This weekend, at Baltimore Comic-Con, the who's who of the comic industry gathered together to recognize their achievements in comics. While The Eisner Award nominees are selected by a committee, much like the Academy Awards, The Harvey Awards are decided by those working in the industry.
Named after comic legend Harvey Kurtzman, these awards are designed to recognize the incredible achievements of those working in comics today.
One of the most respected awards in the industry, the Harvey Awards have been held annually since 1988.
The Image hit series, Saga, and the historical drama from Top-Shelf, March: Book Two, both won big at the awards this year. The former took home the coveted awards for Best Writer (Brian K. Vaughn), Best Artist (Fiona Staples), and Best Continuing Series.
Paper Girls, written by Brian K. Vaughn and illustrated by Cliff Chiang, won Best New Series, an honor it took home from The Eisner Awards as well.
March: Book Two also repeated a victory from The Eisner Awards, as it took home the prize for Best Biographical, Historical, or Journalistic Presentation.
The complete list of 2016 winners are:
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, battlepug.com
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: A 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