Awards season is upon us, and as with last year many of the major awards ceremonies have opted to go digital. Next week’s Eisner Awards will be a virtual event, and this year’s Harvey Awards will also be held online in October, as a streaming event during the Metaverse portion of New York Comic Con. Today the Harvey Awards announced their full slate of 2021 nominees, and opened up voting for comics professionals.

The list of nominees is a diverse lineup of books, webcomics, and manga that represents the breadth of what comics have to offer. Publisher Drawn & Quarterly leads all comers with six nominations, including four in the Best International Book category. Viz Media comes in second with four titles nominated, and Fantagraphics gets the bronze with three titles getting the nod.

Of note among the nominees is Trung Le Nguyen‘s The Magic Fish, which is nominated both for Best Children or Young Adult Book and for Book of the Year. The Magic Fish and quite a few other of the nominated titles, like Derf Backderf‘s Kent State: Four Dead in OhioJames Tynion IV and Martin Simmonds‘s The Department of TruthJerry Craft‘s Class Act, and Simon Hanselmann‘s Crisis Zone also made appearances on The Beat‘s Best Comics of 2020 list.

You can check out the full list of 2021 Harvey Awards nominees below. Voting is open now, and will remain open until September 6th. Pros who have been approved by ReedPop for a Professional or Artist Alley badge within the last five years are automatically eligible to vote; other industry professionals who were not pre-approved to vote can also request access to vote now.

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 (Fantgraphics)
  • 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

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 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)


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