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Glyph Comics Awards unveils 2014 nominees

The nominees have been announced for the 2014 Glyph Comics Awards, which recognize “the best in comics made by, for, and about people of color from the preceding calendar year.” The winners will be announced May 16 at the 13th annual East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention in Philadelphia.

The nominees are:

Story of the Year• March: Book One, by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell• Watson and Holmes #6, by Brandon Easton and N. Steven Harris• Watson and Holmes: A Study in Black, by Karl Bollers, Rick Leonardi and Larry Stroman

Best Cover• Hass #1, by B. Alex Thompson• Indigo, by Richard Tyler• Life and Death in Paradise, by Nigel Lynch• Nowhere Man, by Jerome Walford• The Olympians, by Paulo Barrios and Luis Guerrero Route 3, by Robert Jeffrey

Best WriterBrandon Easton, Watson and Holmes #6Jamal Igle, Molly DangerAnthony Montgomery and Brandon Easton, Miles AwayWhit Taylor, BoxesB. Alex Thompson, Hass #1

Best ArtistB. Robert Bell, Radio Free AmerikaAbel Garcia, P.B. SoldierN. Steven Harris, Watson and Holmes #6Jamal Igle, Molly DangerMshindo Kuumba, AnikulapoMase, Urban Shogun #3: Things Fall ApartJerome Walford, Nowhere Man

Best Male CharacterAnikulapo, "He Who Has Death in His Pouch," Anikulapo; Mshindo KuumbaDeakon Taylor, One Nation; Jason ReevesDustan Knight/Stactic Shagz, Spirit Bear; Tristan RoachForce, Force; Yancey A. ReedJack Maguire, Nowhere Man; Jerome WalfordMaxwell Miles, Maxwell Miles; Brandon EastonMoses B. Verelea, Radio Free Amerika; Robert Jeffery

Best Female CharacterAjala, Ajala: A Series of Adventures; N. Steven Harris and Robert GarrettMary Freemen, Urban Shogun; James MasonIndigo, Indigo: Hit List 3.0; Richard Tyler

Rising Star AwardRaymond Ayala, Urban Myth (New Olympians)Naseed Gifted, P.B. SoldierTurner Lange, The Adventures of Wally FreshChris Miller, Chronicles of PiyeJason Reeves, One NationTristian Roach, Spirit BearTony Robinson, The Descendent

Best Comic Strip or Webcomic• The Adigun Ogunsanwo, by Charles C.J. Juzang• Blackwax Boulevard, by Dmitri Jackson• Love and Capes: What to Expect, by Thom Zahler• Yes You Can, by Ian Herring and Dallas Penn

Best Reprint Publication• Early Days, by Mshindo Kuumba Love and Capes: What to Expect, by Thomas Zahler• Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story, by the Fellowship of Reconciliation

Fan Award for Best Work Boxes, by Whit Taylor• Molly Danger, by Jamal Igle• Urban Shogun, by James Mason• Watson and Holmes #6, by Brandon Easton and N. Steven Harris

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