Shaft Wins Glyph Award For Story Of The Year

Shaft01-Cov-A-CowanThe 2015 Glyph Awards were announced Sunday night for comics made in 2014. The Glyph Awards recognize the best in comics made by, for and about people of color. The goal of the awards are to encourage more diverse and high quality work and to inspire new creators to join the field. The awards were started in 2005 by comic journalist Rich Watson and since 2007 have been presented at the East Coast Black Age Of Comics Convention in Philadelphia.

This years winners are:

Story of the Year: Shaft – writer David F. Walker, artist Bilquis Evely (Dynamite Entertainment)

Best Writer: Keef Cross, Day Black

Best Artist: Nelson Blake 2, Artifacts (Top Cow)

artifacts-35Best Cover: Tristan Roach, Offset – The Man Who Travels With A Piece Of Sugarcane

Best Male Character: Bass Reeves, Bass Reeves: Tales of the Talented TenthJoel Christian Gill, Writer and Artist

Best Female Character: Ajala Storm; Ajala: A Series of AdventuresRobert Garrett, Writer; N Steven Harris and Walt Msonza Barna, Artists

Rising Star Award: Alverne Ball and Jason Reeves, Writers; Lee Moyer and Ari Syahrazad, Artists; for One Nation: Old Druids.

Best Comic Strip or Web Comic: Kamikaze; Alan and Carrie Tupper, Writers and Artists; Havana Nguyen, Artist

Best Reprint Publication: Techwatch, Chameleon Creations

Fan Award For Best Work: One Nation: Safehouse; Jason Reeves, Writer; Samax Amen and Deon De Lange, Artists

About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.