2018 Harvey Awards Nominees Announced

Nominees for the 2018 Harvey Awards have been announced!

Named for the legendary cartoonist and editor Harvey Kurtzman and celebrating its historic 30th anniversary in 2018, the awards shine a spotlight on the best & brightest, helping new readers, current fans, booksellers, retailers and librarians distinguish the best comics of the year as voted on by their peers. This year’s nominees have been selected by a handpicked contingent of industry voices and voted on by qualifying professionals.

The full Harvey Awards ceremony will debut at New York Comic Con on October 5.

“With the new Harvey Awards at NYCC, our goal is to bring the year’s best graphic works to the fore,” said Nellie Kurtzman, chair of the Harvey Awards Executive Committee. “As a reader, seeing a book acknowledged by the Harvey Awards should ensure you’re picking up the best our industry has to offer. As a librarian, educator or retailer – the Harvey Awards should help guide you towards quality material. With the help of the new nomination and voting procedures, our goal is to help new and old fans alike find the best work the comics medium has to offer.”

This year's awards features an all-new, shortened list of categories:

Book of the Year

Black Hammer: Secret Origins by Jeff Lemire, Dean Ormston and Dave Stewart (Dark Horse)
Boundless by Jillian Tamaki (Drawn and Quarterly)
Everything is Flammable by Gabrielle Bell (Uncivilized Books)
Hostage by Guy Delisle (Drawn and Quarterly)
Kindred by Octavia E. Butler, adapted by Damian Duffy and illustrated by John Jennings (Abrams ComicArts)
Lighter Than My Shadow by Katie Green (Lion Forge)
Monstress by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda (Image)
My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris (Fantagraphics)
Roughneck by Jeff Lemire (Gallery 13)
Shade The Changing Girl by Cecil Castellucci and Marley Zarcone (DC Comics)
Spinning by Tillie Walden (First Second)
The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui (Abrams Books)
The Customer is Always Wrong by Mimi Pond (Drawn and Quarterly)
The Flintstones by Mark Russell and Steve Pugh (DC Comics)
The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang (First Second)

Digital Book of the Year

Bandette by Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover (Monkeybrain)
Barrier by Brian K. Vaughn, Marcos Martin and Muntsa Vicente (Panel Syndicate)
Check, Please!: #Hockey by Ngozi Ukazu (checkpleasecomic.com)
Not Drunk Enough by Tessa Stone (ndecomic.com)
The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill (teadragonsociety.com)

Best Children or Young Adult Book

Brave by Svetlana Chmakova (JY)
Real Friends by Shannon Hale and LeUyeun Pham (First Second)
Spinning by Tillie Walden (First Second)
The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang (First Second)
The Tea Dragon Society, by Katie O’Neill (Oni Press)

Best Adaptation from a Comic Book/Graphic Novel

Atomic Blonde (Focus Features) – Directed by David Leitch. Adapted from “The Coldest City” (Oni Press)
Black Panther (Walt Disney Pictures) – Directed by Ryan Coogler. Adapted from “Black Panther” (Marvel Comics)
The LEGO Batman Movie (Warner Bros.) – Directed by Chris McKay. Adapted from “Batman” (DC Comics)
Logan (20th Century Fox) – Directed by James Mangold. Adapted from “Wolverine” (Marvel Comics)
My Friend Dahmer (FilmRise) – Directed by Marc Meyers. Adapted from “My Friend Dahmer” (Abrams ComicArts)
Preacher (AMC) – Developed by Sam Catlin, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg. Adapted from “Preacher” (DC/Vertigo)
Riverdale (The CW) – Developed by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Adapted from “Archie” (Archie Comics)
The End Of The F***Ing World (Netflix) – Written by Charlie Covell. Adapted from “The End of the F***ing World” (Fantagraphics)
Thor: Ragnarok (Walt Disney Pictures) – Directed by Taika Waititi. Adapted from “Thor” (Marvel Comics)
Wonder Woman (Warner Bros.) – Directed by Patty Jenkins. Adapted from “Wonder Woman” (DC Comics)

Best Manga

My Brother’s Husband by Gengoroh Tagame Anne Ishii (Pantheon Graphic Library)
My Hero Academia by Kohei Horikoshi (Viz Media)
My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness by Nagata Kabi (Seven Seas)
Tokyo Ghoul by Sui Ishida (Viz Media)
Your Name by Makoto Shinkai and Ranmaru Kotone (Yen Press)

Best European Book

Audubon: On The Wings of the World by Fabien Grolleau and Jerémie Royer (Nobrow)
California Dreamin’: Cass Elliot Before The Mamas & The Papas by Pénélope Bagieu (First Second)
Flight of the Raven by Jean-Pierre Gibrat (IDW)
The Ghost of Gaudi by El Torres and Jesús Alonso Iglesias (Lion Forge)
The Ladies in Waiting by Santiago García and Javier Olivares (Fantagraphics)

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