'Watson and Holmes' lead 2014 Glyph Awards

Watson and Holmes, the comic by Brandon Easton and N. Steven Harris that reimagines Arthur Conan Doyle's famous sleuths as African-American detectives in present-day Harlem, led the 2014 Glyph Awards with wins in four categories.

The awards, presented Friday at the 13th annual East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention in Philadelphia, recognize “the best in comics made by, for, and about people of color from the preceding calendar year.” The winners are:

Story of the Year: Watson and Holmes #6; Brandon Easton, writer; N. Steven Harris, artist

Best Writer: Brandon Easton, Watson and Holmes #6

Best Artist: N. Steven Harris, Watson and Holmes #6

Best Cover: Route 3 #2: A Date ... A Destiny; Robert Jeffrey, writer; Sean Hill, artist

Best Male Character: Jack Maguire, Nowhere Man: You Don't Know Jack; Jerome Walford, writer and artist

Best Female Character: Ajala, Ajala: A Series of Adventures; Robert Garrett, writer; N. Steven Harris, artist

Rising Star Award: Alverne Ball, writer; Jason Reeves and Luis Guerrero, artists; One Nation #1

Best Comic Strip or Webcomic: The Adigun Ogunsanwo; Charles C.J. Juzang, writer and artist

Best Reprint Publication: Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story; the Fellowship of Reconciliation

Fan Award for Best Work: Watson and Holmes #6; Brandon Easton, writer; N. Steven Harris, artist

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