Knowing now that Saga ran the table, how large would you guess its margin of victory over Schlock Mercenary was in the Hugo balloting? Saga ended with 59.5% of the votes and Schlock Mercenary with 40.5%. The winning Game of Thrones episode received 61% in its category, so that’s a commanding margin as these things go.
Michael Cavna’s Comic Riffs blog at the Washington Post listed the Harvey Award winners. (They’re named for Harvey Kurtzman.) —
Best Color: Fiona Staples, Saga.
Best New Series: Saga.
Best Continuing or Limited Series: Saga.
Best Writer: Brian K. Vaughan, Saga.
Best Artist: Fiona Staples, Saga.
Best Single Issue or Story: Saga #1.
Best Cartoonist: Jaime Hernandez, “Love and Rockets: New Stories” (Fantagraphics).
Best Letterer: Todd Klein, Fables.
Best Syndicated Strip: “Dick Tracy,” by Joe Staton and Mike Curtis, (Tribune Media Services).
Best Online Comics Work: Battle Pug, by Mike Norton.
Best American Edition of Foreign Material: “Blacksad: A Silent Hell” (Dark Horse).
Best Inker: Klaus Janson, Captain America (Marvel).
Most Promising New Talent: Dennis Hopeless, Avengers Arena (Marvel).
Special Award for Humor in Comics: Ryan North, Adventure Time (kaBoom!).
Best Original Graphic Publication for Younger Readers: Adventure Time (kaBoom!).
Best Graphic Album, Previously Published: “Alien: the Illustrated Story” (Titan Books).
Best Anthology: Dark Horse Presents.
Best Domestic Reprint Project: David Mazzucchelli‘s Daredevil: Born Again Artists Edition (IDW).
Best Cover Artist: David Aja, Hawkeye (Marvel).
Best Biographical, Historical, or Journalistic Presentation: Robot 6 blog, by Comic Book Resources.
Special Awards for Excellence in Presentation: “Building Stories,” Chris Ware (Pantheon).
Best Graphic Album, Original: “Richard Stark’s Parker: The Score,” by Darwyn Cooke (IDW).
Dick Giordano Hero Initiative Humanitarian of the Year Award: Paul Levitz.
Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award: Sal Buscema.