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:
351 Pleasant Street #214
Northampton, MA 01060