1999 Harvey Awards

Best Writer

Kurt Busiek for his body of work in 1998, including Kurt Busiek’s Astro City, Avengers , Iron Man, and Thunderbolt
Dan Clowes, Eightball, Fantagraphics
Garth Ennis for his body of work in 1998, including Preacher and Hitman
Alan Moore for his body of work in 1998, including From Helland Supreme
Chris Ware, Acme Novelty Library, Fantagraphics

Best Artist

Charles Burns, Black Hole, Fantagraphics
Dan Clowes, Eightball, Fantagraphics
Jaime Hernandez, Penny Century, Fantagraphics 
Chris Ware, Acme Novelty Library, Fantagraphics
Jim Woodring, Frank, Fantagraphics

Best Cartoonist

Peter Bagge, Hate, Fantagraphics
Dan Clowes, Eightball, Fantagraphics
Jaime Hernandez, Penny Century, Fantagraphics
Jeff Smith, Bone, Cartoon Books 
Chris Ware, Acme Novelty Library, Fantagraphics

Special Award for Humor

Sergio Aragones
Peter Bagge
Ivan Brunetti
Sam Henderson
Jeff Smith

Best Inker

Charles Burns, Black Hole, Fantagraphics
Dan Clowes, Eightball, Fantagraphics
Digital Chameleon for its body of work in 1998, including Hulk/Sub-Mariner Annual, Marvel
Mark Farmer for his body of work in 1998, including Fantastic Four and Incredible Hulk and JLA: The Nail
Tim Townsend for his body of work in 1998, including Uncanny X-Men, Marvel

Best Letterer

Dan Clowes, Eightball, Fantagraphics
Todd Klein for his body of work in 1998, including House of Secrets and Captain America
Sean Konot for his body of work in 1998, including Clerks and Nobody, Oni Press
Dave Sim, Cerebus, Aardvark-Vanaheim
Chris Ware, Acme Novelty Library, Fantagraphics

Best Colorist

Brad Anderson for his body of work in 1998, including Legends of the Dark Knight #112-113, DC
Brigitte Findakly, McConey, Fantagraphics
Lynn Varley, 300, Dark Horse Comics 
Chris Ware, Acme Novelty Library, Fantagraphics
Jim Woodring, Frank, Fantagraphics

Best Cover Artist

Dan Clowes, Eightball, Fantagraphics
Glenn Fabry for Preacher, DC/Vertigo
Dave McKean, the Cages hardcover collection and The Dreaming
Alex Ross for Kurt Busiek’s Astro City, Superman Forever , and Superman: Peace on Earth, DC 
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 
Cages by Dave McKean, art directed by Dave McKean, Kitchen Sink Press
Eightball by Dan Clowes, edited by Gary Groth, art directed by Dan Clowes, Fantagraphics
Elric: Stormbringer by P. Craig Russell, edited by Scott Allie, Rachel Penn, and Jim Salicrup, designed by Kristen Burda, Dark Horse Comics
The Little Man by Chester Brown, edited and art directed by Chester Brown, Drawn & Quarterly

Best New Series

Luba by Gilbert Hernandez, Fantagraphics
Measles, edited by Gilbert Hernandez , Fantagraphics
The Nimrod by Lewis Trondheim, Fantagraphics
The Spirit: The New Adventures, edited by Catherine Garnier, Kitchen Sink Press 
Urban Hipster by David Lasky and Greg Stump, Alternative

Best Continuing or Limited Series

Acme Novelty Library by Chris Ware, Fantagraphics
Black Hole by Charles Burns, Fantagraphics
Eightball by Dan Clowes, Fantagraphics
Penny Century by Jaime Hernandez, Fantagraphics
300 by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley, Dark Horse Comics

Best Single Issue

Library #10, Chris Ware, Fantagraphics
Eightball #19, Dan Clowes, Fantagraphics
Penny Century #3, Jaime Hernandez, Fantagraphics 
Schizo #3, Ivan Brunetti, Fantagraphics

Best Graphic Album of Original Work

Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde, Vol. 3, P. Craig Russell, NBM
Family Matter, Will Eisner, Kitchen Sink Press
Superman: Peace on Earth, Paul Dini and Alex Ross, DC
Tiny Bubbles, James Kochalka, High Water
You Are Here, Kyle Baker, DC/Paradox

Best Graphic Album of Previously Published Work

Cages, Dave McKean, Kitchen Sink Press 
Caricature, Dan Clowes, Fantagraphics
Hicksville, Dylan Horrocks, Black Eye
The Little Man, Chester Brown, Drawn & Quarterly
Tarzan: Le Monstre, Lovern Kindzierski and Stan Manoukian, Dark Horse Comics

Best Anthology

Dark Horse Presents, edited by Jamie Rich, Dark Horse Comics
Gangland, edited by Axel Alonso, DC/Vertigo
Oni Double Feature, edited by Bob Schreck, Oni Press 
Top Shelf, edited by Brent Warnock, Top Shelf Comics
Zero Zero, edited by Kim Thompson, Fantagraphics

Best Syndicated Strip or Panel

For Better or for Worse, Lynn Johnston, United Feature 
Magic Whistle, Sam Henderson, Self-syndicated
Mutts, Patrick McDonnell, King Features Syndicate
Underworld, Kaz, Self-syndicated
Zippy, Bill Griffith, King Features Syndicate

Best Biographical, Historical or Journalistic Presentation

Comic Book Artist, edited by Jon Cooke, TwoMorrows
The Comics Journal, edited by Gary Groth and Tom Spurgeon, Fantagraphics 
Comics: Between the Panels, Steve Duin and Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics
Malicious Resplendence: The Paintings of Robert Williams, edited by Gary Groth, Fantagraphics
Your Vigor For Life Appalls Me: Crumb Letters 1956-1972, edited by Ilse Thompson, Fantagraphics

Best American Edition of Foreign Material

Blade of the Immortal, Hiroaki Samura, edited by Rachel Penn, translated by Dana Lewis and Toren Smith, Dark Horse Comics/Studio Proteus
The Extended Dream of Mr. D, Max, edited by Chris Oliveros and Marina Lesenko, translated by David Griffiths, Drawn & Quarterly
A Jew in Communist Prague, Vittorio Giardino, edited by Terry Nantier, translated by Joe Johnson, NBM 
McConey : “The Hoodoodad”, Lewis Trondheim, edited and translated by Kim Thompson, Fantagraphics
The Nimrod, Lewis Trondheim, edited and translated by Kim Thompson, Fantagraphics

Best Domestic Reprint

DC Archives: Plastic Man, Jack Cole, edited by Bob Kahan and Rick Taylor, DC 
The Essential Reprint Series, Stan Lee and various, edited by Polly Watson and Dan Hosek, Marvel
Pogo by Walt Kelly, edited, Tom Spurgeon, Fantagraphics
Poor Arnold’s Almanac, Arnold Roth, edited by Ilse Thompson, Fantagraphics
Prince Valiant, Harold Foster, edited by Kim Thompson, Fantagraphics

Best New Talent

James Kochalka, Tiny Bubbles, et al.
Jason Little, Jack’s Luck Runs Out
Craig Thompson, Top Shelf, Doot Doot , et al.
Kevin Smith, Clerks, Daredevil, Jay and Silent Bob 
Ashley Wood, Alpha Flight, Shadowman , et al.