2013 Harvey Award Nomination



The 2013 Harvey Award Nominees were posted today, and The Dreamer was nominated in the “Best Online Comics” category!

From the website:

The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry’s oldest and most respected awards. The Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories, ranging from Best Artist to the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame. They are the only industry awards both nominated by and selected by the full body of comic book professionals.

Of all the Harvey Award categories, this is the one I would love most for The Dreamer to win. This story lives and breathes online, as a part of a community of readers. When folks tell me they only read the graphic novels, I think that they are missing out on a large part of The Dreamer experience!

If you’re just checking out The Dreamer today because you saw it on the Harvey Awards ballot, thanks for stopping by! The comic began online in 2007 and in 2008 IDW Publishing began collecting and publishing the online material into printed volumes.

What is The Dreamer about? The Dreamer is the story of a 17 year-old girl named Bea Whaley who begins having reoccuring dreams about the Revolutionary War. At first, they are just a fun escape from her routine high school life. But she soon realizes she is dreaming about events that actually happened—though she’s dreaming details she never learned about in school. Are these just dreams, or are they something more…?

The Dreamer updated twice weekly from 2007 until June of this year, when we completed the Act 1 of the story known as The Consequence of Nathan Hale. The webcomic is taking a short hiatus so I can begin work on Act II: Countdown to Culper and will be back in January of 2014.

The Dreamer has been renowned by historians for it’s attention to accuracy, as well as it’s ability to bring history to life in a fresh, exciting way. If The Dreamer’s online readership is anything, it is passionate!

This nomination brings The Dreamer’s nomination total to four! In 2009 The Dreamer was nominated for Best New Series (IDW) and Best New Talent (Lora Innes). In 2010, Jenny Frison was nominated for Best Cover Artist for the variant covers she did for The Dreamer.

Will 2013 be our lucky year? Maybe fourth time is a charm.

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25 Responses to 2013 Harvey Award Nomination

  1. Caera says:

    Huzzah! Fingers crossed. I still remember Bea’s meltdown after that one time, which resulted in Shirtless!Alan.

  2. Brent says:

    YUS! The cookies are in the mail…..and by “cookies”, I mean “heartfelt congratulations”, and by mail, I mean “that creepy mentalspace all Dreamers share”.

  3. CJ Dunleavy says:

    While the “Harveyites” are voting, let not The Dreamer fans forget their daily online voting for this webcomic as well.

  4. David says:

    Glad to hear about the nomination. Hopefully the judges will get it right this time!

  5. thesacredcod says:

    Congratulations! My vote is definitely for you, and as a an emblem of “colonial independence and thrift”*, that should hopefully count for something (karmically, since I don’t think I’ll be changing careers to comic professional any time soon). Still hoping that my predecessor will make a guest appearance in the Dreamer at some point, since he disappeared during the Revolution!

    *A History of the Emblem of the Codfish in the Hall of the House of Representatives, Massachusetts House of Representatives, 1895, p. 18, http://archive.org/details/historyofemblemo00mass

    • Lora says:

      Why, thank you, Sacred Cod! I had no idea you were a comics industry professional. ;)

      • thesacredcod says:

        Well, not yet–but after hanging around the State House for the last 229 years, I definitely have some stories to tell! Now, if only I had opposable thumbs so that I could actually hold a pen to illustrate them….

  6. Gina says:

    Woohoo! I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you, Lora!

  7. Julie says:

    Congrats on the nomination!! :) Here’s hoping you win this year!

  8. Dee! says:

    I don’t leave comments. I am a true lurker. But I love this webcomic with all my soul. It is so artfully created and shared that for once I just had to. And this is coming from someone who has never been the hugest fan of anything history related. This nomination could not have been gifted upon a more deserving webcomic. Congrats!

  9. Faith says:

    I say ‘Huzzah’ to that!

  10. ShariIsLikeWHOA says:

    Oh Wednesday, you are so lonely now T.T

    a big Huzzah for The Dreamer!!! Fourth time’s a charm!

    • Lora says:

      I know, I know. I’ve lost all track of time. For six years my life was marked by Dreamer updates. These days I can’t make heads or tails if it’s Tuesday or Saturday!

  11. CJ Dunleavy says:

    All you true fans have already noticed the slippage in the rankings. I have started voting from TWO different sources each day (computer and i-pod) instead of just one. Let’s do our best to introduce the series to potential new readers. (For example, suggest it as reading material to some history teachers or professors for their students to check out.) They might then turn in a report based upon their own independent research into one historical facet of the overall story line. (I’ve suggested in the past, to foreign language teachers, that they encourage students with videos of popular singers from countries that speak that particular language. Some were already doing that; but the idea was well received by those who weren’t.) In short, keep the votes coming!

  12. ShariIsLikeWHOA says:

    Happy Friday Dreamers! It is impossibly more lonely than Wednesday even XD

    Are we talking about TWC voting? I’ll need a link or w/e but I’ll vote daily to help =]

  13. APV says:

    Has this been asked before? How many acts are planned for the entire comic? Or, how many more years of my life should I expect to devote to this comic? =)