- Posted by Johanna on November 30, 2010 at 1:08 pm
- Category: Comic News
As announced via press release,
The sixth annual Glyph Comics Awards (GCA) will be part of the tenth anniversary of the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention (ECBACC), and as such, all involved hope it will make the big celebration that much grander. The GCA Committee will now accept submissions for the 2011 awards season.
The panel of judges for the 2011 competition is:
- Jennifer Contino, comics journalist
- Martha Cornog, author, graphic novel columnist, Library Journal
- Joseph Phillip Illidge, comics editor and writer / co-owner, Expo Weekly
- J. Caleb Mozzocco, writer, blog@Newsarama
- Chad Nevett, writer, Comics Should Be Good
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.
Black-themed material released during calendar year 2010 (January 1-December 31) is eligible for consideration and can be submitted by publishers or creators of comic books or strips. Submission deadline is January 31, 2011. Email GCA Committee Chair Rich Watson to find out more about where to send material. Award winners will be announced on May 20, 2011, at ECBACC in Philadelphia.
Black-themed comic work is defined as having any combination of the following:
- a black protagonist(s), or at least a black character(s) pivotal to the direction of the story
- a setting(s) or a theme(s) that explores the black experience within the United States and/or abroad, past, present, and/or future
- and/or a comic of any kind written and/or illustrated by a black creator(s)
Here are lists of previous winners, in case you want to see what’s been recognized: