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Glyph Comics Awards

"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.

"The awards are named for the blog Glyphs: The Language of the Black Comics Community at Pop Culture Shock (, started in 2005 by comics journalist Rich Watson as a means to provide news and commentary of comics with black themes as well as tangential topics in the fields of black science-fiction/fantasy and animation." --From

Award known as: Glyph Awards
First year of award: 2006 (covering work done in 2005)
Award status: Active
Awarded at: East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention (ECBACC), held at Temple University in Philadelphia each May
Number of categories: 10
Hall of Fame: No
Award for children's material: No
Type of Award: Nominated
Voting open to: General awards: Unknown; Fan Award for Best Comic: Everyone