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See the 5 books that took home a 2019 Harvey Award at New York Comic Con

Comic writers, artists, colors, letterers, designers, and editors all voted to select the best books in five award categories: Book of the Year, Digital Book of the Year, Best Children's/YA Book, Best Manga, and Best European Book.

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Best European Book: Waves by Ingrid Chabbert and Carole Maurel 

From the publisher: “After years of difficulty trying to have children, a young couple finally announces their pregnancy, only to have the most joyous day of their lives replaced with one of unexpected heartbreak. Their relationship is put to the test as they forge ahead, working together to rebuild themselves amidst the churning tumult of devastating loss, and ultimately facing the soul-crushing reality that they may never conceive a child of their own.”

From the critics: “There’s a degree to which Waves seems critic-proof. The story is so personal, the impact so universal, and the presentation so open and raw that I can’t imagine being the person who reads it and has a quibble.” —Comics Beat

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The 2019 Harvey Award Executive Committee also announced the Best Comics Adaptation winner (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse), the Hall of Fame Inductees (Will Elder, Jack Davis, John Severin, Marie Severin, Ben Oda, Alison Bechdel, Mike Mignola), and the Comics Industry Pioneer Award recipient (Maggie Thompson).

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