MORGER JOINS HARVEY AWARDS COMMITTEE
MA, February 2, 2000 -- With less than three weeks to go before
the Harvey Awards Nominating Ballots are due, the Harvey Awards
Committee is pleased to announce the addition of Steve Morger. Morger
helped spearhead the Harvey Awards during their tenure at Wondercon.
He joins Harvey Awards administrator Paul McSpadden, who oversaw
the awards during their nine years at the Dallas Fantasy Fair.
who works at the law firm of Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean, LLP, in
Oakland, CA, was the individual responsible for the administration
and presentation of the Harvey Awards during their last year at
Oakland's Wondercon. He also served as chairman of the Board of
Trustees of the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco.
is an honor to continue my involvement with the Harvey Awards so
that the creators in our field will continue to be recognized for
creative excellence by their peers," said Morger. "I hope that the
awards can continue to build on the foundation of previous years
and remain the most coveted and respected awards in the industry."
that Steve is joining our team," said McSpadden, "there's a real
sense of continuity and cooperation here. We've also got a broader
geographic base on the Committee, with representatives from both
coasts and the Mid-West. We've already received hundreds of ballots
back, and weĠre looking forward to an excellent turn-out from artists
and other members of the creative community."
both Morger and McSpadden on board," said Committee chairman Denis
Kitchen, "we've got a great deal of experience and expertise to
go with the energy of the Committee's newcomers. Steve is particularly
adept at fundraising and will be focusing on preserving and expanding
the Harveys' relationship with the sponsors which help underwrite
the annual awards. With his help, we're confident that the Harvey
Awards will continue to improve."
after the late comics genius Harvey Kurtzman, the Harvey Awards
honor outstanding work in comics and sequential art. One of the
industry's two oldest and most respected awards, the Harveys recognize
achievements in 24 categories, ranging from Best Artist to the Jack
Kirby Hall of Fame. They are the only industry awards both nominated
and selected by the full body of comics professionals.
13th Annual Harvey Awards Ceremony will take place on Friday, April
28th at the Pittsburgh Comicon. Reservations for the banquet can
be made by contacting Rene George at (814) 467-4116.
Ballots for the awards were mailed to creators and publishers in
mid-January and are due by February 18. Qualified professionals
who have not received ballots should contact the Committee by e-mail
or call Paul McSpadden at (972) 690-5491.