For the last ten years the Alternative Press Expo (A.P.E.) has been the home where Prism Comics announced the recipient of the Prism Comics Queer Press Grant. Traditionally taking place after the annual Queer Cartoonists Panel, moderated by Justin Hall, this year’s Queer Press Grant winner was revealed as Calvin Gimpelevich, along with the artist Emiliano Quale, for their comic book series Wolfmen.
Wolfmen is a supernatural comic series exploring the life and community of Aiden, a transgender werewolf, as he medically transitions from female to male.
Prism Comics’ Queer Press Grant is awarded to assist comics creators in 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: Tana Ford – Duck
2006: Megan Gedris – YU+ME 2010: Jon Macy – Fearful Hunter
2007: Justin Hall – True Travel Tales 2011: Robert Kirby – Three
2007: Tommy Roddy – Pride High 2012: Christine Smith – The Princess
2008: Pam Harrison – House of the Muses 2012: Blue Delliquanti – O Human Star
2009: Ed Luce – Wuvable Oaf 2013: Hazel Newlevant – If This Be Sin
2009: Eric Orner – Storybox
You can support and donate to the Queer Press Grant.