Bayou leads 2009 Glyph Comics Awards

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<i>Bayou</i> leads 2009 Glyph Comics Awards

Jeremy Love and Bayou swept the Glyph Comics Awards Friday night in a ceremony held during the eighth annual East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention in Philadelphia.

The Zuda Comics serial captured five of the 10 awards. Parent company DC Comics won in eight categories, including the Fan Award for Best Comic for the miniseries Vixen: Return of the Lion.

The full list of winners are:

Story of the Year: Bayou, by Jeremy Love
Best Writer: Jeremy Love, Bayou
Best Artist: Jeremy Love, Bayou
Best Male Character: Black Lightning, Final Crisis: Submit, by Grant Morrison, Matthew Clark, Norm Rapmund, Rob Hunter and Don Ho
Best Female Character: Lee Wagstaff, Bayou, by Jeremy Love
Rising Star Award: Damian Duffy and John Jennings, The Hole: Consumer Culture
Best Reprint Publication: Me and the Devil Blues, Vol. 1 (Del Rey Manga); David Ury, translator/adapter
Best Cover: Unknown Soldier #1, illustrated by Igor Kordey
Best Comic Strip: Bayou, by Jeremy Love
Fan Award for Best Comic: Vixen: Return of the Lion, by G. Willow Wilson and Cafu

The Glyph Comics Awards “recognize the best in comics made by, for, and about people of color.”