2012 Harvey Awards Winners Announced, Joe Kubert Recognized

2012 Harvey Awards

The 25th Annual Harvey Awards took place last night at the Baltimore Comic-Con. The Harvey Awards are named in honor of Harvey Kurtzman, who was a cartoonist, writer, and editor. While he did extensive work in the comics field, he is often best remembered as the founding editor of MAD magazine.

One of the great things about The Harvey Awards is that the nominees and the winners are selected by the full body of comic book professionals. While there are a lot of comic book fan awards out there, the Harvey Awards hold a special place in the heart of many comic book professionals because the recognition comes from their peers.

During this year’s Harvey Awards, there was a very special moment as Kevin Brogan recognized the late Joe Kubert with Hero Initiative‘s Dick Giordano Humanitarian of The Year Award. John Romita Jr received the Hero Lifetime Achievement award from his father John Romita Sr. and Stan Lee (as tweeted in this photo from The Harvey Awards).

The big winners at the 2012 Harvey Awards appeared to be Daredevil, Batwoman, Hark! A Vagrant, Walt Simonson’s The Mighty Thor Artist’s Edition, and Jim Henson’s A Tale Of Sand, as they each took home awards in more than one category. Here is a complete list of the winners for the 2012 Harvey Awards.

BEST LETTERER - Chris Eliopoulos for “FEAR ITSELF”, published  by  Marvel  Comics.

BEST COLORIST - Dave Stewart for “HELLBOY: THE FURY”, published by Dark Horse Comics.

BEST SYNDICATED STRIP - “CUL DE SAC”, by Richard Thompson, syndicated by Universal Press Syndicate.

BEST ONLINE  COMICS  WORK - “HARK!  A VAGRANT”, by Kate Beaton, harkavagrant.com; print edition published by Drawn and Quarterly.

BEST AMERICAN EDITION OF FOREIGN MATERIAL - “THE MANARA LIBRARY, VOLUME 1: INDIAN SUMMER AND OTHER STORIES”, published by Dark Horse Comics.

BEST INKER - Joe Rivera for “DAREDEVIL”, published by Marvel Comics.

BEST NEW SERIES - “DAREDEVIL”, published by Marvel Comics.

MOST PROMISING NEW TALENT - Sara Pichelli, for “ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN”, published by Marvel Comics.

SPECIAL AWARD FOR HUMOR IN COMICS  -  Kate Beaton for “HARK! A VAGRANT”, harkavagrant.com; printed edition published by Drawn and Quarterly.

BEST ORIGINAL GRAPHIC PUBLICATION FOR YOUNGER READERS  - “ANYA’S GHOST”, published by First Second.

BEST ANTHOLOGY  - “DARK HORSE PRESENTS”, published by Dark Horse Comics.

BEST DOMESTIC REPRINT PROJECT  - “WALT SIMONSON’S THE MIGHTY THOR, ARTIST’S EDITION”, published by IDW.

BEST COVER ARTIST - J. H. WILLIAMS for “BATWOMAN”, published by DC Comics.

SPECIAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRESENTATION - “WALT SIMONSON’S THE MIGHTY THOR, ARTIST’S EDITION”, published by IDW.

BEST ORIGINAL GRAPHIC ALBUM  - “JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND”, published by Archaia Entertainment.

BEST BIOGRAPHICAL,HISTORICAL OR JOURNALISTIC PRESENTATION – “GENIUS ISOLATED: THE LIFE AND ART OF ALEX TOTH”, published by IDW.

BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED – “THE DEATH RAY”, published by Drawn and Quarterly.

BEST CONTINUING OR LIMITED SERIES - “DAREDEVIL”, published by Marvel Comics.

BEST WRITER - Mark Waid for “DAREDEVIL”,  published by Marvel Comics.

BEST ARTIST - J. H. Williams for “BATWOMAN”, published by DC Comics.

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BEST CARTOONIST - Kate Beaton for “HARK! A VAGRANT”, harkavagrant.com; printed edition published by Drawn and Quarterly.

BEST SINGLE ISSUE OR STORY - “JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND”, published by Archaia Entertainment.