Award-Winning Saga

Saga racked up six Harvey Awards at last weekend’s Baltimore Comic-Con, hard on the heels of its Best Graphic Story Hugo at LoneStarCon 3, and three Eisner Awards at San Diego Comic-Con.

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.