Harvey Nominees Announced for Baltimore Comic-Con

June 30, 2009 by  
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2009 Harvey Awards Nominees Announced!
Visit www.harveyawards.org for Ballots & Submission Details!

BALTIMORE, MD (June 29, 2009) — The 2009 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 Harveyharvey_awards_sm Kurtzman, one of the industry’s most innovative talents, the Harvey Awards recognize outstanding work in comics and sequential art. They will be presented October 10, 2009 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. Professionals who participate will be joining nearly 2,000 other comics professionals in honoring the outstanding comics achievements of 2008. Thank you to all that have already participated by submitting a nomination ballot.

Final ballots are due to the Harvey Awards by Friday, August 28, 2009. Full details for submission of completed ballots 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 for download at www.harveyawards.org. Those without Internet access may request that paper ballots be sent to them via mail or fax by calling the Baltimore Comic-Con (410-526-7410) or e-mailing baltimorecomicccon@yahoo.com.

This will be the fourth year for the Harvey Awards in Baltimore, MD. Our Master of Ceremonies this year will be Scott Kurtz (www.pvponline.com). Look for more details soon on how you can attend the Harvey Awards dinner.

This year’s Baltimore Comic-Con will be held October 10-11, 2009. The ceremony and banquet for the 2008 Harvey Awards will be held Saturday night, October 10.

Without further delay, the 2008 Harvey Award Nominees:

BEST WRITER

Kyle Baker, NAT TURNER, Abrams books
Ed Brubaker, CAPTAIN AMERICA, Marvel Comics
John Gallagher, BUZZBOY, Sky Dog Comics
Jeff Kinney, DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, Amulet Books
Grant Morrison, ALL-STAR SUPERMAN, DC Comics

BEST ARTIST

Gabriel Ba, UMBRELLA ACADEMY, Dark Horse Comics
Kyle Baker, NAT TURNER, Abrams Books
Jimmy Gownley, AMELIA RULES, Renaissance Press
Jason Kruse, WORLD OF QUEST, Yen Press
Frank Quitely, ALL-STAR SUPERMAN, DC Comics

BEST CARTOONIST

Lar deSouza, LEAST I COULD DO, www.leasticoulddo.com
John Gallagher, BUZZBOY, Sky Dog Comics
Al Jaffee, TALL TALES, Abrams Books
Jeff Kinney, DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, Amulet Books
Thom Zahler, LOVE & CAPES, Maerkle Press

BEST LETTERER

Jimmy Gownley, AMELIA RULES, Renaissance Press
Rob Leigh, THE SPIRIT, DC Comics
Doug Sherwood, LOCAL, Oni Press
John Workman, MARVEL 1985, Marvel Comics
Thom Zahler, BUZZBOY, Sky Dog Comics

BEST INKER

Rich Faber, BUZZBOY, Sky Dog Comics
Jamie Grant, ALL-STAR SUPERMAN, DC Comics
Jeff Kinney, DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, Amulet Books
Mark Morales, THOR, Marvel Comics
Ryan Winn, THE DARKNESS, Image Comics

BEST COLORIST

Frank Cammuso, OTTO’S ORANGE DAY, Raw Junior, LLC
Jamie Grant, ALL-STAR SUPERMAN, DC Comics
Laura Martin, THOR, Marvel Comics
Wil Quintana, THE MICE TEMPLAR, Image Comics
Dave Stewart, UMBRELLA ACADEMY, Dark Horse Comics

BEST COVER ARTIST

Frank Cho, BUZZBOY: SIDEKICKS RULE!#3, Sky Dog Press
James Jean, FABLES, Vertigo Comics
Jay Lynch, MINDSHAFT #23, Mindshaft Publishing
Ken Rocafort, PILOT SEASON: CORE #1, Top Cow
Alex Ross, JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA, DC Comics

BEST NEW SERIES

THE DREAMER, IDW
ECHO, Abstract Studios
HIGH MOON, www.zudacomics.com
NIGHT OWLS, www.zudacomics.com
SUPERTRON, www.zudacomics.com

BEST CONTINUING OR LIMITED SERIES

ALL-STAR SUPERMAN, DC Comics
CAPTAIN AMERICA, Marvel Comics
DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, Amulet Books
MICE TEMPLAR, Image Comics
UMBRELLA ACADEMY, Dark Horse Comics

BEST BIOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL OR JOURNALISTIC PRESENTATION

DRAW!, edited by Mike Manley, Twomorrows Publishing
HOW TO MAKE WEBCOMICS, Brad Guigar, Dave Kellett,
Scott Kurtz, and Kris Straub, Image Comics
KIRBY: KING OF COMICS, Mark Evanier, Abrams Books
SCORCHY SMITH AND THE ART OF NOEL SICKLES,
edited by Dean Mullaney, IDW
WORDLESS BOOKS: THE ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVELS,
edited by David A. Berona, Abrams Books

BEST SYNDICATED STRIP OR PANEL

BREWSTER ROCKIT: SPACE GUY!, Tim Rickard, Tribune Media Services
GET FUZZY, Darby Conley, United Features Syndicate
MUTTS, Patrick McDonnell, King Features Syndicate
THE NORM, Michael Jantze, Uclick Gocomics
PEARLS BEFORE SWINE, Stephan Pastis, United Features Syndicate

BEST ANTHOLOGY

COMIC BOOK TATTOO, edited by Rantz Hoseley, Image Comics
FLIGHT VOLUME 5, edited by Kazu Kibuishi, Villard
MOME VOLUME 10, edited by Eric Reynolds, Fantagraphics Books
PIXU #1, edited by Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon, Self-Published
POPGUN VOLUME 2, edited by Joe Keatinge and Mark Andrew Smith,
Image Comics

BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM – ORIGINAL

BOTTOMLESS BELLY BUTTON, Fantagraphics Books
DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: RODRICK RULES, Amulet Books
ESSEX COUNTY: THE COUNTRY NURSE, Top Shelf
SKIM, Groundwood Books
TOO COOL TO BE FORGOTTEN, Top Shelf
WORLD OF QUEST: VOL. 2, Yen Press

BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM – PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED

AMELIA RULES!: FUNNY STORIES, Renaissance Press
M, Abrams Books
NAT TURNER, Abrams Books
THE MICE TEMPLAR: VOL. 1, Image Comics
QUEEN AND COUNTRY: VOLUME 3, Oni Press
SKYSCRAPERS OF THE MIDWEST (HARDCOVER), Adhouse Books

BEST SINGLE ISSUE OR STORY

ACME NOVELTY LIBRARY #19, Self-Published
FIRST BORN: AFTERMATH #1, Top Cow
LOVE AND ROCKETS, VOL. 3 #1, Fantagraphics Books
M, Abrams Books
NASCAR HEROES #5, NASCAR Comics
NAT TURNER, Abrams Books
THE AMAZING REMARKABLE MONSIEUR LEOTARD, First Second
Y: THE LAST MAN #60, Vertigo Comics

BEST DOMESTIC REPRINT PROJECT

ASTOUNDING SPACE THRILLS, IDW
COMPLETE PEANUTS, Fantagraphics Books
COMPLETE TERRY AND THE PIRATES, IDW
SCORCHY SMITH AND THE ART OF NOEL SICKLES, IDW
WACKY PACKAGES, Abrams Books

BEST AMERICAN EDITION OF FOREIGN MATERIAL

GUS AND HIS GANG, First Second
POCKET FULL OF RAIN, Fantagraphics Books
RED COLORED ELEGY, Drawn and Quarterly
SOLANIN, Viz
WITCHBLADE TAKERU MANGA #’s 11 & 12, Top Cow

BEST ON-LINE COMICS WORK

BLACK CHERRY BOMBSHELLS, Tony Trovarello and
John Zito, www.zudacomics.com
HIGH MOON, Scott O. Brown, www.zudacomics.com
LEAST I COULD DO, Lar deSouza and Ryan Sohmer, www.leasticoulddo.com
NIGHT OWLS, Bobby & Peter Timony, www.zudacomics.com
PVP, Scott Kurtz, www.pvponline.com

SPECIAL AWARD FOR HUMOR IN COMICS

Lar deSouza, LEAST I COULD DO, www.leasticoulddo.com
John Gallagher, BUZZBOY, Sky Dog Comics
Al Jaffee, TALL TALES, Abrams Books
Jeff Kinney, DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, Amulet Books
David Malki, WONDERMARK, www.wondermark.com

SPECIAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRESENTATION

COMPLETE LOCAL: HARDCOVER EDITION, Ryan Kelly and
Brian Wood, Oni Press
KIRBY: KING OF COMICS, Mark Evanier, Abrams Books
QUEEN AND COUNTRY: VOLUME 3, Greg Rucka, Mike Norton,
Steve Rolston, and Chris Samnee, Oni Press
TALL TALES, Al Jaffee, Abrams Books
WONDERMARK, VOL. 1: BEARDS OF OUR FOREFATHERS,
David Malki, Dark Horse Comics

BEST NEW TALENT

Matt Cassan, NASCAR: HEROES, nascar comics
Bryan J.L. Glass, THE MICE TEMPLAR, image books
Laura Innes, THE DREAMER, Idw
Tim Sievert, THAT SALTY AIR, top shelf
Bobby Timony, NIGHT OWLS, www.zudacomics.com

Congratulations to all the nominees! If you know a nominee, please pass on the good news!

The Harvey committee and the Baltimore Comic-Con will make every effort to contact all nominees. If you are a nominee and do not hear from us by the end of June, please contact us at baltimorecomiccon@yahoo.com. We would love to discuss your involvement in the ceremony and the Baltimore Comic-Con.

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

For additional information about the Baltimore Comic-Con, visit www.comicon.com/baltimore.

For additional information about the Harvey Awards Master of Ceremonies Scott Kurtz, visit
www.pvponline.com.

ICv2 to Host Comics and Media Conference Before SDCC

Press Release:

June 26, 2009

ICv2 to Host Comics and Media Conference in Association with San Diego Comic-Con International
Jeph Loeb to Deliver Keynote, Mike Mignola in “Comics after Hollywood”

SAN DIEGO- June 15, 2009. Pop culture publishing and consulting company ICv2 has announced that it will host the ICv2 Comics and Media Conference: Building Connections on Wednesday, July 22nd, in conjunction with San Diego Comic-Con International.

“Comics are increasingly the raw material for films, TV shows, and videogames and vice versa, and San Diego is where that all comes together,” ICv2 President Milton Griepp said. “We wanted to create a conference where writers and artists; publishers; producers of films, TV shows, and videogames; agents and managers; licensing pros; retailers; and librarians and educators can all come together to talk about what’s happening and about how to expand this incredibly productive cross-fertilization.”

The ICv2 Comics and Media Conference, a ticketed half-day event, will be held at the San Diego Marriott, next to the San Diego Convention Center, on Wednesday afternoon, July 22nd, from 1 to 5 p.m., just before Preview Night at Comic-Con. Comic-Con is assisting with promotion and logistics for the event.

Confirmed speakers and panelists include film, TV, and comics writer Jeph Loeb, who will deliver the keynote address for the event; Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, who will participate in the discussion of Comics after Hollywood; and businesspeople from the worlds of comics, film, TV, and videogames, with more speakers still being added.

Confirmed Sessions:

Keynote Address

Comics and Media Case Studies

Comics and the IP Life Cycle

Comics after Hollywood

Confirmed Speakers, Panelists, Moderators:

Nick Barrucci, Dynamite Entertainment

Robin Brenner, author, librarian

Milton Griepp, ICv2

Matt Hawkins, Top Cow

Rick Jacobs, Circle of Confusion

Jeff Katz, American Original

Jeph Loeb, writer for film, TV, and comics

Tom Mclean, writer for Variety, Animation

Mike Mignola, writer, artist, creator of Hellboy

Joe Nozemack, Oni Press

PW Comicsweek and The Beat by Heidi MacDonald, two publications of Publisher’s Weekly, have signed on to sponsor the conference.

The Beat

The Beat by Heidi MacDonald is a news blog of comics culture in which MacDonald delivers her own brand of coverage on the world of comics.

PW Comics Week

Every week PW Comics Week reports on comics & graphic novel publishing bringing our readers business trends, artist, publisher profiles & retail information. It also delves into top stories and a release schedule of not-to-be missed titles.

ICv2

ICv2 covers the business world of comics and graphic novels, specialty DVDs, tabletop games, and movie and TV licensed products on its Website, ICv2.com, and in its magazine, the ICv2 Insider’s Guide.
For more information, click here. To register, click here.

Contact: Milton Griepp at MGriepp@icv2.com or 608-284-9400, x1

VT – First Friday Book Release Party

Colleen Frakes, Denis St. John, Morgan Pielli, and Jen Vaughn debut their new work:

FIRST FRIDAY BOOK RELEASE PARTY

WHERE: Revolution, 26 North Main Street, White River Junction VT, 05001

WHEN: Friday July 3rd, 6pm-9pm

DEBUTING FOUR NEW COMICS:

Woman King by Colleen Frakes $7
5.5 x 5.5″, 88 pages, perfect bound

Woman King

A story about a girl raised by bears and the cyclical nature of war.

“(Frakes’) lines are confident and vivid, her backgrounds are lush, and she knows how to apply dry brush strokes in a really effective, elegant way.” Sarah Morean, Daily Crosshatch

Monsters & Girls: Amelia Part 2 by Denis St. John $5

Monsters and Girls!

36 pages of Twisted Terror!
Amelia faces creatures and horrors both real and imagined in this strange book that brings new meaning to the term “body horror”, for mature audiences only!
The first issue will also be there, and free glow in the dark eye balls!

“Monsters and Girls? What else is there?”-Gilbert Hernandez

Indestructible Universe Quarterly 2, by Morgan Pielli $5
8.25 x 6.75 20 pages

Indestructible Universe Quarterly

Apoplectic aliens. Harmonious hadrosaurs. The ghastly grin of God. Morgan
Pielli’s anthology series Indestructible Universe Quarterly explores the
edge of the human experience by way of the strange and the surreal.

“These are just the kind of books that you hope you’ll come home with…
Really cool, beautifully done, and in turns interesting, exciting, and
inscrutable.” –Jim Ottaviani, Two Fisted Science, Suspended in Language

and

Don’t Hate, Menstruate by Jen Vaughn $5
5 x8 1/2″ 24 pages

Don't Hate, Menstruate

A 24 page comic made in 24 hours focusing on one girl’s trials and errors (and more errors) with different feminine products.

“Bloody Good Comics. Period.” -Dennis Pacheco of Neon Girl

“These comics are good…it’s about time a woman came in and did a little menstruating on the place, ya know?” -Liz Baillie of My Brain Hurts

ABOUT THE LOCATION

Revolution is open Seven Days a Week – Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm, Sundays 12pm-5p

Revolution is a dynamic independent boutique featuring eco-chic apparel & ultimate gear for men and women.

Established in 2002, founder, Kim Souza modeled Revolution after urban thrift legends including, Eva B’s (Montreal), Beacon’s Closet (Brooklyn) and The Garment District (Cambridge).

In 2007, Kim partnered up with mother-daughter team, Ann & Simi Johnston, to reinvent Revolution to become the most radical shopping experience in the Upper Connecticut River Valley region of Vermont and New Hampshire.

Mixed with a core of pristine vintage clothing, you’ll now find a series of collections from local independent designers, a vast selection of reconstructed apparel, 7th Avenue designer surplus, accessories & housewares made from recycled & vintage materials, all blended with new merchandise which meets our standards of a sustainable ethic of production

Contact us via: info@shoptherev.com or 802.295.6487

Free Food and Drinks at the Event!

CA – Cartoonists-in-Residence

Damien Jay appear at the Schulz Museum on July 11th.

SATURDAY, JULY 11 ● 1–3pm
Cartoonist-in-Residence
Every second Saturday the Schulz Museum hosts a new Cartoonist-in-Residence, but this month the Museum is hosting two! Meet, watch, and talk to husband and wife cartoonists Damien Jay and Melanie “Minty” Lewis.  Lewis is the creator of P.S Comics, and her most recent issue won the 2007 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Mini-Comic. Jay is the creator of The Natural World and several other self-published comics.

Charles M. Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

http://www.schulzmuseum.org/

‘Berzerker’ Release Photos

Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes) launches his new comic.

Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes) launches his new comic.

Comic Book Resources posts photos from the release signings of Berzerker #1.

Avatar: The Last Airbender Creators Sign at SDCC

Bryan Konietzko & Mike DiMartino sign at San Diego Comic-Con on July 25th.

Bryan Konietzko & Mike DiMartino sign at San Diego Comic-Con on July 25th.

Avatar: The Last Airbender creator Bryan Konietzko announces on AvatarSpirit.net that he and fellow AtLA creator Michael Dante DiMartino will sign at Comic-Con International on Saturday July 25th from 4-6pm:

Mike and I are excited to announce we will be doing a signing at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, currently scheduled for 4:00 – 6:00 on Saturday afternoon, July 25. We will be filming a documentary on the making of the television series, and we’ll be taping our interactions with people while they get their new ATLA SDCC ’09 posters signed (which I am drawing right now!). The producers of the documentary will be pulling certain people who make a great impression aside to film “testimonials” about what the series has meant to each of them.

Also, we’d love to film people in their best “Avatar” costumes, new or old, earlier in the day on Saturday. We’re not sure if there is already a cosplay gathering planned, but it would behoove us greatly if people could gather at a specific time and place on Saturday, dressed to impress! Bring your favorite fan art, puppets, whatever you want to show to the documentary crew.

Thanks! See you in San Diego! -Bryan

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Hayao Miyazaki Confirmed for SDCC

The Los Angeles Times reports Miyazaki to appear at SDCC:

The loose adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid” — about an enchanting female goldfish who wants to become a human — has been receiving a lot of attention. For the first time in his career, Miyazaki will be appearing at Comic-Con in San Diego in July showing clips from “Ponyo,” which has made $182.1 million internationally.

LA Times announces Hayao Miyazaki's appearance at SDCC.

LA Times announces Hayao Miyazaki's appearance at SDCC.

NJ – ‘Harry Potter’ Star Signing

Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) signs at Hot Topic

Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) signs at Hot Topic

 

Harry Potter Star Tom Felton To Make A Special Appearance On Friday, July 10 At Hot Topic At Garden State Plaza In Paramus, New Jersey

(June 26, 2009 – Burbank, CA) – Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), along with its prominent retail partner, Hot Topic Stores (Nasdaq: HOTT), has announced an enchanted and exclusive, one-time fan event in Paramus, New Jersey, featuring Harry Potter star Tom Felton, in support of the highly anticipated upcoming feature film, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. On Friday, July 10, beginning at 7:00 p.m., Felton, who plays Harry’s arch rival, Draco Malfoy in the film series, will visit the Hot Topic store at the Garden State Plaza and participate in a VIP signing for 750 lucky fans who purchased the special-edition “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” T-shirt.

Starting today, while supplies last, Hot Topic will give fans the opportunity to own the limited-edition Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince T-shirt, available exclusively at the Hot Topic store at the Garden State Plaza in Paramus, New Jersey. The first 750 fans to purchase these specially designed T-shirts will receive a wristband, gaining them access to the Hot Topic in-store signing event on July 10, where they will have the opportunity to meet Felton and have him autograph a special Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince poster.

Hitting theaters Wednesday, July 15, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” is the sixth installment and latest chapter in the wildly popular film franchise from Warner Bros.

“The excitement builds with each Harry Potter film and fans really want to be a part of this incredible experience,” said Karen McTier, Executive Vice President of Domestic Licensing and Worldwide Marketing, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “In partnership with Hot Topic, we are able to provide a very unique opportunity to the fans that will truly be an event to remember.”

As part of the retail program in support of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, each of the 679 Hot Topic stores across the United States are featuring Harry Potter window store-front displays and merchandise boutiques, offering the widest selection of Harry Potter products, including hoodies, T-shirts, wallets, messenger bags, accessories and more.

In addition, WBCP and Hot Topic will also host two unprecedented, consecutive online sweepstakes at www.hottopic.com or www.harrypotter.com/wishlist, where Harry Potter fans can enter to win a trip to the star-studded Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince New York City premiere and a VIP meet-and-greet with Tom Felton, as well as win a trip to London to visit the Harry Potter movie set, currently in production on the final installments of the celebrated Harry Potter film series.

“Harry Potter is one of the most beloved franchises of all time and we are thrilled to be able to align with Warner Bros. Consumer Products on this expansive partnership,” said Betsy McLaughlin, CEO, Hot Topic. “Hosting Tom Felton is the perfect way to help show our appreciation to the fans and we eagerly await what is sure to be an unbelievable event on July 10.”

The magic begins Wednesday, July 15, 2009, when Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince storms theaters nationwide. The sixth installment of the highly successful film franchise, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince reunites Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) as they prepare to battle Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes). Directed by Harry Potter veteran, David Yates, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince also returns key characters including Professor Dumbledore (Michael Gambon), Professor Snape (Alan Rickman), Hagrid (Robbie Coltrane), Professor McGonagall (Maggie Smith) and introduces Professor Slughorn (Jim Broadbent).

About Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Voldemort is tightening his grip on both the Muggle and wizarding worlds and Hogwarts is no longer the safe haven it once was. Harry suspects that dangers may even lie within the castle, but Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing him for the final battle that he knows is fast approaching. Together they work to find the key to unlock Voldemort’s defenses and, to this end, Dumbledore recruits his old friend and colleague, the well-connected and unsuspecting bon vivant Professor Horace Slughorn, whom he believes holds crucial information.

Meanwhile, the students are under attack from a very different adversary as teenage hormones rage across the ramparts. Harry finds himself more and more drawn to Ginny, but so is Dean Thomas. And Lavender Brown has decided that Ron is the one for her, only she hadn’t counted on Romilda Vane’s chocolates! And then there’s Hermione, simmering with jealousy but determined not to show her feelings. As romance blossoms, one student remains aloof. He is determined to make his mark, albeit a dark one. Love is in the air, but tragedy lies ahead and Hogwarts may never be the same again.

This film has been rated PG for scary images, some violence, language and mild sensuality.

www.harrypotter.com

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