Thanks to all of our comic book professionals who have voted in this years Harvey Awards. And special thanks to Glenn Hauman for his support in enabling the new site and the online voting. We look forward to continuing and expanding the online voting next year for both the nomination and final ballots of the Harvey Awards.
The Harvey Awards results will be tabulated and then announced at The Baltimore Comic-Con, on Saturday Sept. 8 2012. For more details, please check out our tickets page at http://baltimorecomiccon.com/harvey-awards/
Thanks for you support!
If you would like to attend the 2012 Harvey Awards cocktail hour, dinner, and award ceremony, you may purchases your ticket now at http://baltimorecomiccon.com/harvey-awards/
The event will be held Saturday, September 8th as part of the Baltimore Comic-Con. Phil LaMarr will be our host! A gift bag will be presented to the first 250 attendees!
Hope you can join us!
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – August 16, 2012 – The Baltimore Comic-Con is happy to announce that actor and comedian Phil LaMarr will host this year’s Harvey Awards banquet and ceremony, taking place on the evening of Saturday, September 8, 2012. The Baltimore Comic-Con, which will be taking place September 8-9 at the Baltimore Convention Center, has been the home of the Harvey Awards since 2006.
Phil LaMarr is best known as a cast member of Fox’s MADtv, a sketch comedy show based on characters and situations from MADmagazine, which was found in 1952 by Editor Harvey Kurtzman (namesake of the Harvey Awards) and Publisher William Gaines. The show first aired in 1995 and ran for 14 seasons, of which LaMarr was a cast member for 5 seasons (1995-2000).
In addition to his comedic acting, LaMarr is also an accomplished voice actor for such renowned shows as Futurama, Kaijudo, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, Static Shock, Evil con Carne, Samurai Jack and Justice League Unlimited, as well as recurring roles on King of the Hill, Family Guy, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Young Justice and The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron.
As a lifeling comics reader, LaMarr says: “I’m excited and honored to be a part of the Harvey Awards this year, and I am looking forward to meeting many of the people I spend every Wednesday afternoon with.”
The change in host this year from Harvey Award mainstay Scott Kurtz was due to a family conflict. Kurtz, a friend of both the Baltimore Comic-Con and the Harvey Awards, will return in the future. “Scott worked really hard to make the show this year, and we all understand and respect that family commitments must take priority,” said Marc Nathan, Baltimore Comic-Con promoter. “Scott is always welcome here in Baltimore!”
For your chance to see Phil LaMarr host the 2012 Harvey Awards, please visit http://baltimorecomiccon.com/harvey-awards/ where you can purchase your tickets to the banquette, which are now on sale.
Welcome to the brand new Harveyawards.org website. This website redesign will allow us to move forward into a new era for the Harvey Awards!
For the first time, comic professionals will be able to vote for the awards directly online. Check out the “2012 Final Ballot” on the left side of the page for the online ballot. While paper and email ballots will still be accepted, it is our hope that even more people will vote online. There is still time to submit your ballots ahead of the deadline on Friday, Aug 17, 2012!
Please remember that only comic book professionals – those who write, draw, ink, letter, color, design, and edit comic books and graphic novels - are eligible to vote.
In the future, we will continue to enhance this website to promote the legacy of Harvey Kurtzman and celebrate the Graphic Arts!
Special thanks to Mark Wheatley for his graphic design assistance for the Harvey Awards!
Special thanks to Glenn Hauman for his design and implementation of the new Harveyawards.org!