July 9, 2009
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bill Hudock 703-760-0051

Sports-content publisher receives two Harvey Award nominations for outstanding work in the comic books industry

Starbridge Media Group, Inc. received two nominations for the prestigious 2009 Harvey Awards, for its original comic book series titled “NASCAR Heroes,” Starbridge CEO Jamie Crittenberger announced today.

The fifth issue of the racing-related collection, “NASCAR Villains,” released September, 2 2008, is nominated for “Best Single Issue or Story,” while artist Matt Cassan is nominated in the “Best New Talent” category for his work on the series.
Honoring excellence in the comics industry since 1988, the Harvey Awards are selected exclusively by the working comic books professional community - those who write, draw, ink, letter, color, design, edit, and are otherwise involved in the creative process. Winners of this year’s awards will be announced at the Harvey Awards banquet held in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con on October 10-11, 2009.

The first issue of the NASCAR-licensed series was released by Starbridge in May, 2007.

“We are honored to be nominated by our peers for our work on ‘NASCAR Heroes,” said Starbridge President Ken Hutman. “We are very proud of ‘NASCAR Heroes’ and will continue to develop action-packed storylines that excite and entertain our readers.”

For more information on “NASCAR Heroes” or to purchase any or all of the six issues, visit: www.starbridgemedia.com.

Starbridge Media Group, Inc. is a Washington, DC-area based producer, publisher, rights owner, licensee, and sports marketing consultancy that is focused on the convergence of entertainment and sports, and in bridging domestic and international star sports brands with new and traditional forms of media.

Starbridge provides teams, athletes, brands, and rights owners with opportunities to drive incremental revenues, extend brand awareness and build fan loyalty via the creation of unique programming platforms and the maximization of core property assets. For more information on the company, visit www.starbridgemedia.com.