The Harvey Awards, the American comics industry's in-house awards show, was last night. For the second time, the MC was the internet's own Scott Kurtz
, writer and artist behind PVP
, occasionally known as the granddaddy of webcomics.
There was even a bit of controversy, after Mark Waid
's "impassioned speech about copyright and what its intent truly is" which contained a reminder to the comics industry to "not make the mistakes of the RIAA and the movie industry." According to Bleeding Cool,
Sergio Aragonés was later to counter Waid’s theme face-to-face which led to a rather loud contre temps between the two and a bit of a storm off on Waid’s part, with Aragones acclaiming that you don’t just give your work away.
Aragonés, if you're looking for a contextual touchstone, is a veteran of Mad Magazine
and the creator of Groo the Wanderer
, while Waid wrote The Flash
for eight years, and was the writer behind Kingdom Come
But enough of that! See the award winners and their competition below: