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Xeric Foundating names recent grant recipients

Official Press Release

The Xeric Foundation has announced its most recent grant recipients. A total of $26,960 was awarded to seven comic book creators. The Foundation has awarded in excess of $1,245,000 to comic book creators and non-profit organizations since its first grant cycle in September 1992.

Established by Peter Laird, co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the Northampton, MA based foundation offers financial assistance to self-publishing comic book creators in the US and Canada and to qualified charitable and nonprofit organizations in western Massachusetts.

The next deadline and review dates are January 31, 2004 and March 1, 2004, respectively.

The charitable organization grants were decided in June 2003 and announced separately.

The artists receiving grants are as follows:

Alex Fellows ­ Canvas

Jay Hacker ­ Headstatic

Jon "Bean" Hastings, editor ­ Spark Generators II

Neil Kleid ­ Ninety Candles

Joel Rivers ­ Along the Canadian

Leslie Stein ­ Yeah, It Is!

Michael Zittel ­ Master Catfish

For information, write to:

XERIC FOUNDATION

351 Pleasant Street #214

Northampton, MA 01060

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