BCC: "Saga," "Daredevil," "Southern Bastards" Take Home Harvey Awards

Sun, September 27th, 2015 at 2:38pm PDT

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Ben Kaye, Contributing Writer
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Image Comics' "Saga" once again won big at the Harvey Awards this year. The 2015 ceremony took place during Baltimore Comic-Con for the tenth consecutive year. Artist Fiona Staples won Best Artist and Best Cover Artist for her work on "Saga," which also took home the Best Continuing or Limited Series award. Dark Horse Comics was honored with a number of awards, including Best Single Issue or Story for "Breaking Out" from "Dark Horse Presents" #35, Best Anthology for "Dark Horse Presents," and Most Promising New Talent for Chad Lambert's work on "Kill Me" from "Dark Horse Presents."

Dark Horse also received Best American Edition of Foreign Material ("Blacksad: Amarillo") and Best Colorist (Dave Stewart, "Hellboy In Hell") awards. Mark Waid won Best Writer for his run on "Daredevil," while "Southern Bastards" received Best New Series.

Named in honor of the late Harvey Kurtzman, the cartoonist and founding editor of "MAD" magazine, the awards are selected entirely by creators. The full list of nominees can be found below, with the winners in bold and italics.

Best Writer

Jason Aaron, Southern Bastards, Image Comics
Jen Van Meter, The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage, Valiant Entertainment
Brian K. Vaughan, Saga, Image Comics
Mark Waid, Daredevil, Marvel Comics
G. Willow Wilson, Ms. Marvel, Marvel Comics

Best Artist

Clayton Crain, Rai, Valiant Entertainment
Roberto de la Torre, The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage, Valiant Entertainment
Chris Samnee, Daredevil, Marvel Comics
Fiona Staples, Saga, Image Comics
Jillian Tamaki, This One Summer, First Second Books

Best Cartoonist

Steve Bryant, Athena Voltaire Compendium, Dark Horse Comics
Howard Chaykin, Bloodshot #25, Valiant Entertainment
Farel Dalrymple, The Wrenchies, First Second Books
Terry Moore, Rache Rising, Abstract Studios
Dan Parent, Kevin Keller, Archie Comic Publications
Andy Runton, X-O Manowar #25, Valiant Entertainment

Best Letterer

Aubrey Aiese, Lumberjanes, BOOM! Box, BOOM! Studios
Deron Bennett, Hacktivist, Archaia Black Label, BOOM! Studios
Ed Dukeshire, The Woods, BOOM! Studios
Jack Morelli, Afterline With Archie, Archie Comic Publications
Josh Reed, Damsels In Excess, Aspen

Best Inker

Roger Langridge, Jim Henson's The Musical Monsters Of Turkey Hollow, Archaia/BOOM! Studios
Danny Miki, Batman, DC Comics
Mark Pennington, Armor Hunters: Bloodshot, Valiant Entertainment
Joe Rivera, The Valiant, Valiant Entertainment
Wade Von Grawbadger, All New X-Men, Marvel Comics

Best Colorist

Elizabeth Breitweiser, Velvet, Image Comics
Jordie Bellaire, Moon Knight, Marvel Comics
Laura Martin, Armor Hunters, Valiant Entertainment
Dave Stewart, Hellboy In Hell, Dark Horse Comics
Matthew Wilson, The Wicked + The Divine, Image Comics

Best Cover Artist

Mike Del Mundo, Elektra, Marvel Comics
Francesco Francavilla, Afterlife With Archie, Archie Comic Publications
Jenny Frison, Revival, Image Comics
Chris Samnee, Daredevil, Marvel Comics
Fiona Staples, Saga, Image Comics

Most Promising New Talent

Steve Bryant, Athena Voltaire Compendium, Dark Horse Comics
Daniel Warren Johnson, Ghost Fleet, Dark Horse Comics
Chad Lambert, Kill Me from Dark Horse Presents, Dark Horse Comics
Babs Tarr, Batgirl, DC Comics
Jen Van Meter, The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage, Valiant Entertainment

Best New Series

Bitch Planet, Image Comics
Lumberjanes, BOOM! Box (BOOM! Studios)
Ms. Marvel, Marvel Comics
Southern Bastards, Image Comics
The Wicked + The Divine, Image Comics

Best Continuing or Limited Series

Afterline With Archie, Archie Comic Publications
Daredevil, Marvel Comics
Saga, Image Comics
Southern Bastards, Image Comics
The Valiant, Valiant Entertainment

Best Syndicated Strip or Panel

Dick Tracy, Joe Staton and Mike Curtis, Tribune Media Services
Dilbert, Scott Adams, Universal Uclick
Fox Trot, Bill Amend, Universal Uclick
Get Fuzzy, Darby Conley, Universal Uclick
Mutts, Patrick McDonnell, King Features Syndicate

Best Anthology

Dark Horse Presents, Dark Horse Comics

In The Dark: A Horror Anthology, IDW
Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream, Locust Moon Press
Masterful Marks: Cartoonist Who Changed The World, Simon & Schuster
Wild Ocean, Fulcrum Publishing

Best Graphic Album -- Original

Athena Voltaire Compendium, Dark Horse Comics
Jim Henson's The Musical Monsters Of Turkey Hollow, Archaia/BOOM! Studios
Seconds, Ballantine Books
The Wrenchies, First Second Books
This One Summer, First Second Books

Best Graphic Album -- Previously Published

Hit: 1955, BOOM! Studios
Mouse Guard: Baldwin The Brave And Other Tales, Archaia/BOOM! Studios
Rai Volume One: Welcome To New Japan, Valiant Entertainment
Six-Gun Gorilla, BOOM! Studios
The Love Bunglers, Fantagraphics

Best Single Issue or Story

Armor Hunters #1, Valiant Entertainment
"Breaking Out", Dark Horse Presents #35, Dark Horse Comics
Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Witches #4, Archaia/BOOM! Studios
Multiversity: Pax Americana, DC Comics
Rai #1, Valiant Entertainment

Best Domestic Reprint Project

Harvey Kurtzman's Jungle Book: Essential Kurtzman VOL. 1, Kitchen Sink Books/Dark Horse Books
Steranko Nick Fury Agent Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Artist's Edition, IDW
The Complete Quantum And Woody Classic Omnibus, Valiant Entertainment
Valiant Masters: H.A.R.D. Corps Volume One: Search & Destroy, Valiant Entertainment
Walt Disney Donald Duck And Uncle Scrooge: The Son Of The Sun (Don Rosa Library) Volume One, Fantagraphics

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Best American Edition of Foreign Material

Beautiful Darkness, Drawn & Quarterly
Blacksad: Amarillo, Dark Horse
Corto Maltese: Under The Sign Of Capricorn, EuroComics/IDW
The Collector, Archaia/BOOM! Studios
The Killler Omnibus Vol. 2, Archaia/BOOM! Studios

Best Online Comics Work

Albert The Alient, Trevor Mueller and Gabriel Bautista
Battlepug, Mike Norton
Girls With Slingshots, Danielle Corsetto
Space Mullet, Daniel Warren Johnson
The Private Eye, Brian K. Vaughan, Marcos Martin, and Muntsa Vicente

Special Award for Humor in Comics

James Asmus, Quantum And Woody, Valiant Entertainment
James Asmus & Fred Van Lente, The Delinquents, Valiant Entertainment
Ryan Browne, God Hates Astronauts, Image Comics
Fred Van Lente, Archer And Armstrong, Valiant Entertainment
Chip Zdarsky, Sex Criminals, Image Comics

Best Biographical, Historical, or Journalistic Presentation

Back Issues, Comic Pop
Comic Book Creator, TwoMorrows Publications
Heroes Of The Comics: Portraits Of The Legends Of Comic Books, Drew Friedman, Fantagraphics
Masterful Marks: Cartoonists Who Changed The World, Monte Beauchamp, Simon & Schuster
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History, Andrew Farago, Insight Editions

Best Original Graphic Publication for Young Readers

Jim Henson's The Musical Monsters Of Turkey Hollow, Archaia/BOOM! Studios
Lumberjanes, BOOM! Box (BOOM! Studios)
Sisters, Scholastic-Graphix
Spongebob Comics, United Plankton Pictures
This One Summer, First Second Books

Special Award for Excellence in Presentation

Armor Hunters, Josh Johns and Warren Simons, Valiant Entertainment
Harvey Kurtzman's Jungle Book: Essential Kurtzman Volume One, John Lind and Philip R. Simon, Kitchen Sink Books/Dark Horse Books
Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream, Andrew Carl, Josh O'Neill, and Chris Stevens, Locust Moon Press
Jim Henson's The Musical Monsters Of Turkey Hollow, Scott Newman, Archaia/BOOM! Studios
The Valiant, Kyle Andrukiewicz and Warren Simons, Valiant Entertainment

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