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Glyph Award winners announced


The 2011 Glyph Award winners, recognizing the best in comics made by, for, and about people of color from the preceding calendar year, were presented yesterday at the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention in Philadelphia. Fist Stick Knife Gun won three, Unknown Soldier won two, and Keith Knight won a record setting fifth award for Best Comic Strip or Webcomic for his strip The K Chronicles. The complete list of winners:

Story of the Year
Fist Stick Knife Gun; Geoffrey Canada, writer, Jamar Nicholas, artist
Best Writer
Joshua Dysart, Unknown Soldier
Best Artist
Richard Koslowski, BB Wolf and the 3 LPs
Best Male Character
Geoff, Fist Stick Knife Gun; Geoffrey Canada, writer, Jamar Nicholas, artist; based on the life of Geoffrey Canada
Best Female Character
Selena, 28 Days Later; Michael Alan Nelson, writer; Declan Shalvey & Marek Oleksicki, artists; based on the character created by Alex Garland for the motion picture 28 Days Later
Rising Star Award
Jamar Nicholas, Fist Stick Knife Gun
Best Reprint Publication
Superman vs. Muhammad Ali Deluxe HC, DC Comics
Best Cover
Unknown Soldier #15, Dave Johnson, illustrator
Best Comic Strip or Webcomic
The K Chronicles, Keith Knight, writer and artist
Fan Award for Best Comic
Captain America/Black Panther: Flags of Our Fathers; Reginald Hudlin, writer, Denys Cowan, artist
Chairman’s Award
Black Comix: African American Independent Comics Art and Culture, by Damian Duffy & John Jennings

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