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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 ofthe comics industry, will be given out at the Third Annual MoCCA ArtFestival in New York on Saturday, June 26. The ballots must be returnedby June 1, 2004, in order to be counted and certified.

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

Voting for the Harvey Awards is open to anyone in the working professionalcomics community. Comics professionals who have not received a ballot inthe mail can request one by contacting Paul McSpadden atballots@harveyawards.org or by calling the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Artat 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 BrennerPrinting (http://www.brennerprinting.com/comic.index.html).

Several sponsorship levels are currently available for the 2004 HarveyAward banquet, in addition to individual seats to the banquet. MoCCA andthe Harvey Awards are non-profit, all-volunteer organizations and allsponsorships are completely tax deductible. This year's awards dinnerwill 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 verificationand fact checking.

About the Harvey Awards

The Harvey Awards are one of the comics industry's oldest and mostrespected awards. The Harvey's recognize outstanding achievements in 20categories, ranging from Best Artist to the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame. Theyare the only industry awards both nominated by and selected by the fullbody of comic professionals.

About MoCCA

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

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