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Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples' 'Saga' leads Harvey Awards

As many predicted, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' Saga dominated the 2014 Harvey Awards, winning for Best Continuing or Limited Series, Best Writer, Best Artist and Best Cover Artist.

Presented Saturday in a ceremony at Baltimore Comic Con, the awards are named in honor of the late Harvey Kurtzman, the cartoonist and founding editor of MAD magazine, and selected entirely by creators. Longtime Batman film producer Michael Uslan served as the emcee, and writer Gail Simone delivered the keynote address.

The special awards were presented: the late Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz was the first recipient of the Harvey Kurtzman Hall of Fame Award; longtime Archie Comics cartoonist Stan Golberg, who passed away Aug. 31, received the Dick Giordano Humanitarian of the Year Award; and seminal Incredible Hulk artist Herb Trimpe was given the Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award.

The winners can be found in bold below:

Best WriterJames Asmus, QUANTUM AND WOODY, Valiant EntertainmentMatt Fraction, HAWKEYE, Marvel ComicsMatt Kindt, MIND MGMT, Dark Horse ComicsBrian K. Vaughan, SAGA, Image ComicsMark Waid, DAREDEVIL, Marvel Comics

Best ArtistDavid Aja, HAWKEYE, Marvel ComicsDan Parent, KEVIN KELLER, Archie ComicsNate Powell, MARCH: BOOK ONE, Top Shelf ProductionChris Samnee, DAREDEVIL, Marvel ComicsFiona Staples, SAGA, Image ComicsJeff Stokely, SIX GUN GORILLA, BOOM! Studios

Best CartoonistMatt Kindt, MIND MGMT, Dark Horse ComicsComfort Love and Adam Withers, RAINBOW IN THE DARK, uniquescomic.comTerry Moore, RACHEL RISING, Abstract StudiosDan Parent, KEVIN KELLER, Archie ComicsDavid Petersen, MOUSE GUARD: THE BLACK AXE, BOOM! Studios/ArchaiaPaul Pope, BATTLING BOY, First Second

Best LettererDeron Bennett, CYBORG 009, ArchaiaDave Lanphear, QUANTUM AND WOODY, Valiant EntertainmentTerry Moore, RACHEL RISING, Abstract StudioSteve Wands, ADVENTURE TIME, kaBOOM!Britt Wilson, ADVENTURE TIME WITH FIONNA AND CAKE, kaBOOM!

Best InkerVanesa R. Del Rey, HIT, BOOM! StudiosStefano Gaudiano, THE WALKING DEAD, Image ComicsDanny Miki, BATMAN, DC ComicsBrian Stelfreeze, DAY MEN, BOOM! StudiosWade Von Grawbadger, ALL NEW X-MEN, Marvel Comics

Best ColoristJordan Bellaire, PRETTY DEADLY, Image ComicsMarte Gracia, ALL NEW X-MEN, Marvel ComicsMatt Hollingsworth, HAWKEYE, Marvel ComicsBrian Reber, UNITY, Valiant EntertainmentDave Stewart, HELLBOY: THE MIDNIGHT CIRCUS, Dark Horse Comics

Best Cover ArtistGoni Montes, CLIVE BARKER’S NEXT TESTAMENTAndrew Robinson, QUANTUM AND WOODY, Valiant EntertainmentChris Samnee, DAREDEVIL, Marvel ComicsFiona Staples, SAGA, Image ComicsBrian Stelfreeze, DAY MEN, BOOM! Studios

Most Promising New TalentJames Asmus, QUANTUM AND WOODY, Valiant EntertainmentPere Perez, ARCHER AND ARMSTRONG, HARBINGER WARS, Valiant EntertainmentVictor Santos, POLAR: CAME FROM THE COLD, DARK HORSE PRESENTS, Dark Horse ComicsJeff Stokely, SIX GUN GORILLA, BOOM! StudiosChip Zdarsky, SEX CRIMINALS, Image Comics

Best New SeriesAFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE, Archie ComicsQUANTUM AND WOODY, Valiant EntertainmentSEX CRIMINALS, Image ComicsSIX GUN GORILLA, BOOM! StudiosSUICIDE RISK, BOOM! Studios

Best Continuing or Limited SeriesARCHER AND ARMSTRONG, Valiant EntertainmentDAREDEVIL, Marvel ComicsHAWKEYE, Marvel ComicsHIT, BOOM! StudiosMOUSE GUARD: LEGENDS OF THE GUARD VOL. 2, ArchaiaSAGA, Image Comics

Best Syndicated Strip or PanelDICK TRACY, Joe Staton and Mike Curtis, Tribune Media ServicesFOX TROT, Bill Amend, Universal UclickGET FUZZY, Darby Conley, Universal UclickMUTTS, Patrick McDonnell, King FeaturesTHE PHANTOM, Tony DePaul and Paul Ryan, King Features Syndicate

Best AnthologyDARK HORSE PRESENTS, Dark Horse ComicsMOUSE GUARD: LEGENDS OF THE GUARD VOLUME 2, BOOM! Studios/ArchaiaOUTLAW TERRITORY 3, Image ComicsSPERA, VOLUME 3, BOOM! Studios/ArchaiaTHRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR, BOOM! Studios/Archaia

Best Graphic Album – OriginalBATTLING BOY, First SecondCYBORG 009, ArchaiaMARCH: BOOK ONE, Top Shelf ProductionsTHE FIFTH BEATLE: THE BRIAN EPSTEIN STORY, Dark Horse ComicsTHE REASON FOR DRAGONS, BOOM! Studios/Archaia

Best Graphic Album – Previously PublishedHARBINGER VOLUME 1: OMEGA RISING, Valiant EntertainmentTHE KILLER OMNIBUS VOLUME 1, ArchaiaMOUSE GUARD VOL. 3: THE BLACK AXE, BOOM! Studios/ArchaiaPOLARITY, BOOM! StudiosRAINBOW IN THE DARK: THE COMPLETE SAGA, Comfort Love and Adam Withers

Best Single Issue or StoryADVENTURE TIME ANNUAL #1, kaBOOM!DEMETER, self-published, Becky CloonanA Kiss ISN’T Just A Kiss!, KEVIN KELLER #10, Archie ComicsNow and Then, DARK HORSE PRESENTS #30, Dark Horse ComicsPizza is My Business, HAWKEYE #11, Marvel ComicsSUICIDE RISK #5, BOOM! StudiosUNITY #1, Valiant Entertainment

Best Domestic Reprint ProjectBARNABY VOLUME 1, FantagraphicsBEST OF COMIX BOOK: WHEN MARVEL COMICS WENT UNDERGROUND, Kitchen Sink Books/Dark HorseFRAGGLE ROCK CLASSICS VOLUME 2, BOOM! Studios/ArchaiaVALIANT MASTERS: NINJAK VOLUME 1 – BLACK WATER, Valiant EntertainmentVALIANT MASTERS: SHADOWMAN VOLUME 1  SPIRITS WITHIN, Valiant Entertainment

Best American Edition of Foreign MaterialATTACK ON TITAN, KodanshaTHE KILLER, VOLUME 4, BOOM! Studios/ArchaiaSHOWA: A HISTORY OF JAPAN 1926-1939, Drawn and QuarterlySUNNY, Viz SignatureTODAY IS THE LAST DAY OF THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, Fantagraphics

Best Online Comics WorkBATTLEPUG, Mike Norton, battlepug.comTHE DREAMER, Lora Innes, thedreamercomic.comGUNNERKRIGG COURT, Tom Siddell, gunnerkrigg.comJL8, Yale Stewart, jl8comic.tumblr.comTABLE TITANS, Scott Kurtz, Steve Hamaker, and Brian Hurtt, tabletitans.com

Special Award for Humor in ComicsJames Asmus, QUANTUM AND WOODY, Valiant EntertainmentRyan North, ADVENTURE TIME, KaBOOM!Dan Parent, KEVIN KELLER, Archie ComicsFred Van Lente, ARCHER AND ARMSTRONG, Valiant EntertainmentJim Zub, SKULLKICKERS, Image Comics

Special Award for Excellence in PresentationBEST OF COMIX BOOK: WHEN MARVEL COMICS WENT UNDERGROUND, John Lind, Kitchen Sink Books/Dark Horse ComicsCYBORG 009, Stephen Christy, ArchaiaHARBINGER WARS, Josh Johns and Warren Simons, Valiant EntertainmentTHRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR, Joe LeFavi, BOOM! Studios/ArchaiaUNITY, Alejandro Arbona, Josh Johns, and Warren Simons, Valiant Entertainment

Best Biographical, Historical, or Journalistic PresentationAL CAPP: A LIFE TO THE CONTRARY, Denis Kitchen, BloomsburyAMERICAN COMIC BOOK CHRONICLES: THE 1950S, TwoMorrows PublishingART OF RUBE GOLDBERG, Jennifer George, Abrams ComicArtsCO-MIX: A RETROSPECTIVE OF COMICS, GRAPHICS, AND SCRAPS, Art Spiegelman, Drawn and QuarterlyTHE FIFTH BEATLE: THE BRIAN EPSTEIN STORY, by Vivek J. Tiwary, Andrew C. Robinson, and Kyle Baker, Dark HorseMARCH: BOOK ONE, John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell, Top Shelf Productions

Best Original Graphic Publication for Younger ReadersADVENTURE TIME, KaBOOM! StudiosBATTLING BOY, First SecondG-MAN: COMING HOME, Image ComicsMONSTER ON THE HILL, Top Shelf ProductionsONLY LIVING BOY, Bottled Lightning

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