2023 Harvey Awards nominees announced

The nominees for the 2023 Harvey Awards, honouring the best comics and adaptations of the past year, have been announced.

Harvey Awards

The Harvey Awards are one of the American comic industry’s oldest and most prestigious awards. Recognising outstanding achievement in multiple categories, the Harvey’s have been a fixture of the comic industry since 1988.

Spotlighting comic books, graphic novels, manga and more, the Harvey’s are industry awards selected by a full body of comic and publishing professionals.

Drawn & Quarterly and Image Comics received four nominations each in the Book of the Year category, while First Second, Viz Media, and Netflix respectively dominated Best Children’s or Young Adult Book, Best Manga, and Best Adaptation.

Marvel’s Moon Knight was nominated for Best Adaptation, despite releasing before last year’s winner, Ms. Marvel.

Book of the Year:

– “Acting Class” by Nick Drnaso (Drawn and Quarterly)
– “Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands” by Kate Beaton (Drawn and Quarterly)
– “Follow Me Down: A Reckless Book” by Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips and Jacob Phillips (Image Comics)
– “Girl Juice” by Benji Nate (Drawn and Quarterly)
– “It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth” by Zoe Thorogood (Image Comics)
– “Little Monsters” Vol. 1 by Jeff Lemire & Dustin Nguyen (Image Comics)
– “The Man in the McIntosh Suit” by Rina Ayuyang (Drawn and Quarterly)
– “Mimosa” by Archie Bongiovanni (Abrams ComicArts/Surely)
– “Public Domain” Vol. 1 by Chip Zdarsky (Image Comics)
– “Who Will Make The Pancakes” by Megan Kelso (Fantagraphics)

Digital Book of the Year:

– “Barnstormers” by Scott Snyder and Tula Lotay (ComiXology Originals)
– “Deeply Dave” by Grover
– “Everything is Fine” by Mike Birchall (Webtoon)
– “Lore Olympus” by Rachel Smythe (Webtoon)
– “Ripple Effects” by Jordan Hart, Bruno Chiroleu, Justin Harder, and Shane Kadlecik

Best Children’s or Young Adult Book:

– “Clementine Fox and the Great Island Adventure” by Leigh Luna (Graphix/Scholastic)
– “Dungeons & Dragons: Dungeon Club: Roll Call” by Molly Knox Ostertag and Xanthe Bouma (HarperAlley)
– “Frizzy” by Claribel A. Ortega and Rose Bousamra (First Second)
– “Hungry Ghost” by Victoria Ying (First Second)
– “In Limbo: A Graphic Memoir” by Deb JJ Lee (First Second)
– “Northranger” by Rey Terciero and Bre Indigo (HarperAlley)

Best Manga:

– “Cat + Gamer” by Wataru Nadatani, translated by Zack Davisson (Dark Horse Manga)
– “Chainsaw Man” by Tatsuki Fujimoto, translated by Amanda Haley (VIZ Media)
– “Goodbye, Eri” by Tatsuki Fujimoto, translated by Amanda Haley (VIZ Media)
– “Shuna’s Journey” by Hayao Miyazaki, translated by Alex Dudok de Wit (First Second)
– “Spy x Family” by Tatsuya Endo, translated by Casey Loe (VIZ Media)

Best International Book:

– “Alice on the Run: One Child’s Journey Through the Rwandan Civil War” by Gaspard Talmasse, translated by Nanette McGuinness (Life Drawn)
– “Always Never” by Jordi Lafebre and Clemence Sapin, translated by Montana Kane (Dark Horse Books)
– “Ashes” by Álvaro Ortiz, translated by Eva Ibarzabal (Top Shelf Productions)
– “Blacksad: They All Fall Down Part 1” by Juan Díaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido, translated by Diana Schutz and Brandon Kander (Dark Horse Books)
– “The Extraordinary Part: Book One: Orsay’s Hands” by Florent Ruppert and Jérôme Mulot, translated by M.B. Valente (Fantagraphics)
– “Tiki: A Very Ruff Year” by David Azencot, Fred Leclerc and Lucie Firou, translated by Nanette McGuinness (Life Drawn)

Best Adaptation from Comic Book/Graphic Novel:

– American Born Chinese (Disney+), based on “American Born Chinese” by Gene Luen Yang (First Second)
– Drops of God (Apple TV+), based on “Drops of God” by Tadashi Agi and Shu Okimoto (Vertical)
– Moon Knight (Disney+), based on “Moon Knight” (Marvel Comics)
– Nimona (Netflix), directed by Nick Bruno and Troy Quane, based on “Nimona” by ND Stevenson (Quill Tree Books)
– The Sandman (Netflix), based on “The Sandman” (DC Comics)
– She-Hulk: Attorney at Law (Disney+) based on She-Hulk (Marvel Comics)
– Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson, based on Spider-Man (Marvel Comics)
– The Stuff of Legend – The Board Game, based on “The Stuff of Legend” by Mike Raicht Brian Smith and Charles Paul Wilson III (Th3rd World Studios)
– Sweet Tooth Season 2 (Netflix) based on “Sweet Tooth” by Jeff Lemire (DC Comics)
– Wednesday (Netflix), based on The Addams Family by Charles Addams

• Voting is now open until 1st September 2023, and the winners will be announced at the New York Comic Con on Friday, 13th October. The year’s Harvey Hall of Fame inductees will be revealed at a later date

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