The winners of the 2014 Glyph Comics Awards, were announced on May 16 at the African American Museum in Philadelphia, with Watson & Holmes #6, by Brandon Easton and N. Steven Harris, winning Story of the Year, Best Writer, Best Artist, and the Fan Award for Best Work.
Published by New Paradigm Studios, Watson & Holmes is an urban reimagining of Arthur Conan Doyle's "Sherlock Holmes," with the characters recast as African American private investigators solving crimes in Harlem, New York. The series was created by Brandon Perlow and Paul J. Mendoza, and has featured the work of creators such as Karl Bollers and Rick Leonardi. (Watson & Holmes #6 has also been nominated for a 2014 Eisner Award.)
Other winners include Alverne Bell and Jason Reeves receiving the Rising Star Award for their work on One Nation (133art), and Top Shelf's reprinting of Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story for Best Print Republication. A full list of winners can be found here.
Since 2006, the Glyph Comics Awards, hosted annually by the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention, celebrates the best in Black-themed comics and honors creators of any race who have encouraged diversity in the comics medium.