San Diego, CA (September 7, 2016) – Comic pros assembled on Saturday night to honor their peers at the 2016 Harvey Awards, the only industry award both nominated and selected by comic professionals. IDW Publishing is proud to announce four Harvey Award wins that evening.
On the heels of its recent Eisner Award win, March: Book Two, from IDW’s Top Shelf Productions imprint, was recognized in two categories with Harvey Awards for Best Biographical, Historical, or Journalistic Presentation and Best Graphic Album - Original. The March trilogy is both a critical and commercial success, having held the top three positions on the New York Times Bestsellers List continuously for the past four weeks. The trilogy of books is Congressman John Lewis’ autobiographical account of the civil rights movement. He shares these wins with co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell.
In addition, Corto Maltese: Beyond the Windy Isles tied for Best American Edition of Foreign Material, edited by Dean Mullaney for IDW’s Library of American Comics. It is the second volume in the definitive English-language edition of Hugo Pratt’s masterpiece.
John Workman was awarded Best Letterer for his work on Ragnarök. Writer/artist Walter Simonsonwas there to present the award to his collaborator on stage.
IDW congratulates all the other winners at this year’s ceremony, most especially Berkeley Breathed. His comic strip Bloom County, recently resurrected after a 25-year hiatus, received the award for Best Syndicated Strip or Panel and will be published by IDW later this month in the new book Bloom County Episode XI: A New Hope.
IDW would like to thank everyone who nominated and voted for these recipients. Your support and recognition is an honor and we look forward to seeing you all again next year.
IDW Media Holdings, Inc. (OTC:IDWM) is a fully integrated media company, which includes publishing, games, entertainment, and the San Diego Comic Art Gallery.
IDW Publishing’s comic book and graphic novel catalog includes some of the world’s most popular entertainment brands, including Transformers, My Little Pony, Star Trek, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ghostbusters, and Disney’s classic characters. At IDW’s core is its commitment to creator-owned comics including 30 Days of Night, Locke & Key, Wormwood, Ragnarök, V-Wars, and Archangel by bestselling sci-fi author William Gibson.
IDW Publishing is also home to the acclaimed and award-winning imprints; Top Shelf, The Library of American Comics, Yoe! Books, and Artist Editions, showcasing the greatest original art ever published in American comic books.
IDW Games’ diverse line-up includes the international phenomenon Machi Koro, as well as hit licensed games such as X-Files, Back to the Future, The Godfather, and TMNT.
IDW Entertainment currently serves as the worldwide distributor of Wynonna Earp airing on the Syfy Channel in the U.S. and is producing BBC America’s Dirk Gently, based the best seller by Douglas Adams starring Elijah Wood and Sam Barnett, and Brooklyn Animal Control for USA Network.