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Glyph Comics Awards unveils 2014 nominees

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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 Writer
Brandon Easton, Watson and Holmes #6
Jamal Igle, Molly Danger
Anthony Montgomery and Brandon Easton, Miles Away
Whit Taylor, Boxes
B. Alex Thompson, Hass #1

Best Artist
B. Robert Bell, Radio Free Amerika
Abel Garcia, P.B. Soldier
N. Steven Harris, Watson and Holmes #6
Jamal Igle, Molly Danger
Mshindo Kuumba, Anikulapo
Mase, Urban Shogun #3: Things Fall Apart
Jerome Walford, Nowhere Man

Best Male Character
Anikulapo, “He Who Has Death in His Pouch,” Anikulapo; Mshindo Kuumba
Deakon Taylor, One Nation; Jason Reeves
Dustan Knight/Stactic Shagz, Spirit Bear; Tristan Roach
Force, Force; Yancey A. Reed
Jack Maguire, Nowhere Man; Jerome Walford
Maxwell Miles, Maxwell Miles; Brandon Easton
Moses B. Verelea, Radio Free Amerika; Robert Jeffery

Best Female Character
Ajala, Ajala: A Series of Adventures; N. Steven Harris and Robert Garrett
Mary Freemen, Urban Shogun; James Mason
Indigo, Indigo: Hit List 3.0; Richard Tyler

Rising Star Award
Raymond Ayala, Urban Myth (New Olympians)
Naseed Gifted, P.B. Soldier
Turner Lange, The Adventures of Wally Fresh
Chris Miller, Chronicles of Piye
Jason Reeves, One Nation
Tristian Roach, Spirit Bear
Tony 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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