Who is Eligible?

To be eligible…

  • An applicant must have been a working comic book writer, penciler, inker, colorist, or letterer on a work-for-hire basis for no less than 10 years since January 1, 1934.
  • An applicant must demonstrate to the Hero Disbursement Committee adequate evidence of financial need via verbal and written documentation.
  • Most importantly, all Hero grants will be kept confidential between Hero and the creator unless the recipient, at his/her sole discretion, opts to make it public knowledge. Any disclosure is strictly and solely the recipient’s decision.


Are you a creator in need?

Do you know a creator in need of financial support?

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June 17-19, 2016

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June 17-19, 2016

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June 25-26, 2016

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July 20-24, 2016

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