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Named in honor of the late cartoonist and Mad magazine editor Harvey Kurtzman, the awards recognize outstanding work in comics.
The winners of the 2009 Harveys are:
Best writer: Grant Morrison, All-Star Superman (DC Comics)
Best artist: Gabriel Ba, The Umbrella Academy (Dark Horse)
Best cartoonist: Al Jaffee, Tall Tales (Abrams Books)
Best letterer: John Workman, Marvel 1985 (Marvel)
Best inker: Mark Morales, Thor (Marvel)
Best colorist: Dave Stewart, The Umbrella Academy (Dark Horse)
Best cover artist: James Jean, Fables (DC Comics/Vertigo)
Best new series: Echo (Abstract Studios)
Best continuing or limited series: All-Star Superman (DC Comics)
Best biographical, historical or journalistic presentation: Kirby: King of Comics, Mark Evanier (Abrams Books)
Best syndicated strip or panel: Mutts, Patrick McDonnell (King Features Syndicate)
Best anthology: Comic Book Tattoo, edited by Rantz Hoseley (Image Comics)
Best original graphic album: Too Cool To Be Forgotten (Top Shelf)
Best graphic album-previously published: Nat Turner, Kyle Baker (Abrams Books)
Best single issue or story: Y: The Last Man #60 (DC Comics/Vertigo)
Best domestic reprint project: Complete Peanuts (Fantagraphics Books)
Best American edition of foreign material: Gus & His Gang (First Second)
Best online comics work: High Moon, David Gallaher, Steve Ellis and Scott O. Brown (DC Comics/Zuda)
Special award for humor in comics: Al Jaffee, Tall Tales (Abrams Books)
Special award for excellence in presentation: Kirby: King of Comics, Mark Evanier (Abrams Books)
Best new talent: Bryan J.L. Glass, The Mice Templar (Image Comics)
Steve Sunu live-blogged the awards presentation for CBR Live!
The full list of nominees can be found here.