Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Harvey Nomination - Underground Classics

Underground Classics: The Transformation of Comics into ComixI'd like congratulate my CAPE partners Jim Danky and Denis Kitchen for their Harvey Award nomination for their book Underground Classics: the Transformation of Comics into Comix in the Best Biographical, Historical or Journalistic Presentation category. This book has gotten good reviews in such media outlets as the New York Times Review of Books and the San Francisco Chronicle (here's my post with reviews at bottom).

Denis, along with co-author Paul Buhle, was also nominated in 2 categories for their gorgeous book Art of Harvey Kurtzman, the MAD Genius of Comics.  Joining the Kurtzman book in the "Excellence in Presentation" category is Trina Robbins' labor of love The Brinkley Girls: the Best of Nell Brinkley's Cartoons, 1913-1940 These intricate cartoons were on view in a great show last year at the SF Cartoon Art Museum (see examples at OSU archive). The awards will be given at a ceremony at the Baltimore ComiCon August 28 (Voting deadline is August 7).

Update 9/2/10 - Denis and Paul won the Harvey for the Kurtzman book! See all the nominees and winners here: http://www.comicmix.com/news/2010/08/29/2010-harvey-awards-announced/