Ultimate Spider-Man and Princeless lead Glyph Award nominations

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The nominees for the 2012 Glyph Awards—honoring the best in comics’ portrayal of African-Americans—and as you might expect, ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN by Bendis and Pichelli garnered a ton of noms, as did PRINCELESS, an indie that has been garnering much praise of late.

The awards will be presented on May 18 at the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention (ECBACC) in Philadelphia. Nominees were picked by a judging panel consisting of Omar Bilal, webmaster, BlackSuperhero.com; Robin Brenner, editor-in-chief, NoFlyingNoTights.com; David Brothers, comics blogger, 4thLetter.com; and Tim Callahan, comics blogger, Comic Book Resources. A fifth judge, Karen Green, did not take part in the voting and has been removed from the panel.

Also of note, awards administrator Rich Watson is stepping down after this year.

The nominees:
 
Story of the Year
The Many Adventures of Miranda Mercury, Brandon Thomas, writer, Lee Ferguson, artist
“On Being Crazy” from African-American Classics: Graphic Classics Vol. 22, Tom Pomplun, writer, Kyle Baker, artist
Princeless, Jeremy Whitley, writer, M. Goodwin, artist
Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man Volume 1, Brian Michael Bendis, writer, Sara Pichelli, artist
 
Best Writer
Brian Michael Bendis, Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man
Jeff Parker, Thunderbolts
Brandon Thomas, The Many Adventures of Miranda Mercury
Jeremy Whitley, Princeless
 
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Best Artist
Kyle Baker, “On Being Crazy” from African-American Classics: Graphic Classics Vol. 22
Lee Ferguson, The Many Adventures of Miranda Mercury
M. Goodwin, Princeless
Rob Guillory, Chew
Sara Pichelli, Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man
 
Best Male Character
Luke Cage, Thunderbolts, Jeff Parker, writer, Declan Shalvey & Kev Walker, artists; created by Archie Goodwin & John Romita Sr.
Miles Morales, Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man, Brian Michael Bendis, writer, Sara Pichelli, artist; inspired by the character created by Stan Lee & Steve Ditko
Moses, Radio Free Amerika; created by B. Robert Bell, writer and penciller, Robert Jeffrey II, co-writer
Mr. Terrific, Mr. Terrific, Eric Wallace, writer, Gianluca Gugliotta & Wayne Faucher, artists; inspired by the character created by Charles Reizenstein and Everett E. Hibbard
 
Best Female Character
Adrienne, Princeless; created by Jeremy Whitley, writer, and M. Goodwin, artist
Afroella, Afroella, created by Gemma Bedeau, writer, and Lee Fenton Wilkinson, artist
Miranda Mercury, The Many Adventures of Miranda Mercury; created by Brandon Thomas, writer, and Lee Ferguson, artist
Vielle, Fungus Grotto, created by Ms. Shatia Hamilton, story and art
 
Rising Star Award
B. Robert Bell & Robert Jeffrey II, Radio Free Amerika
Ms. Shatia Hamilton, Fungus Grotto
Whit Taylor, Watermelon
 
Best Cover
Chew #27, Rob Guillory, illustrator
Deadpool Max #7, Kyle Baker, story and art
Mr. Terrific #1, JG Jones, artist, Lovern Kindzierski, colorist
Princeless #1, M. Goodwin, illustrator
Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man #4, Kaare Andrews, illustrator
 
Best Comic Strip or Webcomic
Fungus Grotto, Ms. Shatia Hamilton, story and art
Marty’s Diner, Dmitri Jackson, story and art
Café Con Leche, Charlos Gary, story and art

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