2015 Harvey Award Nominees Announced

'Lumberjanes,' 'Ms. Marvel' and 'Bitch Planet' all receive nominations for peer-led awards
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The Eisner Awards might just have happened at this weekend's San Diego Comic-Con, but it's still Award Season for the comic book industry, with the nominees for the 2015 Harvey Awards being announced Tuesday morning.

Unlike the Eisners, the Harvey Awards are nominated and selected exclusively by comic book professionals, with open ballots available to creators online and by mail. Amongst the nominees for this year's awards are Eisner winners Fiona Staples, Dave Stewart, online series The Private Eye and Boom! Studios' Lumberjanes.

The winners will be announced during a ceremony held Sept. 26 in Baltimore, coinciding with that weekend's Baltimore Comic-Con. A full list of nominees is below.

Best Letterer
Aubrey Aiese, Lumberjanes Boom! Studios
Deron Bennett, Hacktivist Boom! Studios
Ed Dukeshire, The Woods, Boom! Studios
Jack Morelli, Afterlife with Archie, Archie Comics
Josh Reed, Damsels in Excess, Aspen


Best Colorist 
Elizabeth Breitweiser, Velvet, Image Comics
Jordie Bellaire, Moon Knight, Marvel Comics
Laura Martin, Armor Hunters, Valiant Entertainment
Dave Stewart, Hellboy in Hell, Dark Horse Comics
Matthew Wilson, The Wicked + The Divine, Image Comics

Best Syndicated Strip or Panel
Dick Tracy, Joe Staton and Mike Curtis, Tribune Media Services
Dilbert, Scott Adams, Universal Uclick
Fox Trot, Bill Amend, Universal Uclick
Get Fuzzy, Darby Conley, Universal Uclick
Mutts, Patrick McDonnell, King Features Syndicate

Best Online Comics Work
Albert the Alien, Trevor Mueller and Gabriel Bautista, albertthealien.com
Battlepug, Mike Norton, battlepug.com
Girls with Slingshots, Danielle Corsetto, girlswithslingshots.com
Space Mullet, Daniel Warren Johnson, space-mullet.com
The Private Eye, Brian K. Vaughan, Marcos Martin, and Muntsa Vicente, panelsyndicate.com

Best American Edition of Foreign Material
Beautiful Darkness, Drawn & Quarterly
Blacksad: Amarillo, Dark Horse Comics
Corto Maltese: Under the Sign of Capricorn, Eurocomics/IDW
The Collector, Boom! Studios
The Killer Pmnibus vol. 2, Boom! Studios

Best Inker
Roger Langridge, Jim Henson's The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow, Boom! Studios
Danny Miki, Batman, DC Comics
Mark Pennington, Armor Hunters: Bloodshot, Valiant Entertainment
Joe Rivera, The Valiant, Valiant Entertainment
Wade von Grawbadger, All-New X-Men, Marvel Comics

Best New Series
Bitch Planet, Image Comics
Lumberjanes, Boom! Studios
Ms. Marvel, Marvel Comics
Southern Bastards, Image Comics
The Wicked + The Divine, Image Comics

Most Promising New Talent
Steve Bryant, Athena Voltaire Compendium, Dark Horse Comics
Daniel Warren Johnson, Ghost Fleet, Dark Horse Comics
Chad Lambert, "Kill Me" from Dark Horse Presents, Dark Horse Comics
Babs Tarr, Batgirl, DC Comics
Jen Van Meter, The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage, Valiant Entertainment

Special Award for Humor in Comics
James Asmus, Quantum & Woody, Valiant Entertainment
James Asmus & Fred Van Lente, The Delinquents, Valiant Entertainment
Ryan Browne, God Hates Astronauts, Image Comics
Fred Van Lente, Archer and Armstrong, Valiant Entertainment
Chip Zdarsky, Sex Criminals, Image Comics

Best Original Graphic Publication for Younger Readers
Jim Henson's The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow, Boom! Studios
Lumberjanes, Boom! Studios
Sisters, Scholastic-Graphix
Spongebob Comics, United Plankton Pictures
This One Summer, First Second Books

Best Graphic Album Previously Published
Hit: 1955, Boom! Studios
Mouse Guard: Baldwin the Brave and Other Tales, Boom! Studios
Rai vol. 1: Welcome to New Japan, Valiant Entertainment
Six-Gun Gorilla, Boom! Studios
The Love Bunglers, Fantagraphics

Best Anthology
Dark Horse Presents, Dark Horse Comics
In The Dark: a horror anthology, IDW
Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream, Locust Moon Press
Masterful Marks: Cartoonists who Changed the World, Simon & Schuster
Wild Ocean, Fulcrum Publishing

Best Domestic Reprint Project
Harvey Kurtzman's Jungle Book: Essential Kurtzman Volume 1, Kitchen Sink Books/Dark Horse Comics
Steranko's Nick Fury Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Artist's Edition, IDW
The Complete Quantum & Woody Classic Omnibus, Valiant Entertainment
Valiant Masters: H.A.R.D. Corps Vol. 1 - Search & Destroy, Valiant Entertainment
Walt Disney's Donald Duck & Uncle Scrooge: The Son of the Sun (Don Rosa Library vol. 1), Fantagraphics

Best Cover Artist
Mike del Mundo, Elektra, Marvel Comics
Francesco Francavilla, Afterlife with Archie, Archie Comics
Jenny Frison, revival, Image Comics
Chris Samnee, Daredevil, Marvel Comics
Fiona Staples, Saga, Image Comics

Best Biographical, Historical, or Journalistic Presentation
Back Issues, Comic Pop
Comic Book Creator, Twomorrows Publications
Heroes of the Comics: Portraits of the Legends of Comic Books, Drew Friedman, Fantagraphics
Masterful Marks: Cartoonists who Changed the World, Monte Beauchamp, Simon & Schuster
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History, Andrew Farago, Insight Editions

Special Award for Excellence in Presentation
Armor Hunters, Josh Johns and Warren Simons, Valiant Entertainment
Harvey Kurtzman's Jungle Book: Essential Kurtzman Volume 1, John Lind and Philip R. Simon, Kitchen Sink Books/Dark Horse Comics
Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream, Andrew Carl, Josh O'Neill, and Chris Stevens, Locust Moon Press
Jim Henson's The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow hc, Scott Newman, Boom! Studios
The Valiant Kyle Andrukiewicz and Warren Simons, Valiant Entertainment

Best Graphic Album Original
Athena Voltaire Compendium, Dark Horse Comics
Jim Henson's The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow, Boom! Studios
Seconds, Ballantine Books
The Wrenchies, First Second Books
This One Summer, First Second Books

Best Continuing or Limited Series
Afterlife with Archie, Archie Comics
Daredevil, Marvel Comics
Saga, Image Comics
Southern Bastards, Image Comics
The Valiant, Valiant Entertainment

Best Writer
Jason Aaron, Southern Bastards, Image Comics
Jen Van Meter, The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage, Valiant Entertainment
Brian K. Vaughan, Saga, Image Comics
Mark Waid, Daredevil, Marvel Comics
G. Willow Wilson, Ms. Marvel, Marvel Comics

Best Artist
Clayton Crain, Rai, Valiant Entertainment
Roberto de la Torre, The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage, Valiant Entertainment
Chris Samnee, Daredevil, Marvel Comics
Fiona Staples, Saga, Image Comics
Jillian Tamaki, This One Summer, First Second Books

Best Cartoonist
Steve Bryant, Athena Voltaire Compendium, Dark Horse Comics 
Howard Chaykin, Bloodshot #25, Valiant Entertainment
Farel Dalrymple, The Wrenchies, First Second Books
Terry Moore, Rachel Rising, Abstract Studios
Dan Parent, Kevin Keller, Archie Comics
Andy Runton, X-O Manowar #25, Valiant Entertainment

Best single issue or story
Armor Hunters #1, Valiant Entertainment
"Rreaking Out", Dark Horse Presents #35, Dark Horse Comics
Jim Henson's The Storyteller: witches #4, Boom! Studios
Multiversity: Pax Americana, DC Comics
Rai #1, Valiant Entertainment

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