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August 31, 2017

Anyone That Wins $65K USD Towards Their Next Project I Just Run The Press Material Without Question

Congratulations, Metaphrog:
News: Creative Scotland announced this month's open project fund awards today. We are honoured and delighted to have been awarded £32,000 towards creating our next graphic novel. This new fairy tale adaptation will follow on from the success of The Red Shoes and Other Tales and The Little Mermaid. The book will be published by Papercutz as the third volume in the collection, its title to be revealed at a later date. Having recently returned from an American tour, also supported by Creative Scotland, and several high profile UK public appearances to promote the release of The Little Mermaid, we are thrilled to be getting started on a third fairy tale volume.

About us: Metaphrog are Franco-Scottish duo Sandra Marrs and John Chalmers, winners of The Sunday Herald Scottish Culture Awards 2016 Best Visual Artist. They have been creating comics and graphic novels since 1996. Their work has received international acclaim and multiple Eisner Awards nominations. They are Patrons of Reading at Northfield Academy and were writers in Residence at the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2015.
Grants and public support for comics art is already a huge part of how comics are made and these kinds of awards in each and every country that does it will become an even bigger thing relative to the overall field. I'm happy for Sandra and John.
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