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1989 Harvey Award Nominees and Winners


The nominated creators have been recognized by their peers for having produced some of the outstanding achievements in comics in 1988.
(Winners are in bold and marked with *)

Best Writer

  • Chester Brown, for Yummy Fur (Vortex)
  • Paul Chadwick, for Concrete (Dark Horse)
  • Gilbert Hernandez, for Love and Rockets (Fantagraphics) *
  • Alan Moore, for V For Vendetta (DC)
  • Rick Veitch, for Swamp Thing (DC)

Best Artist or Penciller

  • Brian Bolland, for Batman: The Killing Joke (DC) *
  • Paul Chadwick, for Concrete (Dark Horse)
  • Jaime Hernandez, for Love and Rockets (Fantagraphics)
  • Dave McKean, for Black Orchid (DC)
  • Steve Rude, for Nexus (First)

Best Cartoonist (Writer/Artist)

  • Peter Bagge, for Neat Stuff (Fantagraphics)
  • Chester Brown, for Yummy Fur (Vortex)
  • Paul Chadwick, for Concrete (Dark Horse) *
  • Gilbert Hernandez, for Love and Rockets (Fantagraphics)
  • Jaime Hernandez, for Love and Rockets (Fantagraphics)

Special Achievement In Humor

  • Sergio Aragones, for Groo (Marvel)
  • Peter Bagge, for Neat Stuff (Fantagraphics)
  • Chester Brown, for Yummy Fur (Vortex)
  • Bob Burden, for Flaming Carrot (Dark Horse)
  • Steve Purcell, for Sam and Max, Freelance Police (Comico)
  • Bill Watterson, for Calvin and Hobbes (Universal Press Syndicate) *

Best Inker

  • Gerhard, for Cerebus (Aardvark-Vanaheim)
  • Dan Green, for Uncanny X-Men (Marvel)
  • John Nyberg, for Plastic Man (DC)
  • Bill Sienkiewicz, for Doctor Zero (Marvel)
  • Al Williamson, for Daredevil (Marvel) *

Best Letterer

  • Ken Bruzenak, for Mr. Monster (Dark Horse) *
  • Todd Klein, for Black Orchid (DC)
  • Tom Orzechowski, for Uncanny X-Men (Marvel)
  • Bob Pinaha, for Grendel (Comico)
  • Bill Spicer, for Concrete (Dark Horse)

Best Colorist

  • John Higgins, for Batman: The Killing Joke (DC) *
  • Richmond Lewis, for Batman: Year One (DC)
  • Steve Oliff, for Akira (Marvel)
  • Joe Matt, for Grendel (Comico)
  • Tatjana Wood, for Swamp Thing (DC)

Special Award for Excellence in Production

  • Batman: The Killing Joke, by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland (DC)
  • Batman: Year One, by Frank Miller, David Mazzucchelli and Richmond Lewis (DC)
  • Black Orchid, by [??] and Dave McKean (DC)
  • Hardboiled Defective Stories, by Charles Burns (RAW/Pantheon) *
  • Li'l Abner, by Al Capp (Kitchen Sink)
  • Stray Toasters, by Bill Sienkiewicz (Marvel)

Best New Series

  • Aliens, by Mark Verheiden and Mark Nelson (Dark Horse)
  • Animal Man, by Grant Morrison, Chas Truog and Doug Hazlewood (DC)
  • Kings In Disguise, by James Vance and Dan Burr (Kitchen Sink) *
  • Sandman, by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg (DC)

Best Continuing or Limited Series

  • Concrete, by Paul Chadwick (Dark Horse)
  • Love and Rockets, by Jaime Hernandez and Gilbert Hernandez (Fantagraphics) *
  • Neat Stuff, by Peter Bagge (Fantagraphics)
  • Nexus, by Mike Baron, Steve Rude, and various creators (First)
  • V For Vendetta, by Alan Moore and David Lloyd (DC)
  • Yummy Fur, by Chester Brown (Vortex)

Best Story or Single Issue

  • Animal Man #5, by Grant Morrison, Chas Truog and Doug Hazlewood (DC)
  • Batman: The Killing Joke, by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland (DC) *
  • Cerebus #114, by Dave Sim and Gerhard (Aardvark-Vanaheim)
  • Concrete #10, by Paul Chadwick (Dark Horse)
  • Jam: Super Cool Color Injected Turbo Adventure From Hell, by Bernie Mireault (Comico)
  • Love and Rockets #21-#26 ("Human Diastrophism"), by Gilbert Hernandez (Fantagraphics)
  • Neat Stuff #11 ("The Rival"), by Peter Bagge (Fantagraphics)
  • Rocketeer Adventure Magazine #1, by Dave Stevens, Danny Bilson, Paul Demeo and Henry Mayo (Comico)

Best Graphic Album

  • Batman: The Killing Joke, by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland (DC) *
  • Batman: Year One, by Frank Miller, David Mazzucchelli and Richmond Lewis (DC)
  • Brought To Light, by Joyce Brabner, Alan Moore, Tom Yeates and Bill Sienkiewicz (Eclipse)
  • Cowboy Wally Show, by Kyle Baker (Dolphin/Doubleday)
  • Hardboiled Defective Stories, by Charles Burns (RAW/Pantheon)

Best American Edition of Foreign Material

  • Akira, by Katsuhiro Otomo (Marvel)
  • Fires, by Lorenzo Mattotti (Catalan)
  • Incal, by Alexandro Jodorowsky and Jean "Moebius" Giraud (Marvel) *
  • Lone Wolf and Cub, by Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima (First)
  • Sinner, by Carlos Sampayo and Jose Munoz (Fantagraphics)

Best Reprint

  • Complete Crumb Comics, by Robert Crumb (Fantagraphics) *
  • Complete E. C. Segar Popeye, by E. C. Segar (Fantagraphics)
  • Complete Wash Tubbs and Captain Easy, by Roy Crane (NBM/Flying Buttress)
  • Li'l Abner, by Al Capp (Kitchen Sink)
  • The Spirit, by Will Eisner (Kitchen Sink)

The Jack Kirby Hall of Fame

  • Stan Lee
  • Jean "Moebius" Giraud
  • Alex Toth
  • Steve Ditko
  • Wally Wood *