2021 Harvey Award Winners Announced

By | October 9th, 2021
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'The Magic Fish'

The 2021 Harvey Awards, honoring the year’s best comic books and associated media, were held at New York Comic Con last night. Trung Le Nguyen won both Book of the Year, and Best Children or Young Adult Book, for their fantasy graphic novel “The Magic Fish,” while Rachel Smythe’s Greek mythology webcomic “Lore Olympus” won Digital Book of the Year. WandaVision was named Best Adaptation, Tatsuki Fujimoto’s horror comedy “Chainsaw Man” won Best Manga, and Korean cartoonist Yeong-shin Ma won Best International Book for his slice-of-life book “Moms.”

As was announced earlier this week, Bernie Wrightson, William Kaluta, Barry Windsor-Smith, Rumiko Takahashi, and Jeffrey Catherine Jones were inducted into the Harvey Awards Hall of Fame.

Here is the year’s full list of nominees, with the winners highlighted in bold:

Book of the Year:
“The Book Tour” by Andi Watson (Top Shelf Productions)
“Cyclopedia Exotica” by Aminder Dhaliwal (Drawn & Quarterly)
“Department of Truth” Vol 1: ‘The End Of The World’ by James Tynion IV, Martin Simmonds (Image Comics)
“Heaven No Hell” by Michael DeForge (Drawn & Quarterly)
“Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio” by Derf Backderf (Abrams)
“The Magic Fish” by Trung Le Nguyen (Random House)
“Monsters” by Barry Windsor-Smith (Fantagraphics)
“Stone Fruit” by Lee Lai (Fantagraphics)
“Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen: Who Killed Jimmy Olsen?” by Matt Fraction and Steve Lieber (DC Comics)
“Save It For Later: Promises, Protest and Parenthood” by Nate Powell (Abrams)

Digital Book of the Year:
“Adora and The Distance” by Marc Bernardin and Ariela Kristantina (Comixology Originals)
“Crisis Zone” by Simon Hanselmann – Serialized on
“Cyclopedia Exotica” by Aminder Dhaliwal – Serialized on
“Friday” by Ed Brubaker and Marcos Martin –
“Lore Olympus” by Rachel Smythe –

Best Children or Young Adult Book:
“Allergic” by Megan Wagner Lloyd and Michelle Mee Nutter (Scholastic Graphix)
“Class Act” by Jerry Craft (Quill Tree Books)
“The Magic Fish” by Trung Le Nguyen (Random House)
“Nubia: Real One” by L.L. McKinney and Robyn Smith (DC Comics)
“Twins” by Varian Johnson and Shannon Wright (Scholastic Graphix)

Best Adaptation from Comic Book/Graphic Novel:
The Boys by Amazon, based on “The Boys” (DC Comics)
Invincible by Amazon, based on “Invincible” (Image)
Loki by Disney+, based on “The Avengers” (Marvel Comics)
Superman & Lois by The CW, based on “Superman” (DC Comics)
Sweet Tooth by Netflix, based on “Sweet Tooth” (DC/Vertigo)
WandaVision by Disney+, based on “The Avengers” (Marvel Comics)

Best Manga:
“Asadora!” by Naoki Urasawa (VIZ Media)
“Boys Run the Riot” by Keito Gaku (Kodansha Comics)
“Chainsaw Man” by Tatsuki Fujimoto (VIZ Media)
“Remina” by Junji Ito (VIZ Media)
“Spy x Family” by Tatsuya Endo (VIZ Media)

Best International Book:
“The City of Belgium” by Brecht Evans, translated by Brecht Evans (Drawn & Quarterly)
“Factory Summers” by Guy Delisle, translated by Helge Dascher and Rob Aspinall (Drawn & Quarterly)
“Moms” by Yeong-shin Ma, translated by Janet Hong (Drawn & Quarterly)
“Paul At Home” by Michel Rabagliati, translated by Helge Dascher and Rob Aspinall (Drawn & Quarterly)
“The Winter of the Cartoonist” by Paco Roca, translated by Andrea Rosenberg (Fantagraphics)

Christopher Chiu-Tabet

Chris is the news manager of Multiversity Comics. A writer from London on the autistic spectrum, he enjoys tweeting and blogging on Medium about his favourite films, TV shows, books, music, and games, plus history and religion. He is Lebanese/Chinese, although he can't speak Cantonese or Arabic.