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Title: Nominees Announced for First Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity
Post by: nilaffle on February 20, 2015, 09:42 AM
I couldn't decide whether to post this in Graphic Novels, Good News, Diversity, or where! So mods if there's a better place for it, please move. :)

The finalists for the first-ever Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity were announced this week. Among the nominees are Marvel Entertainment's "Ms. Marvel" by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona, "The Shadow Hero" by Gene Luen Yang, and my own all-ages webcomic "M.F.K."! The award will be presented at the Long Beach Comic Expo on Saturday, February 28. You can read about the other nominees and the award at the link below.

http://herocomplex.latimes.com/comics/ms-marvel-shaft-among-dwayne-mcduffie-diversity-award-finalists

From the article: “Who gets to be the hero, and how readers get to see themselves reflected in the hero are complex matters that Dwayne thought about often. As editor in chief of Milestone Media’s original run of comics, he used terms like ‘multi-experiential’ to describe what we were doing,” said Matt Wayne, the director of the Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity. “Independent publishing by its nature is more inclusive, so it’s no surprise that a number of the nominees are indies or even self-published. We hope that the DMAD will help these comics find new readers. The major comics publishers need no help from us, but whoa, ‘Ms. Marvel’ deserves every plaudit the world can work up!”
Title: Re: Nominees Announced for First Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity
Post by: Artemesia on February 20, 2015, 09:52 AM
That's fantastic!! Congrats on the nomination!!  :hurrah
Title: Re: Nominees Announced for First Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity
Post by: Artemesia on February 20, 2015, 09:57 AM
Nilah, I just started reading M.F.K., and just wanted to say the art is amazing!!!
Title: Re: Nominees Announced for First Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity
Post by: nilaffle on February 20, 2015, 10:02 AM
Aw thank you Artemesia!  :love2
Title: Re: Nominees Announced for First Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity
Post by: H. Pinski on February 20, 2015, 10:07 AM
I am so, so, so, excited for you nilaffle!  :yay What an honor!  :stars3 So, so, so proud of you!  :congratulations :grouphug2
Title: Re: Nominees Announced for First Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity
Post by: mghiggins on February 20, 2015, 10:30 AM
:wow Congratulations! How exciting!
Title: Re: Nominees Announced for First Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity
Post by: Natalie on February 20, 2015, 10:39 AM
I couldn't decide whether to post this in Graphic Novels, Good News, Diversity, or where! So mods if there's a better place for it, please move. :)

This definitely belongs in Good News, Nilah--congratulations!
Title: Re: Nominees Announced for First Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity
Post by: Kell on February 20, 2015, 10:46 AM
Congrats, Nilah! What a great honor!

:partytime
Title: Re: Nominees Announced for First Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity
Post by: andracill on February 20, 2015, 10:48 AM
What an incredible honor -- congratulations! :stars3
Title: Re: Nominees Announced for First Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity
Post by: Stephanie Ruble on February 20, 2015, 11:15 AM
:yay Congratulations, Nilah! :yay
Title: Re: Nominees Announced for First Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity
Post by: nilaffle on February 20, 2015, 11:29 AM
Goodness, thank you everyone! And incidentally, today is Dwayne McDuffie's birthday. I think this award will be a great tribute to his legacy and I'm excited to be involved in its first year. The nominees are all excellent!
Title: Re: Nominees Announced for First Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity
Post by: DianaM on February 20, 2015, 11:32 AM
Congratulations, Nilah!  :yay :yay What an honor!
Title: Re: Nominees Announced for First Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity
Post by: mrh on February 20, 2015, 11:42 AM
Huge congrats, Nilah!  :congratulations  :stars3
Title: Re: Nominees Announced for First Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity
Post by: H. Pinski on February 20, 2015, 12:08 PM
Nilah, I just started reading M.F.K., and just wanted to say the art is amazing!!!

I just started reading it too. It is sooooooooo good! I am completely hooked. The art is mesmerizing!  :wow :wow :wow

I can't believe I've been missing this...
Title: Re: Nominees Announced for First Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity
Post by: Artemesia on February 20, 2015, 12:45 PM
I just started reading it too. It is sooooooooo good! I am completely hooked. The art is mesmerizing!  :wow :wow :wow

I can't believe I've been missing this...

I know, right!? It is SO good.
Title: Re: Nominees Announced for First Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity
Post by: olmue on February 20, 2015, 01:11 PM
Congratulations!  :star2
Title: Re: Nominees Announced for First Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity
Post by: Vijaya on February 20, 2015, 01:31 PM
Huge Congratulations!!! This is a great honor!!!
Vijaya
Title: Re: Nominees Announced for First Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity
Post by: Keila on February 20, 2015, 05:29 PM
 :yay for you and  :yay for heroes!
Title: Re: Nominees Announced for First Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity
Post by: Kell on March 02, 2015, 06:57 PM
And today Nilah WON for M.F.K.! Great win in a much needed new award

:flowers

Congrats to Nilah and all the other nominees -- an impressive category all around.


http://www.themarysue.com/things-we-saw-today-770/

Title: Re: Nominees Announced for First Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity
Post by: Artemesia on March 02, 2015, 10:53 PM
 :yay congrats on a much deserved win, Nilah!!!
Title: Re: Nominees Announced for First Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity
Post by: Vonna on March 03, 2015, 03:54 AM
This is so cool, Nilah! :yay Congratulations!
Title: Re: Nominees Announced for First Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity
Post by: Verla Kay on March 03, 2015, 05:57 AM
:yay Nila! :yourock
Title: Re: Nominees Announced for First Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity
Post by: H. Pinski on March 03, 2015, 07:06 AM
How could M.F.K. have not won, I ask? It is so, so, so good!  :yup :congratulations I am so proud of you Nilah!  :yay :running :stars3
Title: Re: Nominees Announced for First Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity
Post by: nilaffle on March 03, 2015, 08:58 AM
Awwwww, thank you everyone!! I'm still tripping over this whole experience, hahaha! I'm very excited about this award and what it means for the industry.

If you'd like more information on the award and other nominees (who are all AMAZING), here are a few links:

CBR's recap of the event: http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/mcgruders-mfk-wins-first-dwayne-mcduffie-award-for-diversity
Reginald Hudlin's speech: http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/reginald-hudlins-dwayne-mcduffie-award-for-diversity-keynote-speech
The Hero Complex: http://herocomplex.latimes.com/comics/magruder-and-m-f-k-win-the-dwayne-mcduffie-diversity-award/#/0