Xeric Grant Winners Announced
The Spring 2010 Xeric Grant
winners have been announced. They are…
- Margaret Ashford-Trotter (Thunder in the Building #2)
- Jason Brubaker (reMIND)
- Jonathon Dalton (Lords of Life and Death)
- Wei Li (Lotus Root Children)
- Jed McGowan (Lone Pine)
- Ansis Purins (Zombre #2: The Magic Forest)
- Brittney Sabo and Anna Bratton (Francis Sharp in the Grip of the Uncanny! Book 1)
A total of $32,761 was awarded to these seven projects.
The Xeric Grant was established in September 1992 by Peter Laird, co-creator of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”. Over $2,400,000 have been awarded since then to committed, self-publishing comic book creators from the US and Canada and to qualified charities and non-profit organizations in western Massachusetts. Laird believed the Xeric Foundation’s grants were an appropriate way to give something extra to the world of comics. Over the past eighteen years, hundreds of projects have been honored with a Xeric Grant, including Adrian Tomine’s “Optic Nerve,” Dawn Brown’s “Little Red Hot,” Santiago Cohen’s “The Fifth Name,” and Toc Fetch’s “Kids of Lower Utopia.”
The grant is offered twice a year, and the next deadlines for upcoming grants are September 30, 2010 and November 1, 2010. After the Foundation’s panel, made of established members in the comics
industry, selects the finalists, Laird personally picks the winners.
Congratulations to the talented winners of the 2010 Spring Xeric Grants!