Rich Watson, creator and administrator of the Glyph Comics Awards, sent word that nomination are now being accepted for 2011.
Any comics publisher – small, large, corporate, independent, self-published – as well as online comic creators and cartoonists for newspapers and other periodicals, are invited to submit black-themed material released from Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2010 for consideration for award recognition. The Committee defines black-themed work as any comic with any combination of the following: a black protagonist(s), or at least a black character(s) pivotal to the direction of the story; a setting(s) or a theme(s) that explores the black experience within the United States and/or abroad, past, present, and/or future; and/or a comic of any kind written and/or illustrated by a black creator(s).
The panel of judges for 2011 includes:
- Jennifer Contino, comics journalist
- Martha Cornog, author; graphic novel columnist, Library Journal
- Joseph Phillip Illidge, comics editor and writer / co-owner, Expo Weekly
- J. Caleb Mozzocco, writer, Blog@Newsarama
- Chad Nevett, writer, Comics Should Be Good!
The awards will be presented at the tenth annual East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention
Anyone wishing to submit their comic book or comic strip for consideration in the 2011 competition should e-mail GCA Committee Chair Rich Watson at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. Hard copies are preferred, though submissions of e-files will also be accepted. Online comics creators and newspaper/periodical cartoonists with websites should send a direct URL link to their site or page. Daily cartoonists must have a minimum of one month’s work archived and available for viewing; weekly cartoonists a minimum of two months. The deadline for submissions is Jan. 31, 2011.