Because there is not enough to do today, the nominations for the 2013 Harvey Awards have just been announced.
Voting is taking place online—nominees are selected via online balloting as well. The winners will be announced at the Baltimore Comic-Con on September 7th.
There is always some agita about this or that voting block in the Harveys, and this year Archie seems to have gotten quite a few—as did Image’s THE REVIVAL—so no comment there.
There is also something called THE POSSUMS AT LARGE 10TH ANNIVERSARY CRAPTACULAR nominated, whose creator, Chad Lambert, has only a MySpace page to promote his Old School Comics. That is very, very old school.
But in a few categories the picks are more reflective of the most generally acclaimed books in a category than the Eisners. HAWKEYE and SAGA got seven each, and Fiona Staples even got nominated for Best Artist and Best Cover Artist.
And also, CURSED PIRATE GIRL got nominated for Special Award for Excellence in Presentation, which it richly, richly deserved.
Chris Eliopoulos, COW BOY: A BOY AND HIS HORSE, Archaia
Joe Caramagna, DAREDEVIL, Marvel Comics
Todd Klein, FABLES, DC Comics
Jack Morelli, ARCHIE, Archie Comics
Chris Ware, BUILDING STORIES, Pantheon
Laura Allred, FF , Marvel Comics
Matt Hollingsworth, HAWKEYE, Marvel Comics
Tito Pena, ARCHIE, Archie Comics
Ed Ryzowski, GUTTERS, http://www.the-gutters.com/
Fiona Staples, SAGA, Image Comics
BEST SYNDICATED STRIP or PANEL
CUL DE SAC, Richard Thompson, Universal Press Syndicate
DICK TRACY, Joe Staton and Mike Curtis, Tribune Media Services
GET FUZZY, Darby Conley, United Feature Syndicate
MUTTS, Patrick McDonnell, King Features
PEARLS BEFORE SWINE, Stephen Pastis, United Feature Syndicate
BEST ONLINE COMICS WORK
BANDETTE, Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover,www.monkeybraincomics.com/titles/bandette/
BATTLEPUG, Mike Norton, www.battlepug.com
THE DREAMER, Lora Innes, www.thedreamercomic.com
NIMONA, Noelle Stevenson, gingerhaze.com/nimona
SHELDON, Dave Kellett, sheldoncomics.com
BEST AMERICAN EDITION of FOREIGN MATERIAL
Steve Ellis, ONLY LIVING BOY, Bottled Lightning
Jonathan Glapion, BATMAN, DC Comics
Klaus Janson, CAPTAIN AMERICA, Marvel Comics
Mark Morales, AVENGERS VS. X-MEN, Marvel Comics
Bob Smith, LIFE WITH ARCHIE, Archie Comics
BEST NEW SERIES
ADVENTURE TIME, KaBOOM! Studios
HAWKEYE, Marvel Comics
NEW CRUSADERS: RISE OF THE HEROES, Red Circle Comics
REVIVAL, Image Comics
SAGA, Image Comics
MOST PROMISING NEW TALENT
Jerry Gaylord, FANBOYS VS. ZOMBIES, BOOM! Studios
Dennis Hopeless, AVENGERS ARENA, Marvel Comics
Ryan Jampole, MEGA MAN, Archie Comics
Mark Mariano, Happyloo, MyPalMark.com
David Nytra, THE SECRET OF THE STONE FROG, Toon Books
SPECIAL AWARD FOR HUMOR IN COMICS
Chad Lambert, THE POSSUMS AT LARGE 10TH ANNIVERSARY CRAPTACULAR, Old School Comics
Ryan North, ADVENTURE TIME, KaBOOM!Studios
Dan Parent, KEVIN KELLER, Archie Comics
Chris Sparks, TEAM CUL DE SAC – CARTOONISTS DRAW THE LINE AT PARKINSON’S, Andrews McMeel
Jim Zub, SKULLKICKERS, Image Comics
BEST ORIGINAL GRAPHIC PUBLICATION FOR YOUNGER READERS
ADVENTURE TIME, KaBOOM! Studios
AMELIA RULES: HER PERMANENT RECORD, Simon and Schuster
COW BOY: A BOY AND HIS HORSE, Archaica
SUPERMAN FAMILY ADVENTURES, DC Comics
THE SHARK KING, Toon Books
BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED
ALIEN: THE ILLUSTRATED STORY, Titan Books Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.
ARCHIE: THE MARRIED LIFE, BOOK 2, Archie Comics
CURSED PIRATE GIRL, Archaia
HEADS OR TAILES, Fantagraphics
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.