Awards Roundup - 2022
There are a lot of great titles nominated each year for prestigious comics awards. Here are some of the relevant winners and nominees for categories that will help school librarians with their purchasing decisions.
I definitely haven't read all of these amazing titles (yet!), but where I can, I have linked my review of the titles I have finished. As always, this list means I have even more titles to add to my towering TBR pile!
The Harveys are awarded every year in October at New York ComicCon. Nominees are selected by a panel of volunteer comic experts and enthusiasts.
You can read the full recap of all the winners and nominees here: Harvey Awards 2022 by The Beat
Book of the Year
Digital Book of the Year
Best Children’s or Young Adult Book
The Hugo Awards celebrate words of Science Fiction & Fantasy, including comicbooks. These awards are presented in September at the World Science Fiction Convention.
Best Graphic Story or Comic
340 nominating ballots for 239 nominees; finalist range 19-66
The Eisners are awarded every year in July at San Diego ComicCon. Titles are nominated by a panel of folks in the comics industry, a librarian, and an academic researcher. Then, comics industry folks, librarians, and comic academics can vote for the winners. While the panel of folks have read all of these titles (and many more!), those voting for winners definitely do not need to have read everything to vote. The entire list of winners AND nominees is full of some amazing titles because they were the BEST of what the small committee read this year.
You can read the full list of winners and nominees here: Eisner Awards by The Beat
Best Continuing Series
Best Limited Series
Best New Series
Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 8)
Best Publication for Kids (ages 9-12)
Best Publication for Teens (ages 13-17)
Best Humor Publication
Best Reality-Based Work
Best Graphic Memoir
Best Graphic Album—New
Best Graphic Album—Reprint
Best Adaptation from Another Medium
Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia
YALSA Top 10 Great Graphic Novels for Teens -2022
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