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‘Shaft’ wins story of the year at the Glyph Awards

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The winners of the Glyph Awards, which honor black comics creators and characters, were announced Friday in Philadelphia at the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention.

The Story of the Year award went to Shaft, written by David F. Walker and illustrated by Bilquis Evely. In an interview with CBR last year, Walker discussed the comic and how it was strongly influenced by the original novels that the 1970s movie was based on. Keef Cross took the Best Writer Award for Day Black, the story of a vampire who moonlights (literally) as a tattoo artist. And Nelson Blake II won the Best Artist award for his Image Comics series Artifacts.

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‘Watson and Holmes’ lead 2014 Glyph Awards

watson-holmes6Watson and Holmes, the comic by Brandon Easton and N. Steven Harris that reimagines Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous sleuths as African-American detectives in present-day Harlem, led the 2014 Glyph Awards with wins in four categories.

The awards, presented Friday at the 13th annual East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention in Philadelphia, recognize “the best in comics made by, for, and about people of color from the preceding calendar year.” The winners are:

Story of the Year: Watson and Holmes #6; Brandon Easton, writer; N. Steven Harris, artist

Best Writer: Brandon Easton, Watson and Holmes #6

Best Artist: N. Steven Harris, Watson and Holmes #6

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Glyph Comics Awards unveils 2014 nominees

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The nominees have been announced for the 2014 Glyph Comics Awards, which recognize “the best in comics made by, for, and about people of color from the preceding calendar year.” The winners will be announced May 16 at the 13th annual East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention in Philadelphia.

The nominees are:

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Comics A.M. | Motor City Comic Con apologizes for long lines

Motor City Comic Con

Motor City Comic Con

Conventions | Motor City Comic Con founder Michael Goldman has apologized to fans for the long lines they had to endure to get into the event on Saturday, writing in a message on Facebook, “We never expected 18,000+ people to attend that day, which was the same amount of people we had over the entire three days last year. We were literally hit with a ‘Humanity Bomb’ and were not prepared for the sheer number of people attending, even with a large increase in our staff.” More than 30,000 people attended over the course of three days, with attendees reportedly waiting for up to two hours on Saturday just to get into the parking lot, and then another one to four hours to get in the doors. Golden said he is already working on avoiding the same problem next year. [Facebook]

Retailing | Brian Berlin of New World Comics in Oklahoma City is offering free comics and appearances by costumed characters for children left hospitalized or homeless by the tornadoes that struck Oklahoma this week. [Nerdage]

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Cheat Sheet | From ‘Galactica’ to Dallas to the Motor City

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Welcome to “Cheat Sheet,” ROBOT 6′s guide to the week ahead. Although this installment is a little late — curse you, technical problems! — we’re still left with plenty of time to prepare for this weekend’s Motor City Comic Con, Dallas Comic Con and the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention.

What’s more, our contributors have cast their eyes over Wednesday’s releases, singling out such favorites as Battlestar Galactica #1, Betelgeuse, Vol. 1, and The New Warriors Omnibus.

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Glyph Comics Awards announces 2013 nominees

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Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #6

The nominees have been announced for the 2013 Glyph Comics Awards, which recognize “the best in comics made by, for, and about people of color from the preceding calendar year.” The winners will be announced May 17 at the 12th annual East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention in Philadelphia.

The nominees are:

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Princeless leads 2012 Glyph Comics Awards

Princeless, the all-ages comic about a princess who’s tired of waiting to be rescued, led the 2012 Glyph Comics Awards, taking home honors for story of the year, best writer and best female character. The awards, which recognize “the best in comics made by, for, and about people of color from the preceding calendar year,” were presented this weekend at the 11th annual East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention in Philadelphia.

The winners are:

Story of the year: Princeless, by Jeremy Whitley and M. Goodwin (Action Lab Entertainment)

Best writer: Jeremy Whitley, Princeless (Action Lab Entertainment)

Best artist: Sara Pichelli, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man (Marvel)

Best cover: Chew #27, Rob Guillory (Image Comics)

Best male character: Miles Morales, Ultimate Spider-Man; Brian Michael Bendis, writer, Sara Pichelli, artist; inspired by the character created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko (Marvel)

Best female character:  Adrienne, Princeless; created by Jeremy Whitley, writer, and M. Goodwin, artist (Action Lab Entertianment)

Rising star award for best self-publisher: Whit Taylor, Watermelon

Best comic strip or webcomic: Fungus Grotto, by Ms. Shatia Hamilton


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