KATE BEATON, Richard Thompson, Mark Waid and J.H. Williams won big Saturday night at the 2012 Harvey Awards, hosted by the Baltimore Comic-Con at the Convention Center.
Beaton took home the Best Cartoonist honor and her comic “Hark! A Vagrant” won for Best Onlines Comics Work. The Canadian creator also won the Special Award for Humor in Comics for her “Hark!” collection published by Drawn and Quarterly.
Thompson’s Universal Uclick comic “Cul de Sac” won for Best Syndicated Strip.
The Arlington-based Thompson, 54, who has Parkinson’s disease, announced last month that he will end his strip — which was born on The Post’s pages — on Sept. 23.
“I came to this business late and left too soon,” Thompson tells Comic Riffs on Sunday, in reaction to the win. “But I’m a very lucky guy. Thank you [Harveys voters] for reminding me.”
The Harveys are a peer award, voted upon entirely by comics professionals.
Elsewhere, Marvel’s Daredevil picked up awards for Best New Series, Best Continuing or Limited Series, Best Writer (Mark Waid) and Best Inker (Joe Rivera).
DC’s Batwoman garnered honors for Best Artist (J.H. Williams) and Best Cover Artist (Williams again).
“Walt Simonson’s the Mighty Thor, Artist’s Edition (IDW) won for Best Domestic Reprint Project and Special Award for Excellence in Presentation.
“Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand” (Archaia Entertainment) won for Best Single Issue or Story and Best Original Graphic Album.
And Sara Pichelli won Most Promising New Talent for her work on Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man.
Baltimore Comic-Con concludes Sunday.
The Harveys are named for MAD magazine founder Harvey Kurtzman. Here is the full list of Saturday night’s winners:
BEST SYNDICATED STRIP: “CUL DE SAC,” by Richard Thompson, syndicated by Universal Uclick.
BEST ONLINE COMICS WORK: “HARK! A VAGRANT”, by Kate Beaton; print edition, Drawn and Quarterly.
BEST CARTOONIST: Kate Beaton for “HARK! A VAGRANT”; print edition, Drawn and Quarterly.
SPECIAL AWARD FOR HUMOR IN COMICS:Kate Beaton for “HARK! A VAGRANT”; printed edition, Drawn and Quarterly.
BEST NEW SERIES: “DAREDEVIL”; Marvel Comics.
BEST CONTINUING OR LIMITED SERIES: “DAREDEVIL”; Marvel Comics.
BEST WRITER: Mark Waid for “DAREDEVIL”; Marvel Comics.
BEST INKER: Joe Rivera for “DAREDEVIL”; Marvel Comics.
BEST LETTERER: Chris Eliopoulos for “FEAR ITSELF”; Marvel Comics.
BEST COLORIST: Dave Stewart for “HELLBOY: THE FURY”; Dark Horse Comics.
MOST PROMISING NEW TALENT: Sara Pichelli, for “ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN”; Marvel Comics.
BEST ORIGINAL GRAPHIC PUBLICATION FOR YOUNGER READERS: “ANYA’S GHOST”; First Second.
BEST ANTHOLOGY: “DARK HORSE PRESENTS”; Dark Horse Comics.
BEST DOMESTIC REPRINT PROJECT: “WALT SIMONSON’S THE MIGHTY THOR, ARTIST’S EDITION”; IDW.
SPECIAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRESENTATION: “WALT SIMONSON’S THE MIGHTY THOR, ARTIST’S EDITION”; IDW.
BEST COVER ARTIST: J.H. Williams for “BATWOMAN; DC Comics.
BEST ARTIST: J. H. Williams for “BATWOMAN”; DC Comics.
BEST ORIGINAL GRAPHIC ALBUM: “JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND”; Archaia Entertainment.
BEST SINGLE ISSUE OR STORY:“JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND”; Archaia Entertainment.
BEST BIOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL OR JOURNALISTIC PRESENTATION: “GENIUS ISOLATED: THE LIFE AND ART OF ALEX TOTH”; IDW.
BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM (PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED): “THE DEATH RAY” by Daniel Clowes; Drawn and Quarterly.
BEST AMERICAN EDITION OF FOREIGN MATERIAL: “THE MANARA LIBRARY, VOLUME 1: INDIAN SUMMER AND OTHER STORIES”; Dark Horse Comics.
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