The spring Xeric winners have been announced and they are:

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Joe Boruchow – Stuffed Animals: A Story in Paper Cutouts

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Adam Bourret – I’m Crazy

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Timothy Godek — !


Adam Hines – Duncan the Wonder Dog (Note: there were several cartoon Adam Hines — hope this is the right one. More here.

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Joshua Smeaton — Haunted

Note: Art is from each artist but not necessarily their Xeric winning project.


The Xeric Foundation has announced its most recent grant recipients. A total of $22,002 was awarded for five comic book projects. The Foundation has awarded in excess of $2M 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 September 30, 2009 and November 1, 2009, respectively. The charitable organization grants are decided annually in March and announced separately.


  1. I am always so happy for the Xeric grant recipients, not only does this award them for their talent but it also is nice to know that the talent is getting actual funding for their projects.