‘March,’ ‘M.A.S.K.’ and more take home 2017 Glyph Awards

Annual awards presented last night at the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention.

Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell continued to add to the awards pile last night for March: Book Three, the final chapter in the trilogy that detailed Lewis’ experiences during the Civil Rights movement, at the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention in Philadelphia. The Glyph Awards, which recognize the best in comics made by, for and about people of color, also recognized Tuskegee Heirs and IDW’s M.A.S.K. series with multiple awards.

Founded by Rich Watson, the Glyph Awards have been presented annually since 2006. This year’s nominees are listed below, with the winner in bold.

March: Book Three
Story Of The Year

Bitch Planet; Kelly Sue Deconnick, Writer, Valentine De Landro, Artist
Black Panther; Ta-Nehisi Coates, Writer, Brian Stelfreeze, Artist
Black; Kwanza Osajyefo, Writer, Jamal Yaseem Igle, Artist
E.X.O. – The Legend Of Wale Williams Part Two; Roye Okupe, Writer, Sunkanmi Akinboye & Godwin Akpan, Artists
M.A.S.K. – Mobile Armored Strike Kommand; Brandon Easton, Writer, Tony Vargas & Tommy Lee Edwards, Artists
March: Book Three; Congressman John Lewis & Andrew Aydin, Writers, Nate Powell, Artist
Tuskegee Heirs: Flames Of Destiny; Marcus Williams & Greg Burnham, Writers, Marcus Williams, Artist

Black #1

Best Cover

Bitch Planet; Kelly Sue Deconnick, Writer, Valentine De Landro, Artist
Black #1; Kwanza Osajyefo, Writer, Khary Randolph, Artist
Black #3; Kwanza Osajyefo, Writer, Khary Randolph, Artist
Black Panther; Ta-Nehisi Coates, Writer, Brian Stelfreeze, Artist
Gwan Anthology; Jerome Walford, Miguel Guerra, Jacques Nyemb, Marta Tanrikulu, Various, Writers, Jerome Walford, Artist
Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur; Brandon Montclare & Amy Reeder, Writers, Amy Reeder, Artist
Tuskegee Heirs: Flames Of Destiny; Marcus Williams & Greg Burnham, Writer, Marcus Williams, Artist

Best Writer

Black Panther

Brandon Easton, Writer; M.A.S.K. – Mobile Armored Strike Kommand
Congressman John Lewis & Andrew Aydin, Writers; March: Book Three
Kelly Sue Deconnick, Writer; Bitch Planet
Kwanza Osajyefo, Writer; Black
Regine L. Sawyer, Writer; Ice Witch #1
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Writer; Black Panther

Best Artist

Brian Stelfreeze, Artist; Black Panther
Jamal Yaseem Igle, Artist; Black
Jerome Walford, Artist; Gwan Anthology
Micheline Hess, Artist; Malice In Ovenland Volume #1
Nate Powell, Artist; March: Book Three

M.A.S.K. #1

Best Male Character

Changamire; Black Panther; Ta-Nehisi Coates, Writer, Brian Stelfreeze, Artist
Exo; E.X.O. – The Legend Of Wale Williams Part Two; Roye Okupe, Writer, Sunkanmi Akinboye & Godwin Akpan, Artists
John Lewis; March: Book Three; Congressman John Lewis & Andrew Aydin, Writers, Nate Powell, Artist
Kareem Jenkins; Black; Kwanza Osajyefo, Writer, Jamal Yaseem Igle, Artist
Matt Trakker; M.A.S.K. – Mobile Armored Strike Kommand; Brandon Easton, Writer, Tony Vargas & Tommy Lee Edwards, Artists

Best Female Character

Ayo/Aneka; Black Panther; Ta-nehisi Coates, Writer, Brian Stelfreeze, Artist
Ellen Waters; Black; Kwanza Osajyefo, Writer, Jamal Yaseem Igle, Artist
Fannie Lou Hamer; March: Book Three; Congressman John Lewis & Andrew Aydin, Writers, Nate Powell, Artist
Lily Brown; Malice In Ovenland Volume #1; Micheline Hess, Writer And Artist
Whit Taylor; Finding Your Roots; Whit Taylor, Writer And Artist

Tuskegee Heirs: Flames Of Destiny

Rising Star Award

Marcus Williams & Greg Burnham, Writers, Marcus Williams, Artist; Tuskegee Heirs: Flames Of Destiny
Regine L. Sawyer, Writer, Antonio Crespo & Y. Sanders, Artists; Ice Witch #1
Roye Okupe, Writer, Chima Kalu & Godwin Akpan, Artists; Malika: Warrior Queen Chapter One
Roye Okupe, Writer, Sunkanmi Akinboye & Godwin Akpan, Artists; E.X.O. – The Legend Of Wale Williams Part Two
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Writer, Brian Stelfreeze, Artist; Black Panther

Best Comic Strip Or Webcomic

Finding Your Roots; Whit Taylor, Writer And Artist
The Life And Times Of Abigail Waller; Kevin Sorrell, Writer And Artist
Tuskegee Heirs: Flames Of Destiny; Marcus Williams & Greg Burnham, Writers, Marcus Williams, Artist

E.X.O.

Best Reprint Publication

E.X.O. – The Legend Of Wale Williams Part One; Youneek Studios
Route 3: Vol 1; Terminus Media Llc

Fan Award For Best Work

Bitch Planet; Kelly Sue Deconnick, Writer, Valentine De Landro, Artist
E.X.O. – The Legend Of Wale Williams Part Two; Roye Okupe, Writer, Sunkanmi Akinboye & Godwin Akpan, Artists
M.A.S.K. – Mobile Armored Strike Kommand; Brandon Easton, Writer, Tony Vargas & Tommy Lee Edwards, Artist
March: Book Three; Congressman John Lewis & Andrew Aydin, Writers, Nate Powell, Artist

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