2006 Harvey Awards Nominating Ballots Due

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As the deadline approaches, there is still time for comic book artists, writers, and creators to submit their nominees.  Here are a few of the most commonly asked Questions and Answers about the Harvey Awards.

Who can vote for the Harvey Awards?

Any published comic book or graphic novel creator may vote for the Harveys.  The Harveys are the only industry award both nominated and chosen by comic book creators.

Where can I get a ballot?

Electronic ballots can be downloaded from www.harveyawards.org.  Paper ballots may be requested at baltimorecomiccon@yahoo.com

What is the deadline?

Midnight, April 4th, 2007.

Where do I send the ballot?

You can email the ballot to PJCJMC3@sbcglobal.net or send your paper ballot by mail to Harvey Ballots, 605 West Arapaho Road, Richardson TX 75080.

What works are eligible?

There are 21 award categories.  Voters may choose up to 5 nominees in each category.  Anything published and released during 2006 is eligible.

Can I ask a friend to vote?

If your friend is a creator, please encourage them to vote as well!  We want everyone who is eligible to vote.

What is the deadline?

Midnight, April 4th, 2007.

What happens next?

In early May, a final ballot for the Harvey awards will be made available for general voting by the professional community.

Where and when will the Harvey Awards be presented?

The banquet will be held Saturday, Sep 8th in Baltimore, MD in conjunction with the  Baltimore Comic-Con.

Why is it called a Harvey?

The awards are named for Harvey Kurtzman (1924-1993), a cartoonist, writer, editor and comics genius. He is probably best remembered for MAD, which he founded in 1952. He created 28 revolutionary issues with such talent as Will Elder, Jack Davis, and Wally Wood but left after a bitter falling out in 1956 with E.C. publisher Bill Gaines (for whom he also created Two-Fisted Tales and Frontline Combat).

Kurtzman then created the short-lived satire magazine Trump for Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner in 1957. He followed with the comic-size Humbug in 1958, then Help! magazine. During his Help! tenure he discovered such diverse talent as Terry Gilliam, Gloria Steinem, Gilbert Shelton, and R. Crumb. In 1962 he and collaborator Will Elder began producing the long-running and elaborate "Little Annie Fanny" comic for Playboy. In the ‘70s he became known as the "father-in-law of underground comix" for inspiring a new generation of media-bending cartoonists.

Where can I get more information?

Please contact baltimorecomiccon@yahoo.com with any further questions.

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