Prism Comics

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Logo of Prism Comics
Founded April 2003 (2003-04)
Focus Underground comix
Area served United States
Product Prism Comics: Your LGBT Guide to Comics
Key people
  • President/Events Chair Ted Abenheim
  • Public Relations Chair David Stanley
  • Publications Chair Roger B.A. Klorese
  • Talent Relations Chair Justin Hall
  • Secretary J.D. Glass
  • Treasurer David Paul Brown
Mission To promote LGBT comics

Prism Comics is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) creators, stories, characters, and readers in the comics industry.

Prism Comics incorporated in April 2003 in the state of Georgia, and received its 501(c)(3) charitable status shortly thereafter. The organization was initially composed of a small number of comics fans and professionals from across the United States who had volunteered on an annual publication called Out in Comics, which was a listing of LGBT creators in comics that ran for three issues. These volunteers decided to form a nonprofit organization to provide services above and beyond an annual listing—feature articles and interviews, original art and content, expanded convention appearances and programming, and a full-featured website—and to pursue even more ambitious goals.

On November 26, 2014 it was announced that the Prism Comics forum would be shut down.[1]

Points of interest[edit]

  • Maintains a comprehensive website, PrismComics.org, that posts LGBT-related comics news, reviews, and profiles of nearly 300 LGBT comics professionals.
  • Produces the weekly article Queer Eye on Comics featured on the Prism website.
  • Works with comics convention organizers to include LGBT content in their programming schedules, helping them to procure panelists, and promoting the panels in fan venues and in the LGBT and comics media.
  • Purchases booth space at major comics conventions each year as an outreach effort to the industry to promote the work of LGBT creators in comics who are not having their work promoted sufficiently elsewhere.

Queer Press Grant[edit]

Prism awards a one time financial Grant to a comics creator who is self-publishing a work of interest to an LGBT audience. In 2005 and 2006, the value of the grant was $1000; in 2007, it was raised to $1500, and it is currently $2000.00. The award is announced annually at the Alternative Press Exp (APE) in San Francisco, CA.

Winners are:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ P. Kristen Enos (November 26, 2014). "Prism Website Forum to be shut down!". Prism Comics. Archived from the original on December 18, 2014. Retrieved December 19, 2014. 
  2. ^ Prism Announces 3rd Annual Queer Press Grant Winners, Newsarama, February 11, 2008[dead link][unreliable source?]

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