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The 2020 Harvey Award Winners Have Been Announced

The Harvey Awards

Ahead of the official ceremony later this week, the winners for the 2020 Harvey Awards have been announced. The award ceremony has gone virtual this year with the initial group of nominees announced in August and then the winners chosen by vote.

The 2020 winners are:

Book of the Year: Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang (First Second)
Digital Book of the Year: The Nib edited by Matt Bors (thenib.com)
Best Children or Young Adult Book: Superman Smashes the Klan by Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru (DC Comics)
Best Manga: Witch Hat Atelier by Kamome Shirahama (Kodansha Comics)
Best International Book: Grass by Keum Suk Gendry-Kim, translated by Janet Hong (Drawn and Quarterly)
Best Adaptation from a Comic Book/Graphic Novel: Watchmen by HBO, based on Watchmen (DC Comics)

The Harveys will also be inducting Osamu Tezuka (Astro Boy), Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother), and the founding members of Milestone Media which includes Denys Cowan, Derek T. Dingle, Michael Davis, and the late Dwayne McDuffie into this year’s Harvey Awards Hall of Fame.

The virtual ceremony will be broadcast on October 9 at 4:50 pm as part of New York Comic Con’s Metaverse. The ceremony will be hosted by Vivek Tiwary and will feature Gene Luen Yang, Neil Gaiman, Jill Thompson, and Damon Lindelof.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

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Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge #3

We’re fully focused on San Diego Comic-Con which kicks off in a little over two weeks! We’ve got lots of coverage planned and the lead up begins today!

While you wait for that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Newsarama – Agents of Atlas #1 Lead Artist Replaced – That’s a really short time schedule it feels like.

Smash Pages – ‘The Nib’ loses funding support from First Look Media – Go support good comics and media!

Reviews

Geek Dad – Books of Magic #9
AIPT! –
Marvel Comics Presents #6
Laughing Place –
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge #3
Talking Comics –
The War of the Realms #6

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I_Mage_01-1It’s new comic day! What’s everyone excited for? Sound off in the comments below.

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Tribune – Meet the Pakistani who creates comic books to counter terrorism – An interesting read.

WBEZ – Graphic Novel Teaches Kids Civic Engagement – This is some interesting history.

The Beat – The Nib moves to First Look Media – Great to see this land somewhere.

Geeks Out – The Other Side of Heroes: Trans – Lots to think about

Geeks Out – Faith: A Plus-size Hero that Makes My Heart Swoon – A comic you all should be reading!

 

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The Beat – Beverly

Talking Comics – Doorman #1

Talking Comics – I, Mage #1

Graphic Policy Radio with Guest Matt Bors LIVE this Monday

GP Radio pic MondayThis Monday is a brand new episode of Graphic Policy Radio with a brand new guest, Matt Bors! The show airs LIVE this Monday at 10pm ET.

Bors is an editorial cartoonist and editor of The Nib and was working at Medium running it since 2013. In 2012 he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and became the first alt-weekly cartoonist to win the Herblock Prize for Excellence in Cartooning. Currently he’s running a Kickstarter to collecting some of the best political cartoons, comics journalism, non-fiction and humor.

Eat More Comics packs more than 300 pages featuring dozens of the best cartoonists to ever toon a toon. I mean, it’s going to be a large book.

We’re going to talk to him about the Kickstarter, The Nib, and more!

We also want to hear from you. Tweet us your questions @graphicpolicy.

The show airs live this Monday, August 3, at 10pm ET.

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It’s new comic book day tomorrow! DC is kicking off their post Convergence plans! What are you looking forward to?

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Comics Alliance – ‘Agents of SHIELD’ Season 3 Promotes Luke Mitchell to Inhuman Series Regular – But will he learn to act?

ICv2 – Is All Fair in Art and Commerce? Copyrights, Cons, and the Law – Good things to think about.

The Beat – Matt Bors on changes at the Nib – Hopefully the changes go positive.

CBR – “Ultimate Spider-Man” and “Avengers” Renewed on Disney XD with New Titles – Cool.

MassLive – Nerd Nite to feature comics and stress relief – Awesome to see.

Hindu Times – Graphic novel as an antidote to extremism – We’re seeing this more and more!

 

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Nothing But Comics – Age of Reptiles: Ancient Egyptians #1

CBR – Fresh Romance #1

CBR – Ragnarok #5

CBR – Sandman Overture #5

CBR – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #46

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The weekend is almost here and we’re heading to Awesome Con in Washington, DC. Expect coverage and follow us on Twitter for live updates!

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The Beat – The best comics site out there, The Nib, is changing focus – That’s a shame.

 

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The Outhousers – 21st Century Tank Girl

Comic Vine – Black Widow #18

Comic Vine – Convergence: Booster Gold #2

Talking Comics – Fight Club 2 #1

Comic Vine – Inferno #1

CBR – The Infinity Gauntlet #1

CBR – Inhumans: Attilan Rising #1

CBR – Invincible #120

Comic Vine – M.O.D.O.K. Assassin #1

CBR – Old Man Logan #1

Talking Comics – Old Man Logan #1

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