2011 Harvey Award Winners

Saturday night here in Baltimore the Harvey Awards were handed out! The Harvey Awards started in 1988, awarding outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. Baltimore has been hosting the awards banquet since 2005. Here are the 2011 winners!

Best Syndicated Strip or Panel: “Doonesbury,” Garry Trudeau, Universal Press Syndicate

Best Online Comics Work: ”Hark! A Vagrant,” Kate Beaton


Best Cartoonist: Darwyn Cooke, RICHARD STARK’S PARKER: THE OUTFIT, IDW

Best Colorist: Jose Villarrubia, CUBA : MY REVOLUTION, Vertigo/DC Comics

Best Inker: Mark Morales, THOR, Marvel Comics

Best Letterer: John Workman, THOR, Marvel Comics

Best Writer
: Roger Langridge, THOR: THE MIGHTY AVENGER, Marvel Comics

Best Cover Artist: Mike Mignola, HELLBOY, Dark Horse Comics

Most Promising New Talent: Chris Samnee, THOR: THE MIGHTY AVENGER, Marvel Comics

Best New Series: AMERICAN VAMPIRE, Scott Snyder, Stephen King and Rafael Albuquerque, Vertigo/DC Comics

Best American Edition of Foreign Material: BLACKSAD, Juan Diaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido, Dark Horse Comics

Special Award for Humor in Comics: Roger Langridge, THE MUPPET SHOW, BOOM! Studios

Best Original Graphic Publication for Younger Readers: TINY TITANS, Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani, DC Comics

Best Graphic Album, Previously Published: BEASTS OF BURDEN: ANIMAL RITES, Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson, Dark Horse Comics

Best Anthology: POPGUN # 4, edited by D.J. Kirkbride, Anthony Wu and Adam P. Knave, Image Comics

Best Domestic Reprint Project: DAVE STEVENS’S THE ROCKETEER: ARTIST’S EDITION, designed by Randall Dahlk & edited by Scott Dunbier, IDW

Best Biographical, Historical or Journalistic Presentation: THE ART OF JAIME HERNANDEZ: THE SECRETS OF LIFE AND DEATH, edited by Todd Hignite, Abrams ComicArts

Special Award, Excellence in Presentation: DAVE STEVENS’ THE ROCKETEER: ARITIST’S EDITION, designed by Randall Dahlk & edited by Scott Dunbier, IDW

Best Original Graphic Album: SCOTT PILGRM VOLUME 6: SCOTT PILGRIM’S FINEST HOUR, Bryan Lee O’Malley, Oni Press

Best Continuing or Limited Series: LOVE AND ROCKETS: VOLUME 3, Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez, Fantagraphics

Best Single Issue or Story
: DAYTRIPPER, Fabio Moon and Gabiel Ba, Vertigo/DC Comics

Special Award: to Paul McSpadden, Harvey Award Administrator, presented by Denis Kitchen.

Hero Initiative Dick Giordano Humanitarian of the Year: Mike Gold, presented by Mark Wheatley

Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award: Stan Lee, presented by Mark Waid

If you’re wondering how The Harvey Awards work:

The Harvey Awards are presented annually to those creators and publications that receive the most votes from their peers in the comics industry. At the beginning of each year, nominating ballots are sent to comics professionals and publishers. Qualifying professionals are able to nominate up to five entries in each category. The top five nominees, plus ties, in each category are placed on the final ballot, which is mailed in the Spring. Final ballots are returned one month later and the votes are tabulated. Winners are announced each year at the Harvey Awards banquet.

The Shadow Returns!

Dynamite Entertainment has signed a comprehensive licensing agreement with Conde Nast for comic books based on one of the most popular cultural icons in comics – The Shadow! Arguably the most famous pulp hero of the 20th century, The Shadow has been featured in comic books, comic strips, television, video games, and at least five motion pictures!

“We are pleased and excited to entrust The Shadow to the capable, creative hands of Dynamite Entertainment,” said Jerry Birenz, licensing attorney for Conde Nast. “We look forward to a continuation of the long tradition of The Shadow in comic books, and the enjoying of the new adventures and experiences Dynamite Entertainment will bring us.”

Introduced as a mysterious radio narrator by David Chrisman, William Sweets, and Harry Engman Charlot for Street and Smith Publications, The Shadow was fully developed and transformed into a pop culture icon by pulp writer Walter B. Gibson.

The Shadow debuted on July 31, 1930, as the mysterious narrator of the Street and Smith radio program Detective Story Hour. After gaining popularity among the show’s listeners, the narrator became the star of The Shadow Magazine on April 1, 1931, a pulp series created and primarily written by the prolific Gibson.

“Pursuing The Shadow has been a life time quest,” says Dynamite Entertainment President and Publisher Nick Barrucci. “Dynamite is working to launch the Shadow with some of the comic industries leading talent including John Cassaday, Alex Ross, Ryan Sook and Jae Lee, with more to be announced – creators who will bring justice to The Shadow. We will be releasing more exciting news about The Shadow series soon!”

Mark Bagley’s ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #1 Variant!

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at the Ultimate Comics X-Men #1 Bagley Variant from Marvel Architect Mark Bagley! Rising stars Nick Spencer & Paco Medina put Iceman, Kitty Pride and the Human Torch on the road to discover the true history of the x-gene! Who are the X-Men and how will they handle the fallout of this universe shattering discovery? Find out in Ultimate Comics X-Men #1 this September, as Ultimate Comics Universe Reborn continues!

Variant Cover by MARK BAGLEY
FOC – 08/22/11, ON SALE – 09/21/11

San Diego Comic Con & Foursquare

If you checked into San Diego Comic Con via Foursquare you earned a super sweet and exclusive badge that was sponsored by South Park this year! You didn’t have to do anything special like shout something out, all you had to do was check in and this is what you earned:

Here’s the fun text that went with it:

It’s no Chili Con Carnival, but you’ve just cooked up the Comic-Con 2011 Badge! The South Park Experience is just across the street at First and J Street to score a super-sweet t-shirt.

Yes, that’s right. Not only did you earn a cool new badge that could only be earned by attending SDCC, but you could get a free shirt as well! If it’s free, it’s me! You know I headed over Saturday to get my free shirt. It was funny too because some people were trying to get a shirt but had no idea what they had to do. I give kudos to the people handing them out who kept people honest. You had to actually show them the badge on your phone. You couldn’t just say you had checked in. I’m glad something that was “exclusive” stayed that way.


SDCC ’12 Artist Alley Application is Live!

Are you in the comic book industry and have been considering making a splash at San Diego but have always found Artist Alley filled up by the time you come around to applying? If so, you might want to get a jump on it now and act fast because this is one of the fasting filling list in US conventions.

The deadline to have this in is by 9/23/11 and you NEED to have a CA sellers permit to sell anything at the show by July 2nd but get that in early as well before all of the other applications cause a delay.