The 2015 Glyph Awards, recognizing the best in African American comics, were presented over the weekend, and here are the winners:
STORY OF THE YEAR
SHAFT; David F. Walker, Writer; Bilquis Evely, Artist
Keef Cross; DAY BLACK
Nelson Blake 2; ARTIFACTS
OFFSET #1 – THE MAN WHO TRAVELS WITH A PIECE OF SUGARCANE; Tristan Roach
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; ONE NATION: OLD DRUIDS
BEST COMIC STRIP OR WEBCOMIC
KAMIKAZE; Alan and Carrie Tupper, Writers and Artists; Havana Nguyen, Artist
BEST REPRINT PUBLICATION
TECHWATCH; Chameleon Creations
FAN AWARD FOR BEST WORK
ONENATION: SAFEHOUSE; Jason Reeves, Writer; Samax Amen and Deon De Lange, Artists
I had the pleasure of reading some of these as a judge for the Dwayne McDuffie award and all are worth checking out. Shaft has gotten a lot of positive support here there and everywhere. I’d also like to note that Day Black comes out from Rosarium and it’s a very well written vampire story about a slave who is turned and is a tattoo artist in the present day. It has a very unusual style.
Congrats to all the winners!
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.