Harvey Awards announced

Published On September 29, 2008 | By Joe Gordon | Awards, Comics, Conventions and events

The Harvey Awards were given out at the weekend’s Baltimore Comic-Con, where Brian Michael Bendis gave the keynote speech. All Star Superman by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely did well. picking up no less than three Harveys, which isn’t overly surprising – the series featured pretty frequently in a number of contributor’s Best of the Year lists on here last winter and obviously made a big impact with readers. Nicholas Gurewitch’s brilliant Perry Bible Fellowship (as seen in the pages of the Guardian) also did well, picking up two awards; I have to add that I was pleased to see the always excellent Brian K Vaughan winning the Best Writer award for Y: the Last Man. The series has now concluded and I have to say I thought it was one of the most interesting comics series from a mainstream publisher I’ve read in ages and an unusual spin on the great science fiction cliche of the last man in the world, usually neatly sidestepping the many pitfalls and stereotypes such a story could easily have fallen into, along the way delivering some memorable characters and a fascinating perspective on gender roles and relationships, as well as providing a great adventure story. If you didn’t get into Y when it was running there’s the first in a new set of large, deluxe volumes coming from DC soon which will collect ten issues’ worth each, making a very handy way into the series for newbies (and I heartily recommend you do pick it up).  (link via Comic Book Resources)

BEST WRITER

Brian K. Vaughan, Y: The Last Man, Vertigo/DC Comics

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BEST ARTIST

Frank Quitely, All Star Superman, DC Comics

BEST CARTOONIST

Darwyn Cooke, The Spirit, DC Comics

BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM — ORIGINAL

Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together, Oni Press

BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM – PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED

Captain America Omnibus, Volume 1, Marvel Comics

BEST DOMESTIC REPRINT PROJECT

Complete Peanuts, Fantagraphics Books

BEST AMERICAN EDITION OF FOREIGN MATERIAL

Eduardo Risso’s Tales of Terror, Dynamite Entertainment

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SPECIAL AWARD FOR HUMOR

Nicholas Gurewitch, Perry Bible Fellowship

BEST ON-LINE COMIC

Perry Bible Fellowship, Nicholas Gurewitch,
SPECIAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRESENTATION

EC Archives, Various, edited by Russ Cochran, Gemstone

BEST SINGLE ISSUE OR STORY

All Star Superman # 8, DC Comics

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BEST BIOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL OR JOURNALISTIC PRESENTATION

Reading Comics: How Graphic Albums Work and What They Mean, Douglas Wolk, Da Capo Press

BEST COVER ARTIST

Mike Mignola, Hellboy, Dark Horse Comics

BEST LETTERER

Chris Eliopoulos, Daredevil, Marvel Comics

BEST COLORIST

Laura Martin, Thor, Marvel Comics

BEST  INKER

Kevin Nowlan, Witchblade, Top Cow/Image

BEST SYNDICATED STRIP OR PANEL

Doonesbury, Garry Trudeau, Universal Press Syndicate

BEST CONTINUING OR LIMITED SERIES

All Star Superman, DC Comics

BEST NEW SERIES

Umbrella Academy, Dark Horse Comics

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BEST NEW TALENT

Vasilis Lolos, Last Call, Oni Press

BEST ANTHOLOGY

Popgun Volume 1, edited by Joe Keatinge and Mark Andrew Smith, Image Books

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Joe Gordon

Joe Gordon is ForbiddenPlanet.co.uk’s chief blogger, which he set up in 2005. Previously, he was professional bookseller for over 12 years as well as a lifelong reader and reviewer, especially of comics and science fiction works.

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