‘The Good Asian,’ ‘Lore Olympus’ and more win at the 2022 Harvey Awards

The awards were given out last night in conjunction with the New York Comic Con.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 Harvey Awards, which were announced last night in conjunction with the New York Comic Con.

Pornsak Pichetshote and Alexandre Tefenkgi won the award for “book of the year,” as the first volume of The Good Asian beat out nine other nominees in a very stacked category. Lore Olympus was named digital book of the year, a category it also won last year. It wasn’t the only repeat winner, as Chainsaw Man by Tatsuki Fujimoto won again for “manga of the year.”

And the Disney+ show Ms. Marvel somehow beat out the Mind MGMT: The Psychic Espionage “Game” board game in what has to be considered one of the oddest showdowns in comics awards history.

As previously announced, the Harvey Awards also inducted four creators into their Hall of Fame: Neil Gaiman, Roy Thomas, Gilbert Shelton and Marge Buell.

The Harvey Awards were given out in 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 were chosen by creators and other industry professionals.

Congratulations to this year’s winners:

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)

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