The winners of the eleventh annual Glyph Comics Awards were announced this past weekend at Philadelphia’s East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention. Launched in 2005 by Rich Watson, the Glyph Awards are intended to recognize the best comics made by, for, and about people of color from the previous years.
Chuck Collins’ webcomic Bounce had the strongest showing, winning three of the 10 awards. Revelation: Brotherman – Dictator of a Disciple earned two awards, while Marvel’s Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur was the only winner from the top three publishers (DC, Image and Marvel).
The winners at the 2016 Glyph Awards were:
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 ((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: Chuck Collins, BOUNCE!
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