Thursday, August 02, 2007

Comic Con, Glyphs, & NPR

Congrats to Rich Watson for being acknowledged as the creator of the Glyph Awards during NPR's coverage of the recent (and very big) San Diego comic convention. You can find a summary of and a link to the NPR segment here. I can't seem to find a decent link to Rich's updated site, so here's an old one (I know it contains a link, but it seems to be dead or dying, as well).
"The Glyph Awards recognizes the best in comics made by, for, and about people of color from the preceding calendar year. While it is not exclusive to black creators, it does strive to honor those who have made the greatest contributions to the comics medium in terms of both critical and commercial impact. By doing so, we hope to encourage more diverse and high quality work across the board and to inspire new creators to add their voices to the field."
Comic Con and comics, in general, have become more and more relevant to mainstream audiences, consumers, and creators of books, film, and other media. Plenty of folks covered Comic Con. I just thought I'd take a sec to give a shout-out to Rich for being recognized for all his hard work.

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