Harvey Awards

The Harvey Awards are one of the comic industry’s oldest and most prestigious awards. Recognizing outstanding achievement in multiple categories, the Harvey’s have been a fixture of the comic industry since 1988. Celebrating its historic 30th anniversary in 2018, the full Harvey Awards ceremony makes its highly anticipated debut at New York Comic Con – the largest pop culture gathering in the United States.

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

The Harvey Awards are an opportunity to shine a spotlight on the best & brightest, helping new readers, current fans, booksellers, retailers and librarians distinguish the best comics of the year as voted on by their peers. The 2018 Harvey Awards kick off their full NYCC debut with a brand new list of categories. This year’s nominees will be selected by a handpicked contingent of industry voices and voted on by qualifying professionals. For more information about the new categories and the voting procedure visit our FAQ section.

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“With the new Harvey Awards at NYCC, our goal is to bring the year’s best graphic works to the fore,” said Nellie Kurtzman, chair of the Harvey Awards Executive Committee. “As a reader, seeing a book acknowledged by the Harvey Awards should ensure you’re picking up the best our industry has to offer. As a librarian, educator or retailer – the Harvey Awards should help guide you towards quality material. With the help of the new nomination and voting procedures, our goal is to help new and old fans alike find the best work the comics medium has to offer.”


The Harvey Awards will be presented this year in the following categories:

  • Book of the Year

  • Digital Book of the Year

  • Best Children
    or Young Adult Book

  • Best Adaptation from Comic Book/Graphic Novel

  • Best Manga

  • Best European Book

In addition to the above, the following Special Awards will be presented to individuals as chosen by the Harvey Awards Executive Committee: 

  • Harvey Kurtzman Award for Humor

  • Harvey Hall of Fame Award

  • International Spotlight Award

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