Cartoonist Josh Neufeld Win UM Knight-Wallace Fellowship
The cartoonist Josh Neufeld sent out a brief notice yesterday that he's been offered a 2012-2013 Knight-Wallace Fellowship. This is something offered to various established journalists so that they can pursue appropriate studies at the University of Michigan for a full academic year. This includes I think regular classes in addition to specialized courses, seminars and some travel.
Neufeld notes that he's the first cartoonist to receive this particular honor, and one of a handful to receive any sort of academic fellowship related to journalism. He'll be studying Bahrain, for which he did this Eisner-nominated piece.
Neufeld comments at length here. Congratulations to one of comics' hardest-working nice guys.