Nominee: Best Writer and Best Male Character, Glyph Awards Beneath the polluted clouds of DayBlack, Georgia, exists a murderer. After hundreds of years of killing to survive, he longer wants to simply exist ...he wants to live. DayBlack is the story of Merce, a former slave who was bitten by a vampire in the cotton fields. Four hundred years later, he works as a tattoo artist in the small town of DayBlack. The town has a sky so dense with pollution that the sun is where to be seen, allowing Merce to move about freely, night or day. Even darker than the clouds are the dreams he's been having that are causing him to fall asleep at the most awkward times (even while he's tattooing someone). As he struggles to decipher his dreams, someone from his past returns with plans for himplans that will threaten his new way of life and turn him back into the cold-hearted killer he once was.
Keef Crossis a tattoo artist, painter, illustrator, and graphic novelist. He was the winner of the 2015 Glyph Award for Best Writer. He lives in Atlanta.