2011 Harvey Award Nominees

Yesterday, the other comic book award nominations were announced. The Harvey Awards will be given out at the Baltimore Comic-Con on August 20, 2011, and here are the nominations for the year. The ceremony will be hosted by Scott Kurtz of PvP once again. The nominees are selective by the creative community in comics, the folks who make the books, and the winners will be voted on by comic book professionals as well.

There are some good names in the group, and it feels a little better balanced than the Eisner nominations did for this year, hitting a good number of folks I thought the Eisners missed. One thing you'll notice is that there's a mix of traditional comics, web comics, and other digital versions of books. The Gutters is certainly the recipient of a successful write-in campaign, for one thing.

The awards are named for Harvey Kurtzman, and you can find out all the details here. Let's take a look at the nominees!

BEST LETTERER

     Scott Brown, BOX 13, and Red 5 Comics
     Darwyn Cooke, RICHARD STARK'S PARKER: THE OUTFIT, IDW
     Dustin Harbin, CASANOVA, Icon Comics
     Troy Peteri, WITCHBLADE, Top Cow
     Robbie Robbins, LOCKE & KEY: KEYS TO THE KINGDOM # 1, IDW
     John Workman, THOR, Marvel Comics

        
BEST COLORIST

     Veronica Gandini, MICE TEMPLAR: VOLUME 10, Image Comics
     Laura Martin, THE STAND, Marvel Comics
     Ed Ryzowski, GUTTERS
     Dave Stewart, BPRD, Dark Horse Comics
     Jose Villarrubia, CUBA : MY REVOLUTION, Vertigo/DC Comics

             
BEST SYNDICATED STRIP OR PANEL                               
                                                 
     CUL DE SAC, Richard Thompson, Universal Press Syndicate               
     DOONESBURY, Garry Trudeau, Universal Press Syndicate                   
     MUTTS, Patrick McDonnell, King Features Syndicate                    
     NON SEQUITUR, Wiley Miller, Universal Press Syndicate                 
     TOM THE DANCING BUG, Ruben Bolling, Universal Press Syndicate

                    
BEST ONLINE COMICS WORK                                          

     GUNS OF SHADOW VALLEY, David Wachter and James Andrew Clark
     GUTTERS, Lar deSouza, Ed Ryzowski and Ryan Sohmer,
     HARK! A VAGRANT, Kate Beaton,
     LA MORTE SISTERS, created Tony Trov, Johnny Zito and Christine Larsen,
     PVP, Scott Kurtz
 

BEST AMERICAN EDITION OF FOREIGN MATERIAL

     AX: ALTERNATE MANGA, edited by Sean Michael Wilson and Mitsuhiro Asakawa, Top Shelf
     BLACKSAD, Juan Diaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido, Dark Horse Comics
     IT WAS THE WAR OF THE TRENCHES, Jacques Tardi, Fantagraphics
     THE KILLER: MODUS VIVENDI, Matz and Luc Jacamon, Archaia Entertainment
     TORPEDO VOLUME 2, Jordi Bernet, IDW

BEST INKER

     Damian Couceiro, HAWKS OF OUTREMER, BOOM! Studios
     Steve Ellis, BOX 13, & Red 5 Comics
     Gabriel Hardman, AGENTS OF ATLAS, Marvel Comics
     Mark Morales, THOR, Marvel Comics
     Sal Regla, MAGDALENA, Top Cow

BEST NEW SERIES

     AMERICAN VAMPIRE, Scott Snyder, Stephen King and Rafael Albuquerque,
         Vertigo/DC Comics
     ECHOES, Joshua Hale Fialkov and Rashan Ekedal, Top Cow
     GUTTERS, Lar deSouza, Ed Ryzoski and Ryan Sohmer,
     KILL SHAKESPEARE, Anthony Del Col and Conor McCreery, IDW
     SIXTH GUN, Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt, Oni Press
     THOR: THE MIGHTY AVENGER, Roger Langridge and Chris Samnee, Marvel Comics

MOST PROMISING NEW TALENT

     Barry Deutsch, HEREVILLE: HOW MIRKA GOT HER SWORD, Amulet Books
     Comfort Love and Adam Withers, RAINBOW IN THE DARK
     Chris Samnee, THOR: THE MIGHTY AVENGER, Marvel Comics
     Scott Snyder, AMERICAN VAMPIRE, Vertigo/DC Comics
     Nick Spencer, MORNING GLORIES, Image Comics

SPECIAL AWARD FOR HUMOR IN COMICS

     Matt Groening, THE SIMPSONS FUTURAMA CROSSOVER CRISIS, Abrams ComicArts
     Roger Langridge, THE MUPPET SHOW, BOOM! Studios                        
     Ryan Sohmer, GUTTERS
     Shannon Wheeler, I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER, BOOM! Studios
     Thom Zahler, LOVE AND CAPES, IDW                                       

BEST ORIGINAL GRAPHIC PUBLICATION FOR YOUNGER READERS

     AMULET # 3: THE CLOUD SEARCHER, Kazu Kibuishi, Scholastic Graphix
     JINGLE BELLE, Paul Dini,  
     MEANWHILE: PICK ANY PATH. 3856 STORY POSSIBILITIES, Jason Shiga, Amulet Books
     READING WITH PICTURES, Josh Elder, Executive Editor, Reading With Pictures
     SMILE, Raina Telgemeier, Scholastic Graphix
     TINY TITANS, Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani, DC Comics

BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED

     ART IN TIME, edited Dan Nadel, Abrams ComicArts
     BEASTS OF BURDEN: ANIMAL RITES, Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson, Dark Horse Comics
     DAVE STEVENS' THE ROCKETEER: ARITIST'S EDITION,
         designed by Randall Dahlk & edited by Scott Dunbier, IDW
     THE MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ, Eric Shanower and Skottie Young, Marvel Comics
     TUMOR, Joshua Hale Fialkov and Noel Tuazon, Archaia

BEST ANTHOLOGY

     BLAB WORLD #1, Monte Beauchamp and Bill North, Last Gasp
     CBGB, edited by Ian Brill, BOOM! Studios
     POPGUN # 4, edited by D.J. Kirkbride, Anthony Wu and Adam P. Knave, Image Comics
     READING WITH PICTURES, Josh Elder, Executive Editor, Reading With Pictures
     STRANGE TALES, VOLUME II # 1, edited by Jody LeHeup, Marvel Comics
     UNIQUES TALES, edited by Comfort Love and Adam Withers,

BEST DOMESTIC REPRINT PROJECT

     THE DARKNESS, Garth Ennis, Marc Silvestri and Batt, Image Comics
     DAVE STEVENS' THE ROCKETEER: ARITIST'S EDITION,
         designed by Randall Dahlk & edited by Scott Dunbier, IDW
     JET SCOTT, Jerry Robinson and Sheldon Stark, Dark Horse Comics
     LI'L ABNER: THE COMPLETE DAILIES AND COLOR SUNDAYS, edited by Bruce Canwell, IDW
     SUPERMAN VS. MUHAMMAD ALI, Neal Adams and Dennis O'Neil, DC Comics

BEST COVER ARTIST

     Darwyn Cooke, RICHARD STARK'S PARKER: THE OUTFIT, IDW
     Jenny Frison, ANGEL, IDW
     Marcos Martin, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, Marvel Comics
     Mike Mignola, HELLBOY, Dark Horse Comics
     Frank Quitely, BATMAN AND ROBIN, DC Comics

BEST BIOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL OR JOURNALISTIC PRESENTATION

     75 YEARS OF DC COMICS: THE ART OF MODERN MYTH-MAKING, Paul Levitz, Taschen Books
     THE ART OF JAIME HERNANDEZ: THE SECRETS OF LIFE AND DEATH,  
         edited by Todd Hignite, Abrams ComicArts
     JERRY ROBINSON: AMBASSADOR OF COMICS, N. C. Christopher Couch, Abrams ComicArts
     ODDLY COMPELLING ART OF DENIS KITCHEN, Denis Kitchen and Charles Brownstein,
         edited by John Lind and Diana Schutz, Dark Horse Books
     PORTRAIT OF A SEQUENTIAL ARTIST, directed by Andrew D. Cook, Montilla Presentations

SPECIAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRESENTATION

     DAVE STEVENS' THE ROCKETEER: ARITIST'S EDITION,
         designed by Randall Dahlk & edited by Scott Dunbier, IDW
     ODDLY COMPELLING ART OF DENIS KITCHEN Kitchen, Denis Kitchen and Charles Brownstein,
         edited by John Lind and Diana Schutz, Dark Horse Books
     RICHARD STARK'S PARKER: THE OUTFIT, Darwyn Cooke, IDW
     SHAZAM! THE GOLDEN AGE OF THE WORLD'S MIGHTIEST MORTAL, Chip Kidd and Geoff Spear,
         Abrams ComicArts
     WEDNESDAY COMICS HARDCOVER EDITION, edited by Mark Chiarello, DC Comics

BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM – ORIGINAL

     DUNCAN, THE WONDER DOG, Adam Hines, AdHouse Books
     MARKET DAY, James Sturm, Drawn and Quarterly
     SCOTT PILGRM VOLUME 6: SCOTT PILGRIM'S FINEST HOUR, Bryan Lee O'Malley, Oni Press
     WILSON, Dan Clowes, Drawn and Quarterly
     X'ED OUT, Charles Burns, Pantheon

BEST CONTINUING OR LIMITED SERIES

     CHEW, John Layman and Rob Guillory, Image Comics     
     DAYTRIPPER, Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba, Vertigo/DC Comics
     ECHO, Terry Moore, Abstract Studio
     FANTASTIC FOUR, Jonathan Hickman and Dale Eaglesham, Marvel Comics
     LOCKE & KEY: KEYS TO THE KINGDOM # 1, Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriquez, IDW
     LOVE AND ROCKETS: VOLUME 3, Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez, Fantagraphics

BEST WRITER

     Cullen Bunn, SIXTH GUN, Oni Press
     Joshua Hale Fialkov, ECHOES, Top Cow
     Roger Langridge, THOR: THE MIGHTY AVENGER, Marvel Comics
     Ryan Sohmer,  GUTTERS
     Mark Waid, IRREDEEMABLE, BOOM! Studios

BEST ARTIST

     Darwyn Cooke, RICHARD STARK'S PARKER: THE OUTFIT, IDW
     Dean Haspiel, CUBA : MY REVOLUTION, Vertigo/DC Comics
     Brian Hurtt, SIXTH GUN, Oni Press
     Ed Ryzowski, GUTTERS
     Chris Samnee, THOR: THE MIGHTY AVENGER, Marvel Comics

BEST CARTOONIST

     Darwyn Cooke, RICHARD STARK'S PARKER: THE OUTFIT, IDW
     Jaime Hernandez, LOVE AND ROCKETS, Fantagraphics
     Jeff Lemire, SWEET TOOTH, Vertigo/DC Comics
     Bryan Lee O'Malley, SCOTT PILGRIM'S FINEST HOUR, Oni Press
     Jeff Smith, RASL, Cartoon Books

BEST SINGLE ISSUE or STORY

     ACME NOVELTY LIBRARY # 20: LINT, Chris Ware, Drawn and Quarterly
     DAYTRIPPER, Fabio Moon and Gabiel Ba, Vertigo/DC Comics
     ECHOES # 1, Joshua Hale Fialkov and Rashan Ekedal, Top Cow
     LOCKE & KEY: KEYS TO THE KINGDOM #1, Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriquez, IDW
     LOVE AND ROCKETS: NEW STORIES, VOLUME 3, Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez, Fantagraphics
     POPGUN # 4, edited by D.J. Kirkbride, Anthony Wu and Adam P. Knave, Image Comics
     WILSON, Daniel Clowes,  Drawn and Quarterly

Comments

  1. mikegraham6 mikegraham6 says:

    Chris Samnee isn’t really a new talent, is he? he’s been working for a while now

  2. RoiVampire RoiVampire says:

    The Harvey Awards remind me of when i read The Onion’s A.V. Club top ten albums of the year. It feels like they’re trying too hard to make it indie. Something about kill shakespeare making it into best new series does not sit well with me

  3. mikegraham6 mikegraham6 says:

    also, what’s the difference between Best Artist and Best Cartoonist? is it a style thing? that seems really subjective to me

  4. jisrael says:

    Does anyone know if the awards are open to the public? I am looking to go to the Baltimore Con and was wondering if tickets also become available for this.

  5. CaseyJustice CaseyJustice says:

    Awesome nods to Samnee, Langridge, Snyder, Cooke and Sohmer. Congrats, guys, and good luck!

  6. redlibertyx redlibertyx says:

    I wonder if the 75th Anniversary DC Behemoth is going to win its category (I think it will). I want Wednesday Comics to win for the Special Presentation category too, but I think the equally deserving Rocketeer Artist Edition will grab that.

  7. JRScherer JRScherer says:

    John  Workman has lettered Thor in the last year?  Pretty sure I would have noticed that…

  8. milez42 milez42 says:

    Workman’s stuff was the best part of Fraction’s run….

  9. Shame Octopus Pie didn’t get nominated for ‘Web Comic’. I mean I love ‘Hark a Vagrant’ and I hope it wins, but OP has been a great read every week.

    Also, why is ‘Thor: The Mighty Avenger’ considered a ‘new’ comic? Plus I would redo the entire Best Writer and Best Artist category because it looks like they missed out on basically anyone that matters.

    Finally, when the fuck is Dave Johnson going to get some love for being the Best Cover Artist? 

  10. lawnbuddha lawnbuddha says:

    wow! The best continuing/limited series category is a tough one…

  11. kennyg kennyg says:

    Congrats to all, especially all the other ifanboy regulars. Extra props to folks like Scott Snyder and Cullen Bunn, who actually reply to “the little people” when you send them email! Good luck!

  12. j206 j206 says:

    Go Thor: The Mighty Avenger!!!

  13. Big ups to Cullen Bunn, a real success story of a guy who’s good at what he does being rewarded fairly quickly for his competence.

  14. kennyg kennyg says:

    I wonder if the 4 noms (and possible wins) might make Marvel change their minds about cancelling Thor: The Mighty Avenger?

    @WilliamKScurryJr  Totally agree. Would have liked to have seen Snyder in the Best Writer list too.

  15. xiseerht says:

    How can YUKO SHIMIZU not even be noticed for best cover artists for Unwritten ?  That is a crime.

  16. Diabhol Diabhol says:

    Terry Moore FTW, bitches!
     

  17. Gloomy Gloomy says:

    Needs more love for Jason Aaron; Rob Guillory; and Brave and the Bold #33.  I was so sure the latter would get Eisner and Harvey nods for Best Single: wrong on both counts.

  18. vadamowens vadamowens says:

    Still no Jock love?