Harvey Awards

By Kaley

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Nominees for the Harvey Awards have been announced, and it looks like a solid selection to choose from. The Harvey Awards started in 1988 as a way for peers in the comics industry to celebrate exceptional work. This year they’ll award creators for Book of the Year, Digital Book of the Year, Best Children or Young Adult Book, Best Adaptation from Comic/Graphic Novel, Best Manga, Best European Book, and Comics Adaptation Award. I’m most excited about the Book of the Year award and will be covering those books today. Be sure to check out this Washington Post article for the rest!

Belonging: A German Reckons with History and HomeBelonging by Nora Krug – Krug confronts and shares her family’s hidden past with Nazi Germany.

BTTM FDRS - Daniels, Ezra ClaytanBerlinBerlin by Jason Lutes – As the Weimar Republic falls and Germany declines, Lutes frames the city of Berlin as the central character in this collection of the Berlin Trilogy.

 

BTTM FDRS by Ezra Claytan Daniels and Ben Passmore – Passmore is back to illustrate the Afro-futurist horror-comedy about gentrification, hip hop, and cultural appropriation.

Hey Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka – Krosoczka’s childhood was different than most kids. In this auto-bio, he shares his coming of age story with a mother struggling with addiction, and absent father, and being raised by his opinionated grandparents.

Hey, KiddoKid GlovesKid Gloves by Lucy Knisley – I really have perennially enjoyed Knisley’s work through the years. This touching auto-bio covers her arduous journey to motherhood that nearly cost her her life .

My Heroes Have Always Been JunkiesLaura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With MeLaura Dean Keeps Breaking up With Me by Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O’Connell – Upset about her on-again, off-again relationship with her girlfriend Laura Dean, Freddy Riley depends on her friends, a local mystic, and a relationship columnist for help in dealing with her situation.

My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips – Ellie has spent her whole life romanticizing folks struggling with addictions. When she ends up struggling in rehab herself, she finds an even more dangerous romance.

On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden – A crew member who travels to the ends of the universe to find a long-lost love while helping her team rebuild beautiful, broken-down historical structures on faraway planets.

Upgrade Soul Upgrade SoulOn A Sunbeamby Ezra Claytan Daniels – Hank and Molly Nonnar treat themselves to an experimental rejuvenation procedure, but end up disfigured but smarter and stronger than before.

When I Arrived at the CastleWhen I Arrived at the Castle by Emily Carroll – Quick and spooky read, Carroll’s new graphic novel reads like a creepy Grimm tale. Illustrated in grey scale, red, and black, this creepy, quick graphic novel is as compelling as it is dark.

 

Are any of these jumping out at you? I’ve got BTTM FDRS waiting for me at home and I’ve had my eye on Hey Kiddo for awhile now.

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