2018 HUGO Awards Nominees

"Monstress Vol. 2" cover
Credit: Sana Takeda (Image Comics)

The finalist for the 2018 Hugo Awards were announced over the weekend, with comic books highlighted in the "Best Graphic Story" category and "Best Professional Artist" categories. The long-running awards grouping honors the best in science fiction and fantasy literature for the previous year.

The award winners will be announced in a ceremony during San Jose's WorldCon 76 on August 19, hosted by John Picacio.

Best Graphic Story

  • Bitch Planet, Volume 2: President Bitch, written by Kelly Sue DeConnick, illustrated by Valentine DeLandro and Taki Soma, colored by Kelly Fitzpatrick, lettered by Clayton Cowles (Image Comics)
  • Black Bolt, Volume 1: Hard Time, written by Saladin Ahmed, illustrated by Christian Ward, lettered by Clayton Cowles (Marvel)
  • Monstress, Volume 2: The Blood, written by Marjorie M. Liu, illustrated by Sana Takeda (Image Comics)
  • My Favorite Thing is Monsters, written and illustrated by Emil Ferris (Fantagraphics)
  • Paper Girls, Volume 3, written by Brian K. Vaughan, illustrated by Cliff Chiang, colored by Matthew Wilson, lettered by Jared Fletcher (Image Comics)
  • Saga, Volume 7, written by Brian K. Vaughan, illustrated by Fiona Staples (Image Comics)


Best Professional Artist

  • Galen Dara
  • Kathleen Jennings
  • Bastien Lecouffe Deharme
  • Victo Ngai
  • John Picacio
  • Sana Takeda

The full list of categories and nominees can be found here.

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