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ECBACC Activities Coming to Towson, Maryland

By · March 6, 2015 · Filed in In the Community · Comments Off

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Towson Black Comic Book Mini-Fest

By · February 23, 2015 · Filed in In the Community · Comments Off

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Join us for a panel of African-American comic book professionals, hands-on workshops for all ages, Black comic book exhibit, comic book marketplace, Cosplay, and special surprises at Towson’s first Black Comic Book Mini-Fest!

The TOWSON BLACK COMIC BOOK MINI-FEST at Towson University Liberal Arts Bldg. / 251 University Ave. / Towson, MD 21204
A spectacular free admission event! The first 100 youth to register will receive a FREE comic book!

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Registration: Pre-register to ensure seats in the workshops and to qualify for a free gift. Just email afst@towson.edu with your contact information and the names and ages of all attendees. If you are part of a school or youth group, please let us know the name of your organization.

For more information, contact African and African American Studies, Towson University or phone (410) 704-5908.

Directions: From I-95 (northbound and southbound): Take the Baltimore Beltway I-695 west (toward Towson). Take exit 25 (Charles Street) south. Proceed 1.7 miles. Turn left on Towson Boulevard. Turn right on University Avenue, then park in the Towson Garage (to your left).

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Final Days for Glyph Comics Awards Submissions

By · January 22, 2015 · Filed in Glyph Comics Awards · Comments Off

There are fewer days remaining to apply for a Glyph Comics Award than there are awards to present! Don’t miss this opportunity to be showcased alongside the best in comics made by, for, and about Black people from calendar year 2014.

For more information, click this link to review the submissions guidelines.

Once you’re ready, click this link to complete the form to submit with your content.

Multiple files can be uploaded to the drop box in a single transfer. Please remember to enter your email address as a comment to receive prompt follow up, as needed.

To read more about this year’ Glyph Comics Awards, click this link to review the event press release.


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2014 Glyph Comics Awards Winners

By · May 17, 2014 · Filed in Glyph Comics Awards · 4 Comments »

Congratulations
to the
2014 Glyph Comics Awards Winners



STORY OF THE YEAR

WATSON AND HOLMES #6; Brandon Easton, Writer; N. Steven Harris, Artist


BEST WRITER

Brandon Easton, Writer; WATSON AND HOLMES #6


BEST ARTIST

N. Steven Harris, Artist; 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; Carles C. J. Juzang, Writer and Artist


BEST REPRINT PUBLICATION

MARTIN LUTHER KING AND THE MONTGOMERY STORY; Fellowship Of Reconciliation / Top Shelf Productions



FAN AWARD FOR BEST WORK

WATSON AND HOLMES #6; Brandon Easton, Writer; N. Steven Harris, Artist


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Kuumba Kids Added to the Kids’ Library Zone

By · May 9, 2014 · Filed in Programming · Comments Off

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Kuumba Kids added to the Kids’ Library Zone at the 13th Annual ECBACC

Kuumba Kids is an educational organization dedicated to nurturing and developing the whole child through initiatives that build a foundation for academic and social success. The founders are Mama Bashea and Dr. Kwaw Imana.

They named the organization Kuumba, a Swahili word which means creativity, to encourage children to see everything in the world as a creation and to identify themselves as little creators who use their brilliant minds to create a better world.

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ECBACC 2014 Programming

By · May 8, 2014 · Filed in Programming · Comments Off

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2014 Fan Favorite of the Year

By · April 5, 2014 · Filed in Glyph Comics Awards · Comments Off


FAN AWARD FOR BEST WORK

BOXES
Whit Taylor

MOLLY DANGER BOOK
Jamal Igle

URBAN SHOGUN
James Mason

WATSON AND HOLMES #6
Brandon Easton




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 Friday, May 2, 2014.

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2014 Glyph Comics Awards Nominees

By · April 5, 2014 · Filed in Glyph Comics Awards · 1 Comment »


STORY OF THE YEAR
  • MARCH: BOOK ONE; John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, Writers; Nate Powell, Artist
  • WATSON AND HOLMES #6; Brandon Easton, Writer; N. Steven Harris, Artist
  • WATSON AND HOLMES: A STUDY IN BLACK; Karl Bollers, Writer; Rick Leonardi and Larry Stroman, Artists






BEST COVER
  • HASS #1; B. Alex Thompson, Writer; Federico Santagati, Artist
  • INDIGO: HIT LIST 3.0; Richard Tyler, Writer; Keithan Jones, Mshindo Kuumba, and Charlie Goubile, Artists
  • LIFE AND DEATH IN PARADISE PT 1; Nigel Lynch, Writer; Matthew Clarke, Artist
  • NEW OLYMPIANS #1; Paulo Barrios, Writer; Luis Guerrero, Artist
  • NOWHERE MAN: YOU DON’T KNOW JACK; Jerome Walford, Writer and Artist
  • ROUTE 3 #2: A DATE… A DESTINY; Robert Jeffrey, Writer; Sean Hill, Artist

BEST WRITER
  • Brandon Easton, Writer; WATSON AND HOLMES #6
  • Jamal Igle, Writer and Artist; MOLLY DANGER: BOOK ONE
  • Anthony Montgomery and Brandon Easton, Writers; MILES AWAY
  • Whit Taylor, Writer and Artist; BOXES
  • B. Alex Thompson, Writer; HASS #1








BEST ARTIST
  • B. Robert Bell, Writer and Artist; RADIO FREE AMERIKA #2: CH. 2 HOMECOMING
  • Abel Garcia, Artist; P.B. SOLDIER EPISODE 1
  • N. Steven Harris, Artist; WATSON AND HOLMES #6
  • Jamal Igle, Writer and Artist; MOLLY DANGER: BOOK ONE
  • Mshindo Kuumba, Writer and Artist; ANIKULAPO
  • Mase, Writer and Artist; URBAN SHOGUN #3: THINGS FALL APART
  • Jerome Walford, Writer and Artist; NOWHERE MAN: YOU DON’T KNOW JACK

BEST MALE CHARACTER
  • Anikulapo ‘He who has Death in his Pouch’; ANIKULAPO; Mshindo Kuumba, Writer and Artist
  • Deakon Taylor; ONE NATION #1; Alverne Ball, Writer; Jason Reeves and Luis Guerrero, Artists
  • Dustan Knight / Static Shagz; SPIRIT BEAR; Tristan Roach, Writer and Artist
  • Force; FORCE; Yancey A. Reed, Writer and Artist
  • Jack Maguire; NOWHERE MAN: YOU DON’T KNOW JACK; Jerome Walford, Writer and Artist
  • Maxwell Miles; MILES AWAY; Anthony Montgomery and Brandon Easton, Writers; Jeff Stokely and Jey Odin, Artists
  • Moses B. Verelea; RADIO FREE AMERIKA #2: CH. 2 HOMECOMING; B. Robert Bell, Writer and Artist; Robert Jeffrey II, Writer
BEST FEMALE CHARACTER
  • Ajala; AJALA: A SERIES OF ADVENTURES; Robert Garrett, Writer; N. Steven Harris, Artist
  • Mary Freemen; URBAN SHOGUN #3: THINGS FALL APART; Mase, Writer and Artist
  • Indigo; INDIGO: HIT LIST 3.0; Richard Tyler, Writer; Keithan Jones, Mshindo Kuumba, and Charlie Goubile, Artists












RISING STAR AWARD
  • Raymond Ayala, Writer and Artist; URBAN MYTH (NEW OLYMPIANS)
  • Alverne Ball, Writer; Jason Reeves and Luis Guerrero, Artists; ONE NATION #1
  • Richard Gaskin, Writer; Chris Miller, Artist; THE CHRONICLES OF PIYE
  • Naseed Gifted, Writer; Abel Garcia, Artist; P.B. SOLDIER EPISODE 1
  • Turner Lange, Writer and Artist; THE ADVENTURES OF WALLY FRESH
  • Tristan Roach, Writer and Artist; SPIRIT BEAR
  • Tony Robinson, Writer and Artist; THE DESCENDANTS MEET THE Y.E.S. BRIGADE
BEST COMIC STRIP OR WEBCOMIC
  • THE ADIGUN OGUNSANWO; Carles C. J. Juzang, Writer and Artist
  • BLACKWAX BOULEVARD; Dmitri Jackson, Writer and Artist
  • LOVE AND CAPES: WHAT TO EXPECT; Thom Zahler, Writer and Artist
  • YES YOU CAN; Dallas Penn, Writer; Ian Herring, Artist








BEST REPRINT PUBLICATION
  • EARLY DAYS; Mshindo Kuumba
  • LOVE AND CAPES: WHAT TO EXPECT; Thom Zahler
  • MARTIN LUTHER KING AND THE MONTGOMERY STORY; Fellowship Of Reconciliation / Top Shelf Productions
FAN AWARD FOR BEST WORK
  • BOXES; Whit Taylor, Writer and Artist
  • MOLLY DANGER: BOOK ONE; Jamal Igle, Writer and Artist
  • URBAN SHOGUN #3: THINGS FALL APART; Mase, Writer and Artist
  • WATSON AND HOLMES #6; Brandon Easton, Writer; N. Steven Harris, 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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Panel Discussion at Rutgers Camden Comic-Con

By · April 5, 2014 · Filed in In the Community · Comments Off

Great event was held today at Rutgers University Camden Campus for the 1st Annual RU Comic-Con. See flyer.

Eric Battle, Reggie Byers, Jos Duncan, Yumy Odom, Anthony L. Ballard, Lavett Ballard, and Suliman Onque

Eric Battle, Reggie Byers, Jos Duncan and Yumy Odom

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ECBACC City Hall Exhibit Showcase #12

By · March 17, 2014 · Filed in In the Community · Comments Off

Art in City Hall Exhibit Showcase #12: Comic Book Art as Fine Art.

ECBACC City Hall Exhibit Showcase #12: A Tribute to the Region’s 1st Africana Comic Book Convention. On display from March 17th – June 2nd.

Peter Crimmins of WHYY interviews Yumy Odom, Pres. ECBACC, on site at The City Hall ECBACC Exhibit on Friday, March 28th.

Art in City Hall Exhibit Showcase #12 recognizes comic book art as fine art and a tool for cultural expression via the work of select pioneering and veteran illustrators and graphic artists.

Art in City Hall Exhibit Showcase #13 celebrates 13 consecutive years of The East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention (ECBACC) in Philadelphia, PA.

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