This spring’s Xeric Grant winners have been announced. Founded by Peter Laird, the Xeric is presented to worthy cartoonists to provide them with funds to print their projects. A total of $31,158 was awarded for seven comic book projects. The Foundation has awarded in excess of $2.4 million to comic book creators and nonprofit organizations since its first grant cycle in September 1992.
The spring crop:
The next deadline and review dates for comic book grants are March 31, 2011 and May 1, 2011, respectively. The charitable organization grants are decided annually in March and announced separately.
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