PRISM COMICS ANNOUNCES 2016 QUEER PRESS GRANT WINNER
LOS ANGELES, CA – The recipient of the 2016 Prism Comics Queer Press Grant was announced at the ALPHABET -10 Years of the Prism Comics Queer Press Grant panel by Prism Comics Queer Press Grant chair Jon Macy, at Wondercon. This year was a tie betwee Catherine Esguerra for Eighty Days and Elizabeth Beier for Bisexual Trials and Errors.
“Eighty Days is an original manga series set in an alternate Eurasian world circa 1935. A shy levelheaded delivery pilot falls in love with a beguiling thief and radio op. Their romance is troubled when the ruling class of pilots condemns them.” -Catherine Esguerra.
“Bisexual Trials and Errors is a graphic memoir about the experiences that formed my bisexual identity in childhood, and stories about my recent dating and crushing adventures. This book will appeal most directly to bisexual and sexually fluid women, a niche market without a lot of representation” -Elizabeth Beier
“The Prism Comics Queer Press Grant, is more than just financial assistance, it celebrates queer comics creators, and brings attention to new, and often unheard, voices in our community. it’s a very exciting time for LGBTQAIU comics.” says Jon Macy, Prism Comics Queer Press Grant Chair.
The Queer Press Grant is awarded to assist comics creators in self publishing comics with LGBT characters or themes. Entries are judged first and foremost by artistic merit, followed by concerns such as financial need, proposal presentation, and the project’s contribution to the LGBT community. They are reviewed by the Prism Board, past recipients of the Grant, and Prism’s Advisory Board.
The Queer Press Grant is an all volunteer organization funded entirely by donations from comic book professionals and readers. Since its inception, the Queer Press Grant has been awarded to:
|2005: Steve MacIsaac – Shiftlifter||2010: Jon Macy – Fearful Hunter|
|2006: Megan Gedris – YU+ME||2011: Robert Kirby – Three|
|2007: Justin Hall – True Travel Tales||2012: Christine Smith – The Princess|
|2007: Tommy Roddy – Pride High||2012: Blue Delliquanti – O Human Star|
|2008: Pam Harrison – House of the Muses||2013: Hazel Newlevant – If This Be Sin|
|2009: Ed Luce – Wuvable Oaf||2014: Calvin Gimplevich|
|2009: Eric Orner – Storybox||2014: Emiliano Quale|
|2010: Tana Ford – Duck||2015: Dave Davenport -Stray Bullet|