Cyberpunk 2077: Big City Dreams, published in February 2022 by Dark Horse Comics, won the 2023 Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story or Comic.  The comic is written by Bartosz Sztybor, with artists Filipe Andrade and Alessio Fioriniello, colorists Roman Titov and Krzysztof Ostrowski, and cover artist Matías Bergara.  It is based in the world of the Cyberpunk 2077 video game from CD Projekt RED.  The 64-page hardcover is priced at $19.99.

The 2023 Hugo Awards were announced on October 21, 2023, at Chengdu Worldcon, the 81st World Science Fiction Convention.  Sztybor is the first Polish writer to win this award.  The other nominees in the category were:

  • DUNE: The Official Movie Graphic Novel, by Lilah Sturges, Drew Johnson, and Zid, from Legendary Comics.
  • Monstress Volume 7: Devourer, by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda, from Image Comics.
  • Once & Future Volume 4: Monarchies in the UK, by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora, from BOOM! Studios.
  • Saga Volume 10, by Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples, and Fonografiks, from Image Comics.
  • Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, by Tom King, Bilquis Evely, and Matheus Lopes, from DC Comics.

Two graphic novels made the long list for the 2024 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction.  These awards are the only awards for adult books given by the American Library Association

Okinawa by Susumu Higa, translated by Jocelyne Allen, and The Talk by Darrin Bell were both recognized in the Nonfiction category.  Forty-five books in total (21 fiction, 24 nonfiction) were listed.  The shortlist, made up of three fiction and three nonfiction titles, will be announced on November 14, 2023, with two medal winners recognized on January 20, 2024.

Okinawa was published in English by Fantagraphics Books in August 2023 after being serialized digitally by MSX: Mangasplaining Extra on Substack (see "‘Mangasplaining’ Podcast Launches Manga Licensing Program").  It tells the history of the military occupation of Okinawa through two stories, one about the World War II Battle of Okinawa, the second dealing with the present-day American occupation.  The two stories were originally published in Japan in 1995 and 2010, respectively.

The Talk was published in June 2023 by Henry Holt & Co.  The graphic memoir shows with humor and insight how racism, the idea that Black boys are seen as dangerous, shaped Bell’s life.

Previous graphic novels on the Carnegie longlist include The Waiting by Keum Suk Gendry-Kim in 2022 (see "Drawn & Quarterly Announces Fall 2021 Titles"), and in 2023, Emma Grove’s The Third Person (see "Drawn & Quarterly Spring 2022 Lineup") and Kate Beaton’s Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands.