2019 HARVEY AWARDS Nominees

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Press Release

The Harvey Awards today revealed the nominees for their annual comics industry awards in the following six categories, which will be voted on by professionals from August 14 to September 10, 2019. The winners will be announced on October 4 at the Harvey Awards gala.

Nominees for the 2019 Harvey Awards:

Book of the Year
- Belonging: A German Reckons with History and Home by Nora Krug (Scribner)
- Berlin by Jason Lutes (Drawn & Quarterly)
- BTTM FDRS by Ezra Claytan Daniels and Ben Passmore (Fantagraphics)
- Hey Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Scholastic Graphix)
- Kid Gloves by Lucy Knisley (First Second)
- Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O’Connell (First Second)
- My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips (Image)
- On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden (First Second)
- Upgrade Soul by Ezra Claytan Daniels (Lion Forge)
- When I Arrived at the Castle by Emily Carroll (Koyama Press)


Digital Book of the Year
- Check, Please by Ngozi Ukazu: www.checkpleasecomic.com
- Space Boy by Stephen McCranie: www.webtoons.com/en/drama/space-boy/list?title_no=400&page=1
- The Contradictions by Sophie Yanow: www.thecontradictions.com
- The Nib edited by Matt Bors: www.thenib.com
- Woman World by Aminder Dhaliwal: www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/woman-world/list?title_no=100912&page=1


Best Children’s or Young Adult Book
- Hey Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Scholastic Graphix)
- Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O’Connell (First Second)
- Mr. Wolf's Class #2: Mystery Club by Aron Nels Steinke (Scholastic Graphix)
- New Kid by Jerry Craft (HarperCollins Children’s Books)
- On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden (First Second)


Best Manga
- Frankenstein: Junji Ito Story Collection by Junji Ito (VIZ Media)
- Mob Psycho 100 by ONE (Dark Horse Manga)
- My Hero Academia by Kohei Horikoshi (VIZ Media)
- Our Dreams at Dusk by Yuhki Kamatani (Seven Seas)
- Smashed by Junji Ito (VIZ Media)
- Witch Hat Atelier by Kamome Shirahama (Kodansha Comics)


Best European Book
- Corto Maltese by Hugo Pratt (IDW Publishing)
- O Josephine by Jason (Fantagraphics)
- Radiant by Tony Valente (VIZ Media)
- Red Ultramarine by Manuele Fior, translated by Jamie Richards (Fantagraphics)
- Waves by Ingrid Chabbert and Carole Maurel (Archaia)


Best Comics Adaptation Award
- Alita: Battle Angel, by 20th Century Fox, based on Battle Angel Alita (Kodansha USA)
- Avengers: Endgame by Marvel Studios, based on The Avengers (Marvel Comics)
- The Boys by Amazon Studios, based on The Boys (Dynamite Entertainment)
- Captain Marvel by Marvel Studios, based on Captain Marvel (Marvel Comics)
- Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, by Netflix, based on Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Archie Comics)
- Doom Patrol by DC Universe, based on Doom Patrol (DC Comics)
- Marvel's Spider-Man by Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive, based on Spider-Man (Marvel Comics)
- The Snagglepuss Chronicles, by Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival and Die-Cast, based on Exit, Stage Left!: The Snagglepuss Chronicles (DC Comics)
- Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse by Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation, based on Spider-Man (Marvel Comics)
- The Umbrella Academy by Netflix, based on The Umbrella Academy (Dark Horse Comics)

Voting for the 2019 Harvey Awards will conclude on September 10, 2019.

“This year marks the 31st presentation of the Harvey Awards and the third year working with our hosting partners at ReedPOP. We congratulate this year’s nominees, who have produced some of the best projects in the industry over the past year, and we’re looking forward to seeing the results of the voting and honoring the winners at the Harveys at NYCC,” said John Lind, co-chair of the Harvey Awards Steering Committee. 

“ReedPOP is thrilled to help honor the life and work of the great Harvey Kurtzman by spotlighting the best of the best within the industry at the Harvey Awards. We’re seeing incredible work come from not just traditional comic publishers but from digital publishers as well by a hugely diverse group of creators across nearly every genre,” said Mike Armstrong, Vice President of ReedPOP. “I wish all of our wonderful nominees the best of luck and look forward to celebrating them at this year’s awards ceremony during New York Comic Con.”

Details for the annual gala celebrating the Harvey Awards were also announced today. ReedPOP and New York Comic Con will host the Harvey Awards on Friday, October 4, at an invitation-only ceremony at Hudson Mercantile at 8:30 p.m. to present this year’s awards and honor the legacy of legendary creator Harvey Kurtzman.

For more information about the 2019 Harvey Awards, please visit harveyawards.com or the Harvey Awards social media pages (Facebook and Twitter).

 

 

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