty Library

BEST COLORIST

Clowes, Dan – Eightball

D’Armata, Frank – Crux

Depuy, Laura – Ruse

Kindzierski, Lovern – Ring of the Nibelung

Ponsar, Frank – Scion

Ware, Chris – Acme Novelty Library

Two titles received the same number of votes for this category, resulting in six nominees.

BEST SYNDICATED STRIP

For Better or for Worse

Liberty Meadows

Maakies

Mutts

Underworld

BEST BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL PRESENTATION

Comic Book Artist

Comics Journal

Jack Cole and Plastic Man

Jack Kirby Collection

Peanuts: Art of Charles Schulz

BEST PRESENTATION OF FOREIGN MATERIAL

Akira, Dark Horse Comics

Hey Wait, Fantagraphics

Lone Wolf and Cub, Dark Horse Comics

Nimrod, Fantagraphics

Super Manga Blast, Dark Horse Comics

BEST DOMESTIC REPRINT PROJECT

Complete Crumb, Fantagraphics

Grasshopper and the Ant, Denis Kitchen Publishing

Little Annie Fanny, Vol. 2, Dark Horse Comics

Plastic Man Archives, DC Comics

Spirit Archives, DC Comics

BEST NEW TALENT

Annable, Graham – Grickle

Jason Hall & Matt Kindt – Pistolwhip

Jason – Hey Wait

McNiven, Steve – Meridian

Moline, Carl – Fray

BEST COVER ARTIST

Burns, Charles – Black Hole

Hughes, Adam – Wonder Woman

Johnson, Dave – 100 Bullets

Noto, Phil – Birds of Prey

Ware, Chris – Acme Novelty Library

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