2018 Eisner Awards Winners Announced

Comic-Con International is proud to announce the nominations for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards 2018. The nominees are for works published between January 1 and December 31, 2017 and were chosen by a blue-ribbon panel of judges.

Once again, this year’s nominees in 31 categories reflect the wide range of material being published in the U.S. today in comics and graphic novel form, representing over 120 print and online titles from more than 50 publishers and produced by creators from all over the world.

All professionals in the comic book industry were eligible to vote, and the results were announced at a gala awards ceremony on the evening of Friday, July 20 at Comic-Con in San Diego.

The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards are presented under the auspices of Comic-Con, a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of and appreciation for comics and related popular artforms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contributions of comics to art and culture. Jackie Estrada has been administrator of the Awards since 1990. She can be reached at jackie@comic-con.org.

For the full list of winners, please see below. *bold denotes Diamond publisher


2018 Eisner Awards Nominations

Best Short Story
”A Life in Comics: The Graphic Adventures of Karen Green,” by Nick Sousanis, in Columbia Magazine (Summer 2017)

Best Single Issue/One-Shot
Hellboy: Krampusnacht, by Mike Mignola and Adam Hughes (Dark Horse)

Best Continuing Series
Monstress, by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda (Image)

Best Limited Series
Black Panther: World of Wakanda, by Roxane Gay, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Alitha E. Martinez (Marvel)

Best New Series
Black Bolt, by Saladin Ahmed and Christian Ward (Marvel)

Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 8)
Good Night, Planet, by Liniers (Toon Books)

Best Publication for Kids (ages 9-12)
The Tea Dragon Society, by Katie O’Neill (Oni)

Best Publication for Teens (ages 13-17)
Monstress, by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda (Image)

Best Humor Publication
Baking With Kafka, by Tom Gauld (Drawn & Quarterly)

Best Anthology
Elements: Fire, A Comic Anthology by Creators of Color, edited by Taneka Stotts (Beyond Press)

Best Reality-Based Work
Spinning, by Tillie Walden (First Second)

Best Graphic Album—New
My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, by Emil Ferris (Fantagraphics)

Best Graphic Album—Reprint
Boundless, by Jillian Tamaki (Drawn & Quarterly)

Best Adaptation From Another Medium
Kindred, by Octavia Butler, adapted by Damian Duffy and John Jennings (Abrams ComicArts)

Best U.S. Edition of International Material
Run for It: Stories of Slaves Who Fought for the Freedom, by Marcelo D’Salete, translated by Andrea Rosenberg (Fantagraphics)

Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia
My Brother’s Husband, Vol. 1, by Gengoroh Tagame, translated by Anne Ishii (Pantheon)

Best Archival Collection/Project—Strips
Celebrating Snoopy, by Charles M. Schulz, edited by Alexis E. Fajardo and Dorothy O’Brien (Andrews McMeel)

Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic Books
Akira 35th Anniversary Edition, by Katsuhiro Otomo, edited by Haruko Hashimoto, Ajani Oloye and Lauren Scanlan (Kodansha)

Best Writer
Tom King, Batman, Batman Annual No. 2, Batman/Elmer Fudd Special No. 1, Mister Miracle (DC)
Marjorie Liu, Monstress (Image)

Best Writer/Artist
Emil Ferris, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters (Fantagraphics)

Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team
Mitch Gerads, Mister Miracle (DC)

Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art)
Sana Takeda, Monstress (Image)

Best Cover Artist
Sana Takeda, Monstress (Image)

Best Coloring
Emil Ferris, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters (Fantagraphics)

Best Lettering
Stan Sakai, Usagi YojimboGroo: Slay of the Gods (Dark Horse)

Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism
The Comics Journal, edited by Dan Nadel, Timothy Hodler and Tucker Stone, tcj.com (Fantagraphics)

Best Comics-Related Book
How to Read Nancy: The Elements of Comics in Three Easy Panels, by Paul Karasik and Mark Newgarden (Fantagraphics)

Best Academic/Scholarly Work
Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics, by Frederick Luis Aldama (University of Arizona Press)

Best Publication Design
Akira 35th Anniversary Edition, designed by Phil Balsman, Akira Saito (Veia), NORMA Editorial, and MASH•ROOM (Kodansha)

Best Digital Comic
Harvey Kurtzman’s Marley’s Ghost, by Harvey Kurtzman, Josh O’Neill, Shannon Wheeler and Gideon Kendall (comiXology Originals/Kitchen, Lind & Associates)

Best Webcomic
The Tea Dragon Society, by Katie O’Neill, teadragonsociety.com (Oni Press)

The Bill Finger Excellence in Comics Writing Award
Joye Murchison Kelly, Dorothy Woolfolk

The Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award
Frederick Joseph, Comics4Kids

The Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award
Norma Comics, Barcelona, Spain

The Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award
Hamish Steele, Pantheon (Nobrow)
Pablo Tunica, TMNT Universe (IDW)

Hall of Fame Carol Kalish, Jackie Ormes, Charles Addams, Karen Berger, Dave Gibbons, Rumiko Takahashi


Kids Pick Pix At The 2018 Kids' Comics Awards

Gregg Schigiel's original graphic novel, Pix: Too Super For School, took home two Kids' Comics Awards at a ceremony held on Saturday, June 16th as part of the Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival (A2CAF). PIX won in the categories “Favorite Author” and “Be Cool, Stay in School” (for books set in school).

“These are the only comics awards exclusively about comics for younger readers and the love and appreciation for that material shows,” said Schigiel. “The categories are unique and fun, the ceremony itself is joyous and entertaining, kids vote for the winners, and the trophy is a literal toy! When I learned about these awards I dreamed of winning one. That Pix got two nominations and then won them both feels like overkill...but I'm not giving them back!”

While kids and teens vote for the KCA winners (who receive a Lego mini-figure trophy), the final nominees and categories are curated by active and retired librarians based upon online open nominations and internal review of material released in the prior year.

PIX, a superhero/fairy tale mash-up, follows the adventures of Pix, a teenage superhero who believes herself a fairy princess. TOO SUPER FOR SCHOOL, the second volume in the series, has Pix dealing with the challenges of her fairy beliefs and superhero actions at school.

The PIX books are intended for middle-grade readers, a growing category in publishing, particularly for graphic novels. Schigiel hopes the Kids' Comics Awards wins will bring some attention to the series he writes and illustrates. He added: “I love the Lego trophy, but the bigger 'prize' is the potential to raise awareness of the Pix books... I'm excited for the new eyes this can bring.”

For more information about PIX, please visit http://pixcomic.com.


Lighter Than My Shadow Named A Best Book by Bank Street

The Children's Book Committee bang in 1909 as part of the family life education program of the Child Study Association of America, an organization devoted to guiding parents in their understanding of child development. Today's Committee includes 40 members from various professions concerned with children and books including writers, illustrators, editors, librarians, teachers, and parents; and is dedicated to aiding parents, teachers, and librarians choose books that children will find captivating and transforming.

To aid in book collection, The Children's Book Committee provides the most comprehensive annotated book lists for children, aged infant-16, in their annual Best Books of the Year list. The Committee reviews over 6000 titles and makes decisions based on accuracy and literary quality, and they consider the emotional impact a text will have on children. From this list, 600 books, both fiction and nonfiction, are categorized by age with detailed annotations for each book.

The 2018 Best Books of the Year list has been announced, and includes Katie' Green's graphic memoir Lighter Than My Shadow. Green's impactful graphic novel was published in October 2017 and is a hand-drawn story of struggle, abuse, eating disorders, and recovery. For the full description see below:

A graphic memoir of eating disorders, abuse and recovery.

Like most kids, Katie was a picky eater. She'd sit at the table in silent protest, hide uneaten toast in her bedroom, listen to parental threats that she'd have to eat it for breakfast.

But in any life a set of circumstance can collide, and normal behavior might soon shade into something sinister, something deadly. One day you can find yourself being told you have two weeks to live.

Lighter Than My Shadow is a hand-drawn story of struggle and recovery, a trip into the black heart of a taboo illness, an exposure of those who are so weak as to prey on the weak, and an inspiration to anybody who believes in the human power to endure towards happiness.

For the full list of titles included in the Best Books of the Year list, click here.



The Horror Writers Association Announces 2017 Bram Stoker Award Winners

Presented annually during StokerCon, the Horror Writers Association (HWA) has announced the 2017 Bram Stoker Awards® winners.

“This year’s slate of nominees truly demonstrates the breadth and quality of the horror genre,” said Lisa Morton, HWA President and multiple Bram Stoker Award winner. “Once again, our members and awards juries have chosen outstanding works of literature, cinema, non-fiction, and poetry.”

The presentation of the Bram Stoker Awards® was held March 1st-4th at the historic Biltmore Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island during the third annual StokerCon. The awards presentation was also live-streamed online via the StokerCon website.

Named in honor of the author of the seminal horror novel Dracula, the Bram Stoker Awards® are recognize superior writing in eleven categories including traditional fiction of various lengths, poetry, screenplays and non-fiction. Previous winners include Stephen King, J.K. Rowling, George R. R. Martin, Joyce Carol Oates and Neil Gaiman. For a full list of categories and winners, see below. 

Superior Achievement in a Novel

  • Winner: Golden, Christopher – Ararat (St. Martin’s Press)
  • King, Stephen and King, Owen – Sleeping Beauties (Scribner
  • Malerman, Josh – Black Mad Wheel (Ecco)
  • Miskowski, S.P. – I Wish I Was Like You (JournalStone)
  • Tem, Steve Rasnic – Ubo (Solaris)

Superior Achievement in a First Novel

  • Winner: Cabeen, Robert Payne – Cold Cuts (Omnium Gatherum Media)
  • Davidson, Andy – In the Valley of the Sun (Skyhorse Publishing)
  • Hayward, Matt – What Do Monsters Fear? (Post Mortem Press)
  • Hepler, Jeremy – The Boulevard Monster (Bloodshot Books)
  • Thomas, Scott – Kill Creek (Ink Shares)

Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel

  • French, Gillian – The Door to January (Islandport Press)
  • Leveen, Tom – Hellworld (Simon Pulse)
  • Winner: Liggett, Kim – The Last Harvest (Tor Teen)
  • Lukavics, Amy – The Ravenous (Harlequin Teen)
  • Porter, Sarah – When I Cast Your Shadow (Tor Teen)

Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel

  • Carey, Mike and Arvind, Ethan David – Darkness Visible (IDW)
  • Winner: Duffy, Damian and Butler, Octavia E. – Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation (Abrams ComicArts)
  • Ferris, Emil – My Favorite Thing is Monsters (Fantagraphics)
  • Hickman, Jonathan – The Black Monday Murders (Image Comics)
  • Liu, Marjorie – Monstress Volume 2: The Blood (Image Comics)

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction

  • Edelman, Scott – Faking it Until Forever Comes (Liars, Fakers, and the Dead Who Eat Them) (Written Backwards)
  • Winner: Jones, Stephen Graham – Mapping the Interior (Tor.com)
  • Kiernan, Caitlín R. – Agents of Dreamland (Tor.com)
  • Taylor, Lucy – Sweetlings (Tor.com)
  • Waggoner, Tim – A Kiss of Thorns (DarkFuse)

Superior Achievement in Short Fiction

  • Bailey, Michael – “I Will Be the Reflection Until the End” (Tales from the Lake Vol. 4) (Crystal Lake Publishing)
  • Chambers, James – “A Song Left Behind in the Aztakea Hills” (Shadows Over Main Street, Volume 2) (Cutting Block Books)
  • Winner: Mannetti, Lisa – “Apocalypse Then” (Never Fear: The Apocalypse) (13Thirty Books)
  • Neugebauer, Annie – “So Sings the Siren” (Apex Magazine #101) (Apex Publications)
  • Yardley, Mercedes M. – “Loving You Darkly” (F(r)iction Magazine #8) (Tethered by Letters)

Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection

  • Winner: Hill, Joe – Strange Weather (William Morrow)
  • Kiste, Gwendolyn – And Her Smile Will Untether the Universe(JournalStone)
  • Malerman, Josh – Goblin (Earthling Publications)
  • Matsuura, Thersa – The Carp-Faced Boy and Other Tales (Independent Legions Publishing)
  • McGrath, Patrick – Writing Madness (Centipede Press)

Superior Achievement in a Screenplay

  • Del Toro, Guillermo and Taylor, Vanessa – The Shape of Water (TSG Entertainment, Double Dare You Productions)
  • Duffer, Matt and Duffer, Ross – Stranger Things: MadMax, Episode 02:01: Chapter One (21 Laps Entertainment, Monkey Massacre)
  • Frost, Mark and Lynch, David – Twin Peaks, Part 8 (Rancho Rosa Partnership, Inc.)
  • Palmer, Chase, Fukunaga, Cary, and Dauberman, Gary – It (New Line Cinema)
  • Winner: Peele, Jordan – Get Out (Universal Pictures, Blumhouse Productions, QC Entertainment)
  • Shyamalan, M. Night – Split (Blinding Edge Pictures, Blumhouse Productions)

Superior Achievement in an Anthology

  • Brooks, Kinitra, PhD., Addison, Linda D., and Morris, Susana, PhD. – Sycorax’s Daughters (Cedar Grove Publishing)
  • Datlow, Ellen – Black Feathers: Dark Avian Tales: An Anthology (Pegasus Books)
  • Maberry, Jonathan and Romero, George A. – Nights of the Living Dead: An Anthology (St. Martin’s Griffin)
  • Manzetti, Alessandro and Lester, Jodi Renee – The Beauty of Death Vol. 2: Death by Water (Independent Legions Publishing)
  • Winner: Murano, Doug – Behold!: Oddities, Curiosities & Undefinable Wonders (Crystal Lake Publishing)

Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction

  • Brittany, Michele – Horror in Space: Critical Essays on a Film Subgenre(McFarland)
  • Brooks, Kinitra D. – Searching for Sycorax: Black Women’s Hauntings of Contemporary Horror (Rutgers University Press)
  • Winner: Hendrix, Grady. Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of ‘70s and ‘80s Horror Fiction (Quirk Books)
  • Jones, Stephen – The Art of Horror Movies: An Illustrated History(Applause Theatre & Cinema Books)
  • Mynhardt, Joe and Johnson, Eugene – Where Nightmares Come From: The Art of Storytelling in the Horror Genre – (Crystal Lake Publishing)

Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection

  • Frazier, Robert and Boston, Bruce – Visions of the Mutant Rain Forest(Crystal Lake Publishing)
  • Manzetti, Alessandro – No Mercy (Crystal Lake Publishing)
  • Simon, Marge and Turzillo, Mary – Satan’s Sweethearts (Weasel Press)
  • Winner: Sng, Christina – A Collection of Nightmares (Raw Dog Screaming Press)
  • Wytovich, Stephanie M. – Sheet Music to My Acoustic Nightmare (Raw Dog Screaming Press)


Cybils Awards 2017 Winners Announced

The Cybils Awards aims to recognize the children’s and young adult authors and illustrators whose books combine the highest literary merit and popular appeal. The finalists for 2017 have been revealed for all categories including Elementary/Middle Grade Graphic Novels and Young Adult Graphic Novels. For a full list of all finalists in the graphic novel categories, click here. See below for the winners in all categories.


Board Books: Changing Faces: Meet Happy Bear, Published by Harry N Abrams

Fiction Picture Books: Big Cat, Little Cat, Published by Roaring Brook Press

Easy Readers: King & Kayla and the Case of the Secret Code, Published by Peachtree

Early Chapter Books: Wedgie & Gizmo, Published by HarperCollins Childrens

Elementary Non-Fiction: Hatching Chicks in Room 6, Published by Charlesbridge

Elementary/Middle Grade Graphic Novels: Where's Halmoni?, Published by Little Bigfoot

Elementary/Middle Grade Speculative Fiction: The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart, Published by Bloomsbury USA

Middle Grade Fiction: Refugee, Published by Scholastic

Middle Grade Non-Fiction: Two Truths and a Lie: It's Alive!, Published by Walden Pond Press

Poetry: I'm Just No Good at Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups, Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Junior High Non-Fiction: The Whydah: A Pirate Ship Feared, Wrecked, and Found, Published by Candlewick Press

Senior High Non-Fiction: Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers, Published by Henry Holt

Young Adult Graphic Novels: Spill Zone, Published by First Second

Young Adult Fiction: Piecing Me Together, Published by Bloomsbury USA

Young Adult Speculative Fiction: Scythe (Arc of a Scythe), Published by Simon & Schuster


YALSA Announces 2018 Great Graphic Novels for Teens List

The American Library Association's (ALA's) Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced its 2018 Great Graphic Novels for Teens list.

Designed to aid Young Adult librarians with graphic novel collections, the list presents graphic novels published in the past 16 months, selected for proven or potential appeal to the personal reading tastes of teens. Additionally, the Great Graphic Novels for Teens Committee has chosen a Top Ten list from the overall titles which they feel "meet the criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens." The list encompasses a wide variety of genres and subjects, from off-beat superheroes, to mysterious villainous sidekicks, middle school drama, roller derby, and more. 

Presented here is a spotlight on the YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens Top Ten titles, with the full list below. Bold titles denote Diamond publishers. To see all the titles featured on YALSA's Great Graphic Novels for Teens list from Diamond publishers, click here.

  • The BackstagersBy James Tynion IV. Illus. by Rian Sygh. 2017. BOOM! Studios, $14.99 (9781608869930)
  • Black Hammer, Volume 1: Secret Origins. By Jeff Lemire. Illus. by Dean Ormston. 2017. Dark Horse, $14.99 (9781616557867)
  • BraveBy Svetlana Chmakova. Illus. by the author. 2017. Yen Press, $11.00 (9780316363189)
  • I Am Alfonso JonesBy Tony Medina. Illus. by Stacey Robison and John Jennings. 2017. Tu Books, $18.95 (9781620142639)
  • Jonesy. By Sam Humprhies. Illus. by Caitlin Rose Boyle
    • v.1. BOOM! Studios, $9.99 (9781608868834)
    • v.2. BOOM! Studios, $14.99 (9781608869992)
    • v.3. BOOM! Studios, $14.99 (9781684150168)
  • Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation. By Damian Duffy and Octavia E. Butler. Illus. by John Jennings. 2017. Abrams ComicArts, $24.95 (9781419709470)
  • Lighter than My Shadow. By Katie Green. Illus. by the author. 2017. Lion Forge, $19.99 (9781941302415)
  • My Brother’s HusbandBy Gengoroh Tagame. Illus. by the author. 2017. Pantheon Books, $24.95 (9781101871515)
  • Spill Zone. By Scott Westerfeld. Illus. by Alex Puvilland. 2017. First Second, $22.99 (9781596439368)

Presented below is the full list of YALSA's Great Graphic Novels for Teens, encompassing 115 total graphic novels and separated between Nonfiction and Fiction titles. Overall, 20 of the graphic novels are from Diamond publishers.

NONFICTION

  • Alexander Hamilton: The Graphic History of an American Founding FatherBy Jonathan Hennessey. Illus. By Justin Greenwood. 2017. Ten Speed Press, $19.99 (9780399580000)
  • Becoming Unbecoming. By Una. Illus. by the author. 2016. Arsenal Pulp, $24.95 (9781551526539)
  • Bessie Stringfield: Tales of the Talented Tenth, No. 2. By Joel Christian Gill. Illus. by the author. 2016. Fulcrum Publishing, $23.95 (9781938486944)
  • The Best We Could DoBy Thi Bui. Illus. by the author. 2017. Abrams ComicArts, $24.95 (9781419718779)
  • California Dreamin’: Cass Elliot Before the Mamas & the Papas. By Pénélope Bagieu. Illus. by the author. 2017. First Second, $16.50 (9781626725461)\
  • The CreepsBy Fran Krause. Illus. by the author. 2017. Ten Speed Press, $11.13 (9780399579141)
  • Fetch: How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home. By Nicole J. Georges. Illus. by the author. 2017. Mariner Books, $17.95 (9780544577831)
  • It's All Absolutely Fine: Life is Complicated so I've Drawn it Instead. By Ruby Elliot. Illus. by the author. 2017. Andrews McMeel, $16.99 (978144948424)
  • *Lighter than My Shadow. By Katie Green. Illus. by the author. 2017. Lion Forge, $19.99 (9781941302415)
  • Our Cats Are More Famous Than Us. By Ananth Hirsch and Yuko Ota. Illus by Yuko Ota. 2017. Oni Press, $34.14 (9781620103838)
  • Quiet Girl in a Noisy World: An Introvert’s StoryBy Debbie Tung. Illus. by the author. 2017. Andrews McMeel, $14.99 (9781449486068)
  • Real Friends: A True Story About Cool Kids and CrybabiesBy Shannon Hale. Illus. by LeUyen Pham. 2017. First Second, $12.99 (9781626727854)
  • Rendez-vous in Phoenix. By Tony Sandoval. Illus. by the author. 2016. Roar, an imprint of Lion Forge, $19.99 (9781942367284)
  • Rise of the Dungeon Master: Gary Gygax and the Creation of D&DBy David Kushner. Illus. by Koren Shadmi. 2017. Nation Books, $16.99 (9781568585598)
  • SpinningBy Tillie Walden. Illus. by the author. 2017. First Second, $17.99 (9781626729407)

FICTION


  • 4 Kids Walk Into a BankBy Matthew Rosenberg. Illus. by Tyler Boss. 2017. Black Mask Comics, $14.99 (9781628751888)
  • AfarBy Leila Del Duca. Illus. by Kit Seaton. 2017. Image Comics, $14.99 (9781632159410)
  • All’s Faire in Middle School. By Victoria Jamieson. Illus. by the author. Dial Books, $20.99 (9780525429982)
  • Angel City: Town without PityBy Janet Harvey. Illus. by Megan Levens. 2017. Oni Press, $19.99 (9781620104262)
  • Anonymous Noise. By Ryoko Fukuyama. Illus. by the author
    • v.1. VIZ Media, $9.99 (9781421594200)
    • v.2. VIZ Media, $9.24 (9781421594217)
    • v.3. VIZ Media, $9.99 (9781421594224)
    • v.4. VIZ Media, $9.99 (9781421594231)
  • Archie, Volume 2. By Mark Waid. Illus. by Veronica Fish. 2016. Archie Comics, $19.99 (9781627387989)
  • As the Crow Flies. By Melanie Gillman. Illus. by the author. 2017. Iron Circus Comics, $30.00 (9781945820069)
  • *The BackstagersBy James Tynion IV. Illus. by Rian Sygh. 2017. BOOM! Studios, $14.99 (9781608869930)
  • Bad Machinery: The Case of the Unwelcome Visitor. By John Allison. Illus. by the author. 2016. Oni Press, $19.99 (9781620103517)
  • *Black Hammer, Volume 1: Secret Origins. By Jeff Lemire. Illus. by Dean Ormston. 2017. Dark Horse, $14.99 (9781616557867)
  • *BraveBy Svetlana Chmakova. Illus. by the author. 2017. Yen Press, $11.00 (9780316363189)
  • Bungo Stray Dogs. By Kafka Asagiri. Illus. by Sango Harukawa.
    • v.1. Yen Press, $13.00 (9780316554701)
    • v.2. Yen Press, $13.00 (9780316468145)
    • v.3. Yen Press, $13.00 (9780316468152)
    • v.4. Yen Press, $13.00 (9780316468169)
  • The Case Study of Vanitas. By Jun Mochizuki. Illus. by the author. 2016. Yen Press, $13.00 (9780316552813)
  • Crawl SpaceBy Jesse Jacobs. Illus. by the author. 2017. Koyama, $19.95 (9781927668412)
  • Dept. H. By Matt Kindt. Illus. by the author and Sharlene Kindt.
    • v.1. Pressure. Dark Horse, $19.99 (9781616559892)
    • v.2. After the Flood. Dark Horse, $19.99 (9781616559908)
  • Descender. By Jeff Lemire. Illus. by Dustin Nguyen.
    • v.3. Singularities. 2016. Image Comics, $14.99 (9781632158789)
    • v.4. Orbital Mechanics. Image Comics, $16.99 (9781534301931)
  • Dreamin' Sun. By Ichigo Takano. Illus. by the author.
    • v.1. Seven Seas, $12.99 (9781626925250)
    • v.2. Seven Seas, $12.99 (9781626925274)
    • v.3. Seven Seas, $12.99 (9781626925458)
  • Erased. By Ken Sanbe. Illus. by the author.
    • v.1. Yen Press, $30.00 (9780316553315)
    • v.2. Yen Press, $30.00 (9780316468442)
  • Faith. By Jody Houser. Illus. by Pere Pérez, Marguerite Sauvage, Joe Eisma, and Kate Miemczyk
    • v.2. California Scheming. Valiant Entertainment, $14.99 (9781682151631)
    • v.4. The Faithless. Valiant Entertainment, $14.99 (9781682152195)
  • Fish Girl. By Donna Jo Napoli. Illus. by David Wiesner. 2017. Clarion Books, $25.00 (9780544815124)
  • Flying Witch, Volume 1. By Chihiro Ishizuka. Illus. by the author. 2017. Kodansha, $10.95 (9781945054099)
  • GenerationsBy Flavia Biondi. Illus. by the author. 2017. Lion Forge, $14.99 (9781941302507)
  • Giant Days. By John Allison. Illus. by Max Sarin
    • v.3. 2016. Boom Box, $14.99 (9781608868513)
    • v.4. Boom Box, $14.99 (9781608869381)
  • The Girl from the Other Side: Siuil, a Run. By Nagabe. Illus. by the author. 2017. Seven Seas, $12.99 (9781626924673)
  • Girls' Last Tour. By Tsukumizu. Illus. by the author
    • v.1. Yen Press, $15.00 (9780316470629)
    • v.2. Yen Press, $15.00 (9780316470643)
  • Goldie Vance. By Hope Larson. Illus. by Brittney Williams
    • v.1. 2016. BOOM! Studios, $9.95 (9781626924628)
    • v.2. BOOM! Studios, $14.99 (9781626925243)
    • v.3. BOOM! Studios, $14.99 (9781684150533)
  • Hana & Hina After School. By Milk Morinaga. Illus. by the author
    • v.1. Seven Seas, $12.99 (9781626924628)
    • v.2. Seven Seas, $12.99 (9781626925243)
  • Happiness. By Shuzo Oshimi. Illus. by the author. 2016. Kodansha, $12.99 (9781632363633)
  • HeathenBy Natasha Alterici. Illus. by the author. 2017. Vault Comics, $10.99 (9781939424198)
  • *I Am Alfonso JonesBy Tony Medina. Illus. by Stacey Robison and John Jennings. 2017. Tu Books, $18.95 (9781620142639)
  • I Hear the SunspotBy Yuki Fumino. Illus. by the author. 2017. One Peace Books, $12.95 (9781944937300)
  • *Jonesy. By Sam Humprhies. Illus. by Caitlin Rose Boyle
    • v.1. 2016. BOOM! Studios, $9.99 (9781608868834)
    • v.2. BOOM! Studios, $14.99 (9781608869992)
    • v.3. BOOM! Studios, $14.99 (9781684150168)
  • Jughead, Volume 2. By Chip Zdarsky and Ryan North. Illus. by Derek Charm. 2017. Archie Comics, $17.99 (9781682559987). It's summer vacation, and it appears that just about everyone in Riverdale is focused on romantic relationships.  Can Jughead survive the drama and have a relaxing summer with his friends? Or will love find him after all?
  • Kim & Kim, Volume 1: This Glamorous, High-flying Rock Star Life. By Magdalene Visaggio. Illus. by Eva Cabrera and Claudia Aguirre. 2017. Black Mask Studios, $12.97 (9781628751604)
  • *Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation. By Damian Duffy and Octavia E. Butler. Illus. by John Jennings. 2017. Abrams ComicArts, $24.95 (9781419709470)
  • LadycastleBy Delilah S. Dawson. Illus. by Ashley A. Woods. 2017. BOOM! Studios, $14.99 (9781684150328)
  • The Lighthouse. By Paco Roca. Illus. by the author. 2017. NBM Graphic Novels, $15.99 (9781681120560)
  • Louis UndercoverBy Fanny Britt. Illus. by Isabelle Arsenault. 2017. Groundwood Books, $19.95 (9781554988594)
  • Love: The Dinosaur. By Frederic Brremaud. Illus. by Frederico Bertolucci. 2017. Roar, $17.99 (9781942367369)
  • Lumberjanes, Volume 6: Sink or Swim. By Shannon Waters and Kat Leyh. Illus. by Carey Pietsch. 2017. Boom! Box, $14.99 (9781608869541)
  • Mighty Jack and the Goblin King. By Ben Hatke. Illus. by the author. 2017. First Second, $14.99 (9781626722668)
  • Misfit City, Volume 1By Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith. Illus. by Naomi Franquiz. 2017. BOOM! Box, $14.99 (9781684150274)
  • Mis(h)adra. By Iasmin Ata. Illus. by the author. 2017. Gallery 13, $25.00 (9781501162107)
  • Monstress, Volume 2: The Blood. By Marjorie Liu. Illus. by Sana Takeda. 2017. Image Comics, $16.99 (9781534300415)
  • Motor CrushBy Brenden Fletcher. Illus. by Cameron Stewart and Babs Tarr. 2017. Image Comics, $9.99 (9781534301894)
  • Ms. Marvel. By G. Willow Wilson. Illus. by Takeshi Miyazawa, Adrian Alphona, Mira Andolfo, and Francesco Gaston.
    • v.6. Marvel, $17.99 (9780785196129)
    • v.7. Marvel, $17.99 (9781302903053)
  • *My Brother’s Husband. By Gengoroh Tagame. Illus. by the author. 2017. Pantheon Books, $24.95 (9781101871515). After the passing of Ryoji, his twin brother, Yaichi, and his now widowed husband, Mike, come together to learn more about the loved one they have both lost.
  • Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys: The Big Lie. By Anthony Del Col. Illus. by Werther Dell’Edera. 2017. Dynamite Entertainment, $19.99 (9781524104177)
  • Nightwing, Volume 1: Better Than Batman. By Tim Seeley. Illus. by Yanick Paquette and Javier Fernandez. 2017. DC Comics, $16.99 (9781401268039)
  • The One Hundred Nights of HeroBy Isabel Greenberg. Illus. by the author. 2016. Little, Brown and Company, $25.00 (9780316259170)
  • One Trick Pony. By Nathan Hale. Illus. by the author. 2017. Amulet Books, $10.01 (9781419721281)
  • Paper Girls. By Brian K. Vaughan. Illus. by Cliff Chiang and Matt Wilson
    • v.2. Image Comics, $12.99 (9781632158956)
    • v.3. Image Comics, $12.99 (9781534302235)
  • *Pashmina. By Nidhi Chanani Illus. by the author. 2017. First Second, $21.99 (9781626720879)
  • The Promised Neverland, Volume 1. By Kaiu Shirai. Illus. by Possums Demizu. 2017. VIZ Media, $9.99 (9781421597126)
  • Royal CityBy Jeff Lemire. Illus. by the author. 2017. Image Comics, $9.99 (9781534302624)
  • The Royal Tutor. By Higasa Akai. Illus. by the author
    • v.1. Yen Press, $13.00 (9780316439794)
    • v.2. Yen Press, $13.00 (9780316562843)
    • v.3. Yen Press, $13.00 (9780316441001)
  • School-Live!. By Norimitsu Kaihou. Illus. by Sadoru Chiba
    • v.5. Yen Press, $13.00 (9780316310017)
    • v.6. Yen Press, $13.00 (9780316502726)
  • Secret Coders. By Gene Luen Yang. Illus. by Mike Holmes
    • v.3. Secrets & Sequences. First Second, $10.99 (9781626726185)
    • v.4. Robots & Repeats. First Second, $10.99 (9781626726062)
  • Shade the Changing Girl, Volume 1: Earth Girl Made Easy. By Cecil Castellucci. Illus. by Marley Zarcone. 2017. Young Animal, $16.99 (9781401270995)
  • She-Hulk, Volume 1: Deconstructed. By Mariko Tamaki. Illus. by Nico Leon and Dalibor Talajic. 2017. Marvel, $17.99 (9781302905675)
  • Slam! Volume 1. By Pamela Ribon. Illus. by Veronica Fish. 2017. BOOM! Box, $14.99 (978164150045)
  • Snotgirl, Volume 1: Green Hair Don’t Care. By Bryan Lee O'Malley. Illus. by Leslie Hung. 2017. Image Comics, $9.99 (9781534300361)
  • Space Battle Lunchtime: A Recipe for Disaster. By Natalie Riess. Illus. by the author. 2017. Oni Press, $12.99 (9781620104040)
  • *Spill Zone. By Scott Westerfeld. Illus. by Alex Puvilland. 2017. First Second, $22.99 (9781596439368)
  • Star Trek: Boldly GoBy Mike Johnson. Illus. by Tony Shasteen. 2017. IDW, $19.99 (9781631409233)
  • The Stone Heart: The Nameless City, Volume 2. By Faith Erin Hicks. Illus. by the author. 2017. First Second, $21.99 (9781626721593)
  • Tales of the Mighty Code Talkers, Volume 1Edited by Arigon Starr. Illus. by editor and others. 2016. Native Realities Publishing, $19.99 (9780990694755)
  • The Unstoppable Wasp, Volume 1: UnstoppableBy Jeremy Whitley. Illus. by Elsa Charretier. 2017. Marvel, $12.99 (9781302906467)
  • Waiting for Spring. By Anashin. Illus. by the author
    • v.1. Kodansha Comics, $12.99 (9781632365163)
    • v.2. Kodansha Comics, $12.99 (9781632365170)
  • The Wendy Project. By Melissa Jane Osborne. Illus. by Veronica Fish. 2017. Super Genius, $12.99 (9781629917696)
  • Wires and Nerve. By Marissa Meyer. Illus. by Douglas Holgate. 2017. Feiwel & Friends, $21.99 (9781250078261)
  • The Witch BoyBy Molly Ostertag. Illus. by the author. 2017. GRAPHIX, $12.99 (9781338089516)
  • Your Name, Volume 1. By Makoto Shinkai. Illus. by Ranmaru Katone. 2017. Yen Press, $13.00 (9780316558556)

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Diamond Announces 2017 Gem Award Winners

Diamond Comic Distributors proudly announces the winners of the 2017 Diamond Gem Awards, selected by comic book specialty retailers and celebrated within the comic book industry as an key annual award honoring sales success.

DC Entertainment took home Comic Book Publisher of the Year (Over 3% Market Share) in 2017. Retailers recognized DC with the most Gem Awards--seven--including the Comic Book of the Year $3.99 or Under with Batman #24Comic Book of the Year - Over $3.99 with Doomsday Clock #1 (of 12); Backlist Publisher of the Year; Licensed TP or HC of the Year with Batman/TMNT, Volume 1, shared with IDW Publishing; Best All-Ages Original/Reprint Graphic Novel with DC Super Hero Girls TP Volume 4: Past Times at Super Hero High; and Original Graphic Novel of the Year with Wonder Woman Earth One, Volume 1. DC Collectibles, the collectibles branch of DC Entertainment won Collectible Statue of the Year with the DC Designer Series: The Joker by Brian Bolland Statue.

Marvel Comics earned three Gem Awards, including Top Dollar Market Share Publisher of the Year, Top Dollar Comic Book of the Year for for Marvel Legacy #1; and Licensed Comic of the Year with Star Wars: The Screaming Citadel #1.

Image Comics also received three Gem Awards, taking home Reprint TP or HC of the Year with The Walking Dead: Here's Negan; Best Free Comic Book Day Book with FCBD 2017 I Hate Image; and Best New Comic Book Series for Redneck.  

IDW Publishing received three Gem Awards, taking home Anthology of the Year with Love is Love GN; Best All Ages Series with DuckTales, and Licensed TP or HC of the Year with Batman/TMNT, Volume 1 shared with DC Comics.

Dark Horse Comics took home the Gem Award for Trade Book of the Year with The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts HC.

Retailers also recognized AfterShock Comics as 2017 New Publisher of the Year, VIZ Media with two Gem Awards, including Manga Publisher of the Year; and Diamond Select Toys with a Gem Award for Toy Product of the Year with the Marvel Gallery: Dr. Strange PVC Figure.

A panel of Diamond product specialists selected the nominees for the Diamond Gem Awards based on each entry’s overall impact on the industry, while comics and related merchandise were chosen on the merits of their sales performance and quality from 2017. Members of the most critical segment that serves the comic book-buying public--comic book specialty retailers across the United States and worldwide--then selected the winners.

And the Winners are...

2017 Diamond Gem Award Suppliers of the Year

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2017 Comic Book Publisher of the Year
Over 3%
DC Entertainment

2017 Comic Book Publisher of the Year
Under 3%
AfterShock Comics

2017 Backlist Publisher of the Year
DC Entertainment

Top Dollar Comic Book Publisher of the Year
Marvel Comics

 



No caption.

2017 Manga Publisher
of the Year
VIZ Media

2017 Game Manufacturer
of the Year
WizKids/NECA

2017 Toy Manufacturer
of the Year
Funko



2017 Diamond Gem Award Products of the Year 

2017 Comic Book of the Year
$3.99 or Under

Batman #24 
APR170279
DC Entertainment

2017 Top Dollar Comic Book

Marvel Legacy #1
JUL170990
Marvel Comics

2017 Comic Book of the Year
Over $3.99

Doomsday Clock #1 (of 12)
SEP170245
DC Entertainment

2017 Best New 
Comic Book Series

Redneck
Image Comics

2017 Licensed Comic Book of the Year

Star Wars: The Screaming Citadel #1
MAR171106
Marvel Comics

2017 Best All-Ages Series

DuckTales
IDW Publishing

2017 Licensed TP/HC of the Year

Batman/TMNT, Volume 1 
APR170419
DC Entertainment/IDW Publishing

2017 Best All-Ages Original/Reprint GN

DC Super Hero Girls, Volume 4: 
Past Times at Super Hero High
JUN170333
DC Entertainment

2017 Original GN of the Year

Wonder Woman:
Earth One, Volume 1
JAN170402
DC Entertainment

2017 Magazine of the Year

Heavy Metal 
Heavy Metal Magazine

2017 Reprint TP/HC of the Year

The Walking Dead: Here's Negan
JUL170766
Image Comics

2017 Indie GN of the Year

My Favorite Thing 
is Monsters GN Vol. 1
DEC161677
Fantagraphics Books

2017 Manga TP of the Year

The Legend of Zelda:
Twilight Princess, Volume 1
JAN172159
VIZ Media

2017 Anthology of the Year

Love is Love GN
OCT160480
IDW Publishing

2017 Best Free Comic Book Day Book

FCBD 2017 I Hate Image 
JAN170007
Image Comics

2017 Trade Book of the Year

The Legend of Zelda: 
Art & Artifacts HC
JUL168360
Dark Horse Comics

 

2017 Collectable
Statue of the Year

DC Designer Series:
The Joker by Brian Bolland Statue 
JAN170427
DC Collectibles from 
DC Entertainment

 

2017 Game Product of the Year

Marvel HeroClix: 
Deadpool and X-Force 
Booster Brick
NOV162996
WizKids/NECA

2017 Toy Product of the Year

Marvel Gallery: 
Dr. Strange PVC Figure
JUL162621
Diamond Select Toys

 

2017 Toy Line of the Year

Funko POP!
Funko

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Texas Library Association Announces Mavericks Graphic Novels List for 2018

 

The Texas Library Association created the Mavericks Graphic Novels Reading List with the purpose of encouraging students in grade 6-12 to explore a variety of current books. Compilated by the a committee of public school and library officials, the Mavericks list is posted on an annual basis as recreational reading for readers of all ages. To see previous recommended reading lists: 2016 | 2017

Below is a list of the committee's 2018 recommended reading list as well as the Little Mavericks Graphic Novel list, recommending titles for grades K-5. Bold denotes Diamond publisher. For a fully annotated list of the recommended reading, click here.


LITTLE MAVERICK GRAPHIC NOVEL LIST

Publisher Title ISBN
GRADES K-2
Holiday House Noodleheads See the Future 9780823436736
Penguin Random House Colette’s Lost Pet 9780553536591
Magnetic Press Little Tails in the Jungle 9781942367260
TOON Books Wordplay  9781943145171
Graphix Bird & Squirrel On Fire 9780545804301
Picture Window Books Be A Star, Wonder Woman! 9781623708757
Penguin Random House I’m Awake! 9780375845758
Schwartz & Wade Little Fox in the Forest 9780553537895
TOON Books Benny and Penny in How to Say Goodbye 9781935179993
Penguin Random House Little Babymouse and the Christmas Cupcakes 9781101937433
TOON Books Blip! 9781935179986
First Second Hocus Focus 9781596436541
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Frankie  9780544611139
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Treat  9780544472709
Oni Press Brobots Volume 2: Mecha Malarkey! 9781620104248
GRADES 3-5
Nobrow Press Nightlights 9781910620137
Tundra Books Dog Night at the Story Zoo 9781101918388
Little, Brown Books CatStronauts: Mission Moon 9780316307451
Little, Brown Books CatStronauts: Race To Mars 9780316307505
Yen Press Brave  9780316363181
Dial Books Cosmic Commandos 9781101994481
Scholastic DC Comics: Secret Hero Society #2 Fort Solitude 9780545876841
First Second Real Friends 9781626727854
First Second Mighty Jack and the Goblin King 9781626722644
First Second The Nameless City Volume 2: The Stone Heart 9781626721586
Penguin Random House Comic Squad: Detention!  9780553512670
Dial Books All’s Faire in Middle School 9780525429999
First Second Science Comics: Bats: Learning to Fly 9781626724082
Farrar Straus Giroux Knife’s Edge 9780374300449
First Second Star Scouts #1 9781626722804
Clarion Books Lint Boy 9780544528604
Papercutz Lunch Witch #2 Knee-deep in Niceness 9781629915036
HarperCollins DAN TDM: Trayaurus and the Enchanted Crystal 9780062574329
Oni Press Princess Princess Ever After 9781620103401
Flying Eye Books Hilda and the Stone Forest  9781909263741
First Second The Big Bad Fox 9781626723313
Viking Books  Caveboy Dave: More Scrawny Than Brawny 9780147516589
Oni Press Space Battle Lunchtime Volume 1: LIGHTS, CAMERA, SNACKTION! 9781620103135
First Second Animal Crackers 9781626729353
Penguin Random House 5 Worlds Book 1: The Sand Warrior 9781101935880
Stone Arch Books Daydream Receiver 9781496537065
Oni Press Mermin Book Five: Making Waves 9781620103944
Clarion Books Fish Girl 9780544815124
Graphix NewsPrints 9780545803120
GRADES K-5
Tundra Books Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea 9781101918715
Tundra Books Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt 9781101918296
Graphic Universe Cici: A Fairy’s Tale #2 Truth in Sight 9781512411560
First Second Crafty Cat #1 The Amazing Crafty Cat 9781626724860
Henry Holt and Co. The Great Art Caper (Pets on the Loose!) 9781627791199
Scholastic Star Wars Jedi Academy: The Force Oversleeps 9780545875745
Graphix Dog Man Unleashed 9780545935203
Graphix Dog Man A Tale of Two Kitties 9780545935210
Dark Horse Comics Tree Mail 9781506700960
Tokyopop Disney Stitch! Vol.1 9781427856739
Penguin Random House Hilo Book 3: The Great Big Boom 9780385386203

 


MAVERICK GRAPHIC NOVEL LIST

Publisher Title ISBN
Grade 6-8  
First Second Castle in the Stars: The Space Race of 1869 9781626724938
JY Brave 9780316363181
Graphix  Time Shifters 9780545926577
First Second Mighty Jack 9781626722644
Dial Books All's Faire in Middle School 9780525429999
Balzer + Bray Invisible Emmie 9780062484932
First Second The Time Museum 9781596438491
Penguin Random House 5 Worlds: The Sand Warrior 9781101935880
Graphix NewsPrints 9780545803120
Grade 6-12
First Second Pashmina 9781626720879
BOOM! Box Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy 9781608869459
Drawn and Quarterly Mooncop 9781770462540
First Second Real Friends 9781626727854
Candlewick  Poe: Stories and Poems 9780763695095
Tilbury House The Far Side of the Moon 9780884484523
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Knife's Edge 9780374300449
Tu Books I Am Alfonso Jones 9781620142639
Feiwel & Friends Wires and Nerve Vol. 1 9781250078261
Vertical Comics the god's lie. 9781942993360
Tokyopop  Oceans of Secrets 9781427857149
Harper Perennial Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too: A Book 9780062569028
BOOM! Box The Backstagers Vol. 1 9781608869930
Oni Press Another Castle Grimoire 9781620103111
Clarion Books Fish Girl 9780544815124
DC Comics New Super-Man Vol. 1: Made in China 9781401270933
Grade 9-12
DC Comics Batgirl: Birds of Prey Vol. 1 9781401268671
Knopf Books Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo: The Road of Epoli 9780399556135
DC Comics The Legend of Wonder Woman Vol. 1: Origins 9781401267285
Image Comics Afar 9781632159410
Lion Forge Andre the Giant: Closer to Heaven 9781941302149
Image Comics Motor Crush Vol. 1 9781534301894
VIZ Media Anonymous Noise 9781421594200
Valiant Entertainment Faith Vol. 1 9781682151211
Valiant Entertainment Faith Vol. 2 9781682151631
Valiant Entertainment Faith Vol. 3 9781682151990
Valiant Entertainment Faith Vol. 4 9781682152195
Hill and Wang Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery": The Authorized Graphic Adaptation 9780809066506
VIZ Media Yona of the Dawn Vol. 1 9781421587813
Image Comics Plutona 9781632156013
Marvel  Patsy Walker A.K.A. Hellcat: Hooked on a Feline 9781302900359
Archaia  Jane 9781608869817
Titan Comics Sherlock: A Study in Pink 9781785856150
Super Genius The Wendy Project 9781629917696
Campfire  The Beatles: All Our Yesterdays 9789381182222
First Second Decelerate Blue 9781596431096
Yen Press Erased 9780316553315
Yen Press your name Vol. 1 9780316558556
First Second Shattered Warrior 9781626720893
Udon Entertainment Manga Classics The Count of Monte Cristo 9781927925614
Udon Entertainment Manga Classics Jane Eyre 9781927925652
Udon Entertainment Manga Classics The Jungle Book 9781772940190
Image Comics Paper Girls Vol. 1 9781632156747
Image Comics Paper Girls Vol. 2 9781632158956
Image Comics Paper Girls Vol. 3 9781534302235
First Second Spinning 9781626729407
First Second The Spill Zone 9781596439368
Lion Forge Taproot 9781941302460
Adult for Young Adult
First Second California Dreamin': Cass Elliot Before the Mama's and the Papa's 9781626725461
Harry N. Abrams The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir 9781419718779
Abrams ComicArts Octavia E. Butler's Kindred 978-1419709470
Dark Horse Henchgirl 9781506701448
Kurzweil, Amy Flying Couch 9781936787289
Insight Comics

The Baker Street Four Vol. 1

9781608878789

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2018 Harvey Awards Hall of Fame Inductees Announced


Named for the legendary cartoonist and editor Harvey Kurtzman and celebrating its historic 30th anniversary in 2018, the awards 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. This year’s nominees have been selected by a handpicked contingent of industry voices and voted on by qualifying professionals.

Nominees for the 2018 Harvey Awards were announced on August 9. Yesterday, the Harvey Awards revealed the newest inductees to the Harvey Awards Hall of Fame: artists Dave Gibbons and Roz Chast.

Dave Gibbons is best known for his work with Alan Moore on their seminal DC graphic novel Watchmenit was at the very first Harvey Awards ceremony in 1988 that Gibbons and Moore won a slew of awards for the now-iconic superhero tale. The book has become one of the most prolific works in the industry and is still held in high regard today. Gibbons has also provided the art for several other iconic comics in his time, including Green LanternGive Me Liberty and Kingsman.

Rosalind “Roz” Chast began working as a cartoonist for The New Yorker in 1978 and has published over 800 cartoons for the magazine. Roz is also a National Cartoonist Society’s Reuben Award recipient.

Along with the two Hall of Fame inductees, artist Harold Sakuishi will receive the International Spotlight Award for his contributions to Japanese manga. He is best known for his indie-rock inspired titled BECK, published in English by Kodansha Comics.

Finally, the Harvey Awards revealed that Jackie Estrada will be receiving the first-ever Comics Industry Pioneer honor for her controbutions to the comic book industry. Jackie has been advocating comics and their creators since the first San Diego Comic-Con international and has released books featuring photos comics creators, been involved in the now-defunct Friends of Lulu organization and is an administrator for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards.

The full Harvey Awards ceremony will debut at New York Comic Con on October 5. For a full list of the Harvey Award nominees, see below.


This year's awards features an all-new, shortened list of categories:

Book of the Year

Black Hammer: Secret Origins by Jeff Lemire, Dean Ormston and Dave Stewart (Dark Horse)
Boundless by Jillian Tamaki (Drawn and Quarterly)
Everything is Flammable by Gabrielle Bell (Uncivilized Books)
Hostage by Guy Delisle (Drawn and Quarterly)
Kindred by Octavia E. Butler, adapted by Damian Duffy and illustrated by John Jennings (Abrams ComicArts)
Lighter Than My Shadow by Katie Green (Lion Forge)
Monstress by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda (Image)
My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris (Fantagraphics)
Roughneck by Jeff Lemire (Gallery 13)
Shade The Changing Girl by Cecil Castellucci and Marley Zarcone (DC Comics)
Spinning by Tillie Walden (First Second)
The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui (Abrams Books)
The Customer is Always Wrong by Mimi Pond (Drawn and Quarterly)
The Flintstones by Mark Russell and Steve Pugh (DC Comics)
The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang (First Second)


Digital Book of the Year


Bandette by Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover (Monkeybrain)
Barrier by Brian K. Vaughn, Marcos Martin and Muntsa Vicente (Panel Syndicate)
Check, Please!: #Hockey by Ngozi Ukazu (checkpleasecomic.com)
Not Drunk Enough by Tessa Stone (ndecomic.com)
The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill (teadragonsociety.com)


Best Children or Young Adult Book


Brave by Svetlana Chmakova (JY)
Real Friends by Shannon Hale and LeUyeun Pham (First Second)
Spinning by Tillie Walden (First Second)
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

Atomic Blonde (Focus Features) – Directed by David Leitch. Adapted from “The Coldest City” (Oni Press)
Black Panther (Walt Disney Pictures) – Directed by Ryan Coogler. Adapted from “Black Panther” (Marvel Comics)
The LEGO Batman Movie (Warner Bros.) – Directed by Chris McKay. Adapted from “Batman” (DC Comics)
Logan (20th Century Fox) – Directed by James Mangold. Adapted from “Wolverine” (Marvel Comics)
My Friend Dahmer (FilmRise) – Directed by Marc Meyers. Adapted from “My Friend Dahmer” (Abrams ComicArts)
Preacher (AMC) – Developed by Sam Catlin, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg. Adapted from “Preacher” (DC/Vertigo)
Riverdale (The CW) – Developed by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Adapted from “Archie” (Archie Comics)
The End Of The F***Ing World (Netflix) – Written by Charlie Covell. Adapted from “The End of the F***ing World” (Fantagraphics)
Thor: Ragnarok (Walt Disney Pictures) – Directed by Taika Waititi. Adapted from “Thor” (Marvel Comics)
Wonder Woman (Warner Bros.) – Directed by Patty Jenkins. Adapted from “Wonder Woman” (DC Comics)


Best Manga

My Brother’s Husband by Gengoroh Tagame Anne Ishii (Pantheon Graphic Library)
My Hero Academia by Kohei Horikoshi (Viz Media)
My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness by Nagata Kabi (Seven Seas)
Tokyo Ghoul by Sui Ishida (Viz Media)
Your Name by Makoto Shinkai and Ranmaru Kotone (Yen Press)


Best European Book

Audubon: On The Wings of the World by Fabien Grolleau and Jerémie Royer (Nobrow)
California Dreamin’: Cass Elliot Before The Mamas & The Papas by Pénélope Bagieu (First Second)
Flight of the Raven by Jean-Pierre Gibrat (IDW)
The Ghost of Gaudi by El Torres and Jesús Alonso Iglesias (Lion Forge)
The Ladies in Waiting by Santiago García and Javier Olivares (Fantagraphics)


2018 Harvey Awards Nominees Announced


Nominees for the 2018 Harvey Awards have been announced!

Named for the legendary cartoonist and editor Harvey Kurtzman and celebrating its historic 30th anniversary in 2018, the awards 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. This year’s nominees have been selected by a handpicked contingent of industry voices and voted on by qualifying professionals.

The full Harvey Awards ceremony will debut at New York Comic Con on October 5.

“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.”

This year's awards features an all-new, shortened list of categories:

Book of the Year

Black Hammer: Secret Origins by Jeff Lemire, Dean Ormston and Dave Stewart (Dark Horse)
Boundless by Jillian Tamaki (Drawn and Quarterly)
Everything is Flammable by Gabrielle Bell (Uncivilized Books)
Hostage by Guy Delisle (Drawn and Quarterly)
Kindred by Octavia E. Butler, adapted by Damian Duffy and illustrated by John Jennings (Abrams ComicArts)
Lighter Than My Shadow by Katie Green (Lion Forge)
Monstress by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda (Image)
My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris (Fantagraphics)
Roughneck by Jeff Lemire (Gallery 13)
Shade The Changing Girl by Cecil Castellucci and Marley Zarcone (DC Comics)
Spinning by Tillie Walden (First Second)
The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui (Abrams Books)
The Customer is Always Wrong by Mimi Pond (Drawn and Quarterly)
The Flintstones by Mark Russell and Steve Pugh (DC Comics)
The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang (First Second)


Digital Book of the Year


Bandette by Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover (Monkeybrain)
Barrier by Brian K. Vaughn, Marcos Martin and Muntsa Vicente (Panel Syndicate)
Check, Please!: #Hockey by Ngozi Ukazu (checkpleasecomic.com)
Not Drunk Enough by Tessa Stone (ndecomic.com)
The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill (teadragonsociety.com)


Best Children or Young Adult Book


Brave by Svetlana Chmakova (JY)
Real Friends by Shannon Hale and LeUyeun Pham (First Second)
Spinning by Tillie Walden (First Second)
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

Atomic Blonde (Focus Features) – Directed by David Leitch. Adapted from “The Coldest City” (Oni Press)
Black Panther (Walt Disney Pictures) – Directed by Ryan Coogler. Adapted from “Black Panther” (Marvel Comics)
The LEGO Batman Movie (Warner Bros.) – Directed by Chris McKay. Adapted from “Batman” (DC Comics)
Logan (20th Century Fox) – Directed by James Mangold. Adapted from “Wolverine” (Marvel Comics)
My Friend Dahmer (FilmRise) – Directed by Marc Meyers. Adapted from “My Friend Dahmer” (Abrams ComicArts)
Preacher (AMC) – Developed by Sam Catlin, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg. Adapted from “Preacher” (DC/Vertigo)
Riverdale (The CW) – Developed by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Adapted from “Archie” (Archie Comics)
The End Of The F***Ing World (Netflix) – Written by Charlie Covell. Adapted from “The End of the F***ing World” (Fantagraphics)
Thor: Ragnarok (Walt Disney Pictures) – Directed by Taika Waititi. Adapted from “Thor” (Marvel Comics)
Wonder Woman (Warner Bros.) – Directed by Patty Jenkins. Adapted from “Wonder Woman” (DC Comics)


Best Manga

My Brother’s Husband by Gengoroh Tagame Anne Ishii (Pantheon Graphic Library)
My Hero Academia by Kohei Horikoshi (Viz Media)
My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness by Nagata Kabi (Seven Seas)
Tokyo Ghoul by Sui Ishida (Viz Media)
Your Name by Makoto Shinkai and Ranmaru Kotone (Yen Press)


Best European Book

Audubon: On The Wings of the World by Fabien Grolleau and Jerémie Royer (Nobrow)
California Dreamin’: Cass Elliot Before The Mamas & The Papas by Pénélope Bagieu (First Second)
Flight of the Raven by Jean-Pierre Gibrat (IDW)
The Ghost of Gaudi by El Torres and Jesús Alonso Iglesias (Lion Forge)
The Ladies in Waiting by Santiago García and Javier Olivares (Fantagraphics)


Small Press Expo Announces 2018 Ignatz Award Nominees

Bethesda, Maryland - August 27, 2018

Media Release - The Small Press Expo (SPX), the preeminent showcase for the exhibition of independent comics, graphic novels and alternative political cartoons, is pleased to announce the 2018 nominees for the annual presentation of the Ignatz Awards, a celebration of outstanding achievement in comics and cartooning. 

The Ignatz, named after George Herriman's brick-wielding mouse from his long running comic strip Krazy Kat, recognizes exceptional work that challenges popular notions of what comics can achieve, both as an art form and as a means of personal expression. The Ignatz Awards are a festival prize, the first of such in the United States comic book industry. .

The nominees for the ballot were determined by a panel of five of the best of today's comic artists, Mita Mahato, Carolyn Nowak, kevin czap, Leila Abdelrazaq, and Taneka Stotts.

Voting for the awards will be cast by the attendees during SPX. The Ignatz Awards will be presented at the gala Ignatz Awards ceremony held on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 9:30 P.M.

Outstanding Artist

  • Yvan Alagbé - Yellow Negroes and Other Imaginary Creatures
  • Ivy Atoms - Pinky & Pepper Forever
  • Tommi Parrish - The Lie and How We Told It
  • Richie Pope -  The Box We Sit On
  • Sophie Standing - Anxiety is Really Strange

Outstanding Collection

  • Beirut Won’t Cry – Mazen Kerbaj
  • Blackbird Days – Manuele Fior
  • Language Barrier – Hannah K. Lee
  • Sex Fantasy – Sophia Foster-Dimino
  • Super Late Bloomer: My Early Days in Transition – Julia Kaye

Outstanding Anthology

  • La Raza Anthology: Unidos y Fuertes – ed. by Kat Fajardo & Pablo Castro
  • Comics for Choice – ed. by Hazel Newlevant, Whit Taylor and Ø.K. Fox
  • Ink Brick #8 – ed. by Alexander Rothmans, Paul K. Tunis, and Alexey Sokolin
  • Bottoms Up, Tales of Hitting Rock Bottom – ed. by J.T. Yost
  • Lovers Only – ed. by Mickey Zacchilli

Outstanding Graphic Novel

  • Why Art? – Eleanor Davis
  • Run for It: Stories of Slaves Who Fought for Their Freedom – Marcelo D’Salete
  • Uncomfortably Happily – Yeon-sik Hong
  • The Lie and How We Told It – Tommi Parrish
  • Anti-Gone – Connor Willumsen

Outstanding Series

  • Ley Lines – Czap Books
  • Nori – Rumi Hara
  • Bug Boys – Laura Knetzger
  • Gumballs – Erin Nations
  • Frontier – Youth in Decline

Outstanding Minicomic

  • Dog Nurse – Margot Ferrick
  • Greenhouse – Debbie Fong
  • Common Blessings & Common Curses – Maritsa Patrinos
  • Mothball 88 – Kevin Reilly
  • Say It With Noodles: On Learning to Speak the Language of Food – Shing Yin Khor

Outstanding Comic

  • Recollection – Alyssa Berg
  • Hot to Be Alive – Tara Booth
  • Hot Summer Nights – Freddy Carrasco
  • Whatsa Paintoonist – Jerry Moriarty
  • Baopu – Yao Xiao

Outstanding Online Comic

  • Woman World – Aminder Dhaliwal
  • The Wolves Outside – Jesse England
  • A Fire Story – Brian Files
  • Lara Croft Was My Family – Carta Monir
  • A Part of Me is Still Unknown – Meg O’Shea

Promising New Talent

  • Yasmin Omar Ata – Mis(h)adra
  • Tara Booth – How to Be Alive
  • Xia Gordon – The Fashion of 2004, Harvest
  • Rumi Hara – Nori and The Rabbits of the Moon
  • Tommi Parrish – The Lie and How We Told It

Outstanding Story

  • Yellow Negroes and Other Imaginary Creatures – Yvan Alabge
  • Why Art? – Eleanor Davis
  • Rhode Island Me – Michael DeForge
  • How the Best Hunter in the Village Met Her Death – Molly Ostertag
  • The Lie and How We Told It – Tommi Parrish 


Small Press Expo Announces 2018 Ignatz Award Winners

The Small Press Expo (SPX), the preeminent showcase for the exhibition of independent comics, graphic novels and alternative political cartoons, is pleased to announce the 2018 winners for the annual presentation of the Ignatz Awards, a celebration of outstanding achievement in comics and cartooning. 

The Ignatz, named after George Herriman's brick-wielding mouse from his long running comic strip Krazy Kat, recognizes exceptional work that challenges popular notions of what comics can achieve, both as an art form and as a means of personal expression. The Ignatz Awards are a festival prize, the first of such in the United States comic book industry.

The nominees for the ballot were determined by a panel of five of the best of today's comic artists, Mita Mahato, Carolyn Nowak, kevin czap, Leila Abdelrazaq, and Taneka Stotts.

Voting for the awards were cast by the attendees during SPX. The Ignatz Awards were presented at the gala Ignatz Awards ceremony held on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 9:30 P.M.

Outstanding Artist

  • Yvan Alagbé - Yellow Negroes and Other Imaginary Creatures
  • Ivy Atoms - Pinky & Pepper Forever
  • Tommi Parrish - The Lie and How We Told It
  • Richie Pope -  The Box We Sit On
  • Sophie Standing - Anxiety is Really Strange

Outstanding Collection

  • Beirut Won’t Cry – Mazen Kerbaj
  • Blackbird Days – Manuele Fior
  • Language Barrier – Hannah K. Lee
  • Sex Fantasy – Sophia Foster-Dimino
  • Super Late Bloomer: My Early Days in Transition – Julia Kaye

Outstanding Anthology

  • La Raza Anthology: Unidos y Fuertes – ed. by Kat Fajardo & Pablo Castro
  • Comics for Choice – ed. by Hazel Newlevant, Whit Taylor and Ø.K. Fox
  • Ink Brick #8 – ed. by Alexander Rothmans, Paul K. Tunis, and Alexey Sokolin
  • Bottoms Up, Tales of Hitting Rock Bottom – ed. by J.T. Yost
  • Lovers Only – ed. by Mickey Zacchilli

Outstanding Graphic Novel

  • Why Art? – Eleanor Davis
  • Run for It: Stories of Slaves Who Fought for Their Freedom – Marcelo D’Salete
  • Uncomfortably Happily – Yeon-sik Hong
  • The Lie and How We Told It – Tommi Parrish
  • Anti-Gone – Connor Willumsen

Outstanding Series

  • Ley Lines – Czap Books
  • Nori – Rumi Hara
  • Bug Boys – Laura Knetzger
  • Gumballs – Erin Nations
  • Frontier – Youth in Decline

Outstanding Minicomic

  • Dog Nurse – Margot Ferrick
  • Greenhouse – Debbie Fong
  • Common Blessings & Common Curses – Maritsa Patrinos
  • Mothball 88 – Kevin Reilly
  • Say It With Noodles: On Learning to Speak the Language of Food – Shing Yin Khor

Outstanding Comic

  • Recollection – Alyssa Berg
  • How to Be Alive – Tara Booth
  • Hot Summer Nights – Freddy Carrasco
  • Whatsa Paintoonist – Jerry Moriarty
  • Baopu – Yao Xiao

Outstanding Online Comic

  • Woman World – Aminder Dhaliwal
  • The Wolves Outside – Jesse England
  • A Fire Story – Brian Files
  • Lara Croft Was My Family – Carta Monir
  • A Part of Me is Still Unknown – Meg O’Shea

Promising New Talent

  • Yasmin Omar Ata – Mis(h)adra
  • Tara Booth – How to Be Alive
  • Xia Gordon – The Fashion of 2004, Harvest
  • Rumi Hara – Nori and The Rabbits of the Moon
  • Tommi Parrish – The Lie and How We Told It

Outstanding Story

  • Yellow Negroes and Other Imaginary Creatures – Yvan Alabge
  • Why Art? – Eleanor Davis
  • Rhode Island Me – Michael DeForge
  • How the Best Hunter in the Village Met Her Death – Molly Ostertag
  • The Lie and How We Told It – Tommi Parrish 

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