Congratulations to Mike Curtis and Joe Staton, who have been nominated for a 2013 Harvey Award, which is a leading comic award (a successor to the Kirby Awards) and will be presented at the Baltimore Comic-Con. The awards recognize outstanding work in comics and sequential art and are named in honor of the late Harvey Kurtzman (1924-1993), one of the comic industry’s most innovative talents.
Mike and Joe have been nominated in the “Best Syndicated Strip or Panel” category. Nominations are chosen by and voted on by other comic book professionals (i.e. those who write, draw, ink, letter, color, design, edit and otherwise create), meaning the honors are given out, not by fans, but by peers in industry.
The full list of nominees for “Best Syndicated Strip or Panel” are,
- Cul De Sac, Richard Thompson, Universal Press Syndicate
- Dick Tracy, Joe Staton and Mike Curtis, Tribune Media Services
- Get Fuzzy, Darby Conley, United Feature Syndicate
- Mutts, Patrick McDonnell, King Features
- Pearls Before Swine, Stephen Pastis, United Feature Syndicate
Balloting will continue until Monday, August 19th and we are the Depot are of course rooting for Mike and Joe but there is some stiff competition. Mutts has won seven times in the last 14 years and Cul De Sac won last year. Winners will be revealed on September, 7, 2013 at the Baltimore Comic-Con.
Good Luck Mike & Joe!