Libraries are invited to use for the 2021 Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries

CHICAGO – Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table (GNCRT) by ALA and Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation are excited to announce the opening of the 2021 Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries grant cycle. These funds recognize that libraries contribute to the growth of the arts and financial rewards and resources for the development of art and programming.

Through these contributions GNCRT and Will and the Ann Eisner Family Foundation want to continue to spread art in new areas by promoting public awareness of the growth and importance of creative writing and respecting Will Eisner’s legacy and talent. In a work that has taken almost eight decades – from the time the comic book arrived until the advent of digital jokes – Will Eisner is known as the “Champion of the Graphic Novel.”

Three funding will be provided: two recipients will receive the Will Eisner Graphic Novel Growth Grants which provides support to libraries who may wish to promote their artwork, works and programs; and one recipient receives a Grant Eisner Graphic Novel Innovation Grant that provides support to the library to launch a new program or new program. Each recipient receives $ 4,000 for programs and development donations including donations and documentation by Will Eisner and nominees for the 2021 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards at Comic-Con International. The fund also includes travel expenses for a librarian to attend the AL21 Annual Conference in Chicago, IL to receive from Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation. The librarian or their organization must be a member of the ALA to be eligible and the funds are now open to libraries in North America, including Canada and Mexico.

“Should Mr. Eisner always believe in humor such as art and literature? His love of medicine has led him to produce fascinating picture books, inspirational textbooks, and the birth of a picture book. He has strongly, consistently, promoted the best graphic, graphic and literary works. Thanks to ALA, librarians, and GNCRT, Will Eisner’s dreams continue. Ann Eisner Family Foundation. “Three of these funds have been made to honor Will Eisner’s legacy and to thank the bookkeepers for their dedicated work. We invite each of you to participate and we hope you will do so.”

Funding for Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries started in 2014, and the recipients of 2020 – Avon-Washington Township Public Library, Avon, IN, Cape Fear Community College Library, Willmington, NC, and Ontario First Nation Library Service – North, Sudbury, ON Canada – honored on the Sept. 30 website – “Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries – 2020 Projects” and will be part of a celebration organized at the 2021 Annual ALA Conference in Chicago, IL.

Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries are managed by Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table. Alea Perez, President of GNCRT said of the donations, “Graphic Novels and Comics Round” – Graphic Novels and Comics Round – Graphic Novels and Comics Round Graphic Novels and Comics Round Graphic Novels and Comics Round Graphic Novels and Comics Round Graphic Novels and Comics Round Graphic Novels and Comics Round The Table is an opportunity to work with the Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation to continue to honor the great and lasting legacy of Will Eisner.With providing access to libraries in North America and its service areas, we are committed to continuing to strengthen shape and enhance human relationships. through discovery and comparison. ”

Use and information on Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries can be found on the Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table Eisner Grants. Deadline is Sunday 7th February, 2021. For more information, please contact the ALA Graphic Novels & Comics at the Libraries Round Table contact Tina Coleman at [email protected]

About Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation
The Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation promotes talent and creativity in comic books, parables, and jokes. It inspires others to continue and build the legacy of Will Eisner (1917 – 2005), who made innovations in visual and graphic language and was the founder of the Spirit, John Law, Lady Luck, Mr. Crazy, Uncle Sam, Blackhawk, Sheena and many more. Will Eisner is best known for his 17 illustratory works and three books. To learn more about Will Eisner visit www.willeisner.com.

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Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table of the American Library Association is committed to assisting library staff on all aspects of art and humor, including software development, programming, and advertising. For more information link to GNCRT on Facebook: ALA Graphic Novels & Comics in Libraries Round Table; Twitter: @libcomix; Instagram: @libcomix; or the GNCRT ALA Connect page.

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