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Harvey Awards inducts Dave Gibbons and Roz Chast into Hall of Fame

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Sep 12, 2018

The comic book industry's oldest and one of the most prestigious awards will forever remember a couple of artists who need no introduction. Dave Gibbons and Roz Chast are going to be inducted into The Harvey Awards Hall of Fame during the 30th awards ceremony at New York Comic Con.

Gibbons is most famous for his work from Watchmen with Alan Moore; Give Me Liberty, the story of Martha Washington, with Frank Miller; his creator-owned work The Originals; and so much more. The UK comics writer and artist got his start in the late 1970s during the British underground comics scene and contributed to the first 2000 AD magazine. He has gone on to write and draw comics most recently for DC Comics, going on to provide art for the milestone Action Comics #1000 cover celebration.

Prolific cartoonist Roz Chast will finally get her due and join the Hall of Fame. Chast has won numerous awards, including the National Cartoonists Society's Cartoonist of the Year Reuben Award. She started drawing for the New Yorker in 1978 and has drawn more than 800 cartoons since. Chast said she sent a stack of cartoons with any hopes of getting accepted. Much to her dismay, her cartoon "Little Things," which was riddled with imaginary objects and made-up names, is what got the magazine's editorial cartoonist's attention. "It's the kind of drawing that you do when you're kind of doodling by yourself to sort of make yourself laugh," Chast confessed.

The Harvey Awards started in 1988. They're named after MAD magazine co-founder  Harvey Kurtzman. Historically, the Harvey Awards were held during the Baltimore Comic-Con but switched to NYCC last year.

Are you going to the ceremony in the Big Apple? Are you excited to meet the legends and see who wins all the prestigious awards? Forecast your predictions in the comments below!