Announcing The 2019 Harvey Awards Nominees


Prestigious Harvey Awards Returns to New York City for Annual Celebration
on Friday, October 4,During New York Comic Con

NEW YORK, NY – August 14, 2019 – The Harvey Awardstoday revealed the nominees for their annual comics industry awardsin the following six categories, which will be voted on by professionals from August 14 to September 10, 2019. The winners will be announced on October 4 at the Harvey Awards gala.

Nominees for the 2019 Harvey Awards:

Book of the Year

  • Belonging: A German Reckons with History and Home by Nora Krug (Scribner)
  • Berlin by Jason Lutes (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • BTTM FDRS by Ezra Claytan Daniels and Ben Passmore (Fantagraphics)
  • Hey Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Scholastic Graphix)
  • Kid Gloves by Lucy Knisley (First Second)
  • Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O’Connell (First Second)
  • My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips (Image)
  • On a Sunbeamby Tillie Walden (First Second)
  • Upgrade Soul by Ezra Claytan Daniels (Lion Forge)
  • When I Arrived at the Castle by Emily Carroll (Koyama Press)

Digital Book of the Year

Best Children’s or Young Adult Book

  • Hey Kiddoby Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Scholastic Graphix)
  • Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O’Connell (First Second)
  • Mr. Wolf's Class #2: Mystery Clubby Aron Nels Steinke (Scholastic Graphix)
  • New Kidby Jerry Craft (HarperCollins Children’s Books)
  • On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden (First Second)

Best Manga

  • Frankenstein: Junji Ito Story Collection by Junji Ito (VIZ Media)
  • Mob Psycho 100 by ONE (Dark Horse Manga)
  • My Hero Academia by Kohei Horikoshi (VIZ Media)
  • Our Dreams at Dusk by Yuhki Kamatani (Seven Seas)
  • Smashedby Junji Ito (VIZ Media)
  • Witch Hat Atelierby Kamome Shirahama (Kodansha Comics)

Best European Book

  • Corto Malteseby Hugo Pratt (IDW Publishing)
  • O Josephineby Jason (Fantagraphics)
  • Radiant by Tony Valente (VIZ Media)
  • Red Ultramarine byManuele Fior, translated by Jamie Richards (Fantagraphics)
  • WavesbyIngrid Chabbert and Carole Maurel (Archaia)

Best Comics Adaptation Award

  • Alita: Battle Angel, by 20th Century Fox, based on Battle Angel Alita (Kodansha USA)
  • Avengers: Endgame by Marvel Studios, based on The Avengers (Marvel Comics)
  • The Boys by Amazon Studios, based on The Boys (Dynamite Entertainment)
  • Captain Marvel by Marvel Studios, based on Captain Marvel (Marvel Comics)
  • Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, by Netflix, based on Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Archie Comics)
  • Doom Patrol by DC Universe, based on Doom Patrol (DC Comics)
  • Marvel's Spider-Man by Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive, based on Spider-Man (Marvel Comics)
  • The Snagglepuss Chronicles, by Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival and Die-Cast, based on Exit, Stage Left!: The Snagglepuss Chronicles (DC Comics)
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse by Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation, based on Spider-Man (Marvel Comics)
  • The Umbrella Academy by Netflix, based on The Umbrella Academy (Dark Horse Comics)

The Harvey Awards honor achievement in comic books across a variety of categories andrepresent one of the industry’s most prestigious and longest-running annual events.

The nomination ballot for this year’s awards was assembled by polling a hand-picked committee of diverse industry professionals who submitted their choices in all categories.The Harvey Awards ballot willbe voted on by eligible industry professionals including creators, in-house professionals, librarians, and retailers.Those who were approved for a Professional or an Artist Alley badge for a ReedPOP comic conventionfrom 2016 to 2019 (e.g. New York Comic Con, Emerald City Comic Con, C2E2, Keystone Comic Con) are automatically eligible to cast their ballot,which will be sent to them via email.

If you are a professional who has not attended a ReedPOP event or received an invitation to vote, you may participate in voting for this year’s Harvey Awards by clicking here.

Voting for the 2019 Harvey Awardswill conclude on September 10, 2019.

“This year marks the 31st presentation of the Harvey Awards and the third year working with our hosting partners at ReedPOP. We congratulate this year’s nominees, who have produced some of the best projects in the industry over the past year, and we’re looking forward to seeing the results of the voting and honoring the winners at the Harveys at NYCC,” said John Lind, co-chair of the Harvey Awards Steering Committee. 

“ReedPOP is thrilled to help honor the life and work of the great Harvey Kurtzman by spotlighting the best of the best within the industry at the Harvey Awards. We’re seeing incredible work come from not just traditional comic publishers but from digital publishers as well by a hugely diverse group of creators across nearly every genre,” said Mike Armstrong, Vice President of ReedPOP. “I wish all of our wonderful nominees the best of luck and look forward to celebrating them at this year’s awards ceremony during New York Comic Con.”

Details for the annual gala celebrating the Harvey Awards were also announced today. ReedPOP and New York Comic Con will host the Harvey Awards on Friday, October 4, at an invitation-only ceremony at Hudson Mercantile at 8:30 p.m. to present this year’s awards and honor the legacy of legendary creator Harvey Kurtzman.

For more information about the 2019 Harvey Awards, please visit or the Harvey Awards social media pages (Facebook and Twitter).

New York Comic Con is the ultimate pop culture destination event in the United States. NYCC brings the best of comics, television, film, exhibitors, celebrities, cosplay, anime, and more to create memorable, uniquely exciting experiences for our fans. These experiences transcend beyond the walls of the Javits Center and continue to live beyond the weekend of NYCC through the online world of ReedPOP digital content.

For a full list of content at New York Comic Con and for more information, please visit and NYCC’s social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram).

About Harvey Kurtzman and the Harvey Awards:
Harvey Kurtzman (1924–1993), legendary creator of MAD and ranked among the most influential American satirists, was known for his visionary ideas and skills that encompassed author, artist, designer, and editor—and his use of those talents in some capacity in almost every project he was involved in. Now in its 31st year, the Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry’s longest-running events. The Awards, which are named after Kurtzman, honor achievement in cartooning and comic art across a variety of categories, including Book of the Year, Best Children’s or Young Adult Book, and Best Manga Title. Since 2016, the Harvey Awards Steering Committee has been co-chaired by Nellie Kurtzman, John Lind, and Chip Mosher. Eden Miller and Chris D’Lando serve as the Harvey Awards coordinators.

About ReedPOP:
ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions – the world’s leading events organizer. Launched in 2006, the group has become the number one producer of pop culture events across the globe as well as a full-service digital content provider and media company. Delivering once-in-a-lifetime fan experiences curated specifically for localized audiences, ReedPOP currently features events in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, India, Africa, and Australia, including: New York Comic Con (NYCC); Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2); PAX West, East, South and Australia; Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC);MCM Comic Con; BookCon; Oz Comic Con; Eurogamer Expo (EGX); Comic Con India;Comic Con Paris;Comic Con Seoul; Comic Con Africa; Star Wars Celebration; and ComplexCon. In addition to organizing and managing events, ReedPOP also runs and operates the Gamer Network and its portfolio of leading gaming websites including Eurogamer, Rock Paper Shotgun, and GamesIndustry.Biz.  The staff at ReedPOP are a fan-based, globally focused group of professionals that are uniquely qualified to build and serve the communities with whom they share a common passion. (