Xeric Foundating names recent grant recipients

Wed, November 19th, 2003 at 12:00am PST

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

Official Press Release

The Xeric Foundation has announced its most recent grant recipients. A total

of $26,960 was awarded to seven comic book creators. The Foundation has

awarded in excess of $1,245,000 to comic book creators and non-profit

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 are January 31, 2004 and March 1, 2004,


The charitable organization grants were decided in June 2003 and announced


The artists receiving grants are as follows:

Alex Fellows Canvas

Jay Hacker Headstatic

Jon "Bean" Hastings, editor Spark Generators II

Neil Kleid Ninety Candles

Joel Rivers Along the Canadian

Leslie Stein Yeah, It Is!

Michael Zittel Master Catfish

For information, write to:


351 Pleasant Street #214

Northampton, MA 01060

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