IDW Publishing Honored with Four Harvey Awards

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IDW Publishing Honored with Four Harvey Awards

THE ROCKETEER and THE HUNTER Big Winners

The Rocketeer: The Complete Adventures coverSan Diego, CA (August 31, 2010) – IDW Publishing, an award-winning publisher of graphic novels and books, is proud to accept an astounding four 2010 Harvey Awards, presented at Baltimore Comic Con this past weekend. IDW’s highly-praised reprint collection, THE ROCKETEER won three categories, making it one of the most lauded books of the awards, while Darwyn Cooke won the coveted “Best Cartoonist” award for his adaptation, THE HUNTER, continuing its awards sweep.

“To work on books like these, with such incredible talents, is a joy in itself,” said IDW Special Projects Editor Scott Dunbier. “To be fortunate enough to have those books recognized by your peers and win awards? It’s really very gratifying.”

THE ROCKETEER, featuring creator Dave Stevens’ entire The Rocketeer and The Rocketeer: Cliff’s New York Adventure, was honored as the “Best Domestic Reprint Project” and also received the “Special Award for Excellence in Presentation.” Laura Martin, who expertly recolored every page, was also honored as “Best Colorist” for her work on the project.

Creator Darwyn Cooke was honored as “Best Cartoonist” for THE HUNTER, an adaptation of Richard Stark’s PARKER series. Cooke’s second The Hunter coverinstallment in the PARKER series, THE OUTFIT, will be available on October 6, 2010.

The Harvey Awards are named in honor of the late Harvey Kurtzman, one of the industry’s most innovative talents, and recognize outstanding work in comics and sequential art. Nominees and winners are voted on by anyone involved in the creative process of comics.

THE ROCKETEER: THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES (144 pages, full color, $29.99) is available in stores now. Diamond order code AUG09 0961. ISBN 1600105386.

THE ROCKETEER: THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES DELUXE EDITION (276 pages, full color, $75.00) is now available in stores. Diamond order code AUG09 0962. ISBN 1600105378.

THE HUNTER (144 pages, full color, $24.99) is now available in stores. Diamond order code MAY09 0880. ISBN 1600104932.

THE OUTFIT (160 pages, full color, $24.99) will be available in stores on October 6th. Diamond order code AUG10 0301. ISBN 1600107621.

Visit IDWPublishing.com to learn more about the company and its top-selling books.

About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The Transformers and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s Doctor Who; and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studios; and is the print publisher for EA Comics and ComicMix.

IDW’s original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. More information about the company can be found at IDWPublishing.com.