2022 Harvey Awards nominees announced

The annual awards will be given out later this year during the New York Comic Con.

The Harvey Awards have revealed their nominees for 2021 across the six categories they reintroduced in 2018, as chosen by a nominating committee “of diverse industry voices including creators, publishing professionals, retailers, educators and librarians.” The winners will be announced during ReedPop’s New York Comic Con later this fall.

“We are honored to once again shine a light on the best and brightest work within the comics industry through the prestigious Harvey Awards. This year’s list of nominees are bringing fresh, original storytelling and unique voices to the industry and we are looking forward to celebrating their work at this year’s New York Comic Con,” said ReedPop’s Lance Fensterman.

Congrats to this year’s nominees:

Book of the Year

Ballad for Sophie by Filipe Melo and Juan Cavia, translated by Gabriela Soares (Top Shelf Productions)
Crisis Zone by Simon Hanselmann (Fantagraphics)
Department of Truth, Vol 3: Free Country by James Tynion IV, Jorge Fornes, David Romero, John J. Pearson, Tyler Boss, Elsa Charretier and Alison Sampson (Image Comics)
Far Sector by N.K. Jemisin and Jamal Campbell (DC Comics)
The Good Asian, Vol. 1 by Pornsak Pichetshote and Alexandre Tefenkgi (Image Comics)
The Many Deaths of Laila Starr by Ram V, Filipe Andrade, & Ines Amaro (BOOM! Studios)
Lightfall Book 2: Shadow of the Bird by Tim Probert (HarperAlley)
Nice House on the Lake by James Tynion IV and Alvaro Martinez Bueno (DC Comics)
Run: Book One by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, L. Fury and Nate Powell (Abrams Books)
Sisters of the Mist by Marlyn Spaaij (Flying Eye Books)

Digital Book of the Year

Everything is Fine by Mike Birchall
I’m Fine I’m Fine Just Understand by ND Stevenson
Lore Olympus by Rachel Smythe
Love Everlasting by Tom King and Elsa Charretier
Snow Angels by Jeff Lemire and Jock (Comixology Originals)

Best Children’s or Young Adult Book

The Aquanaut by Dan Santat (Scholastic Graphix)
Lightfall Book 2: Shadow of the Bird by Tim Probert (HarperAlley)
Messy Roots: A Graphic Memoir of a Wuhanese-American by Laura Gao (HarperAlley)
Squire by Nadia Shammas and Sara Alfageeh (HarperAlley)
Swim Team by Johnnie Christmas (HarperAlley)

Best Manga

Blood on the Tracks by Shuzo Oshimi, translated by Daniel Komen (Vertical Comics)
Blue Lock by Muneyuki Kaneshiro and Yusuke Nomura, translated by Nate Derr (Kodansha Comics)
Cat + Gamer by Wataru Nadatani, translated by Zack Davission (Dark Horse Comics)
Chainsaw Man by Tatsuki Fujimoto, translated by Amanda Haley (VIZ Media)
Red Flowers by Yoshiharu Tsuge, translated by Ryan Holmberg (Drawn & Quarterly)
Spy X Family by Tatsuya Endo, translated by Casey Loe (VIZ Media)

Best International Book

Ballad for Sophie by Filipe Melo and Juan Cavia, translated by Gabriela Soares (Top Shelf Productions)
Castaways by Pablo Monforte and Laura Perez, translated by Silvia Perea Labayen (Dark Horse Comics)
Sweet Paprika by Mirka Andolfo (Image Comics)
This is How I Disappear by Mirion Malle, translated by Aleshia Jensen and Bronwyn Haslam (Drawn & Quarterly)
The Waiting by Keum Suk Gendry-Kim, translated by Janet Hong (Drawn & Quarterly)
Yellow Cab by Benoît Cohen and Christophe Chabouté, translated by Edward Gauvin (IDW Publishing)

Best Adaptation from Comic Book/Graphic Novel

The Batman, directed by Matt Reeves, based on Batman (DC Comics)
El Deafo (Apple TV+), based on El Deafo by CeCe Bell (Abrams Books)
Heartstopper (Netflix), based on Heartstopper by Alice Oseman (Hachette Children’s Group)
Mind MGMT: The Psychic Espionage “Game” board game based on Mind MGMT by Matt Kindt (Dark Horse Comics)
Ms. Marvel (Disney+) based on Ms. Marvel (Marvel Comics)
Paper Girls (Amazon Prime Video), based on Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang (Image Comics)
Paris, 13th District directed by Jacques Audiard, based on “Amber Sweet,” “Hawaiian Getaway,” and “Killing And Dying” by Adrian Tomine (Drawn & Quarterly)
Peacemaker (HBO Max), based on The Peacemaker (DC Comics)
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, based on Shang-Chi (Marvel Comics)

Professionals can vote on the winners, with a deadline of Sept. 2. Visit the Harvey Awards website for more information.

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