Brian K. Vaughan And Fiona Staples’ ‘Saga’ Wins 2013 Hugo Award
Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples‘ Saga continues to be honored in the awards circuit. After picking up three Eisner Awards at this year’s Comic-Con — sweeping the three categories for which it was nominated — the title has now taken home the Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story.
Named after Hugo Gernsback, who founded the seminal science fiction magazine Amazing Stories, the Hugo Awards are given annually for the best science fiction or fantasy work of the previous year. The 2013 awards were presented this past weekend at LoneStarCon 3 in San Antonio, Texas, with writer Paul Cornell (whose Saucer Country was also up for the Best Graphic Story award) serving as Toastmaster. Saga Volume 1 beat out four other titles for the award: Locke & Key Volume 5: Clockworks, written by Joe Hill and illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez (IDW); Schlock Mercenary: Random Access Memorabilia, written and illustrated by Howard Tayler and colored by Travis Walton (Hypernode Media); Grandville Bête Noire, written and illustrated by Bryan Talbot (Dark Horse Comics, Jonathan Cape); and Saucer Country, Volume 1: Run, written by Cornell and illustrated by Ryan Kelly, Jimmy Broxton and Goran Sudzuka (Vertigo).
Also of note, Marvel’s The Avengers, written and directed by Joss Whedon, won the Hugo for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form.