Official Press Release
STAGGER LEE, the historical graphic novel by Derek McCulloch and
Shepherd Hendrix, has swept up six nominations in the second annual
Glyph Comics Awards, honoring the best in black comics and creators.
Telling the history and lore of Stagger Lee, both the man and the
songs he inspired, McCulloch and Hendrix’s graphic novel has earned
nominations in the categories of Story of the Year, Best Writer, Best
Artist, Best Male Character, Best Female Character, and Best Cover.
STAGGER LEE has earned raves from publications including
Entertainment Weekly, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and The
Miami Herald, while the authors’ American tour has attracted hundreds
of enthusiastic readers in St. Louis, San Francisco, and Berkeley,
with upcoming stops in Washington, D.C. and New York.
“We’re thrilled to have been nominated,” McCulloch said. “Stagger
Lee is a huge figure in African-American folklore, and to have our
interpretation so enthusiastically embraced by the black comics
community is a deeply meaningful honor.”
Hendrix adds, “In the many years we’ve known each other, Derek and I
have been meaning to collaborate on a worthy project such as STAGGER
LEE. It’s exciting to receive such eager professional and fan
Deftly mixing the historical narrative of Lee Shelton with musicology
interludes describing the evolution of the song he inspired, STAGGER
LEE weaves together an intricate fictional narrative and a rare
social perspective on nineteenth history culture, language, politics,
American folklore, and race.
The Glyph Awards will be awarded at the East Coast Black Age of
Comics Convention in Philadelphia, PA, May 18 and 19.
Stagger Lee is 232 pages with a $17.99 cover price. It is available
for reorder through Diamond (MAR061829).
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