STAGGER LEE, the historical graphic novel by Derek McCulloch andShepherd Hendrix, has swept up six nominations in the second annualGlyph Comics Awards, honoring the best in black comics and creators.Telling the history and lore of Stagger Lee, both the man and thesongs he inspired, McCulloch and Hendrix's graphic novel has earnednominations in the categories of Story of the Year, Best Writer, BestArtist, Best Male Character, Best Female Character, and Best Cover.
STAGGER LEE has earned raves from publications includingEntertainment Weekly, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and TheMiami Herald, while the authors' American tour has attracted hundredsof 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. "StaggerLee is a huge figure in African-American folklore, and to have ourinterpretation so enthusiastically embraced by the black comicscommunity is a deeply meaningful honor."
Hendrix adds, "In the many years we've known each other, Derek and Ihave been meaning to collaborate on a worthy project such as STAGGERLEE. It's exciting to receive such eager professional and fanrecognition."
Deftly mixing the historical narrative of Lee Shelton with musicologyinterludes describing the evolution of the song he inspired, STAGGERLEE weaves together an intricate fictional narrative and a raresocial perspective on nineteenth history culture, language, politics,American folklore, and race.
The Glyph Awards will be awarded at the East Coast Black Age ofComics Convention in Philadelphia, PA, May 18 and 19.
Stagger Lee is 232 pages with a $17.99 cover price. It is availablefor reorder through Diamond (MAR061829).
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