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The Glyph Comic Awards recognize the best in comics made either by, for, or about Black people. ECBACC celebrates the accomplishments that Black artists and writers have made in the comic book industry through engaging and exciting programs which include •Discussions, panels, workshops and book signings, Animation, Performing arts and A comic book market place. The award took place at the historic African American Museum in Philadelphia on May 18th 2012 hosted by Jamar Nicholas
Howdy to our ever present, conscious and loyal listenership! Welcome to another stellar podcast episode of The Grindhouse Mixtape, courtesy of Afronerd Radio-airing this Saturday at 6pm EST. Join your hosts, Dburt, Capt. Kirk and Daryll B. as they unravel the very latest pop and pulp cultural mysteries such as: marketing strategist and Black Rock music curator (Boldaslove.us) stops by for Black Music month to discuss Urban Alternative music and its current and future cultural impact; more thoughts on the upcoming USA Network hacking thriller, Mr. Robot; is action star, Jason Statham destined to play Bullseye in season two of Netflix' Daredevil? (or not); and will the Hulks (Red and Green versions) make an appearance in next year's Captain America: Civil War?; Dburt's OCD kicks in-pondering why a viral video of a White female spitting in a Black man's face (with the accompanying N-word expletive) and his responding face slap are acceptable (but woman on man violence without the racism is not.....huh?); Netflix' Sense8 hits the cyberwebs; our thoughts regarding Marvel's "all new, all different" heroes (especially The Hulk and Wolverine); Dburt highlight's comic cons, Philly's ECBACC and Minnesota's MSP Comic Con are both responsible for coalescing a fair share of Black comic creators and artists; is the upcoming film, Z for Zachariah a remix of the Harry Belafonte classic, The World, the Flesh and the Devil? And lastly, Dburt has a new podcast alert! (actor, Michael Rapaport's I AM RAPAPORT). Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.
The East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention (ECBACC) established in 2002 by President and Founder Brother Yumy Odom as a community-based educational, literacy, literary and artistic initiative with the following objectives:
1] To bring together the men / women in the comic book industry, including sci-fi, fantasy and political satire, cartooning / animation, to share ideas and showcase their work;
2] To discuss the impact of the comic book industry;
3] To look at the business aspects of the comic book industry;
4] To look at how the comic book industry can more actively serve as a tool to address community concerns: literacy, incarceration, addictions, homelessness, racism, sexism, etc.; and
5] To establish a network / consortium (ECBACC Synergy Group) and an annual convention (Comic-Con) to address this initiative in an open and public forum.
ECBACC, Inc. continues to fulfill this mission. A s the region’s premiere “Black Comic Book Convention” and the forerunner and template for urban comic book & sci-fi conventions.
Join Zaiyah and Uptown as they interview ECBACC's Innovative President and Founder Brother Yumy Odom.
This week’s guests will be Yumy Odom, Founder, and Akinseye Brown, Vice-President, of the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention (ECBACC, Inc.), the premier event celebrating Black comics, artists, writers, publishers and their fans. This year they will be celebrating the 9th year of ECBACC which will be hosted at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at 1800 Market St on Saturday, May 15th from 10am until 7pm.
For more information, visit: http://www.ecbacc.com
NOTE: THE AUDIO DOES NOT START UNTIL 12:12
For the first time, What are you Reading will broadcast the Glyph Comic Awards from the Historic African American Museum in Philadelphia.Pa.
The Glyph Comics Awards recognize 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, the goal is to encourage more diverse and high quality work across the board and to inspire new creators to add their voices to the field.
The awards are named for the blog Glyphs: The Language of the Black Comics Community [http://www.popcultureshock.com/glyphs/], started in 2005 by comics journalist Rich Watson as a means to provide news and commentary of comics with black themes, as well as tangential topics in the fields of black science-fiction/fantasy and animation.
Don't miss out on this once a year event.
Hosted by Jamar Nicholas
Jennifer Cruté started writing comics in 2003. She is featured in a Current TV segment about women in comics called "Kapow! The New Comic Book Heroines." At the East Coast Black Age of Comics convention (ECBACC), her strips were nominated for "Best Rising Star" in it's Glyph Comic Awards (GCA) category. Her cartoons were featured in "Bitch" magazine's 2009 winter issue. She was a finalist in Lambda Legal's "Life Without Fair Courts" contest and was also a speaker on the "Dark As Ink" panel at Skidmore College. Jennifer is also a painter and studies at the Art Students League of New York. She continues to develop a body of work in oil and mixed media. She has shown her work at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) museum in Brooklyn; The Limner Gallery in Hudson, N.Y.; And the Ocean Hill Arts Sanctuary in Brooklyn. She also works as a freelance illustrator (www.jennifercrute.com), and her clients include Merck, Tanqueray, Nabisco, and Sony. Jenn recently completed a comic for adults entitled, “Jennifer's Journal The Life of a SubUrban Girl Vol 1.” It’s the first book in a series that chronicles the life of this quirky and freckle-face, African American illustrator and artist. Pages from actual journals illustrate this misfit’s upbringing in the suburbs of New Jersey and her daily interactions as an adult in New York City. She introduces several colorful characters which include a host of grumpy family members, schoolmates that tease and gossip, and her close friends Josephine and Maryland’s own awkward experiences. Jennifer’s imaginary companions also influence her actions; they range from the meditative "Miss Buddha Bear" to her nemesis "Sister Sympathy" and her gang. Each accompanies Jennifer as she tries to maintain a positive outlook and peace of mind while battling the insanity of popular culture.
It's almost that time of the year. The ECBACC (East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention 2010) is happening Saturday May 15 2010. Located in the city of Brotherly love. Philadelphia Pa. the Ecbacc main goal is:
•To promote literacy and creativity in youth through comic book writing and drawing workshops.
•To offer audiences exposure to some of the leading Black artists and writers in the comic book industry.
•To provide outstanding Black writers and artists with a prominent showcase for their talents and the opportunity to engage in networking with their peers.
•To promote positive Black images.
Also the night before, The Glyph Comic Awards recognize the best in comics made either by, for, or about Black people. ECBACC celebrates the accomplishments that Black artists and writers have made in the comic book industry through engaging and exciting programs which include:
•Discussions, panels, workshops and book signings
•A comic book market place.
I will be talking to Yumy Odom,Akinseye Brown and a few other guests as we discuses this years show.
The opening reception and kick-off will be held on Friday, May 14, 2010, from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. The full convention will be held on Saturday, May 15, 2010, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.
For more information about how to attend:
Once again, The ECBACC is coming. The annual East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention comes to Philadelphia on Saturday, May 16 2009. Listen in as my guests Yumy (pronounced U-ME) Odom, Akinseye (pronounce Akeen-Say-Yeh) Brown and Rich Watson give us the history of this Historic show and talk to us about the upcoming 8th annual Convention and its guests. Plus the day before, The Glyph Comics Awards recognizing the best in comics made by, for, and about people of color from the preceding calendar year will be given out. Learn about the creation of this award recognizing the people in the comic industry that also contributes to the industry we know and love. Don't you miss out on this years show.
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