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If you follow me on Snapchat, then you know I was at the Glyph Comic Awards on Friday. It was both my first time at the event, as well as my first time at the African American Museum of Philadelphia (which I will definitely return to because it’s beautiful!). For me the big surprises of the Glyph Awards were Chuck Collins’ BOUNCE! webcomic, winning 3 awards including Best Webcomic, The Rising Star Award and the Fan Award for Best Work and Brandon Montclare, Amy Reeder and Natacha Bustos win with Moongirl and Devil Dinosaur for Best Female character. Both comics prove that black characters in webcomics and black female characters are both relevant and marketable.

 The 2016 Glyph Award Winners

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Story of the Year: Revelation: Brotherman – Dictator of a Disciple by Guy A. Sims and Dawud Anyabwile (Brotherman Comics)

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Best Writer: Juliana “Jewels” Smith, (H)afrocentric 

brotherman, glyph awards, theblerdgurlBest Artist: Dawud Anyabwile, Revelation: Brotherman – Dictator of a Disciple (Brotherman Comics)

BHMBest Cover: Blue Hand Mojo: Dust To Dust, John Jennings (Rosarium Publishing)

blackjack, alex simmons, glyph awards, theblerdgurlBest Male Character: Arron Day (Blackjack), Blackjack: There Came A Dark Hunter by Alex Simmons and Tim Fielder (Simmons & Company Creative Entertainment)

moongirl and devil dinosaur, comics, amy reeder, glyph awards, theblerdgurlBest Female Character: Moon Girl, Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur by Brandon Montclare, Amy Reeder and Natacha Bustos (Marvel Comics)

chuck collins, bounce!, glyph awards, theblerdgurlRising Star Award: BOUNCE! by Chuck Collins

Best Comic Strip or Webcomic: BOUNCE! by Chuck Collins

concrete park, tony puryear, erika alexander, glyph awards, theblerdgurlBest Reprint Publication: Concrete Park Vol 2: “R-E-S-P-E-C-T” by Tony Puryear, Erika Alexander (Dark Horse)

chuck collins, bounce!, glyph awards, theblerdgurlFan Award For Best Work: BOUNCE! by Chuck Collins

Congrats to all of the winners! Please remember, awards are wonderful recognition, but these folks are still indie and need your support so click on the links and BUY A COMIC!

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