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2013 Glyph Comics Awards Nominees

By · March 31, 2013 · Filed in Glyph Comics Awards · 2 Comments »

Story of the Year

  • THE CALL; Steve Broome, writer and artist
  • KOBK; C. J. Johnson, writer; SMACK!, artist
  • MONSTERS 101; Muhammad Rasheed, writer and artist
  • SHADOWLAW; Brandon Easton, writer; Scott Kester and Ryo Kawakami, artists
  • ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN; Brian Michael Bendis, writer; Chris Samnee, Kaare Andrews, and Mark Bagley, artists
Best Cover

  • INDIGO: HIT LIST 1.0 ; Charlie Goubile and Mshindo Kuumba I, artists
  • JAYCEN WISE; Richard G. Tyler ll, artist
  • NIGHT STALKER; David Miller, artist
  • SHADOWLAW; Scott Kester and Ryo Kawakami, artists
  • ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #6; Kaare Andrews and Mark Bagley, artists

Best Writer

  • Steve Broome, THE CALL
  • Brandon Easton, SHADOLAW
  • C. J. Johnson, KOBK
  • Keith Miller, TRI-BORO TALES
  • Muhammad Rasheed, MONSTERS 101
Best Artist

  • Jacob Newell, ORIGINS UNKNOWN: POINT OF AUTHORITY
  • Jerry Gaylord, FANBOYS VS. ZOMBIES #1-9
  • Charlie Goubile, CORSAIRS
  • Chris Samnee, ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #6
  • Richard G. Tyler ll, JAYCEN WISE

Best Male Character

  • Bomani, H.O.P.E.; Raymond Ayala, writer; Rafael Desquitado, Jacob Elijah Hallinen, and Kim Jacinto, artists
  • Dashawn, KOBK; C. J. Johnson, writer; SMACK!, artist
  • Miles Morales, ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN; Brian Michael Bendis, writer; Chris Samnee, Kaare Andrews, and Mark Bagley, artists
  • Mort, MONSTERS 101; Muhammad Rasheed, writer and artist
  • Jaycen Wise, JAYCEN WISE; Richard G. Tyler ll, writer and artist
Best Female Character

  • Christina, KOBK; C. J. Johnson, writer; SMACK!, artist
  • Larue Dalcour, CORSAIRS; Daniel McNeal, writer; Charlie Goubile, artist
  • Dyana, NIGHT STALKER; Orlando Harding, writer; David Miller, artist
  • Indigo, INDIGO: HIT LIST 1.0; Richard G. Tyler ll, writer; Charlie Goubile and Mshindo Kuumba I, artists
  • Tia & Zari Jenkins, SURPURBIA; Grace Randolph, writer; Russell Dauterman, artist

 


Rising Star Award

  • Raymond Ayala, writer, H.O.P.E.
  • Steve Broome, writer and artist, THE CALL
  • Brandon Easton, writer, SHADOWLAW
  • Sharean Morishita, writer and artist, LOVE! LOVE! FIGHTING!
  • Willie Smith, writer and artist, BLACKGUARD: PSYCHO THERAPY
Best Comic Strip or Webcomic

  • ANTS; Julian Lytle, writer and artist
  • BLACKGUARD: PSYCHO THERAPY; Willie Smith, writer and artist
  • BLACKWAX BOULEVARD; Dmitri Jackson, writer and artist
  • THE CALL; Steve Broome, writer and artist
  • MAMA’S BOYZ; Jerry Craft, writer and artist

Fan Award for Best Work

  • ASCENDED: THE OMEGA NEXUS; Roger Reece and Jerry Reece, writers
  • ORIGINS UNKNOWN: POINT OF AUTHORITY; Victor Dandridge, writer; Jacob Newell, artist
  • SHADOWLAW; Brandon Easton, writer; Scott Kester and Ryo Kawakami, artists
  • ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN; Brian Michael Bendis, writer; Chris Samnee, Kaare Andrews, and Mark Bagley, artists

ECBACC, Inc. welcomes all Glyph Comics Awards nominees to our convention to interact with our exhibitors and attend our activities.

To have your registration materials waiting for your arrival, download this form and complete the requested information.

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The form can be sent via postal mail to the address indicated. As a faster alternative, the form can be submitted via fax to (877) 849-2522. See you in May!

Click here for a history of Glyph Comics Awards nominees and winners

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2013 Fan Favorite of the Year

By · March 31, 2013 · Filed in Glyph Comics Awards · Comments Off on 2013 Fan Favorite of the Year

Fan Award for Best Work Nominees

ASCENDED: THE OMEGA NEXUS
Roger Reece and Jerry Reece, writers

ORIGINS UNKNOWN: POINT OF AUTHORITY
Victor Dandridge, writer; Jacob Newell, artist

SHADOWLAW
Brandon Easton, writer; Scott Kester and Ryo Kawakami, artists

ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN
Brian Michael Bendis, writer; Chris Samnee, Kaare Andrews, and Mark Bagley, artists


Write-in Ballots

If you have a preference for another black comic not on the ballot, please send your write-in choice to Pamela.Thomas@ecbacc.com with “Fan Award” in the subject line.

IMPORTANT: This is ONLY for choices NOT listed on the poll. ANY WRITE-IN BALLOTS WITH ANY OF THE FOUR NOMINEES ALREADY ON THE POLL WILL BE DISCARDED AND WILL NOT COUNT.

The deadline for voting in the Fan Award is Friday, April 26, 2013.

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ECBACC SYNERGY 2013 Submission Requirements

By · March 24, 2013 · Filed in Synergy · Comments Off on ECBACC SYNERGY 2013 Submission Requirements

Welcome! Thank you for your interest in ECBACC SYNERGY, where Black images and voices in storytelling meet! We are planning a great ECBACC this year and with your help it will be another memorable one as well. With the launch of SYNERGY, we hope to expand the space wherein writers, authors, illustrators, publishers and creators can network, interact with a live audience and share in the entertainment of storytelling.

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Below are a few things we’ll need to get you signed on to participate in SYNERGY 2013 at ECBACC!


Eligibility

We welcome the creative work of Black (African-Descended) writers as well as writers whose work features main characters, protagonists, or themes relating to Black experiences. Writers must be present and capable of reading their own work themselves.

Work containing descriptions of nudity, overt sexuality, pornography or profanity will not be considered eligible for this event.  We want to exhibit good storytelling that is appropriate for the families who will be attending our annual convention.


Method of Entry

You will be required to send a copy of the story / prose you plan to read at our event to the SYNERGY Committee for approval.

We will need:

  1. Contact Name (if you have a Pen Name, please include it as well)
  2. Contact Address (email and street address w/ zip code)
  3. Contact Number (telephone)
  4. Mini-bio (a paragraph or less)
  5. Your Written Work (the actual sample you plan to read)

The ECBACC SYNERGY event is an open-networking event, wherein ideas can be shared. Within that environment your intellectual property will be exhibited to all. Please take all precautions in protecting your work. Please send copyrighted works only. ECBACC, Inc. is not responsible for any copyright infringement between creators before, during or after the scheduled SYNERGY event.

The Deadline for Submissions is: Monday, April 29, 2013.


Acceptance

Reading slots are limited! The SYNERGY event is planning to schedule 6 – 10 writers to read up to 5 minutes of prose each. If selected, you will be notified (by Monday, May 6) prior to the convention. On the day of the Convention you will be required to sign in with the SYNERGY Facilitator to confirm your participation.

Although you have been approved and selected to read, please be aware that at any time ECBACC, Inc., the ECBACC Board of Directors, the SYNERGY Committee, and the SYNERGY Facilitator reserve the right to refuse writers from participating up until and including the day of the SYNERGY event.

Thank you for your consideration.

Have a good read!
SYNERGY Committee
ECBACC, Inc. 2013

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BLACK COMIX Fundraiser

By · March 10, 2013 · Filed in Marketplace · Comments Off on BLACK COMIX Fundraiser

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ECBACC’s Name and Fame Grows in Harlem

By · February 3, 2013 · Filed in Uncategorized · Comments Off on ECBACC’s Name and Fame Grows in Harlem

We promised to be there and we delivered! The ECBACC crew came out strong for the Schomburg Center’s first Comic Book Festival, held Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Harlem, NY.

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President and Founder Yumy Odom (center), Vice President Akinseye Brown (left), Secretary Shenkarr Davis (right), and Director of Promotions Terri Heard manned the ECBACC exhibition table to an overflow crowd at the wildly popular event. Attendees were also able to hear Odom expound on the dynamic of “White Scripts and Black Supermen: Black Masculinities in Comic Books,” the documentary by Georgia State University professor and filmmaker Dr. Jonathan Gayles, for which Odom was interviewed. The documentary was shown during the festival and ECBACC is in talks with Gayles in hopes of bringing his film to our May 18, 2013, convention.

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2013 Glyph Comics Awards Submissions

By · December 24, 2012 · Filed in Glyph Comics Awards · Comments Off on 2013 Glyph Comics Awards Submissions

Do You Feel like Black Comic Books and their creators could use more recognition?

SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2013 GLYPH COMICS AWARDS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED; JUDGES NAMED

We are looking to make the 2013 Glyph Awards great and with your help it will be spectacular!

The GCA Committee has selected their panel of judges for the 2013 competition. They are:

  • Maurice Waters – Owner and Operator of Blackscifi.com
  • Hannibal Tabu– Review columnist at Comic Book Resources
  • Omar Bilal – Owner and Operator of Museum of Black Superheroes
  • Eric Deggans– TV and Media Critic, Tampa Bay Times

For more information about the judges, click here to view the full press release.

Any comics publisher – small, large, corporate, independent, self-published – as well as online comic creators and cartoonists for newspapers and other periodicals, are invited to submit Black-themed material released from January 1-December 31, 2012 for consideration for award recognition. The Committee defines Black-themed work as any comic with 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).

Anyone wishing to submit their comic book or comic strip for consideration in the 2013 competition should e-mail GCA Committee Chair Pamela Thomas, Pamela.Thomas@ecbacc.com, for further information. Hard copies are preferred, though submissions of e-files will also be accepted. Online comic creators and newspaper/periodical cartoonists with websites should send a direct URL link to their site or page. Daily cartoonists must have a minimum of one month’s work archived and available for viewing; weekly cartoonists a minimum of two months. The deadline: submissions must be postmarked by Thursday, January 31, 2013.

The 2013 Glyph Comics Awards ceremony will be held at the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention (ECBACC) Friday, May 17, 2013 at The African American Museum located at 701 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

Glyph Comic Awards Committee

ECBACC, Inc.

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First Annual AfriCoz

By · August 26, 2012 · Filed in AfriCoz · Comments Off on First Annual AfriCoz

The East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention would you to help us congratulate the winners of the First Annual AfriCoz costume contest:

  • 1st Place: Mr. Tony Ray for his portayal of “Static”
  • 2nd Place: Ms. Christine Churchwell for her portayal of “Leopard Woman” (orginal character)
  • 3rd Place: Mr. Fred Holt for his portayal of “Blade- The Vampire Killer”

Be sure to attend ECBACC 2013, for more fun, more comics and more AfriCoz! Many may ‘cos’, but only a few will AFRICOZ!

ECBACC, Inc. makes no association with any of the licensed characters and or properties depicted in these photographs and images. It is not the intent of ECBACC, Inc., the photographers, webmaster and writers to defame, undermine or infringe on any licensed properties. All costumes are owned by the individual costume contestants.

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Career Day with Youth Angel Scholars

By · May 26, 2012 · Filed in ECBACC S.T.A.R.S. · Comments Off on Career Day with Youth Angel Scholars

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Imagine Africa with the Penn Museum

By · May 22, 2012 · Filed in Uncategorized · Comments Off on Imagine Africa with the Penn Museum

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2012 Glyph Comics Awards Winners

By · May 19, 2012 · Filed in Glyph Comics Awards · 3 Comments »

Congratulations

to the

2012 Glyph Comics Awards Winners


Story of the Year
PRINCELESS; Jeremy Whitley, writer, M. Goodwin, artist


Best Writer
Jeremy Whitley, PRINCELESS


Best Artist
Sara Pichelli, ULTIMATE COMICS: SPIDER-MAN


Best Cover
CHEW #27; Rob Guillory, illustrator


Best Male Character
Miles Morales; ULTIMATE COMICS: SPIDER-MAN; Brian Michael Bendis, writer, Sara Pichelli, artist; inspired by the character created by Stan Lee & Steve Ditko


Best Female Character
Adrienne; PRINCELESS; created by Jeremy Whitley, writer, and M. Goodwin, artist


Rising Star Award for Best Self-Publisher
Whit Taylor, WATERMELON


Best Comic Strip or Webcomic
FUNGUS GROTTO; Ms. Shatia Hamilton, story and art

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