Several cartoonists are nominees for 2006 Glyph Awards

Aaron McGruder, “Boondocks,” Darrin Bell, “Candorville,” and Keith Knight, “The K Chronicles” have been nominated for a Glyph award for Best Comic Strip by the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention.  In addition to the Best Comics Strip nod, Aaron is also up for Best Writer and his character “Huey” is up for Best Male Character.The results will be announced tonight at the annual convention that runs today and tomorrow in Philadelphia, PA.Tim Jackson, editorial cartoonist for the Chicago Defender, Madison Times will be on one of the discussion panels.

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Robb Armstrong to be honored with outstanding achievement award

Robb Armstrong Philadelphia Inquirer | 05/19/2006 | For these comics creators, not just funny business:East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention reception dinner at the African American Museum in Philadelphia.Armstrong will be honored with an outstanding-achievement award tonight, and he will join the panel discussion on African American images in the cartoon and comic industries tomorrow.

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