2018 Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity

Leon: Protector of the Playground, written and illustrated by Jamar Nicholas (Kids Love Comics) is the winner of the 2018 Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity.

The Dwayne McDuffie Award celebrates diversity in comics and comic creative teams.

The complete list of finalists was –

  • Chimera, written and illustrated by Tyler Ellis (Comicker)
  • Full Circle,written by Taneka Stotts, art by Christianne Goudreau (Published online)
  • Leon: Protector of the Playground, written and illustrated by Jamar Nicholas (Kids Love Comics)
  • The Once & Future Queen, written by Adam P. Knave & D.J. Kirkbride, art by Nick Brokenshire (Dark Horse)
  • Quince, written by Sebastian Kadlecik and Kit Steinkellner, art by Emma Steinkellner (Fanbase Press)

Nominees were chosen by the judging panel which included Mark D. Bright, Jennifer de Guzman,  Joan Hilty, Jamal Igle, Mikki Kendall, Kevin Rubio, Gail Simone, Will J. Watkins and Heidi MacDonald.a

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