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Harvey Award Ballots Due June 1st

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Harvey Award Ballots Due June 1st

Official Press Release

NEW YORK, May 24, 2004 ­ The Harvey Awards, the most prestigious prize of
the comics industry, will be given out at the Third Annual MoCCA Art
Festival in New York on Saturday, June 26. The ballots must be returned
by June 1, 2004, in order to be counted and certified.

This year, a record 23 publishers have been nominated, from
Aardvark-Vanheim to Top Shelf Productions, with DC Comics, Pantheon Books,
Marvel Comics, Nickelodeon Magazine, Chicago Review Press, Dark Horse
Comics, Fantagraphics Books, Drawn & Quarterly and many more.

Voting for the Harvey Awards is open to anyone in the working professional
comics community. Comics professionals who have not received a ballot in
the mail can request one by contacting Paul McSpadden at
ballots@harveyawards.org or by calling the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art
at 212-254-3511. It is also possible to download a ballot online at
(http://www.harveyawards.org/downloads.html.)

All printing for the ballots and mailing was generously donated by Brenner
Printing (http://www.brennerprinting.com/comic.index.html).

Several sponsorship levels are currently available for the 2004 Harvey
Award banquet, in addition to individual seats to the banquet. MoCCA and
the Harvey Awards are non-profit, all-volunteer organizations and all
sponsorships are completely tax deductible. This year’s awards dinner
will feature New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman (Sandman:
Endless Nights, Stardust, American Gods, Neverwhere) as keynote speaker,
and Staten Island’s own Evan Dorkin (Milk and Cheese, Dork) as emcee.

Special thanks to Douglas Barre and Matt Powers for official verification
and fact checking.

About the Harvey Awards

The Harvey Awards are one of the comics industry’s oldest and most
respected awards. The Harvey’s recognize outstanding achievements in 20
categories, ranging from Best Artist to the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame. They
are the only industry awards both nominated by and selected by the full
body of comic professionals.

About MoCCA

The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, located at 594 Broadway in SoHo, is
the newest addition to New York City’s cultural landscape. A 501(c)(3)
non-profit arts education organization dedicated to promoting greater
understanding and appreciation of comic and cartoon art, the Museum
celebrates the unique creative achievements of graphic storytelling.

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