Awards seasons continues to barrel along, with the announcement that Harvey Awards nomination ballet is online and available. Nominations are for work published in the 2014 calendar year (cough cough This One Summer, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant, cough cough) and the winners will be presented Saturday, September 26th, 2015 as part of the Baltimore Comic-Con.
Voting is open to comics professionals; the deadline is Monday, May 11th, 2014.
Sponsors for the last year’s 2014 Harvey Awards included Presenting Sponsors Cards, Comics & Collectibles and the Baltimore Comic-Con; Gold Sponsors BOOM! Studios and Comic WOW!, Silver Sponsors Akuna Entertainment, ComicMix, Geppi’s Entertainment Museum, Insight Studios Group; Painted Visions Comics, Top Shelf Productions, and Valiant; and Gift Bag Sponsors Abrams ComicArts, Archie Comic Publications, BOOM! Studios, Dark Horse Comics, DC Entertainment, Del Rey Publishing, Dynamite Entertainment, First Second, Popfun Collectibles, and Valiant Entertainment. Companies interested in sponsoring this year’s awards can email harveys @ baltimorecomiccon.com.
Over the year’s there has been much controversy about voting blocks getting in various comics deemed “unworthy.” The best way to counter that is to up the number of votes by participating. If you can’t think of what to vote for there will soon be a number of online suggestions from publishers. Or if I might suggest this list of best graphic novels of 2014 just to jog your memory. IF you know of other best of lists as memory aids, post links in the comments.
2014 was an amazing and incredible year of comics with depth and width and everything else. The Harveys can reflect that but it depends on YOU!
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.