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It was new comic book day yesterday. What’d you all get? What’d you all enjoy? What’d you all dislike? Sound off the comments below. While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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The Beat – Harvey Awards on hold until 2018 but there’ll be a reception at NYCC – What other changes will happen?

Business Insider – Takeda and Marvel Custom Solutions Debut the Full IBD Unmasked Graphic Novel Featuring a Team of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Super Heroes – Nothing like comics to support a large pharmecutical company!

Engadget – Netflix reveals new slate of anime originals – What are you excited for?

 

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Newsarama – Batman #28

Newsarama – Generations: Banner Hulk & Totally Awesome Hulk #1

Talking Comics – Ghost Station Zero #1

Newsarama – Mech Cadet Yu #1

The Harvey Awards and Baltimore Comic Con Part Ways (Updated)

the-harvey-awardsToday is a weird day for announcements. Baltimore Comic Con sent out a press release saying “goodbye” to the Harvey Awards. The awards ceremony started in 1988, the awards had been held at the convention since 2005. But, it doesn’t look like that is the case in 2017. The reasons aren’t clear and so far no one has spoken as to why.

The awards ceremony started in 1988, the awards had been held at the convention since 2005. But, it doesn’t look like that is the case in 2017. The reasons aren’t clear and so far no one has spoken as to why.

The ceremony had previously been held at Chicago Comicon, Dallas Fantasy Fair, WonderCon, Pittsburgh Comicon, MoCCA Festival and for ten years Baltimore, their longest run at any location.

In the press release sent by Baltimore Comic Con, they said:

The Baltimore Comic-Con is proud to have served as the host the Harvey Awards. During our eleven years as the longest-running host and primary sponsor, the awards grew in participation and stature, and were broadened to include appreciation of material such as Best Online Comics Work and Best Original Graphic Publication For Younger Readers.

We’re thankful to the Harvey Awards Committee, headed by Paul McSpadden, for bringing the awards to Baltimore, and the guidance and assistance of Denis Kitchen and Nellie Kurtzman for recognizing that the Baltimore Comic-Con was the right home for the awards. We’d also like to thank the award’s hosts over the years, including Kyle Baker, Scott Kurtz, Phil Lamar, Vivek J. Tiwary, Michael Uslan, and Bill Willingham, as well as the many keynote speakers including Sergio Aragones, Brian Michael Bendis, Dean Haspiel, Ross Richie, Jerry Robinson, and Gail Simone, and Mark Waid. We must also thank the countless sponsors, volunteers, presenters, nominees, winners, and voting members of the comics community.

We are proud to have presented to Harvey Awards ceremony attendees such memorable moments as Stan Lee and John Romita Sr. sharing the stage together, the tribute to Nick Cardy, and the various hilarious videos (including ones with the real Stan Lee and the fake one!) that became recurring features of the event. We wish the event continued luck in the future in their new venue, which we expect to be announced by the Harvey Awards Committee in the coming days.

The Baltimore Comic-Con is a celebration of comic books and cartooning and as such, we owe a great debt to Harvey Kurtzman. Hosting the Harvey Awards was, to us, an expression of our love for Harvey’s work and a celebration of the creators who follow in his footsteps.

We’ll update when we find out more about the reason for the split and if the Harvey Awards will even happen next year, though expect it to wind up at another show.

Updated: It’s been reported that ReedPop, the company behind New York Comic Con and other shows, has purchased the awards show.

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While you decide on that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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The Beat – Dean Haspiel gave a speech at the Harveys. What happened next had people in tears. – Your must read today.

Publisher’s Weekly – Comics Sales Bounce Back at 2016 Diamond Summit – Thought things were tanking?

Kotaku – Five Anime That Are Better The Second Time Around – What od you think?

 

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Newsarama – Jim Thompson’s The Killer Inside Me #1

Newsarama – Skybourne #1

This Year’s Harvey Awards Winners. Image, IDW, and BOOM! win Big!

harvey awards logoComic Professionals came together Saturday night, September 3, 2016 to honor their peers during the presentation of the 2016 Harvey Awards. The banquette featured nominees in more than 20 categories and was hosted by the Baltimore Comic-Con and Cards, Comics & Collectibles.

Named in honor of Harvey Kurtzman, the Harvey Awards recognize outstanding achievement in the field of comics, and is the only industry award both nominated and selected by comic professionals. First awarded in 1988, it is one the industries oldest and most respected awards.

Vivek Tiwary, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fifth Beatle, Tony Award-winning Broadway producer, and founder of multi-platform arts and entertainment company Tiwary Entertainment Group, returned to act as host and Master of Ceremonies for this year’s event.

Big winners of the night included Image Comic’s Saga, IDW Publishing/Top Shelf, and BOOM! Studios.

This year’s winners include:

Best Letterer: John Workman, RAGNAROK, IDW Publishing

Best Colorist: Laura Allred, SILVER SURFER, Marvel Comics

Best Syndicated Strip or Panel: BLOOM COUNTY, Berkeley Breathed, Universal Uclick

Best Online Comics Work: BATTLEPUG, Mike Norton, battlepug.com

Best American Edition of Foreign Material: Tie: TWO BROTHERS, Dark Horse Books and CORTO MALTESE: BEYOND THE WINDY ISLES, IDW Publishing

Best Inker: Klaus Janson, DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE, DC Comics

Best New Series: PAPER GIRLS, Image Comics

Most Promising New Talent: Tom King, THE VISION, Marvel Comics

Special Award for Humor in Comics: Chip Zdarsky, HOWARD THE DUCK, Marvel Comics

Best Original Graphic Publication for Younger Readers: LUMBERJANES, BOOM! Box/BOOM! Studios

Best Graphic Album Previously Published: THE LESS THAN EPIC ADVENTURES OF TJ AND AMAL, Iron Circus Comics

Special Award for Excellence in Presentation: PEANUTS: A TRIBUTE TO CHARLES M. SCHULZ, Scott Newman, KaBOOM!/BOOM! Studios

Best Domestic Reprint Project: CRIMSON VOL. 1, BOOM! Studios

Best Cover Artist: Fiona Staples, SAGA, Image Comics

Best Biographical, Historical, or Journalistic Presentation: MARCH: BOOK TWO, Top Shelf Productions

Best Anthology: PEANUTS: A TRIBUTE TO CHARLES M. SCHULZ, KaBOOM!/BOOM! Studios

Best Graphic Album Original: MARCH: BOOK TWO, Top Shelf Productions

Best Continuing or Limited Series: SAGA, Image Comics

Best Writer: Brian K. Vaughan, SAGA, Image Comics

Best Artist: Fiona Staples, SAGA, Image Comics

Best Cartoonist: Stan Sakai, USAGI YOJIMBO

Best Single Issue or Story: PEANUTS: A TRIBUTE TO CHARLES M. SCHULZ, BOOM! Studios

Harvey Kurtzman Hall of Fame Award: Carl Barks, Al Jaffee

Dick Giordano Humanitarian of the Year Award: Beth Widera

Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award: Joe Giella

Congrats to all of the winners!

The Baltimore Comic-Con will host the Harvey Awards for the eleventh year during the 18th annual show, taking place September 22-24, 2017.

Join the Comics Industry at The Harvey Awards during the Baltimore Comic Con

the harvey awardsThe evening of Saturday, September 3, 2016 you can head to the Harvey Award Ceremony and participate in an experience like none other in Comic Fandom. You will have an opportunity to see Harvey Awards nominees, along with some of the top talent in the industry. The Harvey Awards ceremony will honor the award recipients and induct two creators into the Harvey Kurtzman Hall of Fame. In addition, The Hero Initiative will present their annual awards.

Harvey Awards tickets are on sale NOW! Tickets to the event, which includes a full cocktail hour (cash bar), full service dinner (featuring a Baltimore Crabcake!), the awards ceremony, and a gift bag, are now available for $125. Tickets will not be available for purchase at the door, so please make your purchase today.

Following a cocktail hour where you can rub elbows with industry professionals and fans alike, this exciting evening will be highlighted by our returning host Vivek J. Tiwary, a #1 New York Times bestselling author, Tony Award-winning Broadway producer, and the founder of multi-platform arts and entertainment company Tiwary Entertainment Group.

Vivek will welcome presenters to the stage, including comics professional like Amy Chu, Katie Cook, Denis Kitchen, Hope Larson, Terry Moore, David Petersen, Louise and Walter Simonson, Mark Waid, and Dirk Wood.

In addition, you will be witness to the honoring of legendary comics talent being recognized for their contributions to the industry. The Hall of Fame inductees will be Carl Barks and Al Jaffee. From our friends at The Hero Initiative, the 2016 Hero Lifetime Achievement award will be presented to Joe Giella. Please join us in honoring this legendary group!

The first 300 attendees purchasing tickets for this comic event of the fall will receive a gift bag. This year’s gift bag is a wonderful collection of books, including such treasures as The Fifth Beatle Collector’s Edition from Dark Horse Comics, Ghosts and Girls of Fiction House from IDW Publishing, and The School for Good and Evil. In addition to this wonderful book, expect contributions from other publishers as well, including Abrams ComicArts, Action Lab Entertainment, Inc., Archie Comic Publications, Book Blaze, BOOM! Studios, Diamond Select Toys, Hakes Americana & Collectibles, PCB Productions, Soho Press, Valiant Entertainment, and Wildside Press.

2016 sponsors include:

Presenting Sponsors: Baltimore Comic-Con, Cards Comics & Collectibles

Gold Sponsors: BOOM! Studios, Geppi Family Enterprises, Line Webtoons & DeviantArt

Silver Sponsors: Akuna Entertainment, Borderlands Comics & Games, ComicMix, Hakes Americana & Collectibles, Insight Studios Group, Painted Visions Comics, The School for Good and Evil, Valiant Entertainment

Hero Initiative Announces Joe Giella as Lifetime Achievement Recipient for 2016

GLThe Hero Initiative, the charitable organization dedicated to helping veteran comic creators in medical or financial need, announces Joe Giella as the 2016 Lifetime Achievement recipient. This award promotes the merits of a dedicated career in the comic book industry and recognizes individuals who have produced outstanding work in this American art form. Joe Giella will accept the honor at the 2016 Harvey Awards in recognition for his longevity as DC Comics inker and Mary Worth pencil artist. Tickets for the Harvey Awards and Baltimore Comic-Con are available now.

Long before drawing Mary Worth, Joe Giella started his career during the Golden Age of comics, working at Fawcett and Timely Comics during the 1940s. Starting in the late 1940s, Giella worked at DC Comics on titles such as The Flash, Green Lantern, Strange Adventures, and Batman under the direction of Julius Schwartz. He continued working for DC all the way through the 1960s and 1970s, inking for top talents of the Silver Age such as Mike Sekowsky, Carmine Infantino, and into the Bronze Age with Gil Kane and Dick Dillin.

He remained a constant artist of DC Comics through the early 1980s. Since 1991, Joe Giella has drawn Mary Worth for King Features, up until his retirement this year, and previously worked on Flash Gordon and The Phantom comic strips. As Joe retires from the business, Hero Initiative and Baltimore Comic-Con are honored to have him as our guest. Hero will host this top talent all weekend!

The Lifetime Achievement Award will be offered at the the 2016 Harvey Awards ceremony, on the evening of Saturday September 3rd at the Baltimore Comic-Con.

Vivek J. Tiwary Returns to Host the 2016 Harvey Awards!

Vivek Tiwary PhotoOn Saturday night, September 3rd, the comic book industry, including professionals, retailers, and fans, will gather at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore to honor the 2016 Harvey Award Nominees for 2015 comic work and present the Harveys to their recipients. This is an exciting evening, highlighted by our return host Vivek J. Tiwary, a #1 New York Times bestselling author, Tony Award-winning Broadway producer, and the founder of multi-platform arts and entertainment company Tiwary Entertainment Group.

Harvey Awards tickets are on sale NOW! Tickets to the event, which includes full cocktail hour (cash bar), full service dinner (featuring a Baltimore Crabcake!), awards ceremony, and a gift bag, are now available for $125.

Host Vivek J. Tiwary’s graphic novel, The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story (Dark Horse Comics), is based on the untold life story of Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein. On October 25, 2016, Dark Horse Comics will be publishing a special trade paperback Expanded Edition of The Fifth Beatle, featuring never-before-seen art, essays and more. Written by Tiwary, with art by Andrew C. Robinson and Kyle Baker, it received worldwide critical acclaim and won a number of prestigious literary awards, including two Harvey Awards (Best Original Graphic Novel and Best Biographical, Historical, or Journalistic Presentation) and the Will Eisner Comic Industry Award for Best Reality-Based Work. It is a Lambda Literary Finalist for Best LGBT Graphic Novel, an American Library Association Great Graphic Novel for Teens, and has been added to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives Permanent Collection. The Fifth Beatle is now being adapted into a multi-part TV event series that has secured unprecedented access to Beatles music. Vivek will be adapting his work for television and serving as executive producer.

Vivek has also just acquired the TV and film rights to Astronaut Academy, the middle-grade graphic novel series from bestselling author-illustrator Dave Roman (Agnes Quill), with plans to turn the books into both a live-action TV series and a film franchise, and talks are underway with writers, networks, and studios to adapt the coming-of-age adventure story set at a fantastical space station school.

Vivek’s illustrated Young Adult novel Asha Ascending, with art by the award-winning Sara Richard (My Little PonyJem and The HologramsGhostbusters) is currently being serialized chapter-by-chapter free at AshaAscending.com. Taking place in a near-future where surgical implants access a virtual Internet, Asha Ascending follows teenage coder Asha Rai as she helps irresponsible party-boy Hal Haven save his mother’s life, while they race against an evil faction to unlock the code to immortality.

On Broadway, Tiwary’s productions have won a combined 25 Tony Awards. They include such groundbreaking work as Green Day’s American Idiot, The Addams FamilyA Raisin In The Sun, and Mel Brooks’ The Producers. Vivek is currently working with Alanis Morissette and Pulitzer and Tony Award-winner Tom Kitt to adapt Morissette’s breakthrough album Jagged Little Pill for Broadway.

Vivek has served on the Board of Directors for Valiant Entertainment, a multi-platform company that boasts the third largest universe of comic book characters and has secured a 5-film deal with Sony Pictures.

Vivek held a number of major label music-industry positions working with artists ranging from Bruce Springsteen to Britney Spears.

In addition to hosting the awards ceremony, Vivek will be speaking on a panel and signing books throughout the weekend at the Baltimore Comic-Con.

2016 Harvey Award Nominees Announced

harvey awards logoThe 2016 Harvey Awards Nominees have been announced with the release of the final ballot representing the input of the voters, 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 September 3, 2016 in Baltimore, MD, in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con.

The Harvey Awards may be voted on exclusively by Comic-Book creators, those who write, draw, ink, color, letter, design, edit, or are otherwise professionally involved in the creative aspect of comics, online or in print. The Harvey Awards 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 Monday, August 8, 2016. Full submission instructions 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 at www.harveyawards.org. Those who prefer paper ballots may e-mail harveys@baltimorecomiccon.com.

Valiant Entertainment dominated with 50 nominations. BOOM! Studios was a distant second with 19, followed by Image Comics with 11, Marvel with 10, and Dark Horse and IDW Publishing tied with 6 each.

Congrats to all the nominees!

Without further delay, the 2015 Harvey Award Nominees:

BEST LETTERER

____ Aubrey Aiese, LUMBERJANES, BOOM! Box/BOOM! Studios
____ Dave Lanphear, DIVINITY, Valiant Entertainment
____ Patricia Martin, WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR, Valiant Entertainment
____ Dave Sharpe, NINJAK, Valiant Entertainment
____ John Workman, RAGNAROK, IDW Publishing

 

BEST COLORIST

____ Laura Allred, SILVER SURFER, Marvel Comics
____ Ulises Arreola, NINJAK, Valiant Entertainment
____ David Baron, DIVINITY, Valiant Entertainment
____ Jordie Bellaire, INJECTION, Image Comics
____ Laura Martin, RAGNAROK, IDW Publishing
____ Brian Reber, X-O MANOWAR, Valiant Entertainment

 

BEST SYNDICATED STRIP or PANEL

____ BIZARRO, Dan Piraro, King Features Syndicate
____ BLOOM COUNTY, Berkeley Breathed, Universal Uclick
____ DICK TRACY, Joe Staton and Mike Curtis, Tribune Content Agency
____ MUTTS, Patrick McDonnell, King Features Syndicate
____ PEARLS BEFORE SWINE, Stephan Pastis, Universal Uclick
____ PHOEBE AND HER UNICORN, Dana Simpson, Universal Uclick
____ ZIPPY THE PINHEAD, Bill Griffith, King Features Syndicate

 

BEST ONLINE COMICS WORK

____ ALBERT THE ALIEN, Trevor Mueller and Gabriel Bautista, albertthealien.com
____ BATTLEPUG, Mike Norton, battlepug.com
____ BLOOM COUNTY 2015, Berkeley Breathed, gocomics.com/bloom-county
____ OH JOY SEX TOY, Erika Moen and Matthew Nolan, ohjoysextoy.com
____ ZOMBIE BOY, Mark Stokes, zombieboycomics.com

 

BEST AMERICAN EDITION of FOREIGN MATERIAL

____ CORTO MALTESE: BEYOND THE WINDY ISLES, IDW Publishing
____ ONE PUNCH MAN, Viz
____ THE REALIST, Archaia/BOOM! Studios
____ SHOWA 1953-1989: A HISTORY OF JAPAN, Drawn & Quarterly
____ TWO BROTHERS, Dark Horse Books

 

BEST INKER

____ Klaus Janson, DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE, DC Comics
____ Seth Mann, NINJAK, Valiant Entertainment
____ Danny Miki, BATMAN, DC Comics
____ Tom Palmer, BLOODSHOT REBORN, Valiant Entertainment
____ Joe Rivera, THE VALIANT, Valiant Entertainment
____ Ryan Winn, DIVINITY, Valiant Entertainment

 

BEST NEW SERIES

____ ARCHIE, Archie Comics
____ BLOODSHOT REBORN, Valiant Entertainment
____ GIANT DAYS, BOOM! Box/BOOM! Studios
____ PAPER GIRLS, Image Comics
____ THE VISION, Marvel Comics

 

MOST PROMISING NEW TALENT

____ Raul Allen, WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR, Valiant Entertainment
____ Robert Gill, BOOK OF DEATH, Valiant Entertainment
____ Tom King, THE VISION, Marvel Comics
____ Dan Mora, KLAUS, BOOM! Studios
____ Lissa Treiman, GIANT DAYS, BOOM! Studios

 

SPECIAL AWARD FOR HUMOR IN COMICS

____ James Asmus, QUANTUM AND WOODY MUST DIE!, Valiant Entertainment
____ Elliott Kalan, UNITY #25, Valiant Entertainment
____ Michael Kupperman, UNITY #25, Valiant Entertainment
____ Rafer Roberts, X-O MANOWAR #38, Valiant Entertainment
____ Fred Van Lente, IVAR, TIMEWALKER, Valiant Entertainment
____ Chip Zdarsky, HOWARD THE DUCK, Marvel Comics

 

BEST ORIGINAL GRAPHIC PUBLICATION FOR YOUNGER READERS

____ GIANT DAYS, BOOM! Box/BOOM! Studios
____ LUMBERJANES, BOOM! Box/BOOM! Studios
____ THE ONLY LIVING BOY, Bottled Lightning
____ OVER THE GARDEN WALL, KaBOOM!/BOOM! Studios
____ SPACE DUMPLINS, Scholastic Graphix

 

BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED

____ BLOODSHOT REBORN VOL. 1: COLORADO TP, Valiant Entertainment
____ DIVINITY DELUXE EDITION HC, Valiant Entertainment
____ IVAR, TIMEWALKER VOL. 1: MAKING HISTORY TP, Valiant Entertainment
____ THE LESS THAN EPIC ADVENTURES OF TJ AND AMAL, Iron Circus Comics
____ NINJAK VOL. 1: WEAPONEER TP, Valiant Entertainment
____ THE VALIANT DELUXE EDITION HC, Valiant Entertainment

 

SPECIAL AWARD for EXCELLENCE IN PRESENTATION

____ BLOODSHOT REBORN, Rian Hughes, Jeff Lemire, Warren Simons, and Kyle Andrukiewicz, Valiant Entertainment
____ BOOK OF DEATH, Tom Muller, Dylan Todd, Warren Simons, and Travis Escarfullery, Valiant Entertainment
____ DIVINITY, Tom Muller, Warren Simons, Dylan Todd, and Matt Kindt, Valiant Entertainment
____ NINJAK, Rian Hughes, Tom Muller, Matt Kindt, Warren Simons, and Tom Brennan, Valiant Entertainment
____ PEANUTS: A TRIBUTE TO CHARLES M. SCHULZ, Scott Newman, KaBOOM!/BOOM! Studios
____ THE VALIANT, Rian Hughes, Paolo Rivera, Dylan Todd, Warren Simons, and Kyle Andrukiewicz, Valiant Entertainment

 

BEST DOMESTIC REPRINT PROJECT

____ ARCHER & ARMSTRONG: THE COMPLETE CLASSIC OMNIBUS HC, Valiant Entertainment
____ CRIMSON VOL. 1, BOOM! Studios
____ QUANTUM AND WOODY BY PRIEST & BRIGHT VOL. 1: KLANG TP, Valiant Entertainment
____ QUANTUM AND WOODY BY PRIEST & BRIGHT VOL. 2: SWITCH TP, Valiant Entertainment
____ QUANTUM AND WOODY BY PRIEST & BRIGHT VOL. 3: AND SO… TP, Valiant Entertainment

 

BEST COVER ARTIST

____ David Aja, HAWKEYE, Marvel Comics
____ Raul Allen, IVAR, TIMEWALKER, Valiant Entertainment
____ Mike Del Mundo, ELEKTRA, Marvel Comics
____ Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic, DIVINITY, Valiant Entertainment
____ David Lafuente, WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR, Valiant Entertainment
____ Lewis LaRosa, NINJAK, Valiant Entertainment
____ Paolo Rivera, THE VALIANT, Valiant Entertainment
____ Fiona Staples, SAGA, Image Comics
____ Matt Taylor, ARCADIA, BOOM! Studios

 

BEST BIOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL, or JOURNALISTIC PRESENTATION

____ THE ART OF MOUSE GUARD: 2005-2015, Archaia/BOOM! Studios
____ THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO SELF-PUBLISHING COMICS, Random House/Watson Guptill
____ MARCH: BOOK TWO, Top Shelf Productions
____ PEANUTS: A TRIBUTE TO CHARLES M. SCHULZ, KaBOOM!/BOOM! Studios
____ THE REALIST, Archaia/BOOM! Studios

 

BEST ANTHOLOGY

____ DARK HORSE PRESENTS, Dark Horse Comics
____ FRESH ROMANCE, Rosy Press
____ ISLAND, Image Comics
____ PEANUTS: A TRIBUTE TO CHARLES M. SCHULZ, KaBOOM!/BOOM! Studios
____ THE 27 CLUB, A COMIC ANTHOLOGY, Red Stylo Media

 

BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM ORIGINAL

____ CAPTIVE OF FRIENDLY COVE, Fulcrum Publishing
____ FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS, Top Shelf/IDW Publishing
____ LONG WALK TO VALHALLA, Archaia/BOOM! Studios
____ MARCH: BOOK TWO, Top Shelf Productions
____ NANJING: THE BURNING CITY, Dark Horse Comics
____ THE NEW DEAL, Dark Horse Books
____ TWO BROTHERS, Dark Horse Books

 

BEST CONTINUING OR LIMITED SERIES

____ BITCH PLANET, Image Comics
____ BLOODSHOT REBORN, Valiant Entertainment
____ BOOK OF DEATH, Valiant Entertainment
____ DIVINITY, Valiant Entertainment
____ GIANT DAYS, BOOM! Studios/BOOM! Box
____ NINJAK, Valiant Entertainment
____ SAGA, Image Comics
____ SOUTHERN BASTARDS, Image Comics
____ THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL, Marvel Comics

 

BEST WRITER

____ Jason Aaron, SOUTHERN BASTARDS, Image Comics
____ Jeff Lemire, BLOODSHOT REBORN, Valiant Entertainment
____ Brian K. Vaughan, SAGA, Image Comics
____ Mark Waid, ARCHIE, Archie Comics
____ G. Willow Wilson, MS. MARVEL, Marvel Comics

 

BEST ARTIST

____ Greg Capullo, BATMAN, DC Comics
____ Jason Latour, SOUTHERN BASTARDS, Image Comics
____ Chris Samnee, DAREDEVIL, Marvel Comics
____ Fiona Staples, SAGA, Image Comics
____ Mico Suayan, BLOODSHOT REBORN, Valiant Entertainment

 

BEST CARTOONIST

____ Asaf Hanuka, THE REALIST
____ Matt Kindt, UNITY #25
____ Michael Kupperman, UNITY #25
____ Terry Moore, RACHEL RISING
____ Rafer Roberts, X-O MANOWAR #38
____ Stan Sakai, USAGI YOJIMBO

 

BEST SINGLE ISSUE OR STORY

____ BLOODSHOT REBORN #1, Valiant Entertainment
____ BOOK OF DEATH #1, Valiant Entertainment
____ PEANUTS: A TRIBUTE TO CHARLES M. SCHULZ, BOOM! Studios
____ SILVER SURFER #11, Marvel Comics
____ THE VALIANT #4, Valiant Entertainment
____ WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #1, Valiant Entertainment

The 2015 Harvey Awards Winners

harvey awards logoComic Professionals came together Saturday night, September 26, 2015 to honor their peers during the presentation of the 2015 Harvey Awards during the Baltimore Comic Con.

Named in honor of Harvey Kurtzman, the Harvey Awards recognize outstanding achievement in the field of comics, and is the only industry award both nominated and selected by comic professionals. First awarded in 1988, it is one the industries oldest and most respected awards.

Vivek Tiwary, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fifth Beatle, Tony Award-winning Broadway producer, and founder of multi-platform arts and entertainment company Tiwary Entertainment Group, acted as host and Master of Ceremonies for this year’s event.

This year’s winners include:

Best Letterer: Jack Morelli, AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE, Archie Comic Publications

Best Colorist: Dave Stewart, HELLBOY IN HELL, Dark Horse Comics

Best Syndicated Strip or Panel: DICK TRACY, Joe Staton and Mike Curtis, Tribune Media Services

Best Online Comics Work: THE PRIVATE EYE, Brian K. Vaughan, Marcos Martin, and Muntsa Vicente, panelsyndicate.com

Best American Edition of Foreign Material: BLACKSAD: AMARILLO, Dark Horse

Best Inker: Danny Miki, BATMAN, DC Comics

Best New Series: SOUTHERN BASTARDS, Image Comics

Most Promising New Talent: Chad Lambert, “KILL ME” FROM DARK HORSE PRESENTS, Dark Horse Comics

Special Award for Humor in Comics: Chip Zdarsky, SEX CRIMINALS, Image Comics

Best Original Graphic Publication for Younger Readers: LUMBERJANES, BOOM! Box (BOOM! Studios)

Best Graphic Album Previously Published: MOUSE GUARD: BALDWIN THE BRAVE AND OTHER TALES HC, Archaia/BOOM! Studios

Best Anthology: DARK HORSE PRESENTS, Dark Horse Comics

Best Domestic Reprint Project: STERANKO NICK FURY AGENT OF S.H.I.E.L.D. ARTIST’S EDITION, IDW

Best Cover Artist: Fiona Staples, SAGA, Image Comics

Best Biographical, Historical, or Journalistic Presentation: TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: THE ULTIMATE VISUAL HISTORY, Andrew Farago, Insight Editions

Special Award for Excellence in Presentation: LITTLE NEMO: DREAM ANOTHER DREAM, Andrew Carl, Josh O’Neill, and Chris Stevens, Locust Moon Press

Best Graphic Album Original: JIM HENSON’S THE MUSICAL MONSTERS OF TURKEY HOLLOW, Archaia/BOOM! Studios

Best Continuing or Limited Series: SAGA, Image Comics

Best Writer: Mark Waid, DAREDEVIL, Marvel Comics

Best Artist: Fiona Staples, SAGA, Image Comics

Best Cartoonist: Terry Moore, RACHEL RISING, Abstract Studios

Best Single Issue or Story: “Breaking Out”, DARK HORSE PRESENTS #35, Dark Horse Comics

Harvey Kurtzman Hall of Fame Award: Will Eisner

Dick Giordano Humanitarian of the Year Award: Denis Kitchen

Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award: Russ Heath

Vivek J. Tiwary Hosts the 2015 Harvey Awards! Dinner Tickets Now on Sale!

harvey awards logoOn Saturday night, September 26th, the comic book industry, including professionals, retailers, and fans, will gather at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore to honor the 2015 Harvey Award Nominees for 2014 comic work and present the Harveys to their recipients. This is an exciting evening, highlighted by our host Vivek J. Tiwary, a #1 New York Times bestselling author, Tony Award-winning Broadway producer, and the founder of multi-platform arts and entertainment company Tiwary Entertainment Group.

Harvey Awards tickets are on sale NOW! Tickets to the event, which includes full cocktail hour (cash bar), full service dinner (featuring a Baltimore Crabcake!), awards ceremony, and a gift bag, are now available for $125.

Vivek Tiwary PhotoHost Vivek J. Tiwary’s graphic novel, The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story (Dark Horse Comics), is based on the untold life story of Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein. Written by Tiwary, with art by Andrew C. Robinson and Kyle Baker, it received worldwide critical acclaim and won a number of prestigious literary awards including two Harvey Awards including Best Original Graphic Novel and the Will Eisner Comic Industry Award for Best Reality-Based Work. It is a Lambda Literary Finalist for Best LGBT Graphic Novel, an American Library Association Great Graphic Novel for Teens, and has been added to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives Permanent Collection.

The Fifth Beatle is now being adapted into a feature film that has secured unprecedented access to Beatles music and counts Simon Cowell amongst its producers. Vivek is writing its screenplay and will serve as a producer.

Vivek Tiwary by Andrew RobinsonOn Broadway, Tiwary’s productions have won a combined 25 Tony Awards. They include such groundbreaking work as Green Day’s American Idiot, The Addams Family, A Raisin In The Sun, and Mel Brooks’ The Producers. Vivek is currently working with Alanis Morissette and Pulitzer and Tony Award-winner Tom Kitt to adapt Morissette’s breakthrough album Jagged Little Pill for Broadway.

Vivek previously served on the Board of Directors for Valiant Entertainment, a multi-platform company that boasts the third largest universe of comic book characters and has secured a 5-film deal with Sony Pictures.

Vivek held a number of major label music-industry positions working with artists ranging from Bruce Springsteen to Britney Spears.

In addition to hosting the awards ceremony, Vivek will be speaking on a panel and signing books throughout the weekend at the Baltimore Comic-Con.

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