Thursday, July 03, 2008

Harvey Award nomination withdrawn due to clerical error, now what about the nomination for Overstreet being withdrawn as well?

The Harvey Awards for comics (named after the great Harvey Kurtzman)have announced that one of the nominations for Best Biographical, Historical or Journalistic Presentation has been removed from the ballot.
Apparantly eligibility for the nominations closed on March 21st.
And Meanwhile...Comics! only started blogging on April 7th. Ooops.
All it is, so it turns out, is that it had been confused for the biography of Milt Caniff, also called Meanwhile by RC Harvey. Ooops again.

Now, It's pretty obvious to anyone that the Harvey awards are pretty much a joke as it's so incredibly easy to influence the nominations. In fact, any more obviously influenced by ballot stuffing and we'd be calling them the Eagle Awards. The folks at Gemstone had a particularly busy time finding all of those eligible professionals to vote for anything they published.

But look at this:
Blah Blah Blog, Tom Brevoort
The Comics Journal, ed Gary Groth & Michael Dean, Fantagraphics Books
Meanwhile...Comics!, John, Jason and Scott,
The Naked Artist Bryan Talbot and Hunt Emerson, Moonstone Books
Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide, edited by J.C. Vaughn, Gemstone
Reading Comics: How Graphic Albums Work Douglas Wolk, Da Capo Press
Is it just me or does anyone else think that a non-existant Meanwhile Comics is STILL a better nomination than the Overstreet Guide.
Journalism? Puh-lease.

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