The winners of the 2022 Harvey Awards, honoring the life and work of comics creator Harvey Kurtzman,(1924-1993), cartoonist, writer, editor and founder of Mad Magazine, were revealed in a livestreamed ceremony during New York Comic-Con.
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Finalists for the 2022 Harvey Awards, honoring the life and work of comics creator Harvey Kurtzman,(1924-1993), cartoonist, writer, editor and founder of Mad Magazine, have been revealed.
Nominees for this year’s awards were selected by a curated committee of diverse industry voices including creators, publishing professionals, retailers, educators, and librarians. Voting for the winners is now open to eligible industry professionals.
The awards will be presented this October in a livestreamed ceremony under the auspices of New York Comic-Con.
The winners of the 2021 Harvey Awards, honoring the life and work of comics creator Harvey Kurtzman, (1924-1993), cartoonist, writer, editor and founder of Mad Magazine, were revealed in a livestreamed ceremony during New York Comic-Con.
Trung Le Nguyen’s The Magic Fish triumphed, taking the award in two categories.
Finalists for the 2021 Harvey Awards, honoring the life and work of comics creator Harvey Kurtzman,(1924-1993), cartoonist, writer, editor and founder of Mad Magazine, have been revealed. Voting is now open to eligible industry professionals.
The awards will be presented this October in a livestreamed ceremony under the auspices of New York Comic-Con.
The winners of the 2020 Harvey Awards, honoring the life and work of comics creator Harvey Kurtzman, (1924-1993), cartoonist, writer, editor and founder of Mad Magazine, were announced in a video ceremony on October 9 during the New York Comic-Con Metaverse.
The winners, voted by industry professionals, are:
The core members of the groundbreaking Milestone Media imprint, Dwayne McDuffie, Derek T. Dingle, Denys Cowan, Michael Davis.
Macoto Tezka, the Representative Director of the Osamu Tezuka Cultural Foundation and Director at Tezuka Productions, said the following:
We the family of Osamu Tezuka are extremely honored that he is being inducted into the Hall of Fame of America’s esteemed Harvey Awards. Osamu Tezuka is called the father of Japanese comics because his works influenced many subsequent artists and established the core of contemporary manga. It’s undeniable, however, that American comics and cartoons had influenced Tezuka himself. Having soaked up the cultures of Hollywood and of Europe, he brought their elements to life in Japanese comics. As a result, our nation’s boys and girls detected a universal sensibility and store of imagery in his works and held a special regard for them. Tezuka, who revered Walt Disney and American pop culture, would have been truly happy to be awarded this recognition. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
On behalf of the core members of Milestone Media, they shared this statement about their award:
Sparked by the vision of young, dynamic comic book illustrator Denys Cowan, Milestone Media was spawned some 30 years ago when he brought together four other aspirants within the comic book and publishing fields – Dwayne McDuffie, Derek T. Dingle, Michael Davis and Christopher Priest – to develop a universe of multicultural superheroes and a company that would fully embrace diverse talent. We all grew up with the shared experience of wanting to read comic books with heroes that looked like us – multi-dimensional characters of color. Without sacrificing entertainment value, our comics always sought to reveal characters of dignity and humanity in a relevant, contemporary world. In short, we wanted to create “cool” comic books for everyone. Never in our wildest dreams, however, did we ever imagine that our creative collaborations would one day be worthy of induction into the Harvey Awards Hall of Fame. As such, we are truly humbled, honored and appreciative of this momentous occasion and extraordinary recognition that serves as validation of that vision and our union three decades ago.
Jill Thompson said:
I am incredibly honored to be inducted into the Harvey Awards Hall of Fame. I fell in love with comics storytelling as a young girl and my dream of making comics professionally was something I worked hard to make a reality. To be included amongst the ranks of the people who have inspired and influenced me is both humbling and energizing! My goal has been to create art and stories of all kinds that would entertain people of all ages everywhere. This recognition makes me think I’m doing something right! I look forward to living up to this honor by creating new worlds far into the future. A thousand thanks!
Finalists for the Harvey Awards, honoring the life and work of comics creator Harvey Kurtzman,(1924-1993), cartoonist, writer, editor and founder of Mad Magazine, have been revealed. Voting is now open to eligible industry professionals.
The awards are presented under the auspices of New York Comic-Con.
Almost American Girl: An Illustrated Memoir by Robin Ha (HarperCollins / Balzer + Bray)
Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang (First Second)
Guts by Raina Telgemeier (Scholastic Graphix)
Stargazing by Jen Wang (First Second)
Superman Smashes the Klan by Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru (DC Comics)
Best Adaptation from Comic Book/Graphic Novel
Blacksad: Under the Skin video game by Microïds, based on Blacksad (Dark Horse Comics)
I Am Not Okay With This by Netlfix, based on I Am Not Okay With This (Fantagraphics)
Joker by Warner Bros. Pictures, based on Batman (DC Comics)
Legion: Season 3 by FX Productions and Marvel Television, based on X-Men (Marvel Comics0
Locke & Key: Season 1 by Netflix, based on Locke & Key (IDW Publishing)
The Old Guard by Netflix, based on The Old Guard (Image Comics)
The Sandman audio drama by Audible, based on The Sandman (DC Comics/Vertigo)
Stumptown: Season 1 by ABC, based on Stumptown (Oni Press)
The Umbrella Academy: Season 2, by Netflix, based on The Umbrella Academy (Dark Horse Comics)
Watchmen by HBO, based on Watchmen (DC Comics)
H.P. Lovecraft’s At Mountains of Madness by Gou Tanabe (Dark Horse Manga)
The Man Without Talent by Yoshiharu Tsuge (New York Review Comics)
The Poe Clan by Moto Hagio (Fantagraphics)
The Way of the Househusband by Kousuke Oono (VIZ Media)
Witch Hat Atelier by Kamome Shirahama (Kodansha Comics)
Best International Book
Note: This category has been reconfigured for 2020 from 2019’s “Best European Book” to be more inclusive of other works.
Grass by Keum Suk Gendry-Kim (Drawn and Quarterly)
The House Paco Roca (Fantagraphics)
Portrait of a Drunk by Olivier Schrauwen, Florent Ruppert and Jérôme Mulot (Fantagraphics)
Stay by Lewis Trondheim and Hubert Chevillard (Magnetic Press)
Year of the Rabbit by Tian Veasna (Drawn and Quarterly)
Nominees for this year’s awards were once again selected by a committee of diverse industry voices including creators, publishing professionals, retailers, educators, and librarians. This nominating committee was curated by this year’s Harvey Award’s coordinators: Eden Miller along with Camilla Di Persia and Chris D’Lando of ReedPop.
The annual gala celebrating the Harvey Awards will be going digital this year and livestreamed during New York Comic Con’s Metaverse. More information about this year’s Harvey Awards ceremony event and an announcement regarding this year’s Harvey Awards Hall of Fame class will be released at a later date.
The Harvey Awards revealed the 2019 inductees to their Hall of Fame ahead of the annual event at New York Comic Con. The seven recipients include two active creators, and five posthumous honorees who were Harvey Kurtzman’s core 1950’s MAD Magazine collaborators.
Mike Mignola (Hellboy)
Alison Bechdel (Fun Home), and
Mike Mignola, began working as a comic book artist in 1982,
working for both Marvel and DC Comics before creating Hellboy, published
by Dark Horse Comics in 1994. Mike’s comics and graphic novels have earned
numerous awards and are published in a great many countries. He said about his
My very first comic industry award was the 1994 Harvey Award for Best Artist on Hellboy. I never expected that award, but I took it as a sign that I might actually be on to something. It is a great honor to be inducted into the Harvey Awards Hall of Fame—something I certainly never could have imagined. And I’ll take it as proof that I haven’t embarrassed myself too badly over the last 25 years.
Alison Bechdel, known for her pioneering work on the strip Dykes
to Watch Out For, which ran from 1983 to 2008, is also the author of two graphic
memoirs, Fun Home and Are You My Mother? The stage-musical
adaptation of Fun Home opened on Broadway in 2015 and received five Tony
Awards, including Best Musical. She is currently working on a graphic memoir
called The Secret to Superhuman Strength. She acknowledged the award:
As someone who existed for so long on the crumbling newsprint margins, it’s surprising and a bit unsettling to receive this recognition from the corridors of comics power. Where did I go wrong? No, just kidding. If you had told me, when I was reading Kurtzman parodies in my playpen, that I would one day be inducted into the Harvey Hall of Fame, I would have plotzed. I cannot imagine a greater nor a more furshlugginer honor.
They also will recognize the historic contributions by a
co-editor of one of the field’s leading publications:
Comics Industry Pioneer
Maggie Thompson, on behalf of her work with her late husband Don Thompson as longtime editors of the Comics Buyer’s Guide.
The inductees will be recognized at the 31st annual Harvey
Awards ceremony at Friday, October 4 in New York.
Finalists for the Harvey Awards, honoring the life and work of comics creator Harvey
Kurtzman,(1924-1993), cartoonist, writer, editor and founder of Mad
Magazine, have been revealed. Voting is now open to
eligible industry professionals.
The awards are presented
under the auspices of New York Comic-Con. The winners will be announced October
Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Scholastic Graphix)
Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O’Connell (First
Wolf’s Class #2: Mystery Club by Aron Nels Steinke (Scholastic Graphix)
Jerry Craft (HarperCollins Children’s Books)
a Sunbeam by
Tillie Walden (First Second)
Junji Ito Story Collection by Junji Ito (VIZ Media)
Psycho 100 by
ONE (Dark Horse Manga)
Hero Academia by
Kohei Horikoshi (VIZ Media)
Dreams at Dusk by
Yuhki Kamatani (Seven Seas)
Smashed by Junji Ito (VIZ Media)
Hat Atelier by
Kamome Shirahama (Kodansha Comics)
Hugo Pratt (IDW Publishing)
Radiant by Tony Valente (VIZ
Ultramarine by Manuele
Fior, translated by Jamie Richards (Fantagraphics)
Waves by Ingrid Chabbert and
Carole Maurel (Archaia)
Comics Adaptation Award
Battle Angel, by
20th Century Fox, based on Battle Angel Alita (Kodansha USA)
Marvel Studios, based on The Avengers (Marvel Comics)
Amazon Studios, based on The Boys (Dynamite Entertainment)
Marvel Studios, based on Captain Marvel (Marvel Comics)
Adventures of Sabrina,
by Netflix, based on Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Archie
DC Universe, based on Doom Patrol (DC Comics)
Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive, based on Spider-Man (Marvel
by Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival and Die-Cast, based
on Exit, Stage Left!: The Snagglepuss Chronicles (DC Comics)
Into the Spider-Verse by
Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation, based on Spider-Man (Marvel
Umbrella Academy by
Netflix, based on The Umbrella Academy (Dark Horse Comics)
The 2019 Harvey Awards nominations were selected by polling a
hand-picked committee of diverse industry professionals who submitted their
choices in all categories. The Harvey Awards ballot will be voted on by
eligible industry professionals including creators, in-house professionals,
librarians, and retailers.
BARRIER by Brian K. Vaughn, Marcos Martin and Muntsa Vicente (Panel Syndicate)
Best Children or Young Adult Book (tie)
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
BLACK PANTHER (Walt Disney Pictures) – Directed by Ryan Coogler. Adapted from “Black Panther” (Marvel Comics)
MY LESBIAN EXPERIENCE WITH LONELINESS by Nagata Kabi (Seven Seas)
Best European Book
CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’: CASS ELLIOT BEFORE THE MAMAS & THE PAPAS by Pénélope Bagieu (First Second)
In addition, the following Special Awards were presented by the Harvey Awards Executive Committee:
2018 Comic Pioneer Honor
Harvey Hall of Fame Award
International Spotlight Award
Harold Sakuishi, creator of Beck and The Seven Shakespeares
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