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1998 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 1997.
(Winners are in bold and marked with *)

Best Writer

  • Kurt Busiek (for his body of work in 1997, including Kurt Busiek's Astro City [Image/Homage], Avengers [Marvel Comics], and Thunderbolts [Marvel Comics]) *
  • Garth Ennis (for his body of work in 1997, including Preacher, Hitman [DC], and Darkness [Image/Top Cow])
  • Lovern Kindzierski (for his body of work in 1997, including Edgar Rice Burroughs's Tarzan [Dark Horse Comics])
  • James Robinson (for his body of work in 1997, including Starman [DC], Leave it to Chance [Image/Homage], and Cable [Marvel Comics])
  • Mark Waid (for his body of work in 1997, including Captain America, Ka-Zar [Marvel Comics], and Impulse [DC])

Best Artist

  • Charles Burns (for his body of work in 1997, including Black Hole [Kitchen Sink])
  • Alan Davis (for his body of work in 1997, including Fantastic Four (Vol.3) [Marvel Comics] and Gen 13 Bootleg [Image/Wildstorm])
  • Mike Mignola (for his body of work in 1997, including Hellboy: Almost Colossus, [Dark Horse Comics])
  • P. Craig Russell (for his body of work in 1997, including Elric: Stormbringer [Dark Horse Comics/Topps Comics], and Dr. Strange: What Is It That Disturbs You, Stephen? [Marvel Comics]) *
  • Chris Ware (for his body of work in 1997, including Acme Novelty Library [Fantagraphics])

Best Cartoonist

  • Sergio Aragones (for his body of work in 1997, including Sergio Aragones' Louder than Words [Dark Horse Comics]) *
  • Dan Clowes (for his body of work in 1997, including Eightball [Fantagraphics])
  • Dave Sim (for his body of work in 1997, including Cerebus [Aardvark-Vanaheim])
  • Jeff Smith (for his body of work in 1997, including Bone [Cartoon Books])
  • Chris Ware (for his body of work in 1997, including Acme Novelty Library [Fantagraphics])

Special Award For Humor

  • Sergio Aragones *
  • Peter Bagge
  • Jeff Smith
  • Jay Stephens
  • Chris Ware

Best Inker

  • Charles Burns (for his body of work in 1997, including Black Hole [Kitchen Sink]) *
  • Digital Chameleon (for their body of work in 1997, including Legends of the Dark Knight #100 [DC Comics])
  • Mark Farmer (for his body of work in 1997, including Fantastic Four (Vol. 3) and The Incredible Hulk [Marvel Comics])
  • Gary Martin (for his body of work in 1997, including Nexus [Dark Horse Comics])
  • Tim Townsend (for his body of work in 1997, including The Uncanny X-Men [Marvel Comics])

Best Letterer

  • Dan Clowes (for his body of work in 1997, including Eightball [Fantagraphics])
  • Comicraft (for their body of work in 1997, including Kurt Busiek's Astro City [Image/Homage], Batman: Long Halloween [DC Comics], and Avengers [Marvel Comics])
  • Todd Klein (for his body of work in 1997, including Ka-Zar [Marvel Comics], Castle Waiting [Olio Press], U.S. [DC Comics]) *
  • Dave Sim (for his body of work in 1997, including Cerebus [Aardvark-Vanaheim])
  • Chris Ware (for his body of work in 1997, including Acme Novelty Library [Fantagraphics])

Best Colorist

  • Laura Allred (for her body of work in 1997, including Red Rocket 7 [Dark Horse Comics])
  • Matt Hollingsworth (for his body of work in 1997, including Preacher [DC/Vertigo] and Batman: The Gauntlet [DC Comics])
  • Lovern Kindzierski (for his body of work in 1997, including Elric: Stormbringer [Dark Horse Comics])
  • Joe Rosas (for his body of work in 1997, including Ka-Zar and Captain America [Marvel Comics])
  • Chris Ware (for his body of work in 1997, including Acme Novelty Library [Fantagraphics]) *

Best Cover Artist

  • Brian Bolland (The Invisibles [DC/Vertigo])
  • John Bolton (Menz Insana, Seekers [DC/Vertigo])
  • Glenn Fabry (Preacher [DC/Vertigo])
  • Alex Ross (Kurt Busiek's Astro City [Image/Homage], Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #100 [DC Comics], Squadron Supreme [Marvel Comics]) *
  • Chris Ware (Acme Novelty Library [Fantagraphics])

Special Award for Excellence in Presentation

  • Acme Novelty Library by Chris Ware, edited by Kim Thompson, art directed by Chris Ware (Fantagraphics) *
  • Batman B&W; Collected by various creators, edited by Bob Kahan, art directed by Robbin Brosterman, Mark Chiarello, Georg Brewer(DC Comics)
  • Blab #9 by various creators, edited and art directed by Monte Beauchamp (Fantagraphics)
  • Kingdom Come Deluxe Slipcover Edition by Mark Waid and Alex Ross, edited by Bob Kahan, art directed by Bob Chapman (DC Comics/Graphitti Designs)
  • R. Crumb Coffee Table Art Book by Robert Crumb, edited and art directed by Pete Poplaski (Kitchen Sink Press)

Best New Series

  • 20/20 Visions by various creators, co-edited by Axel Alonso and Karen Berger (DC/Vertigo)
  • Detour by Ed Brubaker (Alternative Press, Inc.)
  • Mage: The Hero Defined by Matt Wagner (Image)
  • Penny Century by Jaime Hernandez, edited by Gary Groth (Fantagraphics) *
  • The Lost by Marc Andreyko, Mark Ricketts, Jay Geldof & Galen Showman, edited by Joe Martin (Caliber/Chaos)
  • Yikes by Steven Weissman, edited by Charissa Chu (Alternative Press, Inc.)

Best Continuing or Limited Series

  • Acme Novelty Library by Chris Ware (Fantagraphics)
  • Black Hole by Charles Burns (Kitchen Sink Press)
  • Elric: Stormbringer by P. Craig Russell, edited by Scott Allie & Jim Salicrup (Dark Horse Comics/Topps Comics)
  • Hellboy by Mike Mignola, edited by Scott Allie (Dark Horse Comics)
  • Kurt Busiek's Astro City by Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson (Image/Homage) *

Best Single Issue or Story

  • Black Hole #4 by Charles Burns, edited by Robert Boyd (Kitchen Sink Press)
  • Deadpool #11 by Pete Woods and Joe Kelly, edited by Matt Idelson (Marvel Comics)
  • Eightball #18 by Dan Clowes, edited by Gary Groth (Fantagraphics) *
  • The Incredible Hulk #Minus One by Peter David and Adam Kubert, edited by Bobbie Chase (Marvel Comics)
  • Starman #37 by James Robinson,Tony Harris and Wade von Grawbadger, edited by Archie Goodwin (DC Comics)

Best Graphic Album of Original Work

  • Dr. Strange: What Is It That Disturbs You, Stephen? By P. Craig Russell and Marc Andreyko (Marvel Comics)
  • Scary Godmother by Jill Thompson (Sirius Entertainment)
  • Sin City: Family Values by Frank Miller, edited by Diana Schutz (Dark Horse Comics) *
  • Why did Pete Duel Kill Himself ? By Mark Kalesniko, edited by Gary Groth (Fantagraphics)
  • Wonder Woman: Amazonia by William Messner-Loebs and Phil Winslade, edited by Paul Kupperberg (DC Comics)

Best Graphic Album of Previously Published Work

  • Batman Black & White Collected by various creators, edited by Bob Kahan, art directed by Robbin Brosterman, Mark Chiarello, and Georg Brewer (DC Comics) *
  • Frank Vol.2 by Jim Woodring, edited by Gary Groth (Fantagraphics)
  • Ghostworld by Dan Clowes, edited by Gary Groth (Fantagraphics)
  • Hellboy: Wake the Devil, by Mike Mignola, edited by Scott Allie (Dark Horse Comics)
  • The R. Crumb Coffee Table Art Book by Robert Crumb, edited and art directed by Pete Poplaski, (Kitchen Sink Press)

Best Anthology

  • Dark Horse Presents, edited Bob Schreck & Jamie S. Rich (Dark Horse Comics) *
  • Drawn & Quarterly by various creators, edited by Chris Oliveros, Marina Lesenko, Steve Solomos (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • Top Shelf by various creators, edited by Brett Warnock (Top Shelf)
  • Weird War Tales by various creators, edited by Axel Alonso (DC Comics/Vertigo)
  • Zero Zero by various creators, edited by Kim Thompson (Fantagraphics)

Best Syndicated Strip

  • Dilbert by Scott Adams (United Feature Syndicate)
  • Fox Trot by Bill Amend (Unversal Press Syndicate)
  • Mutts by Patrick McDonnell (King Feature Syndicate) *
  • Peanuts by Charles Schulz (United Feature Syndicate)
  • Zippy by Bill Griffith (King Feature Syndicate)

Best Biographical, Historical, or Journalistic Presentation contributing to the understanding of comics as an artform

  • The Comics Journal edited by Gary Groth (Fantagraphics) *
  • indy Magazine co-edited by Jeff Mason and Chris Waldron (Alternative Press, Inc.)
  • The Jack Kirby Collector edited by John Morrow (Two Morrows Advertising)
  • The R. Crumb Coffee Table Art Book edited by Pete Poplaski (Kitchen Sink Press)
  • The Staros Report edited by Chris Staros (The Star Group)

Best American Edition of Foreign Material

  • Blade of the Immortal by Hiroaki Samura, edited by Dave Chipps (Dark Horse / Studio Proteus)
  • Drawn & Quarterly by various creators, edited by Chris Oliveros, Marina Lesenko, Steve Solomos (Drawn & Quarterly) *
  • Gon Swimmin' by Masashi Tanaka, edited by Andy Helfer (DC/Paradox Press)
  • Oh, My Goddess! by Kosuke Fujishima, edited by Dave Chipps (Dark Horse / Studio Proteus)
  • Spider Man Manga edited by Tom Brevoort (Marvel Comics)

Best Domestic Reprint Project

  • Complete Crumb V. 12 by R. Crumb, edited by Ilse Thompson (Fantagraphics)
  • Jack Kirby's New Gods by Jack Kirby, and edited by Bob Kahan (DC Comics) *
  • Li'l Abner by Al Capp and Frank Frazetta, edited by N. C. Christopher Couch (Kitchen Sink Press)
  • Squadron Supreme by Mark Gruenwald, John Buscema, Paul Ryan, Bob Hall, Paul Neary, and edited by Tom Brevoort and Glenn Greenberg (Marvel Comics)
  • Wolverton in Space by Basil Wolverton, edited by Suzanne Taylor (Dark Horse Comics)

Best New Talent

  • Joe Kelly (writer, Daredevil, Deadpool, X-Men [Marvel Comics])
  • Jose Ladronn (artist, Cable [Marvel Comics])
  • Robert Teranishi (artist, Xena [Topps])
  • Steven Weissman (Yikes [Alternative Press, Inc.]) *
  • Doug Wheatley (artist, Eternal Warrior [Acclaim] Myst [Dark Horse Comics])

The Jack Kirby Hall of Fame
Retroactive:

    Reed Crandall
  • Gardner F. Fox

Lifetime Achievement:

  • Carmine Infantino
  • Murphy Anderson

International:

  • Milo Manara