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The 2014 Harvey Awards Nominees have been announced with the release of the final ballot, presented by the Executive Committees of the Harvey Awards and the Baltimore Comic-Con. 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. They will be presented September 6, 2014 in Baltimore, MD, in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con.

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 and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. Thank you to all that have already participated by submitting a nomination ballot.

Final ballots are due to the Harvey Awards by Monday, August 18, 2014. Full submission instructions can be found on the final ballot.  Voting is open to anyone professionally involved in a creative capacity within the comics field.  Final ballots are available at www.harveyawards.org. Those who prefer paper ballots may e-mail harveys@baltimorecomiccon.com.

This will be the ninth year for the Harvey Awards in Baltimore, MD.  Look for more details soon as to how you can attend the Harvey Awards dinner.

This year's Baltimore Comic-Con will be held September 5-7, 2014.  The ceremony and banquet for the 2014 Harvey Awards will be held Saturday night, September 6th.

Without further delay, the 2014 Harvey Award Nominees (DBD Publishers in bold):

BEST WRITER

  • James Asmus, QUANTUM AND WOODY, Valiant Entertainment
  • Matt Fraction, HAWKEYE, Marvel Comics
  • Matt Kindt, MIND MGMT, Dark Horse Comics
  • Brian K. Vaughan, SAGA, Image Comics
  • Mark Waid, DAREDEVIL, Marvel Comics


BEST ARTIST

  • David Aja, HAWKEYE, Marvel Comics
  • Dan Parent, KEVIN KELLER, Archie Comics
  • Nate Powell, MARCH: BOOK ONE, Top Shelf Productions
  • Chris Samnee, DAREDEVIL, Marvel Comics
  • Fiona Staples, SAGA, Image Comics
  • Jeff Stokely, SIX GUN GORILLA, BOOM! Studios


BEST CARTOONIST

  • Matt Kindt, MIND MGMT, Dark Horse Comics
  • Comfort Love and Adam Withers, RAINBOW IN THE DARK, uniquescomic.com
  • Terry Moore, RACHEL RISING, Abstract Studios
  • Dan Parent, KEVIN KELLER, Archie Comics
  • David Petersen, MOUSE GUARD: THE BLACK AXE, BOOM! Studios/Archaia Entertainment
  • Paul Pope, BATTLING BOY, First Second


BEST INKER

  • Vanesa R. Del Rey, HIT, BOOM! Studios
  • Stefano Gaudiano, THE WALKING DEAD, Image Comics
  • Danny Miki, BATMAN, DC Comics
  • Brian Stelfreeze, DAY MEN, BOOM! Studios
  • Wade Von Grawbadger, ALL NEW X-MEN, Marvel Comics


BEST LETTERER

  • Deron Bennett, CYBORG 009, Archaia Entertainment
  • Dave Lanphear, QUANTUM AND WOODY, Valiant Entertainment
  • Terry Moore, RACHEL RISING, Abstract Studio
  • Steve Wands, ADVENTURE TIME, kaBOOM!/BOOM! Studios
  • Britt Wilson, ADVENTURE TIME WITH FIONNA AND CAKE, kaBOOM!


BEST COLORIST

  • Jordan Bellaire, PRETTY DEADLY, Image Comics
  • Marte Gracia, ALL NEW X-MEN, Marvel Comics
  • Matt Hollingsworth, HAWKEYE, Marvel Comics
  • Brian Reber, UNITY, Valiant Entertainment
  • Dave Stewart, HELLBOY: THE MIDNIGHT CIRCUS, Dark Horse Comics


BEST SYNDICATED STRIP or PANEL

  • DICK TRACY, Joe Staton and Mike Curtis, Tribune Media Services
  • FOX TROT, Bill Amend, Universal Uclick
  • GET FUZZY, Darby Conley, Universal Uclick
  • MUTTS, Patrick McDonnell, King Features Syndicate
  • THE PHANTOM, Tony DePaul and Paul Ryan, King Features Syndicate


BEST ONLINE COMICS WORK


BEST AMERICAN EDITION of FOREIGN MATERIAL

  • ATTACK ON TITAN, Kodansha Comics
  • THE KILLER, VOLUME 4, BOOM! Studios/Archaia Entertainment
  • SHOWA: A HISTORY OF JAPAN 1926-1939, Drawn and Quarterly
  • SUNNY, Viz Signature
  • TODAY IS THE LAST DAY OF THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, Fantagraphics Books


BEST NEW SERIES

  • AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE, Archie Comics
  • QUANTUM AND WOODY, Valiant Entertainment
  • SEX CRIMINALS, Image Comics
  • SIX GUN GORILLA, BOOM! Studios
  • SUICIDE RISK, BOOM! Studios


MOST PROMISING NEW TALENT

  • James Asmus, QUANTUM AND WOODY, Valiant Entertainment
  • Pere Perez, ARCHER AND ARMSTRONG, HARBINGER WARS, Valiant Entertainment
  • Victor Santos, POLAR: CAME FROM THE COLD, DARK HORSE PRESENTS, Dark Horse Comics
  • Jeff Stokely, SIX GUN GORILLA, BOOM! Studios
  • Chip Zdarsky, SEX CRIMINALS, Image Comics


SPECIAL AWARD FOR HUMOR IN COMICS

  • James Asmus, QUANTUM AND WOODY, Valiant Entertainment
  • Ryan North, ADVENTURE TIME, KaBOOM!/BOOM! Studios
  • Dan Parent, KEVIN KELLER, Archie Comics
  • Fred Van Lente, ARCHER AND ARMSTRONG, Valiant Entertainment
  • Jim Zub, SKULLKICKERS, Image Comics


BEST ORIGINAL GRAPHIC PUBLICATION  FOR YOUNGER READERS

  • ADVENTURE TIME, KaBOOM!/BOOM! Studios
  • BATTLING BOY, First Second
  • G-MAN: COMING HOME, Image Comics
  • MONSTER ON THE HILL, Top Shelf Productions
  • ONLY LIVING BOY, Bottled Lightning


BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED

  • HARBINGER VOLUME 1: OMEGA RISING, Valiant Entertainment
  • THE KILLER OMNIBUS VOLUME 1, Archaia Entertainment
  • MOUSE GUARD VOLUME 3: THE BLACK AXE, BOOM! Studios/Archaia
  • POLARITY, BOOM! Studios
  • RAINBOW IN THE DARK: THE COMPLETE SAGA, Comfort Love and Adam Withers


BEST ANTHOLOGY

  • DARK HORSE PRESENTS, Dark Horse Comics
  • MOUSE GUARD: LEGENDS OF THE GUARD VOLUME 2, BOOM! Studios/Archaia Entertainment
  • OUTLAW TERRITORY 3, Image Comics
  • SPERA, VOLUME 3, BOOM! Studios/Archaia Entertainment
  • THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR, BOOM! Studios/Archaia Entertainment


BEST DOMESTIC REPRINT PROJECT

  • BARNABY VOLUME 1, Fantagraphics Books
  • BEST OF COMIX BOOK: WHEN MARVEL COMICS WENT UNDERGROUND, Kitchen Sink Books/Dark Horse Comics
  • FRAGGLE ROCK CLASSICS VOLUME 2, BOOM! Studios/Archaia Entertainment
  • VALIANT MASTERS: NINJAK VOLUME 1 - BLACK WATER, Valiant Entertainment
  • VALIANT MASTERS: SHADOWMAN VOLUME 1 - SPIRITS WITHIN, Valiant Entertainment


BEST COVER ARTIST

  • Goni Montes, CLIVE BARKER'S NEXT TESTAMENT, BOOM! Studios
  • Andrew Robinson, QUANTUM AND WOODY, Valiant Entertainment
  • Chris Samnee, DAREDEVIL, Marvel Comics
  • Fiona Staples, SAGA, Image Comics
  • Brian Stelfreeze, DAY MEN, BOOM! Studios


BEST BIOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL, or JOURNALISTIC PRESENTATION

  • AL CAPP: A LIFE TO THE CONTRARY, Denis Kitchen, Bloomsbury
  • AMERICAN COMIC BOOK CHRONICLES: THE 1950S, TwoMorrows Publishing
  • ART OF RUBE GOLDBERG, Jennifer George, Abrams ComicArts
  • CO-MIX: A RETROSPECTIVE OF COMICS, GRAPHICS, AND SCRAPS, Art Spiegelman, Drawn and Quarterly
  • THE FIFTH BEATLE: THE BRIAN EPSTEIN STORY, by Vivek J. Tiwary, Andrew C. Robinson, and Kyle Baker, Dark Horse Comics
  • MARCH: BOOK ONE, John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell, Top Shelf Productions


SPECIAL AWARD for EXCELLENCE IN PRESENTATION

  • BEST OF COMIX BOOK: WHEN MARVEL COMICS WENT UNDERGROUND, John Lind, Kitchen Sink Books/Dark Horse Comics
  • CYBORG 009, Stephen Christy, Archaia Entertainment
  • HARBINGER WARS, Josh Johns and Warren Simons, Valiant Entertainment
  • THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR, Joe LeFavi, BOOM! Studios/Archaia Entertainment
  • UNITY, Alejandro Arbona, Josh Johns, and Warren Simons, Valiant Entertainment


BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM ORIGINAL

  • BATTLING BOY, First Second
  • CYBORG 009, Archaia Entertainment
  • THE FIFTH BEATLE: THE BRIAN EPSTEIN STORY, Dark Horse Comics
  • MARCH: BOOK ONE, Top Shelf Productions
  • THE REASON FOR DRAGONS, BOOM! Studios/Archaia Entertainment


BEST CONTINUING OR LIMITED SERIES

  • ARCHER AND ARMSTRONG, Valiant Entertainment
  • DAREDEVIL, Marvel Comics
  • HAWKEYE, Marvel Comics
  • HIT, BOOM! Studios
  • MOUSE GUARD: LEGENDS OF THE GUARD VOLUME 2, Archaia Entertainment
  • SAGA, Image Comics


BEST SINGLE ISSUE OR STORY

  • ADVENTURE TIME ANNUAL #1, kaBOOM!/BOOM! Studios
  • DEMETER, self-published, Becky Cloonan
  • "A Kiss ISN'T Just A Kiss!", KEVIN KELLER #10, Archie Comics
  • "Now and Then", DARK HORSE PRESENTS #30, Dark Horse Comics
  • "Pizza is My Business', HAWKEYE #11, Marvel Comics
  • SUICIDE RISK #5, BOOM! Studios
  • UNITY #1, Valiant Entertainment


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