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2006 Harvey Award Nominees Announced

Official Press Release

The Executive Committees of the Harvey Awards and the Baltimore Comic-Con are proud to present the official Final Ballot for this year's Harvey Awards. Named in honor of the late Harvey Kurtzman, one of the industry's most innovative talents, the Harvey Awards recognize outstanding work in comics and sequential art. Thank you to all that participated by submitting a nomination ballot.

Nominations for the Harvey Awards are selected exclusively by creators - those who write, draw, ink, letter, color, design, edit or are otherwise involved in a creative capacity in the comics field. They are the only industry awards both nominated by and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. Professionals who participate will be joining nearly 2,000 other comics' professionals in honoring the outstanding comics' achievements of 2005.

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Final ballots are due to the Harvey Awards by Friday, July 28th. Full details for submission of completed ballots can be found on the final ballot. Voting is open to anyone involved in a creative capacity within the comics field. Final ballots are available for download at www.harveyawards.org. Those without Internet access may request that paper ballots be sent to them via mail or fax by calling the Baltimore Comic-Con (410-526-7410) or e-mailing at baltimorecomicccon@yahoo.com.

The Harvey Awards have moved to the Baltimore Comic-Con, held each year at the Baltimore Convention Center in September. This year's Baltimore Comic-Con will be held on September 9-10. Convention hours will Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. The ceremony and banquet for the 2006 Harvey Awards will be held Saturday night, September 9. Our Master or Ceremonies will be Kyle Baker. Look for more details soon on how you can attend the Harvey Awards dinner.

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Without further delay, the 2006 Harvey Award Nominees:

BEST WRITER

  • Brian Michael Bendis | NEW AVENGERS |Marvel Comics

    BEST ARTIST

  • Frank Cho | SHANNA, THE SHE-DEVIL |Marvel Comics

    BEST CARTOONIST

    BEST LETTERER

    BEST INKER

    BEST COLORIST

    BEST COVER ARTIST

    BEST NEW TALENT

  • Joshua Hale Fialkov | ELK'S RUN |Hoarse and Buggy Productions/Speakeasy Comics

    BEST NEW SERIES

    BEST CONTINUING OR LIMITED SERIES

    BEST SYNDICATED STRIP OR PANEL

  • THE BOONDOCKS | Aaron McGruder |Universal Press Syndicate

    BEST ANTHOLOGY

    BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM - ORIGINAL

    BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM - PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED

    BEST SINGLE ISSUE OR STORY

  • ACME NOVELTY LIBRARY #16 |ACME Novelty Library

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  • BEST DOMESTIC REPRINT PROJECT

    BEST AMERICAN EDITION OF FOREIGN MATERIAL

    BEST ONLINE COMICS WORK

  • ACHEWOOD | Chris Onstad |www.achewood.com

    SPECIAL AWARD FOR HUMOR IN COMICS

  • Kyle Baker | PLASTIC MANDC Comics

    SPECIAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRESENTATION

    BEST BIOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL OR JOURNALISTIC PRESENTATION

    For additional information about the Harvey Kurtzman and the Harvey Awards, visit www.harveyawards.org.

    For additional information about the Baltimore Comic-Con, visit www.comicon.com/baltimore

    For additional information about Kyle Baker, visit www.kylebaker.com

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