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Winners announced for 2009 Harvey Awards

by  in Comic News Comment

Asterios Polyp, Chew, The Rocketeer: The Complete Adventures and The Walking Dead were among the titles winning multiple honors at the 2009 Harvey Awards, presented Saturday in conjunction with Baltimore Comic-Con.

The ceremony, hosted by PvP creator Scott Kurtz, also featured the presentation of The Hero Initiative’s first Dick Giordano Humanitarian of the Year Award to Tim Sale and Jerry Robinson, and The Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award to Walter Simonson.

The complete list of Harvey Awards nominees can be found here. The winners are:

Best Writer
Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead (Image Comics)

Best Artist
Robert Crumb, Book of Genesis (W.W. Norton)

Best Cartoonist
Darwyn Cooke, Richard Stark’s Parker: The Hunter (IDW Publishing)

Best Letterer
David Mazzucchelli, Asterios Polyp (Pantheon)

Best Inker
Klaus Janson, The Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel)

Best Colorist
Laura Martin, The Rocketeer: The Complete Adventures (IDW Publishing)

Best Cover Artist
Mike Mignola, Hellboy: The Bride of Hell (Dark Horse)

Best New Talent
Rob Guillory, Chew (Image Comics)

Best New Series
Chew (Image Comics)

Best Continuing or Limited Series
The Walking Dead (Image Comics)

Best Original Graphic Publication for Younger Readers
The Muppet Show Comic Book (BOOM! Studios)

Best Anthology
Wednesday Comics (DC Comics)

Best Original Graphic Album
Asterios Polyp, by David Mazucchelli (Pantheon)

Best Previously Published Graphic Album
Mice Templar, Vol. 1, by Bryan J.L. Glass and Michael Avon Oeming (Image Comics)

Best Syndicated Strip or Panel
Mutts, by Patrick McDonnell (King Features Syndicate)

Best Domestic Reprint Project
The Rocketeer: The Complete Adventures, by Dave Stevens; edited by Scott Dunbier (IDW Publishing)

Best American Edition of Foreign Material
The Art of Osamu Tezuka: God of Manga, by Helen McCarthy (Abrams ComicArts)

Best Online Comics Work
PvP, by Scott Kurtz

Special Award for Humor in Comics
Bryan Lee O’Malley, Scott Pilgrim, Vol. 5 (Oni Press)

Special Award for Excellence in Presentation
The Rocketeer: The Complete Adventures, by Dave Stevens; edited by Scott Dunbier (IDW Publishing)

Best Biographic, Historical or Journalistic Presentation
Art of Harvey Kurtzman: The Mad Genius of Comics, by Denis Kitchen and Paul Buhle (Abrams ComicArts)

Best Single Issue or Story
Asterios Polyp, by David Mazucchelli (Pantheon)