2018 Glyph Award nominees announced

The awards will be presented at the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention, which will occur on May 19 in Philadelphia

Nominees for the 2018 Glyph Awards, which recognize the best in comics made by, for and about people of color, have been announced. The awards are presented annually at the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention, which will occur on May 19 in Philadelphia.

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

STORY OF THE YEAR

  • A.W.O.L.; Elvira Carrizal-Dukes, writer, Ronnie Dukes, artist
  • (H)Afrocentric Vols. 1-4; Juliana “Jewels” Smith, writer, Ronald Nelson, artist
  • The Invention Of EJ Whitaker #1; Shawnee Gibbs, Shawnelle Gibbs (The Gibbs Sisters), writer, Mark Hernandez, Hasani McIntosh, Earl Womack, artist
  • Is’nana The Were-Spider: The Hornet’s Web #1; Greg Anderson-Elysee, writer and artist
  • Kid Carvers; Alverne Ball, Jason Reeves, writer, Jason Reeves, Samax Amen, artist
  • Malika – Dragon Trials; Roye Okupe, writer, Chima Kalu & Osas Asemota, artist
  • Matty’s Rocket: Book One; Tim Fielder, writer, Tim Fielder, artist
  • Sorghum & Spear: Simadan; Dedren Snead, writer, Timothy Geathers {pages}; Welinthan Nommo {cover}, artist
  • Suicide Squad Most Wanted: Killer Croc/Boomerang/Amanda Waller; Vita Ayala, writer, Brian Level, Oscar Bazaldua, Matt Merhoff, artist
  • What Is Race?; Whit Taylor, writer, Whit Taylor, artist

BEST COVER

  • (H)Afrocentric Vols. 1-4; Juliana “Jewels” Smith, writer, Ronald Nelson, artist
  • Kid Carvers; Alverne Ball, Jason Reeves, writer, Jason Reeves, Samax Amen, artist
  • Matty’s Rocket: Book One; Tim Fielder, writer, Tim Fielder, artist
  • The Power Knights; Keithan Jones, writer, Keithan Jones, artist
  • Sorghum & Spear: Simadan; Dedren Snead, writer, Timothy Geathers {pages}; Welinthan Nommo {cover}, artist
  • Superb, Vol. 1; David F. Walker, Sheen C. Howard, writer, Ray-Anthony Height, Alitha Martinez, artist

BEST WRITER

  • Greg Anderson-Elysee, writer; Is’Nana The Were-Spider: The Hornet’s Web #1
  • Vita Ayala, writer; Suicide Squad Most Wanted: Killer Croc/Boomerang/Amanda Waller
  • Alverne Ball, Jason Reeves, writer; Kid Carvers
  • Tim Fielder, writer; Matty’s Rocket: Book One
  • Shawnee Gibbs, Shawnelle Gibbs (The Gibbs Sisters), writer; The Invention Of EJ Whitaker #1
  • Jamar Nicholas, writer; Leon: Protector Of The Playground
  • Roye Okupe, writer; Malika – Dragon Trials
  • Juliana “Jewels” Smith, writer; (H)Afrocentric Vols. 1-4
  • Dedren Snead, writer; Sorghum & Spear: Simadan
  • Kevin Sorrell, writer; The Life And Times Of Abigail Waller
  • Whit Taylor, writer; What Is Race?

BEST ARTIST

  • Tim Fielder, artist; Matty’s Rocket: Book One
  • Shauna J. Grant, artist; Princess Love Pon
  • Ray-Anthony Height, Alitha Martinez, artist; Superb, Vol. 1
  • Mark Hernandez, Hasani McIntosh, Earl Womack, artist; The Invention Of EJ Whitaker #1
  • Ronald Nelson, artist; (H)Afrocentric Vols. 1-4
  • Jamar Nicholas, artist; Leon: Protector Of The Playground
  • Jason Reeves, Samax Amen, artist; Kid Carvers

BEST MALE CHARACTER

  • Albert Hathaway; Heroes Of Homeroom C; Anthony Ruttgaizer, writer, Carlos Granda, artist
  • Charley Carver; Kid Carvers; Alverne Ball, Jason Reeves, writer, Jason Reeves, Samax Amen, artist
  • Is’nana the Were-Spider; Is’Nana The Were-Spider: The Hornet’s Web #1; Greg Anderson-Elysee, writer, , artist
  • Jonah Watkins; Superb, Vol. 1; David F. Walker, Sheen C. Howard, writer, Ray-Anthony Height, Alitha Martinez, artist
  • Leon Magnificent; Leon: Protector Of The Playground; Jamar Nicholas, writer, Jamar Nicholas, artist
  • Marsalis J. Parker; Blackwax Boulevard; Dmitri Jackson, writer, Dmitri Jackson, artist
  • Michael Cray; Wildstorm: Michael Cray #1; Bryan Hill, writer, Bill Sienkiewicz, artist

BEST FEMALE CHARACTER

  • Abigail Waller; The LIfe And Times Of Abigail Waller; Kevin Sorrell, writer, Kevin Sorrell, artist
  • Ada Turner; The Invention Of EJ Whitaker #1; Shawnee Gibbs, Shawnelle Gibbs (The Gibbs Sisters), writer, Mark Hernandez, Hasani McIntosh, Earl Womack, artist
  • Cruz Ochoa; A.W.O.L.; Elvira Carrizal-Dukes, writer, Ronnie Dukes, artist
  • Devil Girl; Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur #21; , writer, Natacha Bustos, artist
  • Kayla Tate; Superb, Vol. 1; David F. Walker, Sheen C. Howard, writer, Ray-Anthony Height, Alitha Martinez, artist
  • Malika; Malika – Dragon Trials; Roye Okupe, writer, Chima Kalu & Osas Asemota, artist
  • Marley Carver; Kid Carvers; Alverne Ball, Jason Reeves, writer, Jason Reeves, Samax Amen, artist
  • Matty Watty; Matty’s Rocket: Book One; Tim Fielder, writer, Tim Fielder, artist
  • Naima Pepper; (H)Afrocentric, Vols. 1-4; Juliana “Jewels” Smith, writer, Ronald Nelson, artist
  • Namazzi; Sorghum & Spear: Simadan; Dedren Snead, writer, Timothy Geathers {pages}; Welinthan Nommo {cover}, artist
  • Princess Love Pon; Princess Love Pon; Shauna J. Grant, writer, Shauna J. Grant, artist

RISING STAR AWARD

  • Greg Anderson-Elysee, writer/artist; Is’Nana The Were-Spider: The Hornet’s Web #1
  • Natacha Bustos, artist; Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur #21
  • Shawnee Gibbs, Shawnelle Gibbs (The Gibbs Sisters), writer, Mark Hernandez, Hasani McIntosh, Earl Womack, artist; The Invention Of EJ Whitaker #1
  • Shauna J. Grant, writer, Shauna J. Grant, artist; Princess Love Pon
  • Sheena C. Howard, writer, Ray Hieght, artist; Superb
  • Roye Okupe, writer, Chima Kalu & Raphael Kazeem, artist; Malika – Warrior Queen Part One
  • Dedren Snead, writer, Timothy Geathers {pages}; Welinthan Nommo {cover}, artist; Sorghum

BEST COMIC STRIP OR WEBCOMIC

  • (H)Afrocentric, Vols. 1-4; Juliana “Jewels” Smith, writer, Ronald Nelson, artist
  • Kid Carvers; Alverne Ball, Jason Reeves, writer, Jason Reeves, Samax Amen, artist
  • The LIfe And Times Of Abigail Waller; Kevin Sorrell, writer, Kevin Sorrell, artist
  • Princess Love Pon; Shauna J. Grant, writer, Shauna J. Grant, artist
  • What Is Race?; Whit Taylor, writer, Whit Taylor, artist
  • Zulu; Alverne Ball, writer, Michael Watson, artist

BEST REPRINT PUBLICATION

  • Deathstroke Volume One: The Professional; DC Comics
  • Legend Of The Mantamaji; And… Action! Entertainment
  • Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur Volume Three: Smartest There Is; Marvel

FAN AWARD FOR BEST WORK

  • A.W.O.L.; Elvira Carrizal-Dukes, writer, Ronnie Dukes, artist
  • Is’Nana The Were-Spider: The Hornet’s Web #1; Greg Anderson-Elysee, writer/artist
  • Kid Carvers; Alverne Ball, Jason Reeves, writer, Jason Reeves, Samax Amen, artist
  • Leon: Protector Of The Playground; Jamar Nicholas, writer, Jamar Nicholas, artist
  •  The Life And Times Of Abigail Waller; Kevin Sorrell, writer, Kevin Sorrell, artist
  • Matty’s Rocket: Book One; Tim Fielder, writer, Tim Fielder, artist
  • Sorghum & Spear: Simadan; Dedren Snead, writer, Timothy Geathers {pages}; Welinthan Nommo {cover}, artist
  • Superb, Vol. 1; David F. Walker, Sheen C. Howard, writer, Ray-Anthony Height, Alitha Martinez, artist
  • What Is Race?; Whit Taylor, writer, Whit Taylor, artist

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