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The Harvey Awards are given for achievement in comic books. Named for writer-artist Harvey Kurtzman, the Harvey Awards were founded by Gary Groth in 1988, president of the publisher Fantagraphics, to be the successor to the Kirby Awards that were discontinued in 1987.
|Awarded for||Achievement in comic books|
|Location||Chicago Comicon (1988)|
Dallas Fantasy Fair (1989–1995)
Pittsburgh Comicon (2000–2002)
MoCCA Festival (2004–2005)
Baltimore Comic-Con (2006–2016)
New York Comic Con (2017–present)
|Presented by||Harvey Awards Executive Committee|
The Harvey Awards are now nominated by the Harvey Awards Nomination Committee. The winners are selected by an open vote among comic-book professionals. The Harveys are no longer affiliated with Fantagraphics.[when?] The Harvey Awards Executive Committee is made up of unpaid volunteers, and the Awards are financed through sponsorships.
Since their inception, the awards have been hosted at a string of comic book conventions, starting at the Chicago Comicon, and subsequently moving to the Dallas Fantasy Fair, Wondercon, the Pittsburgh Comicon, the MoCCA Festival, the Baltimore Comic-Con, and currently the New York Comic Con.