Like the heroines of her novels, Leslie Esdaile Banks pulled off the impossible. No she didn’t hunt down vampires, find Prince Charming, or solve the murder. She did something MUCH harder – she successfully lived the writer’s life. She used her magical gift for storytelling to transform the mundane details of life into gripping epics,…Read More
Born Dwayne Glenn McDuffie in 1962 and raised in the city of Detroit, Michigan, his education began at the Roeper School. McDuffie chose the University of Michigan for his undergraduate studies from which he received a bachelor’s degree in English. Eventually, he went on to receive a Master’s in Physics. Continuing his schooling and creative…Read More
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Ray Billingsley: An Inspired Cartoonist Mr. Ray Billingsley created the comic strip Curtis, which is distributed by King Features Syndicate and printed in more than 250 newspapers nationwide. Mr. Billingsley was born in Wake Forest, North Carolina, and raised there in his earliest years. Later, his family moved to Harlem, New York. He contributed early…Read More
Since 1987, Reggie Byers has created, written and illustrated comic books professionally. He got his first break penciling ROBOTECH comic books for Comico. The comics were the American licensed comics basedon the popular Japanese anime, “MACROSS.” He illustrated ROBOTECH for 2 years. After Comico, he self published a variety of comic books which includes: SHURIKEN,…Read More
Mshindo Kuumba I. is mostly well known for his enduring attention to detail and the “Afro-centric” look to his work. “Africa being so instrumental in civilizing the world, I found it peculiar that a strong positive image of Africans is largely absent from contemporary media. Since my youth I wanted to build a career addressing…Read More
Philadelphia native Eric Battle is a highly sought after artist with an extensive portfolio of illustration work, from children’s books to horror novels. Most notably, the artist has worked with both DC and Marvel Comics, creating pencils for Spiderman, Batman, Aquaman, Green Arrow, and Green Lantern, among others. Battle has appeared as a panelist at…Read More
William H. Foster III is presently a Professor of English at Naugatuck Valley Community College in Waterbury, Connecticut. Professor Foster has a BA from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA, and a Masters degree from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. A long-time comic book collector and researcher, Professor Foster has been an expert commentator…Read More
Photo taken by Marc Manley The Glyph Comics Awards Committee is proud to announce that Jamar Nicholas will return to host this year’s awards ceremony at the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention (ECBACC) in Philadelphia. Nicholas, a Philly native, is best known for his hip hop comic strip Detective Boogaloo, as well as…Read More
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