2011 Glyph Comics Awards Submissions


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

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, 2010 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 2011 competition should e-mail GCA Committee Chair Rich Watson at rich.watson@gmail.com for further information. Hard copies are preferred, though submissions of e-files will also be accepted. Online comics 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 for submissions is January 31, 2011.

The 2011 Glyph Comics Awards ceremony will be held at the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention (ECBACC) on May 20, 2011.

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