Exciting news out of the Baltimore Comic-Con this weekend where the Dick Tracy team, Mike Curtis (writer) and Joe Staton (artist) have won the 2013 Harvey Award for “Best Syndicated Strip or Panel” over some stiff competition. The Harvey’s are a major comic strip award and our congratulations go out to the entire Dick Tracy team!
As has been noted in an earlier post, the Harvey Awards are leading comic awards (and a successor to the Kirby Awards) currently presented at the Baltimore Comic-Con. The awards recognize outstanding work in comics and sequential art and are named in honor of the late Harvey Kurtzman (1924-1993), one of the comic industry’s most innovative talents.
Here’s a full list of this year’s Harvey winners :
Dick Tracy artist Joe Staton was kind enough to share with the Depot a few pictures from his trip to Illinois. Joe met fans and former Dick Tracy collaborators at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) and also took a grand Tracy tour through Illinois. Staton was lucky enough to see the Chester Gould estate and studio in Woodstock, spent the day with Ross Fletcher (son of late Tracy artist Rick Fletcher) and visited with previous Dick Tracy artist/writer, Dick Locher.
If you have a few spare minutes, take the time to click through Joe’s photos here. Hopefully like us, they will give you a warm fuzzy feeling.
Dick Tracy artist Joe Staton has been busy talking to fans over the last couple weeks. First our friends (hopefully we’re friends) over at First Comics News interviewed our favorite artist a few days ago. Take a read!
On top of that Joe did a live #AskDickTracy tweet with @GoComics Friday 5/10 at 1:30 CST. Check out the feedback on Twitter.
Piling on the praise here, Joe’s artistry since taking over in 2011 has been amazing. The professional look and feel of well drawn characters and detail thick backgrounds makes us feel like we’re reading a store-bought comic every day. Mr. Staton knows his craft and we’re hopeful he’ll continue for a long, long time!
The time is now. The place is the City by the Lake. The man is Dick Tracy. Decades after the era of Al Capone, Pruneface, Ma Barker and Flattop, the good guys are still fighting the bad guys with guns, guts and technology in the continuing saga of Dick Tracy.
Volume one of the new “Calling Dick Tracy!” eBook series by noted artist Joe Staton (Justice Society of America, Green Lantern) and writer Mike Curtis (Richie Rich, Casper the Friendly Ghost) features the new teams first 20 weeks including the storylines, Flyface and Fifth Return, Flakey Miscuit Makes the Dough, Doubleup and Scarlet Sting and B-B Eyes and Honeymoon. Word is out each strip comes to us in color, even the dailies which many readers have only ever seen in black and white. Now available in Apple’s iBook and also Amazon e-readers, we can’t wait to get our hands on it!