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'Bounce' and 'Brotherman' lead Glyph Awards

The Glyph Comics Awards, which honor the best black comics creators and characters, were announced Friday night in a ceremony preceding the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention in Philadelphia.

Chuck Collins's webcomic Bounce, a gag comic about two New York bouncers, earned three awards: Best Comic Strip or Webcomic, Rising Star Award,and Fan Award for Best Work. The Story of the Year award went to Revelation: Brotherman - Dictator of Discipline, by writer Guy A. Sims and artist Dawud Anyabwile, and Anyabwile picked up the Best Artist award for that comic as well. (Here's a great local-news story that gives some backstory on this comic and its creators.)

Here’s the full list of winners:

Story of the Year: Revelation: Brotherman - Dictator of Discipline, by Guy A. Sims and Dawud Anyabwile

Best Writer: Juliana “Jewels” Smith for (H)afrocentric

Best Artist: Dawud Anyabwile for Revelation: Brotherman - Dictator of Discipline

Best Cover: Blue Hand Mojo: Dust to Dust, by John Jennings

Best Male Character: Arron Day (Blackjack), from Blackjack: There Came a Dark Hunter, by Alex Simmons and Tim Fielder

Best Female Character: Moon Girl, from Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur, by Brandon Montclare, Amy Reeder, and Natacha Bustos

Rising Star Award: Chuck Collins, Bounce

Best Comic Strip or Webcomic: Bounce, by Chuck Collins

Best Reprint Publication: Concrete Park, vol. 2: R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Fan Award for Best Work: Bounce, by Chuck Collins

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