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2019 Harvey Award Winners Announced at New York Comic Con

'Hey Kiddo,' 'Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me' and 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' were among the projects celebrated during Friday's ceremony.
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'Hey Kiddo,' 'Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me' and 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' were among the projects celebrated during Friday's ceremony.

The 2019 Harvey Awards, given out Friday night during a ceremony at New York Comic Con, celebrated the best of the comic book industry across the past year as voted on by fellow industry professionals.

This year’s Harvey Awards Gala, named for Harvey Kurtzman, famed EC Comics cartoonist and co-founder of Mad magazine, was held at Hudson Mercantile and featured, in addition to the presentation of the six nominated categories, additional honors recognizing industry figures who have made significant contributions to the medium as recognized by the Harvey Awards Executive Committee.

Those recognized this year were:

Book of the Year: Hey Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Digital Book of the Year: Check, Please by Ngozi Ukazu

Best Children’s or Young Adult Book: Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O’Connell (First Second)

Best Manga: My Hero Academia by Kohei Horikoshi (VIZ Media)

Best European Book: Waves by Ingrid Chabbert and Carole Maurel (Archaia)

Best Comics Adaptation: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation, based on Spider-Man (Marvel Entertainment)

Hall of Fame Inductees: Will Elder, Jack Davis, John Severin, Marie Severin, Ben Oda, Alison Bechdel, Mike Mignola

Comics Industry Pioneer Award: Maggie Thompson

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