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  • 2010 Harvey Awards Tickets, Sponsors, Gifts, and HERO!

    Press Release:

    On Saturday night, August 28th, the comic book industry, including professionals, retailers, and fans, will gather at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore to honor the 2010 Harvey Award Nominees for 2009 comic work and present the Harveys to their recipients.  This is an exciting evening, highlighted by our host Scott Kurtz and our Keynote speaker Mark Waid, Chief Creative Officer of BOOM! Studios.  There are only 2 short days to purchase your ticket to the Harvey Awards!

    This evening would not be possible without the sponsors of the Harvey Awards.

      Gold Level Sponsors:
           comiXology
           DC Comics
      Silver Level Sponsors:
           IDW Publishing
           Insight Studios Group
      Friends of the Harvey Awards:
           Brett’s Comic Pile
           Painted Visions Comics, Cards, and Games
           Richmond Comix

    As part of the sponsorship package, each attendee of the awards will receive a gift bag, including the following contributions:

      Abrams : Al Jaffee’s Tall Tales
      Adhouse Publishing : 4×8 S & N original print by Jim (AFRODISIAC) Rugg
      Archaia Entertainment : Harvey-Nominated Mouse Guard Vol. 2 : Winter 1152
      BOOM! Studios : A Surprise From BOOM! Studios
      Dark Horse Comics : Robert E. Howard Chronicles Slipcase
      DC Comics : DC Archive Edition (Variety)
      Eva Ink Publishing : 2011 Magnetic Calendar & Collectible Trading Card
      IDW : Fishtown HC, by Kevin Colden
      Popfun Merchandising : Toon Tumbler
      Lasermach : Harvey Awards Keychain
      Stylin’ Online : T-Shirt
      Top Cow : Delicate Creatures HC by Straczynski & Zulli

    Harvey Awards tickets are on sale NOW!.  Tickets to the event, which includes full cocktail hour (cash bar), full service dinner, awards ceremony, and gift bag are now available for $100.  Tickets are available by calling Cards, Comics & Collectibles in Reisterstown, Maryland at (410) 526-7410.  Major Credit Cards will be accepted for payment.  Dinner tickets must be purchased by Wednesday, August 25th and will not be available at the door.  Each ticket holder for dinner will receive one of these great gift bags.

    In recent years, the Harvey Awards has also been the location for an Awards presentation by the Hero Initiative.  This year, the Hero Initiative will present 2 awards.

    The Hero Initiative was established to aid comic creators with a financial safety net when in need of emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work.  In the years since its inception, the board has created an award to recognize those individuals in the industry that have dedicated their talent over the lifetime of their careers to the comic book community at-large, achieving the status of Hero.  Previous recipients include John Romita, Joe Kubert, Nick Cardy, Neal Adams, and George Perez.  Who will be this year’s lifetime Hero?

    The Dick Giordano Humanitarian of the Year Award will make its debut at the Harvey Awards Banquet at the 2010 Baltimore Comic-Con on August 28. Giordano, who passed away in early 2010, was part of Hero Initiative’s Board of Directors. He was also a legendary artist, a guiding force at Charlton Comics and DC Comics for many years, a mentor to his colleagues, and a friend to all who knew him. His legacy epitomizes the caring and commitment Hero Initiative strives to achieve. In his honor, The Dick Giordano Humanitarian of the Year Award will recognize one person in comics each year who has demonstrated the generosity and integrity Dick brought to the charity, and to the comic book community at large.

    Mark Waid to Keynote 2010 Harvey Awards

    August 4, 2010 by  
    Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Maryland

    Press release:

    The Harvey Awards dinner and presentation ceremony, featuring emcee Scott Kurtz and Keynote speaker Mark Waid, will be held on Saturday, August 28th at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore.
     
    Harvey Awards tickets are on sale now.  Tickets to the event, which includes full cocktail hour (cash bar), full service dinner, awards ceremony, and gift bag are now available for $100.  Tickets are available by calling Cards, Comics & Collectibles in Reisterstown, Maryland at (410) 526-7410.  Major Credit Cards will be accepted for payment.  Dinner tickets must be purchased by Wednesday, August 25th and will not be available at the door.
     
    The Harveys, named after the legendary MAD Magazine founding editor and master storyteller Harvey Kurtzman, recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories.  They are the only industry awards both nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals.
     
    Guests for dinner and the awards ceremony will enjoy a full banquet dinner and a lively show hosted once again by Scott Kurtz as our Master of Ceremonies.  All 22 Harvey Awards will be announced, as well the Keynote Presentation by Mark Waid.
     
    Over the past 25 years, Mark Waid has been involved in every aspect of comics publishing, from writing to editing to production to retail–everything short of inserting the staples in the actual comic books.  He has written some of the best-selling American graphic novels of all time, including KINGDOM COME with artist and co-plotter Alex Ross, and currently serves as the Chief Creative Officer for BOOM! Studios Comics in Los Angeles.
     
    “I’m humbled and intimidated to be asked to give this year’s keynote address at the Harveys,” said Waid. “I may have been chosen because, given my long history and my current position, I have a unique perspective on the accomplishments this medium has made and the challenges it still faces.  Either that, or the organizers have laid bets on whether or not I’m capable of talking about anything but myself for more than two minutes at a stretch. We’ll see.”
     
    Scott Kurtz, returning Master of Ceremonies, quipped:  “Last year, I gambled that the comics industry was willing to laugh at itself and MCed the Harveys like they were a roast. The experience lead to my working with Neal Adams by year’s end. My hope this year is that I can angle a Kurtz/Waid/Sale team up. So it’s gloves off for sure.”
     
    Continuing the guest-pleasing promotion from years past, a gift bag will be available to all dinner guests.  The first 250 attendees will receive a gift bag containing a variety of gifts from event sponsors, which will named soon!  Without these sponsors, the event would not be possible and the Baltimore Comic-Con Staff expresses their gratitude.  Look to our website for details as they become available.
     
    For those who wish to attend the ceremony only, tickets are available for $15, or free for those with a two-day pass to the convention.  The hall will be opened for those ticket holders at approximately 9:15pm.  Attendees who purchase a ceremony-only ticket are not eligible to receive the gift bag.  The two day convention tickets may be purchased through Ticketmaster, accessible from http://www.baltimorecomiccon.com/index.php/tickets/.  Harvey Ceremony tickets may be purchased via phone at 410-526-7410.
     
    Voting professionals, please remember to submit your ballots by Saturday, August 7, 2010!  For ballots and voting instructions, please see our website.
     
    About The Baltimore Comic-Con
    The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 11th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. With a guest list unequaled in the industry, the Baltimore Comic-Con will be held August 28-29, 2010. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.

    About The Harvey Awards
    The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry’s oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 4 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit www.harveyawards.org.

    2010 Harvey Awards Nominees Announced!

    July 16, 2010 by  
    Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Maryland

     Press Release  
     
    BALTIMORE, MD (July 11, 2010) — 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 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 August 28, 2010 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 Friday, August 7, 2010.  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 fifth year for the Harvey Awards in Baltimore, MD.  Our Master of Ceremonies this year for the second year in a row 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 August 28-29, 2010.  The ceremony and banquet for the 2009 Harvey Awards will be held Saturday night, August 28.
     
    Without further delay, the 2009 Harvey Award Nominees:           

    BEST WRITER

      Jason Aaron, “SCALPED”, Vertigo/DC Comics
      Geoff Johns, “BLACKEST NIGHT”, DC Comics
      Robert Kirkman, “THE WALKING DEAD”, Image Comics
      Jeff Kinney, “DIARY OF A WIMPY KID #3: THE LAST STRAW”, Amulet Books
      Mark Waid, “IRREDEEMABLE”, BOOM! Studios
    BEST ARTIST

      Robert Crumb, “BOOK OF GENESIS”, W.W. Norton
      Guy Davis, “BPRD: BLACK GODDESS”, Dark Horse Comics
      Brian Fies, “WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE WORLD OF TOMORROW?”, Abrams ComicArts
      David Petersen, “MOUSE GUARD : WINTER 1152″, Archaia Studios Press
      Frank Quitely, “BATMAN AND ROBIN”, DC Comics
      JH Williams III, “DETECTIVE COMICS”, DC Comics
     
    BEST CARTOONIST

       Darwyn Cooke, “RICHARD STARK’S PARKER: THE HUNTER”, IDW
      Jeff Kinney, “DIARY OF A WIMPY KID #3: THE LAST STRAW”, Amulet Books
      Roger Langridge, “THE MUPPET SHOW COMIC BOOK”, BOOM! Studios
      David Mazzucchelli, “ASTERIOS POLYP”, Pantheon
      Seth, “GEORGE SPROTT (1894-1975)”, Drawn and Quarterly
    BEST LETTERER

      Chris Eliopoulos, “FRANKLIN RICHARDS: SON OF A GENIUS” stories, Marvel Comics
      Brian Fies, “WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE WORLD OF TOMORROW?”, Abrams ComicArts
      Thomas Mauer, “RAPTURE”, Dark Horse Comics
      David Mazzucchelli, “ASTERIOS POLYP”, Pantheon
      Richard Starkings, “ELEPHANTMEN”, Image Comics
    BEST  INKER

      Oclair Albert, “BLACKEST NIGHT”, DC Comics
      Steve Ellis, “HIGH MOON”,  Zuda/DC Comics
      Klaus Janson, “AMAZING SPIDER-MAN”, Marvel Comics
      Jeff Kinney, “DIARY OF A WIMPY KID #3: THE LAST STRAW”, Amulet Books
      Mark Morales, “THOR”, Marvel Comics
    BEST COLORIST

      Brian Fies, “WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE WORLD OF TOMORROW?”, Abrams ComicArts
      Steve Hamaker, “BONE: CROWN OF HORNS”, Graphix
      Laura Martin, “THE ROCKETEER: THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES”, IDW
      David Mazzucchelli, “ASTERIOS POLYP”, Pantheon
      Dave Stewart, “BPRD: BLACK GODDESS”, Dark Horse Comics
    BEST COVER ARTIST

      Jenny Frison, “THE DREAMER”, IDW
      Mike Mignola, “HELLBOY: THE BRIDE OF HELL”, Dark Horse Comics
      Michael Avon Oeming, “MICE TEMPLAR: DESTINY, PART I”, Image Comics
      Frank Quitely, “BATMAN AND ROBIN”, DC Comics
      JH Williams III, “DETECTIVE COMICS”, DC Comics
    BEST NEW TALENT

      Kevin Cannon, “FAR ARDEN”, Top Shelf
      Rob Guillory, “CHEW”, Image Comics
      Reinhard Kleist,”JOHNNY CASH: I SEE A DARKNESS”, Abrams ComicArts
      Nathan Schreiber, “ACT-I-VATE: POWER OUT”, http://act-i-vate.com
      Matthew Weldon, “NEW BRIGHTON ARCHEOLOGICAL SOCIETY”, Image Comics
    BEST NEW SERIES

      “BATMAN AND ROBIN”, DC Comics
      “CHEW”, Image Comics
      “IRREDEEMABLE”, BOOM! Studios
      “SWEET TOOTH”, Vertigo/DC Comics
      “UNWRITTEN”, Vertigo/DC Comics
    BEST CONTINUING OR LIMITED SERIES

      “BEASTS OF BURDEN”, Dark Horse Comics
      “DIARY OF A WIMPY KID”, Amulet Books
      “GANGES”,  Fantagraphics Books
      “INVINCIBLE”, Image Comics
      “SCALPED”, Vertigo/DC Comics
      “THE WALKING DEAD”, Image Comics
     
    BEST ORIGINAL GRAPHIC PUBLICATION FOR YOUNGER READERS

      “AMULET: STOREKEEPER’S CURSE”, Graphix
      “DIARY OF A WIMPY KID #3: THE LAST STRAW”, Amulet Books
      “GROWN-UPS ARE DUMB”, Hyperion Books
      “THE MUPPET SHOW COMIC BOOK”, BOOM! Studios
      “NEW BRIGHTON ARCHEOLOGICAL SOCIETY”, Image Comics
      “3-2-3 DETECTIVE AGENCY”, Amulet Books

     
    BEST ANTHOLOGY

      “ACT-I-VATE”, http://act-i-vate.com
      “FLIGHT # 6″, Villard
      “POPGUN # 3″, Image Comics
      “STRANGE TALES”, Marvel Comics
      “WEDNESDAY COMICS”, DC Comics
    BEST ORIGINAL GRAPHIC ALBUM

      “ASTERIOS POLYP”, by David Mazucchelli, Pantheon
      “BOOK OF GENESIS”, by Robert Crumb, W.W. Norton
      “GEORGE SPROTT (1894-1975)”, by Seth, Drawn and Quarterly
      “FOOTNOTES IN GAZA”, by Joe Sacco, Metropolitan Books
      “STITCHES”, by David Small, W.W. Norton
      “WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE WORLD OF TOMORROW?”, by Brian Fies, Abrams ComicArts
    BEST PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED GRAPHIC ALBUM

      “A.D.: NEW ORLEANS AFTER THE DELUGE”, by Josh Neufeld, Pantheon
      “COLLECTED ESSEX COUNTY”, by Jeff Lemire, Top Shelf
      “GRAVESLINGER”, by Shannon Denton, Jeff Mariotte, John Cboins & Nina Sorat, IDW
      “MASTERPIECE COMICS”, by R. Sikoryak, Drawn and Quarterly
      “MICE TEMPLAR VOLUME 1″, by Bryan J.L. Glass and Michael Avon Oeming, Image Comics
    BEST SYNDICATED STRIP OR PANEL

      “CUL-DE-SAC”, by Richard Thompson, Universal Press Syndicate
      “FOXTROT”, by Bill Amend, Universal Press Syndicate
      “GET FUZZY”, by Darby Conley, United Feature Syndicate
      “MUTTS”, by Patrick McDonnell, King Features Syndicate
      “PEARLS BEFORE SWINE”, by Stephan Pastis, United Feature Syndicate
    BEST DOMESTIC REPRINT PROJECT

      “THE BEST OF SIMON AND KIRBY”, by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby; edited by Steve Saffel, Titan Books
      “HUMBUG”, conceived and edited by Harvey Kurtzman and created by Harvey Kurtzman, Jack
               Davis, Will Elder, Al Jaffee and Arnold Roth; edited by Gary Groth, Fantagraphics Books
      “RIP KIRBY”, by Alex Raymond;  edited by Dean Mullaney, IDW
      “THE ROCKETEER:  THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES”, by Dave Stevens; edited by Scott Dunbier, IDW
      “THE TOON TREASURY OF CLASSIC CHILDREN’S COMICS”, edited by Art Spiegelman and Francoise Mouly, Abrams ComicsArt
    BEST AMERICAN EDITION OF FOREIGN MATERIAL
     
      “THE ART OF OSAMU TEZUKA: GOD OF MANGA”, by Helen McCarthy, Abrams ComicArts
      “MANGA KAMISHIBAI”, by Eric P. Nash, Abrams ComicArts
      “THE PHOTOGRAPHER”, by Emmanuel Guibert, Didier LeFevre and Frederic Lemercier, First Second
      “PLUTO: URASAWA X TEZUKA”, by Naoki Urasawa and Takashi Nagasaki, Viz Media
      “20TH CENTURY BOYS”, by Naoki Urasawa, Viz Media
    BEST ON-LINE COMICS WORK

      “HARK! A VAGRANT”, by Kate Beaton, http://harkavagrant.com
      “HIGH MOON”, by Steve Ellis, David Gallaher and Scott O. Brown, http://www.zudacomics.com/high_moon
      “POWER OUT”, by  Nathan Schreiber, http://act-i-vate.com
      “PVP”, by Scott Kurtz, http://www.pvponline.com
      “SIN TITULO”, by Cameron Stewart, http://www.sintitulocomic.com
    SPECIAL AWARD FOR HUMOR IN COMICS

      Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson, “BEASTS OF BURDEN”, Dark Horse Books
      Jeff Kinney, “DIARY OF A WIMPY KID #3: THE LAST STRAW”, Amulet Books
      Roger Landridge, “THE MUPPET SHOW COMIC BOOK”, BOOM! Studios
      Bryan Lee O’Malley, “SCOTT PILGRIM #5″, Oni Press
      Andrew Pepoy, “THE ADVENTURES OF SIMONE & AJAX: A CHRISTMAS CAPER”, ComicMix
    SPECIAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRESENTATION

      “ART OF HARVEY KURTZMAN: THE MAD GENIUS OF COMICS”, by Denis Kitchen and Paul Buhle, Abrams ComicArts
      “THE BRINKLEY GIRLS: THE BEST OF NELL BRINKLEY’S CARTOONS FROM 1913-1940″, edited by Trina Robbins, Fantagraphics Books
      “GEORGE SPROTT (1894-1975)”, by Seth, Drawn and Quarterly
      “THE ROCKETEER: THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES”, by Dave Stevens, edited by Scott Dunbier, IDW
      “SECRET IDENTITY: THE FETISH ART OF SUPERMAN’S CO-CREATOR JOE SHUSTER”, edited by Craig Yoe, Abrams ComicArts
      “WEDNESDAY COMICS”, edited by Mark Chiarello, DC Comics
    BEST BIOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL OR JOURNALISTIC PRESENTATION

      “ALTER-EGO”, edited by Roy Thomas, TwoMorrows
      “ART OF HARVEY KURTZMAN: THE MAD GENIUS OF COMICS”, by Denis Kitchen and Paul Buhle, Abrams ComicArts
      “THE BEST OF SIMON AND KIRBY”, by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby; edited by Steve Saffel, Titan Books
      “THE COMICS JOURNAL”, edited by Gary Groth, Michael Dean and Kristy Valenti, Fantagraphics Books
      “UNDERGROUND CLASSICS”, by James Danky and Denis Kitchen, Abrams ComicArts
    BEST SINGLE ISSUE OR STORY

      “ALEC: THE YEARS HAVE PANTS”, by Eddie Campbell, Top Shelf
      “ASTERIOS POLYP”, by David Mazucchelli, Pantheon
      “GANGES #3″, by Kevin Huizenga, Fantagraphics Books
      “GEORGE SPROTT (1894-1975)”, by Seth, Drawn and Quarterly
      “JONAH HEX #50″, written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, artwork by Darwyn Cooke, DC Comics
      “RICHARD STARK’S PARKER: THE HUNTER”, by Darwyn Cooke, IDW
      “WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE WORLD OF TOMORROW?”, by Brian Fies, Abrams ComicArts
    Congratulations to all of 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 July 23, 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 Harvey Kurtzman and the Harvey Awards, visit www.harveyawards.org.

    For additional information about the Baltimore Comic-Con, visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.
     
    For additional information about the Harvey Awards Master of Ceremonies Scott Kurtz, visit
    www.pvponline.com.

    Baltimore Comic-Con Announces Guests for 2009

    August 17, 2009 by  
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    Baltimore, Maryland – August 12, 2009 – The Baltimore Comic-Con staff have been busily working on arranging the Harvey Awards, accommodations, promotions, partnerships, exhibitors, and guests, and we’re behind announcing much of it! While there are a number of things still in the development stages, here’s some information we can share now.

    Hotel Accommodations
    A new feature of our on-line presence this year, the Baltimore Comic-Con is now providing a gateway to hotel accommodations around the Baltimore Convention Center! From our main webpage, click on the “Hotels” link (http://www.baltimorecomiccon.com/hotels.htm). This helpful tool enables you to request rooms on-line, compare prices, and review descriptions, amenities, and locations. We encourage those of you traveling from outside of the region to take advantage of this added convenience.

    Guests
    Last month, we announced a number of today’s top Marvel creators attending the show, including Jason Aaron (Wolverine), Brian Michael Bendis (Avengers), Frank Cho (Ultimates 4), David Finch (Ultimatum), Matt Fraction (Uncanny X-Men), and Barry Kitson (Amazing Spider-Man). We’re bringing in an amazing slate of first-time guests this year for you to meet, including Mike and Laura Allred (Madman), Doug Braithwaite (Wolverine: Origins), Pat Broderick (Vincent Price Presents), Jo Chen (New Avengers: The Reunion), Jimmy Cheung (New Avengers: Illuminati), J.M. DeMatteis (Daredevil), Evan Dorkin (Beasts of Burden), Jan Duursema (Star Wars: Legacy), Sarah Dyer (Superman Adventures), Steve Englehart (Avengers), Bob Fingerman (Recess Pieces), Kathryn Immonen (Runaways), Scott Koblish (Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds), Tom Mandrake (The Outsiders), Larry Marder (Beanworld), Laura Martin (Thor), Kevin Nowlan (The Spirit), Whilce Portacio (Spawn), Buddy Prince (Night), Brian Pulido (Lady Death), Ian Sattler (Final Crisis: Aftermath), Marc Silvestri (Witchblade), Peter Tomasi (Blackest Night: Batman), Jim Valentino (Shadowline Comics), Rob Venditti (The Surrogates), Len Wein (Justice League of America), and Brian Wood (sponsored by Laughing Ogre Comics, Northlanders).

    You’ll also see many returning guests, such as Dick Ayers (Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos), Jim Calafiore (Batgirl), Nick Cardy (Aquaman), Bernard Chang (Wonder Woman), Sean Chen (Dark Reign: Fantastic Four), Cliff Chiang (Green Arrow & Black Canary), Chris Claremont (X-Men Forever), Steve Conley (Star Trek: Year Four), Amanda Conner (Power Girl), Todd Dezago (Marvel Adventures: Spider-Man), Al Feldstein (Mad), John Gallagher (Buzzboy), Ron Garney (Wolverine: Weapon X), Bryan J.L. Glass (Mice Templar), Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules), Cully Hamner (Detective Comics), Tony Harris (Ex Machina), Dean Haspiel (The Alcoholic), Adam Hughes (Power Girl), Stuart Immonen (New Avengers), Georges Jeanty (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), J.G. Jones (Final Crisis), Joe Jusko (Kolchak: Tales of the Night Stalker), Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), Scott Kurtz (PvP), Erik Larsen (Savage Dragon), Greg LaRocque (Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man), Steve Lieber (Underground), Luna Brothers (The Sword), David Mack (Kabuki), Ron Marz (Witchblade), Sean McKeever (Teen Titans), Mark McKenna (BananaTail), Mike McKone (Amazing Spider-Man), Bob McLeod (New Mutants), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), Mark Morales (Secret Invasion), Doug Murray (Jungle Girl Season 2), Steve Niles (30 Days of Night), Phil Noto (Batgirl), Jimmy Palmiotti (Jonah Hex), Jeff Parker (Agents of ATLAS), Dan Parsons (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Brandon Peterson (Ultimate Comics Armor Wars), Eric Powell (The Goon), Tom Raney (Dark Reign: Hawkeye), Alex Robinson (Too Cool to be Forgotten), James Robinson (Superman), Budd Root (Cavewoman), Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge), Craig Rousseau (Iron Man & The Armor Wars), Stephane Roux (Amazing Spider-Man), Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), Tim Sale (Heroes), Scott Christian Sava (Dreamland Chronicles), Walt Simonson (Thor), Andy Smith (Dean Koontz’s Nevermore), Jim Starlin (Strange Adventures), Brian Stelfreeze (Final Crisis Aftermath: Ink), Karl Story (Batman: Streets of Gotham), Herb Trimpe (Hulk), Billy Tucci (Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion), Dexter Vines (Wolverine), Neil Vokes (The Black Forest), Doug Wagner (The Ride), Matt Wagner (Grendel), Mark Waid (The Incredibles), and Bernie Wrightson (Swamp Thing).

    Guest of Honor
    We’re proud and ecstatic to announce that our tenth anniversary headliner is George Perez (Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds)! George was one of our guests in our first year, and has returned numerous times over the past 10 years. In addition to headlining the show, George will be providing the artwork for our program in 2009!

    “What an incredible line-up we’ve arranged for our 10th anniversary show,” said Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “We have been chugging along, building the guest list, working with the city of Baltimore on the hotel program, coordinating the Harvey Awards, and a million other little things involved with getting things ready for October.”

    In coming weeks, look for ongoing announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting added guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found at our website, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and ComicSpace pages.

    This year’s Baltimore Comic-Con will be held October 10-11, 2009. Convention hours are Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. The ceremony and banquet for the Harvey Awards will be held Saturday night, October 10th.

    As we continue to get ready for this year’s show, we would like to remind you to mark your calendar for next year’s Baltimore Comic-Con dates: August 28-29, 2010.

    About The Baltimore Comic-Con

    The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 10th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. With a guest list unequaled in the industry, the Baltimore Comic-Con will be held Oct 10-11, 2009. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.

    About The Harvey Awards
    The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry’s oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 4 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit www.harveyawards.org.

    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.

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