Watchmen co-creator Dave Gibbons and The New Yorker cartoonist and National Book Award finalist (see “'Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?' Makes Short List”) Roz Chast will be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Mangaka Haold Sakuishi, the creator of the long-running Beck series, will be honored with the International Spotlight Award. Jackie Estrada will receive the inaugural Comics Industry Pioneer honor for her five decades of work with San Diego Comic-Con, books featuring photographs of comics creators, her role with Friends of Lulu, and the administration of the Eisner Awards since 1990.
In addition to a move to New York, the Harvey Awards have undertaken significant changes for their 30th anniversary, The award categories have been distilled to emphasize graphic novels (see “Harvey Awards Emphasize Graphic Novels with New Categories”), and the nominees were unveiled in early August (see “Harvey Award Nominees for 2018”).