September 2, 2013
Saga Wins Best Graphic Story Category At 2013 Hugo Awards
According to the awards program's site
, the comic book series Saga
won the Best Graphic Story category in this year's Hugo Awards. They were given out in conjunction with LoneStar Con 3 in San Antonio, Texas, over the weekend.
The trade Saga
Vol. 1 won the award. It was credited with writing to Brian K. Vaughn and illustration to Fiona Staples -- the publisher Image was also listed. Others in the category were Locke & Key Volume Five: Clockworks
, Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez (IDW); Schlock Mercenary: Random Access Memorabilia
, Howard Tayler and Travis Walton (Hypernode Media); Grandville Bete Noire
, Bryan Talbot (Dark Horse/Jonathan Cape); Saucer Country, Volume One: Run
, Paul Cornell and Ryan Kelly and Jimmy Broxton and Goran Sudzuka (Vertigo).
There were other comics-related elements to the awards program. The comics writer Paul Cornell was the host. Viz Media shared in an award for a Ken Liu contribution to a prose work they published. The webcartoonist Howard Tayler shared in an award given the Writing Excuse
podcast. The movie adaptation of the Stan Lee/Jack Kirby/Mark Millar/Bryan Hitch/etc. Avengers
comic book won an award.
The first Hugo Awards were given out in 1953. The Graphic Story category was put into place in 2009.
posted 1:42 am PST
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