The 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)
Best Male Character: Bass Reeves, Bass Reeves: Tales of the Talented Tenth – Joel Christian Gill, Writer and Artist
Best Female Character: Ajala Storm; Ajala: A Series of Adventures – Robert 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