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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 08/21/2011

BALTIMORE COMIC-CON: Your 2011 Harvey Award winners are...

In a packed Baltimore Convention Center room on Saturday afternoon, DC writer Scott Snyder was listening to a pumped-up fan shower hosannas upon his “American Vampire” series.

Just hours later, Snyder’s comics-pro peers were doing the same.

Snyder’s Vertigo book — co-created by Rafael Albuquerque and Stephen King — won Best New Series at the 2011 Harvey Awards, presented at a banquet to wrap Day 1 of the Baltimore Comic-Con (the convention concludes today).

Among the night’s other big winners were Darwyn Cooke, who won Best Artist and Best Cartoonist for “Richard Stark’s Parker: The Outfit” (IDW), as well as Jaime Hernandez and Roger Langridge.

Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez’s “Love and Rockets: Volume 3” (Fantagraphics) won Best Continuing or Limited Series, and Todd Hignite’s book “The Art of Jaime Hernandez: The Secrets of Life and Death” (Abrams ComicsArts) won Best Biographical/Historical/Journalistic Presentation.

IDW continued its stellar night with “Dave Stevens’s The Rocketeer: Artist’s Edition” (Randall Dahlk and Scott Dunbier), which won Best Domestic Reprint Project and received a special award for Excellence in Presentation.

Among comic strips, Garry Trudeau’s “Doonesbury” (Universal Uclick) won for Best Syndicated Strip or Panel, and Kate Beaton’s “Hark! A Vagrant” won for Best Online Comics Work.

Besides “American Vampire,” DC’s Vertigo imprint also represented well with Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba’s “Daytripper,” which won Best Single Issue or Story, and “Cuba: My Revolution,” which won Best Colorist for Jose Villarrubia.

Marvel’s Thor books yielded wins for John Workman (Best Letterer) and Mark Morales (Best Inker.); and Roger Langridge (Best Writer) and Chris Samnee (Best Promising New Talent) won for “Thor: The Mighty Avenger.”

Langridge also won a special Humor in Comics award for Boom! Studios’ “The Muppet Show.”

And Stan Lee, the convention’s guest of honor, was presented with the Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award.

For the full list of winners, click through below.

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

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

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

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

By  |  09:00 AM ET, 08/21/2011

 
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