2022 Make More Comics Grant Announcement
PATTERSON, California – The Make More Comics Arts Grant is proud to announce the winner of the 2nd Annual MMC Grant. Out of all the qualified submission packets we received the judging panel has chosen Patrick Lugo and his continuing comics project A Tiger’s Tale, Vol. 1 as our 2022 award recipient.
A Tiger’s Tale, Vol. 1 is an epic kung fu fable in the grand tradition of A Journey to the West, Usagi Yojimbo, and Avatar: The Last Airbender. The story focuses on Kan, a boy who only ever wanted to live in his forest as a tiger should. When his mother adopted two human foundlings, his jealousy cost him his home. Exiled, Kan blames humans for his troubles but learns that he must help his brothers protect humanity from an invasion of creatures from the realm of myth: monsters, deities, and dragons.
”I learned to read English sitting on my father’s lap as he read to me from the comics I had borrowed from my older brothers. Those formative experiences crafted a life-long passion for a medium which continues to open unexpected doors. It’s because of this that I seek to express my heartfelt gratitude to 100% Comics and the MMC Arts Grant Committee’s esteemed members for, not just the investment represented by the 2022 MMC Art Grant, but the acknowledgement of an inspiration I’ve held for years; that there is a readership awaiting what can be found in the pages of A Tiger’s Tale, Vol. 1.”
The Make More Comics Arts Grant was founded in 2020 by Will Hoffknecht of Patterson, California with the goal of providing direct cash payments to support new and creative works in small press comic creation. The 2022 award is the second award granted and news about the 2023 grant will be announced later this year. For more information visit makemorecomics.com.
For those of us with a more esoteric mindset, I received this news during that second week of May where I was fixated both with Jupiter’s presence with my house of horoscopes as well as a string of other coincidences – including recent adventures with Doctor Strange & Loki