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Nominees For 2017 Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics Announced

Written by Tim Midura on Wednesday, February 15 2017 and posted in News with Benefits

Nominees For 2017 Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics Announced

The award is in honor of the late comic book and animation professional Dwayne McDuffie.


Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Dwayne McDuffie was a co-founder of Milestone Media, a landmark company that created a multicultural comics line that introduced black superheroes such as Hardware and Static, who died in 2011 at the age of 49. The Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics was established to highlight diversity both in the creators and the creation in McDuffie's honor.

This year's nominees are:

  • Upgrade Soul by Ezra Claytan Daniels
  • Shaft: Imitation of Life by David Walker and Dietrich Smith
  • Amazing Forest by Ulises Farinas, Erick Freitas and more
  • StarHammer by J. N. Monk and Harry Bogosian
  • 14 Nights by Kristina Stipetic

McDuffie's widow Charlotte praised the nominees.

"I am pleased to once again welcome another group of outstanding work and all of these remarkable creators to be forever associated with my late husband's name, and I look forward to seeing where our 2017 nominees' careers go from here," said Dwayne's widow, Charlotte (Fullerton) McDuffie."Everything they create from now on, they'll do attached to Dwayne's reputation for not just inclusiveness but excellence. Please continue to do him proud in all ways, always."

The judges for this year's award are Mark D. Bright, Neo Edmund, Joan Hilty, Joseph Illidge, Heidi MacDonald, Don McGregor, Kevin Rubio, Cassandra Pelham, Gail Simone, Will J. Watkins, Matt Wayne, and Len Wein. The winner is scheduled to be announced in a ceremony February 18 at the Long Beach Comic Expo.




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Born in the frozen tundra of Massachusetts, Tim Midura has long possessed a love for comic books and records. After stealing the beard of Zeus and inventing the pizza bagel, a much more heavily tattooed and bearded Tim Midura has finally settled in San Diego. He's the world's first comics journalist who doesn't want to become a comics writer. Find him on twitter, facebook or by email.


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