The 2018 Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics will honor five finalists following in the late Dwayne McDuffie’s footsteps. The winner will be announced during a formal award ceremony followed by a reception on February 16, 2018. The event will take place after the Comic Creator Conference (C3) at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, CA.
The Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics Selection Committee consists of prominent comics and animation professionals who have demonstrated a commitment to McDuffie’s vision of inclusiveness.
“The McDuffie Awards are an important way of honoring Dwayne’s memory while embracing those concepts he believed in: diversity, inclusion and respect. We are honored that his widow, Charlotte (Fullerton) McDuffie has chosen Long Beach Comic Expo to host the awards ceremony,” said Martha Donato, Founder and Executive Director of Long Beach Comic Expo.
ABOUT DWAYNE MCDUFFIE
McDuffie was the winner of 3 EISNER AWARDS for his work in comic books, 11 PARENTS’ CHOICE AWARDS, 6 “BEST EDITOR” awards, the 2009 INKPOT AWARD presented by Comic-Con International, and a GOLDEN APPLE AWARD from his alma mater for his “use of popular art to promote and enhance human dignity.”
For his animation work, he won the 2003 HUMANITAS PRIZE and was posthumously presented with the WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA’S 2011 ANIMATION WRITING AWARD, the first African American in history to be so honored.