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The Harvey Awards Announce Nominees For New & Improved Six Categories

Written by Tim Midura on Thursday, August 09 2018 and posted in News with Benefits

The Harvey Awards Announce Nominees For New & Improved Six Categories

Surprisingly, no Valiant books were nominated. But will they still win this time?


Source: Washington Post

After The Outhouse's exposé revealing Valiant's over-nomination during 2016's Harvey Awards, Baltimore Comic Con dropped the awards show like a bad habit. Shortly thereafter BCC announced the Ringo Awards in their place.

But the Harveys were merely biding their time until people forgot the ballot-stuffing. They've announced all new categories and a new nomination and voting procedure.

New for the 30th Anniversary, nominees for this year's awards will be selected by a handpicked committee of diverse industry voices and voted on by eligible industry professionals. Utilizing ReedPOP's extensive network of comic and industry professionals, attendees who have been previously approved for a Pro Badge or Artist Alley Badge at a 2016, 2017 or 2018 ReedPOP comic convention (New York Comic Con, Emerald City Comic Con, C2E2) are automatically eligible to cast their ballot. Nominees will be announced and voting will begin on August 1st. Voting will conclude on August 23rd.

The Harveys have dropped from 22 categories to a more manageable 6. The nominees are below.

Book of the Year
* BLACK HAMMER: SECRET ORIGINS by Jeff Lemire, Dean Ormston and Dave Stewart (Dark Horse)
* BOUNDLESS by Jillian Tamaki (Drawn and Quarterly)
* EVERYTHING IS FLAMMABLE by Gabrielle Bell (Uncivilized Books)
* HOSTAGE by Guy Delisle (Drawn and Quarterly)
* KINDRED by Octavia E. Butler, adapted by Damian Duffy and illustrated by John Jennings (Abrams ComicArts)
* LIGHTER THAN MY SHADOW by Katie Green (Lion Forge)
* MONSTRESS by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda (Image)
* MY FAVORITE THING IS MONSTERS by Emil Ferris (Fantagraphics)
* ROUGHNECK by Jeff Lemire (Gallery 13)
* SHADE THE CHANGING GIRL by Cecil Castellucci and Marley Zarcone (DC Comics)
* SPINNING by Tillie Walden (First Second)
* THE BEST WE COULD DO by Thi Bui (Abrams Books)
* THE CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS WRONG by Mimi Pond (Drawn and Quarterly)
* THE FLINSTONES by Mark Russell and Steve Pugh (DC Comics)
* THE PRINCE AND THE DRESSMAKER by Jen Wang (First Second)

Digital Book of the Year
* BANDETTE by Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover (Monkeybrain)
* BARRIER by Brian K. Vaughn, Marcos Martin and Muntsa Vicente (Panel Syndicate)
* CHECK, PLEASE!: #HOCKEY by Ngozi Ukazu (checkpleasecomic.com)
* NOT DRUNK ENOUGH by Tess Stone (ndecomic.com)
* THE TEA DRAGON SOCIETY by Katie O'Neill (teadragonsociety.com)

Best Children or Young Adult Book
* BRAVE by Svetlana Chmakova (JY)
* REAL FRIENDS by Shannon Hale and LeUyeun Pham (First Second)
* SPINNING by Tillie Walden (First Second)
* THE PRINCE AND THE DRESSMAKER by Jen Wang (First Second)
* THE TEA DRAGON SOCIETY, by Katie O'Neill (Oni Press)

Best Adaptation from a Comic Book/Graphic Novel
* ATOMIC BLONDE (Focus Features) – Directed by David Leitch. Adapted from "The Coldest City" (Oni Press)
* BLACK PANTHER (Walt Disney Pictures) – Directed by Ryan Coogler. Adapted from "Black Panther" (Marvel Comics)
* THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE (Warner Bros.) – Directed by Chris McKay. Adapted from "Batman" (DC Comics)
* LOGAN (20th Century Fox) – Directed by James Mangold. Adapted from "Wolverine" (Marvel Comics)
* MY FRIEND DAHMER (FilmRise) – Directed by Marc Meyers. Adapted from "My Friend Dahmer" (Abrams ComicArts)
* PREACHER (AMC) – Developed by Sam Catlin, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg. Adapted from "Preacher" (DC/Vertigo)
* RIVERDALE (The CW) – Developed by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Adapted from "Archie" (Archie Comics)
* THE END OF THE F***ING WORLD (Netflix) – Written by Charlie Covell. Adapted from "The End of the F***ing World" (Fantagraphics)
* THOR: RAGNAROK (Walt Disney Pictures) – Directed by Taika Waititi. Adapted from "Thor" (Marvel Comics)
* WONDER WOMAN (Warner Bros.) – Directed by Patty Jenkins. Adapted from "Wonder Woman" (DC Comics)

Best Manga
* MY BROTHER'S HUSBAND by Gengoroh Tagame Anne Ishii (Pantheon Graphic Library)
* MY HERO ACADEMIA by Kohei Horikoshi (Viz Media)
* MY LESBIAN EXPERIENCE WITH LONELINESS by Nagata Kabi (Seven Seas)
* TOKYO GHOUL by Sui Ishida (Viz Media)
* YOUR NAME by Makoto Shinkai and Ranmaru Kotone (Yen Press)

Best European Book
* AUDUBON: ON THE WINGS OF THE WORLD by Fabien Grolleau and Jerémie Royer (Nobrow)
* CALIFORNIA DREAMIN': CASS ELLIOT BEFORE THE MAMAS & THE PAPAS by Pénélope Bagieu (First Second)
* FLIGHT OF THE RAVEN by Jean-Pierre Gibrat (IDW)
* THE GHOST OF GAUDI by El Torres and Jesús Alonso Iglesias (Magnetic Press)
* THE LADIES IN WAITING by Santiago García and Javier Olivares (Fantagraphics)





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