2009 Winter Xeric Winners

The Xeric Foundation has announced its most recent grant recipients. A total of $25,031 was awarded for six comic book projects.

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Box Brown Love is a Peculiar Type of Thing

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Ed Moorman, editor – Ghost Comics: A Benefit Anthology for RS Eden

Achsa Detail

Annie Murphy I Still Live: Biography of a Spiritualist

Pope Hats

Ethan Rilly Pope Hats


Sophia Wiedeman The Deformitory


J.T. YostOld Man Winter & Other Sordid Tales

The Foundation has awarded in excess of $2,000,000 to comic book creators and nonprofit 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 for comic book grants are March 31, 2009 and May 1, 2009, respectively. The charitable organization grants are decided annually in March and announced separately.


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