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The 2018 Glyph Comics Awards Nominees Are Announced

On May 18th, in conjunction with the 2018 East Coat Black Age of Comics Convention, the 13th annual  Glyph Comics Awards will take place in  PhIladelphia, PA. The below nominees were selected from a wide variety of submissions, and reflect some of indie and mainstream comics best and brightest creators. The awards, as the event’s website explains, “honor(s) comic book excellence by presenting the Glyph Comics Awards, which recognizes the best in comics made either by, for, or about African-descended people. While the recipients of these awards are not exclusively authors and artists of African descent, the Glyph Comics Awards does its best to honor and recognize those creators making great contributions to the African image in graphic novels, comic strips, and comic books.”

The free awards ceremony will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at TECH Freire Charter School in Philadelphia, PA. Head here for more information and check out the below nominees.

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 E.J. WHITAKER, ISSUE #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 VOLUME 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 E.J. WHITAKER, ISSUE #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 VOLUME 1
  • Mark Hernandez, Hasani McIntosh, Earl Womack, artist; THE INVENTION OF E.J. WHITAKER, ISSUE #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 VOLUME 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 E.J. WHITAKER, ISSUE #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 VOLUME 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 E.J. WHITAKER, ISSUE #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 & SPEAR: SIMADAN
  • Kevin Sorrell, writer, Kevin Sorrell, artist; THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ABIGAIL WALLER

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 VOL. 1: THE PROFESSIONAL; DC Comics
  • LEGEND OF THE MANTAMAJI; And… Action! Entertainment
  • MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR V3: 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 VOLUME 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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