Daily Archives: May 15, 2010
The 2010 Glyph Awards (“the best in comics made by, for, and about people of color”) were presented today at the East Coast Black Age of Comics Con, and Jay Potts went home with some fat booty. And by that, I mean a metric ton of awards.
Potts’ webcomic, World of Hurt, took home awards in Best Artist, Best Male Character, and Best Rising Star. The comic, which is an homage to 70′s blaxploitation movies, is riding on a sort of cultural revival of that movie genre … what with Black Dynamite emerging as a cult hit and that one afro’ed fellow showing up in Final Fantasy XIII. Luke Cage himself, the original comic book blaxploitation badass, ended up garner two awards this year for Luke Cage Noir.
The Glyph Awards have been very good to webcomics. Jeremy Love’s Bayou taking home an epic five awards last year.
(h/t Robot 6.)
Just got a tweet from the fine folks at Seattle Geekly: it turns out that this Monday, between 6:30 and 8:00 pm, Scott Kurtz, Dave Kellett, and Kris Straub will be at the Comic Stop in Lynnwood. Pretty righteous: that happens to be the comic shop I go to the most often. Drop by for autograph signings by three of the four Halfpixel guys and to welcome both Scott and Kris into the Seattle area.