Media Release — On Saturday, September 7, the winners of the 26th annual Harvey Awards were announced at the Baltimore Comic Con. Chief among the standouts was Image’s Saga – who won awards for Best Colorer, Best New Series, Best Continuing Series, Best Writer, Best Artist, and Best Single Issue for Saga #1.
KaBoom!’s Adventure Time took home two Harvey Awards for Best Original Graphic Publication for Younger Readers and writer Ryan North received a Special Award for Humor in Comics for the title.
Dark Horse Comics was well represented in the awards, with Dark Horse Presents earning Best Anthology and Blacksad: A Silent Hell nabbing American Edition of Foreign Material. The award for Online Comics Work went to Mike Norton for his web comic Battlepug, which is collected in print by Dark Horse.
Two of IDW Publishing’s titles were given top honors, with the award for Best Graphic Album, Original going to Darwyn Cooke’s Richard Stark’s Parker: The Score and David Mazzuchelli’s Daredevil: Born Again Artists Edition named Best Domestic Reprint Project.
Love and Rockets: New Stories from Fantagraphics Books earned creator Jaime Hernandez the Best Cartoonist award.
The full list of winners, as chosen by comics professionals, include:
Todd Klein for Fables (DC Comics)
Fiona Staples for Saga (Image Comics)
Joe Staton, Mike Curtis for Dick Tracy (Tribune Media Services)
Online Comics Work:
Battle Pug by Mike Norton
American Edition of Foreign Material:
Blacksad: A Silent Hell (Dark Horse)
Klaus Janson for Captain America (Marvel Comics)
Dennis Hopeless for Avengers Arena (Marvel Comics)
Best Original Graphic Publication for Younger Readers:
Adventure Time (KaBoom!)
Best Graphic Album Previously Published:
Alien: the Illustrated Story (Titan Comics)
Dark Horse Presents (Dark Horse)
Best Domestic Reprint Project:
Daredevil: Born Again Artists Edition by David Mazzucchelli (IDW Publishing)
Best Cover Artist:
David Aja for Hawkeye
Best Biographical, Historical, or Journalistic Presentation:
Robot 6 blog by Comic Book Resources
Best Graphic Album, Original:
Richard Stark’s Parker: The Score by Darwyn Cooke (IDW Publishing)
Best Continuing or Limited Series:
Saga (Image Comics)
Brian K. Vaughan, Saga
Fiona Staples, Saga
Jaime Hernandez for Love and Rockets: New Stories (Fantagraphics)
Best Single Issue or Story:
Special Awards for Excellence in Presentation:
Building Stories by Chris Ware
Dick Giordano Hero Initiative Humanitarian of the Year Award:
Special Award for Humor in Comics:
Ryan North for Adventure Time (KaBoom!)
Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award: