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The Harvey Awards
, named for writer-artist Harvey Kurtzman
Harvey Kurtzman was an American cartoonist and the editor of several comic books and magazines. Kurtzman often signed his name H. Kurtz, followed by a stick figure Harvey Kurtzman (October 3, 1924, Brooklyn, New York – February 21, 1993) was an American cartoonist and the editor of several comic...
(1924-1993) and founded by Gary Groth
Gary Groth is an American comic book editor, publisher and critic. He is editor-in-chief of The Comics Journal and a co-founder of Fantagraphics Books.-Early life:...
, President of the publisher Fantagraphics, are given for achievement in comic books. The Harveys were created as part of a successor to the Kirby Awards which were discontinued after 1987.
The Harvey Awards are nominated by an open vote among comic-book professionals. The winners are selected from the top five nominees in each category by a final round of voting.
Since their inception, the awards have been presented at various fan conventions such as the Chicago Comic-Con, the Dallas
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Fantasy Fair, Oakland, California
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's Wondercon, and the Pittsburgh
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Comicon. In 2004 and 2005, the presentation was held at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art
The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art is an American not-for-profit arts organization devoted to the production and history of comic books, comic strips and other forms of cartoon art. Located at 594 Broadway in New York City, MoCCA was founded by Lawrence Klein in October 2001.In 2007, MoCCA hired...
(MoCCA) in New York City. In 2006 the awards' presentation was moved to Baltimore Comic-Con
The Baltimore Comic-Con is a comic book-oriented fan convention held in the fall of every year since its inception in 2000. Founded by Marc Nathan, owner of Cards, Comics, and Collectibles of Reistertown, MD, the show was originally a one-day show held at the Sheraton Hotel in the Baltimore...
Awards are given out in the following categories:
- Best Writer
- Best Artist or Penciller
- Best Cartoonist (Writer/Artist)
- Best Inker
- Best Letterer
- Best Colorist
- Best Cover Artist
- Best New Series
- Best Continuing or Limited Series
- Best Single Issue or Story
- Best Graphic Album (discontinued after 1990)
- Best Graphic Album of Original Work
- Best Graphic Album of Previously Published Work
- Best Anthology
- Best Syndicated Strip or Panel
- Best Biographical, Historical, or Journalistic Presentation
- Best American Edition of Foreign Material
- Best Domestic Reprint Project
- Best New Talent
- Best Online Comics Work
- Special Award for Humor
- Special Award for Excellence in Production/Presentation
- The Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award
- The Jack Kirby Hall of Fame
- Alley Award
The Alley Award was an American series of comic book fan awards, first presented in 1962 for comics published in 1961. Officially organized under the aegis of the Academy of Comic Book Arts and Sciences, under executive secretary Jerry Bails, and later Paul Gambaccini and David Kaler, the award...
- Eagle Award
The Eagle Award is a series of awards for comic book titles and creators. They are awarded by UK fan voting for work produced during the previous year. Named after the UK's Eagle comic, the awards were set up by Mike Conroy, Nick Landau, Colin Campbell, Phil Clarke and Richard Burton, and launched...
- Eisner Award
The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, commonly shortened to the Eisner Awards, and sometimes referred to as the Oscar Awards of the Comics Industry, are prizes given for creative achievement in American comic books. The Eisner Awards were first conferred in 1988, created in response to the...
- Inkpot Award
- Kirby Award
The Jack Kirby Award for achievement in comic books was presented from 1985-1987 by Amazing Heroes magazine, and managed by Fantagraphics employee Dave Olbrich...
- Shazam Award