Hark! A Vagrant wins the Harvey for Best Online Comic + 2
Some say that the Harvey Awards are overall a better reflection of the webcomics scene than the Eisners. Despite this year’s MC being actor/comedian Phil LaMarr and not Scott Kurtz, there’s a little bit more ammo for Harvey proponents these days: last weekend, Kate Beaton’s Hark! A Vagrant series took home the award for Best Online Comic. The series was chosen over several other fine works: Battlepug, by Mike Norton; Bucko, by Erika Moen and Jeff Parker; Delilah Dirk, by Tony Cliff; and Gronk, by Katie Cook. This is Ms. Beaton’s second win, adding to her Harvey Award from last year. Ms. Beaton also cleaned up in two other categories: the Best Cartoonist Award and the Special Award for Humor in Comics. I have always felt that Ms. Beaton was an incredibly significant and important cartoonist in the world of webcomics, and I’m very happy for her award wins at the Harveys.
Congratulations, Ms. Beaton! You’re on top of the world, as you might say in one of your historical humor comics, probably starring a delightful caricature of adventurer Robert Peary.
(Incidentally, about the hosting situation: it seems that Scott Kurtz couldn’t make it to the Baltimore Comic-Con due to a family conflict. However, the site mentions that he will return in the future.)
(h/t Comics Alliance)