The 2014 Harvey Awards, named in honor of Mad Magazine creator Harvey Kurtzman, were handed out over the weekend at the Baltimore Comic Con, and Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples’ Saga was, unsurprisingly, given its critical and sales success (see "Top 300 Graphic Novels--August 2014," and "August BookScan--Top 20 Graphic Novels") the big winner snagging four major awards including "Best Artist" and "Best Cover Artist" for Fiona Staples plus "Best Continuing Series," and "Best Writer" (Brian K. Vaughan).
Saga is published by Image Comics as is Sex Criminals, which took home two awards "Best New Series" for writer Matt Fraction and artist Chip Zdarsky, the latter of whom also earned "Most Promising New Talent" for his work on the series. Fraction also won "Best Single Issue" (with artist David Aja) for his work on Marvel’s Hawkeye #11.
Boom Studios and its popular licensed Adventure Time comics snagged two awards "Best Original Graphic Publication for Young Readers," and the "Special Award for Humor in Comics."
Dark Horse Comics earned five awards including "Best Graphic Album--Original" and "Best Biographical, Historical, or Journalistic Presentation" for The Fifth Beatle, "Best Domestic Reprint Project" and "Special Award for Excellence in Presentation" for Best of Comix Book: When Marvel Comics Went Underground (published in association with Kitchen Sink Books), as well as "Best Anthology" for Dark Horse Presents.
Other notable awards include "Best Cartoonist," which went to Paul Pope for his work on Battling Boy (First Second), and the "Dick Giordano Humanitarian Award," which went to the late Stan Goldberg, who unfortunately passed away recently (see "R.I.P. Stan Goldberg").
Here courtesy of geekedoutnation.com is the complete list of 2014 Harvey Award Winners:
Best Artist: Fiona Staples (Saga)
Best Writer: Brian K. Vaughan (Saga)
Best Continuing or Limited Series: Saga by Brian K. Vaughn & Fiona Staples, Image Comics
Best Cover Artist: Fiona Staples, Saga, Image Comics
Best Graphic Album--Original: The Fifth Beatle by Vivek J. Tiwary, Andrew Robinson & Kyle Baker, Dark Horse
Best Biographical, Historical, or Journalistic Presentation: The Fifth Beatle by Vivek J. Tiwary, Andrew Robinson & Kyle Baker, Dark Horse
Best New Series: Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction & Chip Zdarsky, Image Comics
Most Promising New Talent: Chip Zdarsky, Sex Criminals, Image Comics
Best Original Graphic Publication for Younger Readers: Adventure Time, KaBOOM!
Special Award for Humor in Comics: Ryan North, Adventure Time, KaBOOM!
Best Graphic Album Previously Published: Mouse Guard Vol. 3 The Black Axe by David Peterson, BOOM! Studios/Archaia
Best Anthology: Dark Horse Presents, Dark Horse
Best Cartoonist: Paul Pope, Battling Boy, First Second
Best Single Issue: Hawkeye #11 “Pizza Is My Business” by Matt Fraction & David Aja, Marvel Comics
Best Domestic Reprint Project: Best of Comix Book: When Marvel Comics Went Underground Kitchen Sink Books, Dark Horse
Special Award for Excellence in Presentation: Best of Comix Book: When Marvel Comics Went Underground by John Lind, Kitchen Sink Books, Dark Horse
Best US Edition of Foreign Material: Attack on Titan, Kodansha
Best Online Comics Work: Battlepug by Mike Norton
Best Syndicated Strip or Panel: Dick Tracy by Joe Staton & Mike Curtis, Tribune Media Services
Best Letterer: Terry Moore, Rachel Rising, Abstract Studios
Best Colorist: Dave Stewart, Hellboy The Midnight Circus, Dark Horse Comics
Best Inker: Wade Von Grawbadger, All New X-Men, Marvel Comics
Harvey Kurtzman Hall of Fame: Charles Schulz
Dick Giordano Humanitarian Award: Stan Goldberg
Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award: Herb Trimpe
'Saga' Snags 4 Harveys
Posted by ICv2 on September 8, 2014 @ 5:26 pm CT
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