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2016 Glyph Comics Awards Winners

By · May 20, 2016 · Filed in Glyph Comics Awards · No Comments »

Congratulations
to the
2016 Glyph Comics Awards Winners



STORY OF THE YEAR
REVELATION: BROTHERMAN-DICTATOR OF DISCIPLINE; Guy A. Sims, Writer; Dawud Anyabwile, Artist


BEST WRITER
Juliana “Jewels” Smith; (H)AFROCENTRIC


BEST ARTIST
Dawud Anyabwile; REVELATION: BROTHERMAN-DICTATOR OF DISCIPLINE



BEST COVER
BLUE HAND MOJO: DUST TO DUST; John Jennings, Writer and Artist


BEST MALE CHARACTER
Arron Day (Blackjack); BLACKJACK: THERE CAME A DARK HUNTER; Alex Simmons, Writer; Tim Fielder, Artist


BEST FEMALE CHARACTER
Moon Girl; MOON GIRL & DEVIL DINOSAUR; Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder, Writers; Natacha Bustos and Amy Reeder, Artists



RISING STAR AWARD
Chuck Collins, Writer and Artist; BOUNCE!


BEST COMIC STRIP OR WEBCOMIC
BOUNCE!; Chuck Collins, Writer and Artist


BEST REPRINT PUBLICATION
CONCRETE PARK VOL.2: R-E-S-P-E-C-T; Dark Horse Comics



FAN AWARD FOR BEST WORK
BOUNCE!; Chuck Collins, Writer and Artist

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ECBACC 2016 Layout

By · May 15, 2016 · Filed in Marketplace · Comments Off on ECBACC 2016 Layout

The entrance for ECBACC is located on the Ludlow Street side of the building, facing the parking lot.  Once you’ve registered or paid admission, the marketplace is directly to the left.  Activity rooms are down the hallway.

ECBACC layout


Upon entering the marketplace, you will see a wide variety of comic books and related merchandise available for review and sale.  Attendees are allowed to walk freely through the public space.  Only registered exhibitors and organizers are permitted on the other side or the tables.

ECBACC marketplace

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ECBACC 2016 Programming Schedule

By · May 15, 2016 · Filed in Programming · Comments Off on ECBACC 2016 Programming Schedule

Programming Public

  • KIDS’ LIBRARY ZONE {11AM – 3PM} Bring your young creators to this fun-zone, brimming with activity! Young participants will be challenged to think creatively as they are guided through fun projects and games that allow them to draw, color, write and imagine!
  • THE BIG DRAW {11:15AM – 12Noon} This one-of-a-kind workshop shows young artists how make big, fun and impactful artwork that can be used for book covers or even splash pages in your very own comic book!  Facilitated By: N. Steven Harris
  • DIGITAL ARTISTRY 1 {12Noon – 1PM} ECBACC will hold an amazing and timely workshop that teaches participants how to create art using the latest technology and computer techniques.  Facilitated By: Mshindo Kuumba I.
  • WRITING CHALLENGES & HOW TO BREAK THEM {12Noon – 1:15PM} Professional creators invite you to join in or listen to a discussion that examines the most common writing challenges and how to conquer them in creating your very own work!  Facilitated By: Alex Simmons
  • CARTOONING 101 {12:15PM – 1:15PM} Interested in breathing life into your story characters? Come and join our youth workshop that will instruct you on how to create exciting, energetic and related character designs for comic books, strips, and animation.  Facilitated By: Jerry Craft
  • AFRICOZ 5 CONTEST {1:15PM – 1:45PM} Every winner represents the heroes we want to see. So who will it be at AfriCoz5!? Help the judges review the best in AfriCozplay today!  Cheer for your favorites and support those who gave their all to make AfriCoz5 amazing! Remember “Many May Coz but only a few will AfriCoz!!”
  • THE GRIOT ZONE! {1:45PM– 2:30PM} Educator and storyteller extraordinaire, Mrs. Carla Wiley delivers fun activities where participants, sing, dance, and tell stories!
  • CREATIVELY ILLUSTRATED {1:45PM -2:45PM} Often illustrations are judged not only on the skill of the artist but also the creativity and imaginative concepts the artist brings to life. Professional illustrator Eric Battle will show participants how to make those important illustrations creative and imaginative!  Facilitated By: Eric Battle
  • CREATING INSPIRATION {2:45PM – 3:45PM} We all know that creating images and stories is no simple task. Participants in this panel will discuss their solutions for low creative days and what gives them the inspiration to create their masterpieces!  Facilitated By: Jerry Craft
  • AFRICOZ CONTEST RESULTS {3:45PM – 4:15PM} The votes are in! Having tabulated the judges’ votes, ECBACC will be announcing the winners of the 5th Annual AfriCoz contest! Come celebrate all 2016 participants!
  • DIGITAL ARTISTRY 2 {4:30PM – 5:30PM} ECBACC will hold an amazing and timely workshop that teaches participants how to create art using the latest technology and computer techniques. Talented artist Sheeba Maya shares her experiences, new work and projects with fans.  Facilitated By: Sheeba Maya
  • IMAGINATIVE FORCE {5PM – 6PM} Join the talk as many of our headlining guests discuss how the creativity of our professionals are changing the landscape of comics, films, and storytelling!  Facilitated By: Prof. William Foster III


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2016 Fan Favorite of the Year

By · April 23, 2016 · Filed in Glyph Comics Awards · Comments Off on 2016 Fan Favorite of the Year


FAN AWARD FOR BEST WORK

ANDRE THE GIANT: CLOSER TO HEAVEN
Brandon Easton , Writer; Denis Medri , Artist

BOUNCE!
Chuck Collins, Writer and Artist

CONCRETE PARK VOL.2: R-E-S-P-E-C-T
Erika Alexander and Tony Puryear, Writers; Tony Puryear, Artist

SHAFT VOLUME 1: A COMPLICATED MAN
David Walker, Writer; Sanford Greene, Artist





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 FIVE NOMINEES ALREADY ON THE POLL WILL BE DISCARDED AND WILL NOT COUNT.

The deadline for voting in the Fan Award is 4/29/2016.

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2016 Glyph Comics Awards Nominees

By · April 23, 2016 · Filed in Glyph Comics Awards · 4 Comments »


STORY OF THE YEAR

  • ANDRE THE GIANT: CLOSER TO HEAVEN; Brandon Easton , Writer; Denis Medri , Artist
  • GHETTO BROTHER: WARRIOR TO PEACEMAKER; Julian Voloj, Writer; Claudia Ahlering, Artist
  • REVELATION: BROTHERMAN-DICTATOR OF DISCIPLINE; Guy A. Sims, Writer; Dawud Anyabwile, Artist
BEST COVER

  • ANDRE THE GIANT: CLOSER TO HEAVEN; Brandon Easton , Writer; Denis Medri , Artist
  • BLUE HAND MOJO: DUST TO DUST; John Jennings, Writer and Artist
  • TEPHLON FUNK!; Stephane Metayer, Writer; David Tako & Nicolas Safe, Artists

BEST WRITER

  • Erika Alexander and Tony Puryear; CONCRETE PARK VOL.2: R-E-S-P-E-C-T
  • Juliana “Jewels” Smith; (H)AFROCENTRIC
  • David F. Walker; CYBORG
BEST ARTIST

  • Dawud Anyabwile; REVELATION: BROTHERMAN-DICTATOR OF DISCIPLINE
  • Keef Cross; DAYBLACK #4 – SHOT IN THE ASS
  • John Jennings; BLUE HAND MOJO: DUST TO DUST

BEST MALE CHARACTER

  • Arron Day (Blackjack); BLACKJACK: THERE CAME A DARK HUNTER; Alex Simmons, Writer; Tim Fielder, Artist
  • Antonio Valor (Brotherman); REVELATION: BROTHERMAN-DICTATOR OF DISCIPLINE; Guy A. Sims, Writer; Dawud Anyabwile, Artist
BEST FEMALE CHARACTER

  • Moon Girl; MOON GIRL & DEVIL DINOSAUR; Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder, Writers; Natacha Bustos and Amy Reeder, Artists
  • Lily; MALICE IN OVENLAND; Micheline Hess, Writer and Artist
  • Naima Pepper; (H)AFROCENTRIC; Juliana “Jewels” Smith, Writer; Ronald R. Nelson, Artist

RISING STAR AWARD

  • Chuck Collins, Writer and Artist; BOUNCE!
  • Stephane Metayer, Writer; David Tako & Nicolas Safe, Artists; TEPHLON FUNK!
  • D.C. Walker, Writer; Bruno Oliveira, Artist; WHEN THE RIVER RISES
BEST COMIC STRIP OR WEBCOMIC

  • BLACKWAX BOULEVARD; Dmitri Jackson, Writer and Artist
  • BOUNCE!; Chuck Collins, Writer and Artist
  • DETECTIVE BOOGALOO: HIP HOP COP; Jamar Nicholas, Writer and Artist

BEST REPRINT PUBLICATION

  • AJALA: A SERIES OF ADVENTURES BOOK 2; XMoor Studios
  • CONCRETE PARK VOL.1: You Send Me; Dark Horse Comics
  • CONCRETE PARK VOL.2: R-E-S-P-E-C-T; Dark Horse Comics
FAN AWARD FOR BEST WORK

  • ANDRE THE GIANT: CLOSER TO HEAVEN; Brandon Easton , Writer; Denis Medri , Artist
  • BOUNCE!; Chuck Collins, Writer and Artist
  • CONCRETE PARK VOL.2: R-E-S-P-E-C-T; Erika Alexander and Tony Puryear, Writers; Tony Puryear, Artist
  • SHAFT VOLUME 1: A COMPLICATED MAN; David Walker, Writer; Sanford Greene, Artist

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

To register, download this form and complete the requested information.

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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Towson Mini-Fest – 2016 Floor Plan

By · March 20, 2016 · Filed in In the Community, Marketplace · Comments Off on Towson Mini-Fest – 2016 Floor Plan

Towson Mini-Fest – 2016 Floor Plan

Click here for PDF file

The Towson Mini-Fest contains the following activities, all free and open to the general public.

  • CBCB Workshops develop skills in writing and/or art using comics.
  • Marketplace Exhibits provide an opportunity for attendees to buy comics and related goods.
  • The Mini-Exhibit offers attendees a chance to see a variety of historical images.
  • Panel Discussions include creators sharing their observations and experiences.
  • STARS Workshops build awareness of literacy and creativity through comics.

 

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Towson Mini-Fest – 2016 Programming Schedule

By · March 20, 2016 · Filed in ECBACC S.T.A.R.S., In the Community, Marketplace, Programming · Comments Off on Towson Mini-Fest – 2016 Programming Schedule

Towson Mini-Fest – 2016 Programming Schedule

Click here for PDF file

The Towson Mini-Fest contains the following activities, all free and open to the general public.

  • CBCB Workshops develop skills in writing and/or art using comics.
  • Marketplace Exhibits provide an opportunity for attendees to buy comics and related goods.
  • The Mini-Exhibit offers attendees a chance to see a variety of historical images.
  • Panel Discussions include creators sharing their observations and experiences.
  • STARS Workshops build awareness of literacy and creativity through comics.

 

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2016 GCA Submission Deadline Approaching

By · January 24, 2016 · Filed in Uncategorized · Comments Off on 2016 GCA Submission Deadline Approaching

This is the final week for submitting works published in 2015 for consideration under one or more of the Glyph Comics Awards categories.

Click here to review the submission guidelines

Click here to obtain the form that must be included with every submission

For more information about this year’s Glyph Comics Awards, click the image below to open the press release.

GCA_20160520

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ECBACC Registration Changes for 2016

By · January 15, 2016 · Filed in Marketplace · Comments Off on ECBACC Registration Changes for 2016

To All Participants, Vendors & ECBACCions,

Greetings & welcome to the first of many announcements from ECBACC 2016.

This year we’d like to announce that we from January 2016 forward we will be switching to a new All Electronic process & only 1 type of table registration.

Stay Tuned

Thank You

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2015 Glyph Comics Awards Winners

By · May 17, 2015 · Filed in Glyph Comics Awards · Comments Off on 2015 Glyph Comics Awards Winners

Congratulations
to the
2015 Glyph Comics Awards Winners



STORY OF THE YEAR
SHAFT; David F. Walker, Writer; Bilquis Evely, Artist


BEST WRITER
Keef Cross; DAY BLACK


BEST ARTIST
Nelson Blake 2; ARTIFACTS



BEST COVER
OFFSET #1 – THE MAN WHO TRAVELS WITH A PIECE OF SUGARCANE; Tristan Roach


BEST MALE CHARACTER
Bass Reeves; BASS REEVES: TALES OF THE TALENTED TENTH ; Joel Christian Gill, Writer and Artist


BEST FEMALE CHARACTER
Ajala Storm; AJALA: A SERIES OF ADVENTURES; Robert Garrett, Writer; N Steven Harris and Walt Msonza Barna, Artists



RISING STAR AWARD
Alverne Ball and Jason Reeves, Writers; Lee Moyer and Ari Syahrazad, Artists; ONE NATION: OLD DRUIDS


BEST COMIC STRIP OR WEBCOMIC
KAMIKAZE; Alan and Carrie Tupper, Writers and Artists; Havana Nguyen, Artist


BEST REPRINT PUBLICATION
TECHWATCH; Chameleon Creations



FAN AWARD FOR BEST WORK
ONENATION: SAFEHOUSE; Jason Reeves, Writer; Samax Amen and Deon De Lange, Artists

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