2004 Harvey Awards

Best Writer

Chester Brown, Louis Riel, Drawn & Quarterly Publishing
Gilbert Hernandez, Love & Rockets, Fantagraphics Books
Alan Moore, Promethea, America’s Best Comics / Wildstorm / DC Comics
Brian Vaughn, Y: The Last Man, DC Comics
Mark Waid, Fantastic Four, Marvel Comics

Best Artist

Charles Burns, Black Hole, Fantagraphics Books
Jaime Hernandez, Love & Rockets, Fantagraphics Books
George Perez, Avengers, JLA DC Comics / Marvel Comics
Craig Thompson, Blankets, Top Shelf Productions
Ashley Wood, Popbot, IDW Publishing

Best Cartoonist

Chester Brown, Louis Riel, Drawn & Quarterly Publishing
Charles Burns, Black Hole, Fantagraphics Books
Jaime Hernandez, Love & Rockets, Fantagraphics Books
Jeff Smith, Bone, Cartoon Books
Craig Thompson, Blankets, Top Shelf Productions

Special Award for Humor in Comics

Jimmy Gownley, Amelia Rules, Renaissance Books
Sam Henderson, Magic Whistle, Alternative Comics
Batton Lash, Supernatural Law, Exhibit A Press
Tony Millionaire, Sock Monkey, Dark Horse Comics
Johnny Ryan, Angry Youth Comix, Fantagraphics Books

Special Award for Excellence in Presentation

Acme Novelty Datebook, Chris Ware, Drawn & Quarterly Publishing
Popbot, Ashley Wood, IDW Publishing
Project Telstar, AdHouse Books
Quimby the Mouse, Chris Ware, Fantagraphics Books
Yossel, Joe Kubert edited by Dwight Jon Zimmerman, ibooks

Best New Series

Belly Button, Sophie Crumb, Fantagraphics Books
Human Target, Peter Milligan and Javier Pulido, DC Comics
Love Fights, Andi Watson, Oni Press
Plastic Man, Kyle Baker, DC Comics
The Pogostick, Al Columbia and Ethan Persoff, Fantagraphics Books

Best Continuing or Limited Series

Black Hole, Charles Burns, Fantagraphics Books
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Volume II, Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill, America’s Best Comics / Wildstorm / DC Comics
Love & Rockets, Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez edited by Gary Groth, Fantagraphics Books
Promethea, Alan Moore and J.H. Williams III, America’s Best Comics / Wildstorm / DC Comics
Supernatural Law, Batton Lash, Exhibit A Press

Best Single Issue or Story

Astro City Vol. 3, #2, Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson, Homage / Wildstorm / DC Comics
Black Hole #11, Charles Burns, Fantagraphics Books
CSI: Serial #1-5,  Max Allan Collins, Gabriel Rodriguez and Ashley Wood, IDW Publishing
Gotham Central #6-10, Greg Rucka and Michael Lark, DC Comics
Love & Rockets #9, Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez, Fantagraphics Books
Quicken Forbidden #12, Dave Roman and John Green, Cryptic Press
Supernatural Law #38, Batton Lash, Exhibit A Press

Best Graphic Album of Original Work

Blankets, Craig Thompson, Top Shelf Productions
The Fixer, Joe Sacco, Drawn & Quarterly Publishing
Nightmare Alley, Spain Rodriguez, Fantagraphics Books
Sgt. Rock: Between Hell and a Hard Place, Brian Azzarello and Joe Kubert, DC Comics
Yossel, Joe Kubert, ibooks

Best Graphic Album of Previously Published Work

Louis Riel, Chester Brown, Drawn & Quarterly Publishing
Palomar, Gilbert Hernandez, Fantagraphics Books
Quimby the Mouse, Chris Ware, Fantagraphics Books
Summer of Love, Debbie Drechsler, Drawn & Quarterly Publishing
Vic & Blood, Harlan Ellison with Richard Corben, ibooks

Best Anthology

Comics Journal 2003 Winter Special, edited by Gary Groth, Fantagraphics Books
Drawn & Quarterly #5, edited by Chris Oliveros, Drawn & Quarterly Publishing
Kramer’s Ergot #4, edited by Sammy Harkham, Avodah Books *
Nickelodeon Magazine: “The Comic Book”, section edited by Chris Duffy & Dave Roman, Nickelodeon Magazines, Inc.
Project Telstar, edited by Chris Pitzer, AdHouse Books

Best Inker

Charles Burns, Black Hole, Fantagraphics Books
Mick Gray, Promethea, America’s Best Comics / Wildstorm / DC Comics
Jaime Hernandez, Love & Rockets, Fantagraphics Books
Jimmy Palmiotti, Two-Step, Cliffhanger / Wildstorm / DC Comics
Scott Williams, Batman, DC Comics

Best Letterer

Todd Klein, Promethea, America’s Best Comics / Wildstorm / DC Comics
Clem Robins, 100 Bullets, Vertigo / DC Comics
Robbie Robbins, Dark Days, IDW Publishing
Dave Sim, Cerebus, Aardvark-Vanaheim
Richard Starkings, Superman / Batman, DC Comics

Best Colorist

Jeromy Cox, Promethea, America’s Best Comics / Wildstorm / DC Comics
Bill Crabtree, Invincible, Image Comics
Alex Sinclair, Arrowsmith, Cliffhanger / Wildstorm / DC Comics
Dave Stewart, Beware The Creeper!, DC Comics
Chris Ware, Acme Novelty Datebook, Drawn & Quarterly Publishing

Best Syndicated Strip or Panel

Doonesbury, G.B. Trudeau Syndicated by Universal Press Syndicate
Maakies, Tony Millionaire Syndicated by the Artist
Mutts, Patrick McDonnell Syndicated by King Features Syndicate
Underworld, Kaz Syndicated by the Artist
Zippy, Bill Griffith Syndicated by King Features Syndicate

Best Biographical, Historical Or Journalistic Presentation

Comic Art Magazine, Comic Art
Comic Book Artist, TwoMorrows / Top Shelf
The Comics Journal, Fantagraphics Books
Stan Lee: And the Rise and Fall of the American Comic Book, Chicago Review Press
Will Elder: The Mad Playboy of Art, Fantagraphics Books

Best American Edition of Foreign Material

The Bloody Streets of Paris, Jacques Tardi edited by Dwight Jon Zimmerman, ibooks
5 is the Perfect Number, Igort, Drawn & Quarterly Publishing
Icaro, Jiro Taniguchi and Moebius edited by Dwight Jon Zimmerman, ibooks
The Iron Wagon, Jason edited by Kim Thompson, Fantagraphics Books
Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi, Pantheon Books

Best Domestic Reprint Project

Cat on a Hot Thin Groove, Gene Deitch edited by Gary Groth, Fantagraphics Books
Honour Among Punks, Gary Reed and Guy Davis, ibooks
Krazy and Ignatz, George Herrimann edited by Bill Blackbeard, Fantagraphics Books
Al Capp’s Li’l Abner: The Frazetta Years, edited by Denis Kitchen, Dark Horse Comics
Spirit Archives, Will Eisner edited by Dale Crain, DC Comics
Vietnam Journal, Don Lomax edited by Hilary Hughes and Dwight Jon Zimmerman, ibooks

Best New Talent

Teratoid Heights, Mat Brinkman, Highwater Books *
Unlikely, Jeffrey Brown, Top Shelf Productions
Belly Button Comix, Sophie Crumb, Fantagraphics Books
Same Difference and Other Stories, Derek Kirk Kim, Alternative Comics *
Sweaterweather, Sara Varon, Alternative Comics

Best Cover Artist

Charles Burns, Black Hole, Fantagraphics Books
Tomer Hanuka, Bipolar, Alternative Comics
Adam Hughes, Wonder Woman, DC Comics
Dave Johnson, 100 Bullets, Vertigo / DC Comics
Alex Ross, Astro City, Homage / DC Comics