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Harvey award ballots out; Scott Kurtz to MC

The Executive Committees of the Harvey Awards and the Baltimore Comic-Con are proud to present the official Nomination Ballot for this year’s Harvey Awards. Named in honor of the late Harvey Kurtzman, one of the industry’s most innovative talents, the Harvey Awards recognize outstanding work in comics and sequential art.

Ballots can be downloaded from HarveyAwards.org. Ballots are due for submission by Friday, March 27th.

In addition, Scott Kurtz, creator of PVP (Player vs. Player) has been announced as the Master of Ceremonies for the Harvey Awards dinner and ceremony.

“Scott has been a part of the Harvey Awards since they have been in Baltimore. As both a nominee and presenter, Scott brought his unique sense of humor and fun to the ceremony. We are all looking forward to him bringing the same energy to the stage as the host of the show,” said Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con.

Kurtz has been creating his own comic strips since he got hooked on Garfield in the 4th grade. In 1998, his comic strip PvP debuted on the world wide web (pvponline.com) with 700 daily readers. Over the last 10 years, PvP has grown into a genuine Internet phenomenon, growing in readership to an estimated 150,000 readers per day, a monthly title from Image comics, nominated for Harvey Award as Best Online Comics Work in 2006 and 2007, and winning the Eisner Award for best digital comic in 2006. Scott co-wrote the book “How To Make Webcomics” and co-founded webcomics.com to help assist others in forging their own creative destinies.

The Harvey Awards will be presented on October 10th, 2009 in Baltimore as part of the Baltimore Comic-Con. Nominations for the Harvey Awards are selected exclusively by creators – those who write, draw, ink, letter, color, design, edit or are otherwise involved in a creative capacity in the comics field. The Harvey Awards are the only industry awards both nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals.

Community Comments

#1 Eddie Pittman
February/18/2009
@ 7:54 pm

I saw Scott on a panel at San Diego Comic-Con a few years back and thought his wit was brilliant. It was what made me seek out his comic.

He’ll be a great MC for the Harvey Awards! Wish I could be there.

#2 Howard Tayler
February/18/2009
@ 9:48 pm

Yeah, Scott will be awesome. He’s a great guy, and has a fine stage presence.

#3 Chuck Egan
February/19/2009
@ 10:25 am

Scott’s a fantastic choice. I love listening to his podcasts and catching his ustreams. If he’s half as funny at the Harvey’s as he is there it’ll be a great show.

#4 T.J. Hill
February/19/2009
@ 9:37 pm

Ditto

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