Xcitcpics Satchel PaigeThe winners of the 2008 Glyph Comics Awards were announced in a ceremony at the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention on Friday, May 16. Aya, Sentences and Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow were multiple winners. The list:

Story of the Year
Sentences: The Life of MF Grimm; Percy Carey, writer, Ronald Wimberly, artist

Best Writer
James Sturm, Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow

Best Artist
Kyle Baker, Nat Turner: Revolution

Best Male Character
Emmet Wilson, Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow; co-created by James Sturm, writer, and Rich Tommaso, artist

Best Female Character
Amanda Waller, Checkmate; Greg Rucka, writer, Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson, artists

Rising Star Award
Marguerite Abouet, Aya

Best Reprint Publication
Aya, Drawn & Quarterly; Chris Oliveros, publisher, Helge Dascher, translator

Best Cover
Sentences: The Life of MF Grimm; Ronald Wimberly, illustrator

Best Comic Strip
The K Chronicles; Keith Knight, story and art

Fan Award for Best Comic
Fantastic Four: The New Fantastic Four; Dwayne McDuffie, writer, Paul Pelletier & Rick Magyar, artists
According to pr:

Sentences is the first DC comic to win Story of the Year out of four nominations, including Welcome to Tranquility (2008), The American Way (2007), and Seven Soldiers: Guardian (2006). This is the third consecutive year that the Story of the Year winner also won Best Cover. Baker and Knight have won for the third year in a row in their respective categories. Baker’s win is his fifth overall, the most by any individual. Baker has eleven total nominations, also the most by any individual. A Marvel comic has won the Fan Award three straight times. The previous wins were for Storm (2007) and Black Panther: Who is the Black Panther? (2006).


  1. Am I the only person who was completely unimpressed by “Sentences”? I thought it was a very patchy story – not much depth to it.