2008 Glyph Award Nominees Announced
The finalists for the Glyph Comics Awards have just been named, with a not overly surprising lot of contenders. There are, however, quite a few great comics and creators who make the list.
For a complete rundown of nominees, a full slate is available at Pop Culture Shock. Here are the "story of the year" contenders:
Hunter’s Moon, James L. White, writer, Dalibor Talajic and Sebastian Cardoso, artists
Nat Turner: Revolution, Kyle Baker, writer and artist
Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow, James Sturm, writer, Rich Tommaso, artist
Sentences: The Life of MF Grimm, Percy Carey, writer, Ronald Wimberly, artist
Welcome to Tranquility, Gail Simone, writer, Neil Googe, artist
I haven’t read Satchel Paige yet, but my pick without much trepidation would be Sentences. It’s the best, most honest book about the dark side of hip-hop that’s ever been written. I interviewed Carey when the book first came out, and that’s available right here.
The only big surprise to me was that Agent 355 from Y: The Last Man didn’t make the cut for best female character.