Dynamite's "Shaft" & IDW's "Amazing Forest" Named in Dwayne McDuffie Award Nominees Shortlist

The Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics is an annual award given at the Long Beach Comics Expo celebrating creators who have emphasized diversity in the comic book industry in honor of the late Dwayne McDuffie, creator of Marvel's Damage Control and Static Shock.

This year's nominations for the awards have been announced including Dynamite Entertainment's Shaft: Imitation of Life and IDW Publishing's Amazing Forest. Below is a list of all the 2017 nominations.

  • Upgrade Soul by Eztra Claytan Daniels
  • Shaft: Imitation of Life by David Walker and Dietrick Smith 
  • Amazing Forest by Ulises Farinas, Erick Freitas and others
  • StarHammer by J. N. Monk and Harry Bogosian
  • 14 Nights by Kristina Stipetic

The winner will be announced this Saturday, February 18th, at the Long Beach Comic Expo in Long Beach, California.

Shaft: Imitation of Life

Dynamite Entertainment



Amazing Forest

IDW Publishing