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Baker Masters Harvey Awards

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Kyle Baker, recently named as a guest of the 2006 Baltimore Comic-Con, has been announced as the Master of Ceremonies for the Harvey Awards, to be held Saturday night, September 9 in Baltimore, Maryland.  Kyle Baker is a Harvey and Eisner Award winning author and illustrator.

Baker is the creator of nine Graphic Novels: YOU ARE HERE, WHY I HATE SATURN, THE COWBOY WALLY SHOW, KING DAVID, I DIE AT MIDNIGHT, UNDERCOVER GENIE and Plastic Man On the Lam for Vertigo/DC Comics and CARTOONIST VOLUME 1 & 2 through his own press, KYLE BAKER PUBLISHING.

“As a creator, Kyle Baker has an impressive, eclectic body of work ranging from superheroes to the sublime, including high profile work for Marvel and DC, his own independently published projects, and multimedia work for HBO, Disney, Warner Brothers, and DreamWorks.” said Baltimore Comic-Con promoter Marc Nathan. “Having seen Kyle accept industry awards and having read his work, we think he will help us to present a funny, engaging awards show.  He’s an excellent representative of the industry, and we’re thrilled to have him as the MC of this year’s Harvey Awards.”

The awards are named for Harvey Kurtzman (1924-1993), a cartoonist, writer, editor, and comics genius.  The Harvey Awards recognize outstanding work in comics and sequential art.  They will be awarded in co-operation with the Baltimore Comic-Con on September 9, 2006.

The Harvey Awards Nominating deadline is March 3, 2006.  Ballots are still available at www.harveyawards.org and can be submitted via ground mail or electronically. Nominations for the Harvey Awards are selected exclusively by comics creators - those who write, draw, ink, letter, color, design, edit or are otherwise involved in a creative capacity in the comics field.   They are the only industry awards both nominated by and selected by the full body of comic book professionals

For additional information about Kyle Baker, visit www.kylebaker.com
For additional information about the Harvey Awards, visit www.harveyawards.org.
For information about the Baltimore Comic-Con, visit www.comicon.com/baltimore.

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