The Glyph Comics Awards recognize the best in comics made by, for, and about people of color from the preceding calendar year. While it is not exclusive to black creators, it does strive to honor those who have made the greatest contributions to the comics medium in terms of both critical and commercial impact. By doing so, the goal is to encourage more diverse and high quality work across the board and to inspire new creators to add their voices to the field.

The awards are named for the blog Glyphs: The Language of the Black Comics Community at Pop Culture Shock, started in 2005 by comics journalist Rich Watson as a means to provide news and commentary of comics with black themes, as well as tangential topics in the fields of black science-fiction/fantasy and animation.

Beginning in 2007, the Glyph Comics Awards are presented at ECBACC, the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention, in Philadelphia.

2009 Glyph Comics Awards winners

The judges for the 2008 Glyph Comics Awards were Valerie D'Orazio, president of the Friends of Lulu; Nathan Erhardt, writer, Comics Nexus; Ed Mathews, columnist, Pop Image; Tim O'Shea, writer/interviewer,; and Elayne Riggs, comics reviewer and commentator.[1]

2008 Glyph Comics Awards winners

The judges for the 2008 Glyph Comics Awards were Cheryl Lynn Eaton, comics journalist and founder of the Ormes Society; Prof. William Foster, comics historian and lecturer; Tony Isabella, comics writer and columnist; Katherine Keller, editor-in-chief, Sequential Tart; and awards founder Rich Watson.[3]

2007 Glyph Comics Awards winners

The judges for the 2007 Glyph Comics Awards were Johanna Draper Carlson, founder of the review website; Pam Noles, professional writer and former Eisner Awards judge; Calvin Reid, senior editor for Publishers Weekly and former Eisner Awards judge; Hannibal Tabu, online comics reviewer and professional fiction writer; and awards founder Rich Watson.[5]

2006 Glyph Comics Awards winners

The judges for the 2006 Glyph Comics Awards were: Omar Bilal, creator of the Museum of Black Superheroes website; Guy LeCharles Gonzalez, senior comics editor at Pop Culture Shock; Stephanie Brandford, moderator of the Dwayne McDuffie forum at VHive; Eliot Johnson, co-founder of the fan club STEEL (Stop Trying to Eliminate Ethnic Legends) and former columnist with Broken Frontier; and awards founder Rich Watson.

2005 Glyph Comics Awards winners

2004 Glyph Comics Awards winners


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