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.
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