The winners of The 2011 Harvey Awards were announced this weekend at the Baltimore Comic-Con. DC Entertainment took home awards for the following DC Comics and Vertigo titles. Best New Series: AMERICAN VAMPIRE by Scott Snyder, Stephen King and Rafael Albuquerque Best Single Issue or Story: DAYTRIPPER by Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon
“Daytripper is absolutely breathtaking. Both the writing and the illustrations are beautiful, and the combination is powerful. Moon and Bá . . . create a masterpiece within the traditional constraints of the medium. If you love comic books and you’re looking for a great story, DAYTRIPPER is a must-read.” –WIRED/Geek Dad “It's a comic that lingers in the head, with powerful writing and vivid art that are a pleasure to behold. . . . The main character dies again and again, forcing readers to contemplate the fragility of life.” –USA TODAY/Pop Candy
San Diego Comic-Con is a great place to see some of your favorite writers, artists, pencillers, and colorists. For those of you who couldn’t make it to the convention or missed these moments, here are a few photographs from my time there. Pictured below: Eisner Award winning writer Scott Snyder and artist Rafael Albuquerque on the AMERICAN VAMPIRE panel. Notice Jeff Lemire hiding in the background?
How much is too much? That's my constant question while telling a story. There's a delicate balance between words and pictures in a comic book story, and it's easy to get carried away in one direction or the other and flood the reader with too much.