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Jay Potts and his blaxploitation webcomic World of Hurt took three of the 10 Glyph Awards Friday at the East Coast Black Age of Comics Con. The awards honor “the best in comics made by, for, and about people of color.”
Aya: The Secrets Come Out and Luke Cage Noir each took two awards, while The K Chronicles by Keith Knight won for best comic strip for the fourth time in five years. Last year’s big winner, Jeremy Love’s Bayou, was nominated for several awards but didn’t win any last night.
The complete list of winners includes:
Story of the Year: Unknown Soldier #13-14; Joshua Dysart, writer, Pat Masioni, artist
Best Writer: Alex Simmons, Archie & Friends
Best Artist: Jay Potts, World of Hurt
Best Male Character: Isaiah Pastor, World of Hurt; created by Jay Potts, writer and artist
Best Female Character: Aya, Aya: The Secrets Come Out; created by Marguerite Abouet, writer, Clement Oubrerie, artist
Rising Star Award: Jay Potts, World of Hurt
Best Reprint Publication: Aya: The Secrets Come Out; Drawn & Quarterly
Best Cover: Luke Cage Noir #1; Tim Bradstreet, illustrator
Best Comic Strip: The K Chronicles; Keith Knight, writer and artist
Fan Award for Best Comic: Luke Cage Noir; Mike Benson & Adam Glass, writers, Shawn Martinbrough, artist
The Glyph Awards were started in 2005 by Rich Watson.