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Three comic book creators with Oklahoma ties nominated for Harvey Awards

by Matthew Price Published: July 15, 2010

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Three comic-book creators with Oklahoma ties are among the nominees for the Harvey Awards, comic-book awards selected exclusively by comic-book creators.

The awards will be presented as part of the 2010 Baltimore Comic-Con on Aug. 28 in Baltimore, Md.

Named in honor of the late Harvey Kurtzman, the awards recognize outstanding work in comics and sequential art.

Brian Winkeler of Yukon, and Dave Curd, formerly of Edmond, are part of the anthology “Popgun” Vol. 3, nominated

in the best anthology category.

“Popgun” Vol. 3 also is nominated in the best anthology category in the Eisner Awards, given out at Comic-Con International in San Diego.

“Dave and I are honored to be a part of a book that’s up for both the Eisner and Harvey, and I’m especially excited that I’ll be attending both SDCC and Baltimore to celebrate,” Winkeler said about the book’s nomination. “Popgun” is published by Image Comics.

Winkeler and Curd’s “Bastard Road,” featured in “Popgun” Vol. 3, is an action/comedy featuring the postapocalyptic wanderings of an amnesiac warrior.

Former Norman resident David Gallaher’s “High Moon” series is nominated as best online comics work. It’s the defending winner in that category. Steve Ellis, the artist of “High Moon,” also is nominated in the best inker category. “High Moon” is part of DC Comics’ Zuda imprint.

DC Comics led all nominees with 16 nominations. Abrams ComicArts followed with 13, including five for Brian Fies’ “Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow?” In that graphic novel, Fies traces the optimism and nostalgia of the 1939-1975 era of science fiction and space exploration.

Image Comics followed with 11 nominations; IDW had eight, and Amulet Books had seven. More than 25 publishers were nominated for Harvey Awards.

The most-nominated single books were “Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow” and “Asterios Polyp.” David Mazzuchelli’s “Asterios Polyp” is a visually innovative graphic novel about an architect forced to change his worldview.

- by Matthew Price
From Friday’s The Oklahoman

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by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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