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‘March,’ ‘Saga’ and ‘Peanuts’ are big winners at the 2016 Harvey Awards

Harvey Awards 2016Mid-sized comic publishers were the biggest winners at the 2016 Harvey Awards, which were presented Saturday, September 3, 2016, in conjunction with Baltimore Comic-Con. The Image hit series, Saga, and the historical drama from Top-Shelf, March: Book Two, both won big at the awards this year. The Harvey Awards have been a staple at Baltimore Comic-Con for the past 11 years. The only industry awards that are both nominated and selected by comic book professionals, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievement in more than 20 categories.

Vivek Tiwary, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fifth Beatle, Tony Award-winning Broadway producer, and founder of multi-platform arts and entertainment company Tiwary Entertainment Group, returned to act as host and Master of Ceremonies for this year’s event for a second consecutive year.

2016 Harvey Award Winners

Category Winner
Best Letterer John Workman, Ragnarok, IDW Publishing
Best Colorist Laura Allred, Silver Surfer, Marvel Comics
Best Syndicated Strip or Panel Bloom County, Berkeley Breathed, Universal Uclick
Best Online Comics Work Battlepug, Mike Norton,
Best American Edition of Foreign Material (Tie) :
Two Brothers, Dark Horse Books And Corto Maltese:Beyond The Windy Isles, IDW Publishing
Best Inker Klaus Janson, Dark Knight III:The Master Race, DC Comics
Best New Series Paper Girls, Image Comics
Most Promising New Talent Tom King, The Vision, Marvel Comics
Special Award for Humor in Comics Chip Zdarsky, Howard The Duck, Marvel Comics
Best Original Graphic Publication for Younger Readers Lumberjanes, BOOM! Box/BOOM! Studios
Best Graphic Album Previously Published The Less Than Epic Adventures of TJ & Amal, Iron Circus Comics
Special Award for Excellence in Presentation Peanuts:A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz, Scott Newman, KaBOOM!/BOOM! Studios
Best Domestic Reprint Project Crimson Volume 1, BOOM! Studios
Best Cover Artist Fiona Staples, Saga, Image Comics
Best Biographical, Historical, or Journalistic Presentation March: Book Two, Top Shelf Productions
Best Anthology Peanuts: Tribute to Charles M. Schulz, KaBOOM!/BOOM! Studios
Best Graphic Album Original March: Book Two, Top Shelf Productions
Best Continuing or Limited Series Saga, Image Comics
Best Writer Brian K. Vaughan, Saga, Image Comics
Best Artist Fiona Staples, Saga, Image Comics
Best Cartoonist Stan Sakai, Usagi Yojimbo
Best Single Issue or Story Peanuts: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz, BOOM! Studios
Harvey Kurtzman Hall of Fame Award Carl Barks, Al Jaffee
Dick Giordano Humanitarian of the Year Award Beth Widera
Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award Joe Giella

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