2001 HARVEY AWARD WINNERS
Chris Ware Wins 3. Will Eisner Wins 2.
MAD's Al Jaffe voted Best Cartoonist.
Northampton, MA, April 28, 2001 -- The
2001 Harvey Awards were presented Friday night, April 27,
at the Pittsburgh Comicon. Previous multi-award winner
Chris Ware, of Acme Novelty Library fame, added
to his treasure trove, winning three awards, including two
for the Jimmy Corrigan collection published by Pantheon
Books. Comics legend Will Eisner took home two honors, for
works created 60 years apart -- a seeming record. Eisner's most
recent work, Last Day in Vietnam, was voted Best Original
Graphic Album, and the collections of his 1940's comic, The
Spirit, won for Best Domestic Reprint Project. In
one of the more evenly-distributed Harvey Awards' ceremonies in
recent years, Eisner and Ware were the only multiple-award winning
Longtime MAD contributor Al Jaffe was voted
by his peers the coveted Best Cartoonist award -- a particular honor,
as the awards are named after the late comics
genius Harvey Kurtzman, co-creator of MAD. The Harveys
are one of comics' oldest and most respected awards. They are the
only industry awards both nominated and selected by the full body
of creative comics professionals. This year's voting process included
on-line balloting for the first time ever.
In addition to Ware's Acme Novelty Library win as Best Comic
Series, three other creators published by Seattle-based Fantagraphics
Books took home honors. Brothers Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez
were awarded Best Artist and Best New Series, respectively.
Black Hole creator, Charles Burns, was named Best
Inker. The Comics Journal, also published by Fantagraphics,
won the award for Best Biographical, Journalistic or Historical
Presentation for the tenth time in the 12 years that this category
has been in existence.
Creators and titles published by DC Comics and it's related companies
won six Harvey Awards, including Jaffe's, and Eisner's for The
Spirit Archives. Alan Moore won his sixth Harvey Award,
and third in a row, for Best Writer, this time for Promethea,
published by America's Best Comics, one of the imprints under DC's
wing. Other winners from the AOL/Time Warner stable, included: Adam
Hughes for Best Cover Artist for Wonder Woman;
Laura DePuy for Best Colorist for her work on Wildstorm's
The Authority; and Superman and Batman: World's Funnest
captured Best Single Issue honors for its humorous look at superheroes
that featured 18 different artists working on writer Evan Dorkin's
Dark Horse comics had two titles and one of it's creators singled
out for top honors. Sergio Aragones, famed for his work in
MAD and the Dark Horse comic Groo, was given
the Special Award for Humor for the tenth time in 13 years. The
Best American Edition of Foreign Material award went to Lone
Wolf and Cub, originally published in Japan; and Eisner's
win for Best Original Graphic Novel rounded out Dark Horse's honors.
Canada-based publisher Drawn & Quarterly won the award for
Best Anthology for Drawn & Quarterly. This book
featured The Best New Talent award recipient, Michel Rabagliati's
work, along with other top cartoonists from around the world.
Ware's Jimmy Corrigan, published by Pantheon Books, collects
all the Jimmy Corrigan stories from his Acme Novelty Library
series. The book picked up honors for Excellence in Presentation
and Best Graphic Album of Previously Published work. These brought
Ware's total Harvey Award total to 18, over seven years of work
in the field.
Rounding out this year's Awards, Todd Klein won his sixth
Harvey for Best Letter, for his work on Castle Waiting,
published by Cartoon Books, and "Mutts," by Patrick
McDonnell won for Best Syndicated Strip or Panel.
Also presented at this year's ceremony was the Jack Kirby Hall
of Fame for outstanding lifetime contributions to the comics
field. Inducted this year were European artist Guido Crepax,
longtime DC Comics editor and writer Mort Weisinger and golden-age
artist Sheldon Moldoff, creator of Hawkman.
This year's Harvey Awards ceremony was emceed
by Harvey Award-winning cartoonist and writer Evan Dorkin.
Frank Miller, creator of the acclaimed Batman: The
Dark Knight Returns series, delivered the keynote
address. The 2002 Harvey Awards will again be at the Pittsburgh
Comicon, on Friday April 28, 2002.
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