Media Release — Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios and its imprints, KaBOOM! Studios and Archaia Entertainment, are proud to announce they have earned a combined nine nominations in the 2013 Harvey Awards!
Established in 1988 and named after famed cartoonist and comics genius Harvey Kurtzman, the Harvey Awards (harveyawards.org) are presented annually and are the only awards both nominated by and selected by the full body of comic book professionals.
The titles and creators nominated are:
Chris Eliopoulos, Cow Boy: A Boy and His Horse (Archaia)
MOST PROMISING NEW TALENT
Jerry Gaylord, Fanboys Vs. Zombies (BOOM! Studios)
BEST NEW SERIES
Adventure Time (KaBOOM! Studios)
BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM – PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED
Cursed Pirate Girl (Archaia)
BEST AMERICAN EDITION OF FOREIGN MATERIAL
Sharaz-De: Tales from the Arabian Nights (Archaia)
SPECIAL AWARD FOR HUMOR IN COMICS
Ryan North, Adventure Time (KaBOOM! Studios)
SPECIAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRESENTATION
Cursed Pirate Girl – Jeremy Bastian (Archaia)
In previous years, BOOM! Studios has earned 13 nominations, winning twice (in 2010 for The Muppet Show Comic Book in the Best Original Graphic Novel Publication for Younger Readers category, and in 2011 for Roger Langridge’s work in The Muppet Show Comic Book in the Special Award for Humor category); while its new imprint, Archaia Entertainment, has earned 11 nominations, also winning twice (in 2012 for Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand in the Best Graphic Album of Original Work and Best Single Issue or Story categories).
Voting is now open to professionals who write, draw, ink, color, letter, design, edit, or are involved in the creative aspect of comics. The deadline to submit ballots is Monday, August 19. The online ballot can be accessed here: www.harveyawards.org/2013-final-ballot. Winners will be announced at the Harvey Awards banquet, which will be held Saturday, Sept. 7 at Baltimore Comic-Con (baltimorecomiccon.com) in Baltimore, Maryland. A full list of the 2013 nominees can be found on the Harvey Awards website, harveyawards.org.
About BOOM! Studios
Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is the home of Mike Carey’s SUICIDE RISK, Clive Barker’s NEXT TESTAMENT and HELLRAISER, Paul Jenkins and Humberto Ramos’ FAIRY QUEST, PLANET OF THE APES, Max Bemis’ POLARITY and Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 GUNS will be released as a feature film from Universal Pictures on August 2nd, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Jim Davis’ GARFIELD, Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME and REGULAR SHOW, Mike Kunkel’s HEROBEAR AND THE KID, and Roger Langridge’s Eisner Award-winning SNARKED. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired niche publisher Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com), which was founded in 2002 by Mark Smylie. Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of MOUSE GUARD, COW BOY, GUNNERKRIGG COURT, RUST, SPERA, JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND, RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN, and other great titles.