NYCC 2018: This Year’s Harvey Award Winners Announced!

by Hannah Means Shannon

This year’s Harvey Awards winners were announced last night in New York in tandem with New York Comic Con. This year’s awards were particularly special since they celebrated 30 years of Harveys.

After revising the award categories and voting procedures this year, the categories that were honored included Book of the Year, Digital Book of the Year, Best Children or Young Adult Book, Best Adaptation from a Comic Book/Graphic Novel, Best Manga and Best European Book.

The Harvey Award winners for 2018 are:

  • Book of the Year: MONSTRESS by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda (Image)
  • Digital Book of the Year BARRIER by Brian K. Vaughn, Marcos Martin and Muntsa Vicente (Panel Syndicate)
  • Best Children or Young Adult Book: Tie between THE PRINCE AND THE DRESSMAKER by Jen Wang (First Second) and THE TEA DRAGON SOCIETY, by Katie O’Neill (Oni Press)
  • Best Adaptation from a Comic Book/Graphic Novel: BLACK PANTHER (Walt Disney Pictures) – Directed by Ryan Coogler. Adapted from “Black Panther” (Marvel Comics)
  • Best Manga: MY LESBIAN EXPERIENCE WITH LONELINESS by Nagata Kabi (Seven Seas)
  • Best European Book: CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’: CASS ELLIOT BEFORE THE MAMAS & THE PAPAS by Pénélope Bagieu (First Second)

 The Harvey Awards Steering Committee is co-chaired by Nellie Kurtzman, John Lind, and Chip Mosher. The Harvey Awards Nomination Committee for 2018 was comprised of participants including numerous award-winning creators, librarians, and editors. Their selections established the nominees for the six categories included on the ballots, which were then open to voting from all qualified professionals involved in the publishing industry.

In addition to revealing the award winners, the Harvey Awards inducted Dave Gibbons (Watchmen) and Roz Chast (The New Yorker) into the Hall of Fame. Manga artist Harold Sakuishi (BECK) received the International Spotlight Award and Jackie Estrada won the inaugural Comics Industry Pioneer honor for her work.

Lance Fensterman, Global President of ReedPOP says, regarding the Harveys’ presence at NYCC:

The Harvey Awards are among the pinnacle of the comic book industry and ReedPOP is thrilled to present this showcase which honors the best that this medium has to offer.

For more information about Harvey Kurtzman and the Harvey Awards, you can visit harveyawards.com and the Harvey Awards Facebook and Twitter pages.

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