November 3, 2004
Now Get to Work: New Xeric Foundation Winners Announced
I found a list of new Xeric Award winners
on this great blog/site
by Christopher Butcher, who among is other accomplishmens is a valued employee of the great Toronto comic shop The Beguiling
The Xeric Foundation gives grants to comics creators who apply for the purpose of self-publishing a comic book. It was founded by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
co-creator Peter Laird, who self-published his own work. It has always been a particularly attractive award to young cartoonists. Some use the finished comic or graphic novel as a calling card with which to secure a relationship with a publisher, while others have utilized it as a starting point for further efforts of and on their own. Xeric awards have been an important career catalyst for many cartoonists who emerged in the mid to late 1990s, including Tom Hart, Jessica Abel and Nick Bertozzi.
The latest winners and their projects are as follows. I tried to link either to the creator's web site or a site that features information about them, or at least to work by them. Okay, I'm pretty much guessing, so please correct me if I'm wrong.
Ryan Dunlavey & Fred Van Lente
: Action Philosophers!
& Rick Geary
: The Brontes: Infernal Angria
: Burying Sandwiches
More information on the Xeric Foundation can be had through their handy site
You could also write:
351 Pleasant Street #214
Northampton, MA 01060
Information about the total monies distributed and the next deadline will be added to this story as soon as I see a release.
Art from an unrelated graphic novel by Ryu.
posted 7:21 am PST
Daily Blog Archives