Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The Dwayne McDuffy Award for Diversity In Comics

I just learned about this award, and am excited to share it here:
"The winner of 3 EISNER AWARDS for his work in comic books, 11 PARENTS’ CHOICE AWARDS, 6 “BEST EDITOR” awards, the 2009 INKPOT AWARD presented by Comic-Con International, and a GOLDEN APPLE AWARD from his alma mater for his “use of popular art to promote and enhance human dignity,” Dwayne McDuffie’s life’s work exemplified both diversity and excellence.

He led by example while presciently stating, “From invisible to inevitable” now the motto of the “Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics.”

At this year's awards...
The 2018 Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics honored five finalists following in Dwayne’s footsteps and announced the winner, LEON Protector of the Playground by Jamar Nicholas.
As explained in this post by Heidi MacDonald announcing the nominees, "the award not only honors Dwayne’s memory but spotlights comics work that promotes a diverse view of the world – both behind the page and on it."

An awesome new resource to find lauded, diverse comics!

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