One of the comic book industry’s most prestigious nights happened during this weekend’s New York Comic Con (NYCC), as this year’s Harvey Awards went virtual. Several creators were crowned winners in their respective categories, ranging from digital book releases to streaming favorites.
The Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen won Best Children or Young Adult Book, Lore Olympus by Rachel Smythe won Digital Book of the Year, Chainsaw Man by Tatsuki Fujimoto won Best Manga, Moms by Yeong-shin Ma (translated by Janet Hong) won Best International Book, and the Disney+ series WandaVision won Best Adaptation from a Comic Book or Graphic Novel. The Magic Fish also won for Book of the Year.
A committee of industry voices — ranging from creators and publishing professionals to retailers, educators, and librarians — selected the nominees for this year’s award ceremony, which aired as a virtual screening. The run of the show was coordinated by Eden Miller and ReedPop’s Chris D’Lando and Camilla Di Persia.
Along with the winners of the night, several creators were inducted into the Harvey Awards Hall of Fame. Rumiko Takahashi, Bernie Wrightson, Jeffrey Catherine Jones, Barry Windsor-Smith, and Michael Kaluta were all honored for their storytelling careers.
To learn more about this year’s winners and the Harvey Awards in general, head to harveyawards.com.