This year’s Harvey Awards were presented Saturday night at a banquet in conjunction with Baltimore Comic-Con, with comics from Image Comics, Dark Horse Comics, and BOOM! Studios bringing those US publishers the most awards.
The Harvey Awards are nominated and voted on by comics professionals and the winners were:
Best Writer: Mark Waid, Daredevil, Marvel Comics
Best Artist: Fiona Staples, Saga, Image Comics
Best Cartoonist: Terry Moore, Rachel Rising, Abstract Studios
Best Cover Artist: Fiona Staples, Saga, Image Comics
Best Inker: Danny Miki, Batman, DC Comics
Best Colourist: Dave Stewart, Hellboy in Hell, Dark Horse Comics
Best Letterer: Jack Morelli, Afterlife with Archie, Archie Comic Publications
Most Promising New Talent: Chad Lambert, “Kill Me” from Dark Horse Presents, Dark Horse Comics
Best New Series: Southern Bastards, Image Comics
Best Continuing or Limited Series: Saga, Image Comics
Best Graphic Album Original: Jim Henson’s The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow, Archaia/BOOM! Studios
Best Single Issue or Story: “Breaking Out”, Dark Horse Presents #35, Dark Horse Comics
Best Original Graphic Publication for Younger Readers: Lumberjanes, BOOM! Box (BOOM! Studios)
Best Anthology: Dark Horse Presents, Dark Horse Comics
Best Graphic Album Previously Published: Mouse Guard: Baldwin the Brave and Other Tales HC, Archaia/BOOM! Studios
Best Domestic Reprint Project: Steranko Nick Fury Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Artist’s Edition, IDW
Best American Edition of Foreign Material: Blacksad: Amarillo, Dark Horse
Best Syndicated Strip or Panel: Dick Tracy by Joe Staton and Mike Curtis, Tribune Media Services
Best Online Comics Work: The Private Eye – another award win for Brian K. Vaughan, Marcos Martin, and Muntsa Vicente, Web: panelsyndicate.com
Special Award for Humour in Comics: Chip Zdarsky, Sex Criminals, Image Comics
Best Biographical, Historical, or Journalistic Presentation: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History, Andrew Farago, Insight Editions
Special Award for Excellence in Presentation: Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream, Andrew Carl, Josh O’Neill, and Chris Stevens, Locust Moon Press
Harvey Kurtzman Hall of Fame Award: Will Eisner
Dick Giordano Humanitarian of the Year Award: Denis Kitchen
Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award: Russ Heath
• More about the Harvey Awards: www.harveyawards.org
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.