Glyph Comics Awards

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Glyph Comics Awards
Awarded forThe best in comics made by, for, and about people of color
LocationPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
CountryUnited States
Hosted byEast Coast Black Age of Comics Convention
First awarded2006

The Glyph Comics Awards recognize the best in comics made by, for, and about people of color from the preceding calendar year. While it is not exclusive to black creators, it does strive to honor those who have made the greatest contributions to the comics medium in terms of both critical and commercial impact. By doing so, the goal is to encourage more diverse and high quality work across the board and to inspire new creators to add their voices to the field.

The awards are named for the blog Glyphs: The Language of the Black Comics Community, at Pop Culture Shock, started in 2005 by comics journalist Rich Watson as a means to provide news and commentary of comics with black themes, as well as tangential topics in the fields of black science-fiction/fantasy and animation.

The Glyph Comics Awards have been presented at the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention, in Philadelphia, since 2006.










List of Glyph Comics Awards winners[edit]

Pioneer Award[edit]

Story of the Year[edit]

Best Writer[edit]

Best Artist[edit]

Best Male Character[edit]

Best Female Character[edit]

Rising Star Award[edit]

Best Reprint Publication[edit]

Best Cover[edit]

  • 2006: Nat Turner #1, Kyle Baker, illustrator
  • 2007: Stagger Lee, Shepherd Hendrix, artist
  • 2008: Sentences: The Life of MF Grimm; Ronald Wimberly, illustrator
  • 2009: Unknown Soldier #1; Igor Kordey, illustrator
  • 2010: Luke Cage Noir #1; Tim Bradstreet, illustrator
  • 2011: Unknown Soldier #5; Dave Johnson, illustrator
  • 2012: Chew #27; Rob Guillory, illustrator
  • 2013: Indigo Hit List 1.0 ; Charlie Goubile and Mshindo Kuumba I, artists
  • 2014: Route 3 #2: A Date… A Destiny; Sean Hill, artist
  • 2015: Offset #1: "The Man Who Travels with a Piece of Sugarcane": Tristan Roach, artist[9]
  • 2016: Blue Hand Mojo: Dust to Dust, John Jennings (writer and artist)[10]

Best Comic Strip or Webcomic[edit]

Fan Award for Best Comic[edit]


  1. ^ 2007 Glyph Comics Awards taking submissions » PopCultureShock
  2. ^ "Judges, Submission Process Announced for Glyph Awards » Comics Worth Reading". Archived from the original on 2008-02-09. Retrieved 2008-02-05.
  3. ^ The 2009 Glyph Comics Awards nominations » PopCultureShock
  4. ^ 2010 Glyph Comics Awards Nominees» PopCultureShock
  5. ^ "Submissions Now Open for 2011 Glyph Awards; Judges Named» Comics Worth Reading". Archived from the original on 2012-01-05. Retrieved 2012-01-01.
  6. ^ 2012 Glyph Comics Awards nominees announced» Comic Book Resources
  7. ^ 2013 Glyph Comics Awards Nominees» The Beat
  8. ^ a b c d Watson, Rich. "ECBACC Week: Larry Fuller," Glyph: The Language of the Black Comics Community (May 15, 2007) Accessed Apr. 13, 2009.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "2015 Glyph Comics Awards Winners," ECBACC official website (May 17, 2015).
  10. ^ a b c d e f "Glyph Comics Awards :: East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention". Retrieved 2016-08-14.
  11. ^ "Keith Knight wins Glyph Award for outstanding achievement in black comics," Mississippi Link (08 June 2006), p. B4.
  12. ^ Glyphs: The Language of the Black Comics Community: The 2006 Glyph Awards winners
  13. ^ The 2007 Glyph Comics Award winners » PopCultureShock Archived 2007-07-11 at the Wayback Machine.
  14. ^ The 2008 Glyph Comics Award winners » ECBACC
  15. ^ "2009 Glyph Comics Awards Winners Announced; Bayou Sweeps » Comics Worth Reading". Archived from the original on 2009-05-22. Retrieved 2009-09-16.
  16. ^ The 2010 Glyph Comics Awards Winners » PopCultureShock
  17. ^ 2011 Glyph Comics Awards Winners » East Coast Black Age of Comics Con

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