Winners announced for 2009 Harvey Awards

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 WriterRobert Kirkman, The Walking Dead (Image Comics)

Best ArtistRobert Crumb, Book of Genesis (W.W. Norton)

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

Best LettererDavid Mazzucchelli, Asterios Polyp (Pantheon)

Best InkerKlaus Janson, The Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel)

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

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

Best New TalentRob Guillory, Chew (Image Comics)

Best New SeriesChew (Image Comics)

Best Continuing or Limited SeriesThe Walking Dead (Image Comics)

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

Best AnthologyWednesday Comics (DC Comics)

Best Original Graphic AlbumAsterios Polyp, by David Mazucchelli (Pantheon)

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

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

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

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

Best Online Comics WorkPvP, by Scott Kurtz

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

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

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

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

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