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
Story of the Year: Revelation: Brotherman – Dictator of a Disciple by Guy A. Sims and Dawud Anyabwile (Brotherman Comics)
Best Writer: Juliana “Jewels” Smith, (H)afrocentric
Best Artist: Dawud Anyabwile, Revelation: Brotherman – Dictator of a Disciple (Brotherman Comics)
Best Cover: Blue Hand Mojo: Dust To Dust, John Jennings (Rosarium Publishing)
Best Male Character: Arron Day (Blackjack), Blackjack: There Came A Dark Hunter by Alex Simmons and Tim Fielder (Simmons & Company Creative Entertainment)
Best Female Character: Moon Girl, Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur by Brandon Montclare, Amy Reeder and Natacha Bustos (Marvel Comics)
Rising Star Award: BOUNCE! by Chuck Collins
Best Comic Strip or Webcomic: BOUNCE! by Chuck Collins
Best Reprint Publication: Concrete Park Vol 2: “R-E-S-P-E-C-T” by Tony Puryear, Erika Alexander (Dark Horse)
Fan 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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