Andre the Giant and Concrete Park lead 2016 Glyph Award nominees

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This year’s Glyph Award Nominees, honoring the best comics made by, for, and about people of color from the preceding calendar year. It’s a [articularly strong slate of nominees this year, with such acclaimed books as Andre the Giant, Ghetto Brother, Concrete Park and Tephlon Funk well recognized.

The winners will be presented at the East Coast Black Age of Comics convention no Friday, May 20th in Philadelphia.

The nominees:

STORY OF THE YEAR
• ANDRE THE GIANT: CLOSER TO HEAVEN; Brandon Easton , Writer; Denis Medri , Artist
• GHETTO BROTHER: WARRIOR TO PEACEMAKER; Julian Voloj, Writer; Claudia Ahlering, Artist
• REVELATION: BROTHERMAN-DICTATOR OF DISCIPLINE; Guy A. Sims, Writer; Dawud Anyabwile, Artist

BEST COVER
• ANDRE THE GIANT: CLOSER TO HEAVEN; Brandon Easton , Writer; Denis Medri , Artist
• BLUE HAND MOJO: DUST TO DUST; John Jennings, Writer and Artist
• TEPHLON FUNK!; Stephane Metayer, Writer; David Tako & Nicolas Safe, Artists

BEST WRITER
• Erika Alexander and Tony Puryear; CONCRETE PARK VOL.2: R-E-S-P-E-C-T
• Juliana “Jewels” Smith;(H)AFROCENTRIC
• David F. Walker; CYBORG

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BEST ARTIST
• Dawud Anyabwile; REVELATION: BROTHERMAN-DICTATOR OF DISCIPLINE
• Keef Cross; DAYBLACK #4 – SHOT IN THE ASS
• John Jennings; BLUE HAND MOJO: DUST TO DUST

BEST MALE CHARACTER
• Arron Day (Blackjack); BLACKJACK: THERE CAME A DARK HUNTER; Alex Simmons, Writer; Tim Fielder, Artist
• Antonio Valor (Brotherman);REVELATION: BROTHERMAN-DICTATOR OF DISCIPLINE; Guy A. Sims, Writer; Dawud Anyabwile, Artist

BEST FEMALE CHARACTER
• Moon Girl; MOON GIRL & DEVIL DINOSAUR; Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder, Writers; Natacha Bustos and Amy Reeder, Artists
• Lily; MALICE IN OVENLAND; Micheline Hess, Writer and Artist
• Naima Pepper; (H)AFROCENTRIC; Juliana “Jewels” Smith, Writer; Ronald R. Nelson, Artist

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RISING STAR AWARD
• Chuck Collins, Writer and Artist;BOUNCE!
• Stephane Metayer, Writer; David Tako & Nicolas Safe, Artists; TEPHLON FUNK!
• D.C. Walker, Writer; Bruno Oliveira, Artist; WHEN THE RIVER RISES

BEST COMIC STRIP OR WEBCOMIC
• BLACKWAX BOULEVARD; Dmitri Jackson, Writer and Artist
• BOUNCE!; Chuck Collins, Writer and Artist
• DETECTIVE BOOGALOO: HIP HOP COP; Jamar Nicholas, Writer and Artist

BEST REPRINT PUBLICATION
• AJALA: A SERIES OF ADVENTURES BOOK 2; XMoor Studios
• CONCRETE PARK VOL.1: You Send Me; Dark Horse Comics
• CONCRETE PARK VOL.2: R-E-S-P-E-C-T; Dark Horse Comics

FAN AWARD FOR BEST WORK
• ANDRE THE GIANT: CLOSER TO HEAVEN; Brandon Easton , Writer; Denis Medri , Artist
• BOUNCE!; Chuck Collins, Writer and Artist
• CONCRETE PARK VOL.2: R-E-S-P-E-C-T; Erika Alexander and Tony Puryear, Writers; Tony Puryear, Artist
• SHAFT VOLUME 1: A COMPLICATED MAN; David Walker, Writer; Sanford Greene, Artist

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