What are the Harvey Awards?
The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry’s oldest and most respected awards. The Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 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 book professionals.
Beginning in 1988 at the Chicago Comic-Con, the Harveys enjoyed runs at the Dallas Fantasy Fair, Oakland’s Wondercon, the Pittsburgh Comicon, and the Museum of Comics and Cartoon Art. In 2005, the Harveys have joined the Baltimore Comic-Con, held each year at the Baltimore Convention Center. We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with the Baltimore Comic-Con.
The Harvey Awards are presented annually to those creators and publications that receive the most votes from their peers in the comics industry. At the beginning of each year, nominating ballots are sent to comics professionals and publishers. Qualifying professionals are able to nominate up to five entries in each category. The top five nominees, plus ties, in each category are placed on the final ballot, which is mailed in the Spring. Final ballots are returned one month later and the votes are tabulated. Winners are announced each year at the Harvey Awards banquet.
The Harvey Awards Executive Committee, or subgroups of the Executive Committee, oversees the publication and mailing of the nominating ballots, tabulation of the nominees, publication and mailing of the final ballot, tabulation of the final votes and organization and presentation of the awards. The Executive Committee does not nominate candidates for the Harvey Awards, nor engage in selection of the candidates or winners. This is done solely through votes cast by the comics professionals who choose to participate in the process.
Ballots are made available to all qualifying comics professionals, either directly from the Harvey Awards Executive Committee, or from publishers who receive bundles of ballots and disseminate them to professionals in their employ.
The Harvey Awards Executive Committee and its subgroups work strictly on a volunteer basis. The Harveys employ no paid staff and are completely funded from the generous donations of its sponsors.
And the winners are:
• Brian K. Vaughan, Y: The Last Man, Vertigo/DC Comics
• Frank Quitely, All Star Superman, DC Comics
• Darwyn Cooke, The Spirit, DC Comics
• Chris Eliopoulos, Daredevil, Marvel Comics
• Kevin Nowlan, Witchblade, Top Cow/Image
• Laura Martin, Thor, Marvel Comics
BEST COVER ARTIST
• Mike Mignola, Hellboy, Dark Horse Comics
BEST NEW TALENT
• Vasilis Lolos, Last Call, Oni Press
BEST NEW SERIES
• Umbrella Academy, Dark Horse Comics
BEST CONTINUING OR LIMITED SERIES
• All Star Superman, DC Comics
BEST SYNDICATED STRIP OR PANEL
• Doonesbury, Garry Trudeau, Universal Press Syndicate
• Popgun Volume 1, edited by Joe Keatinge and Mark Andrew Smith, Image Books
BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM – PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED
• Captain America Omnibus, Volume 1, Marvel Comics
BEST SINGLE ISSUE OR STORY
• All Star Superman # 8, DC Comics
BEST AMERICAN EDITION OF FOREIGN MATERIAL
• Eduardo Risso’s Tales of Terror, Dynamite Entertainment
BEST ONLINE COMICS WORK
• Perry Bible Fellowship, Nicholas Gurewitch, www.pbfcomics.com
SPECIAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRESENTATION
• EC Archives, Various, edited by Russ Cochran, Gemstone
BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM – ORIGINAL
• Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together, Oni Press
BEST DOMESTIC REPRINT PROJECT
• COMPLETE PEANUTS | Fantagraphics
SPECIAL AWARD FOR HUMOR IN COMICS
• Nicholas Gurewitch, Perry Bible Fellowship, www.pbfcomics.com
BEST BIOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL, OR JOURNALISTIC PRESENTATION
• Reading Comics: How Graphic Albums Work and What They Mean, Douglas Wolk, Da Capo Press