Thursday, March 8, 2012


Sorry for the cut and paste from Brandon's blog, but I'm in a bit of a deadline crunch :-)
The nominees for the 2012 Glyph Awards — honoring the best comics by and about African Americans, have been announced, and I’m excited to share the news that Miranda Mercury scored four mentions in the following categories- Story of the Year, Best Writer, Best Artist, and Best Female Character.
Congrats to our fellow nominees and my creative team as Miranda continues to build momentum months after the book’s release. More to come and our girl is in great company this year. Full list of nominations is below.

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 Pumplun, writer, Kyle Baker, artist
Princeless, Jeremy Whitley, writer, Mia 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

Best Artist
Kyle Baker, “On Being Crazy” from African-American Classics: Graphic Classics Vol. 22
Lee Ferguson, The Many Adventures of Miranda Mercury
Mia 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 Mia 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, Mia 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
CafĂ© Con Leche, Charlos Gary, story and art