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The 2012 Harvey Award Nominees

Katherine Dacey

Last week, the Executive Committee of the Harvey Awards announced their 2012 nominees. Kid-friendly comics made a strong showing, with nominations in categories as diverse as Best Letterer, Best Online Comics Work, Best New Series, and Best Cartoonist. Like the Eisner Awards, the Harveys include a separate category acknowledging the “best graphic publication for younger readers.” There’s some overlap between this year’s Eisner and Harvey nominees — everyone seems to like Anya’s Ghost and Snarked — but what’s striking is how different the two committees’ lists turned out to be.

Below is a quick run-down of all the creators who were nominated for their work on kids’ and teens’ comics. The winners will be revealed on September 8, 2012 at Baltimore Comic-Con.

BEST LETTERER
Laura Lee Gulledge, PAGE BY PAIGE, Amulet Books

BEST ONLINE COMICS WORK
GRONK, Katie Cook, gronkcomic.com

BEST INKER
Laura Lee Gulledge, PAGE BY PAIGE, Amulet Books

BEST NEW SERIES
OZMA OF OZ, Marvel Comics

MOST PROMISING NEW TALENT
Laura Lee Gulledge, PAGE BY PAIGE, Amulet Books

SPECIAL AWARD FOR  HUMOR IN COMICS
Jeff Kinney, DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: CABIN FEVER, Amulet Books
Roger Langridge, SNARKED, kaboom!

BEST ORIGINAL GRAPHIC PUBLICATION FOR YOUNGER READERS
ANYA’S GHOST, First Second
DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: CABIN FEVER, Amulet Books
FRAGGLE ROCK, IDW
MYSTIC, Marvel Comics
OZMA OF OZ, Marvel Comics
SNARKED, kaboom!

BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM ORIGINAL
PAGE BY PAIGE, Amulet Books

BEST CONTINUING OR LIMITED SERIES
DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: CABIN FEVER, Amulet Books

BEST WRITER
Laura Lee Gulledge, PAGE BY PAIGE, Amulet Books

BEST CARTOONIST
Jeff Kinney, DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: CABIN FEVER, Amulet Books
Roger Langridge, SNARKED, kaboom!

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Katherine Dacey About Katherine Dacey

Katherine Dacey has been reviewing comics since 2006. From 2007 to 2008, she was the Senior Manga Editor at PopCultureShock, a site covering all aspects of the entertainment industry from comics to video games. In 2009, she launched The Manga Critic, where she focuses primarily on Japanese comics and novels in translation. Katherine lives and works in the Greater Boston area, and is a musicologist by training.

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