Ahoy Captain Cats here and today I’m going to talk about a very special award and this years winners.
The Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award is named after famous animator Bob Clampett, who created Beany and Cecil and brought to life a right amount of the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts at Warner Bros. The award is given to those people in comics and pop art use their abilities for the grater good to help others. This year there are two winners, and they are:
Edgardo Miranda-Rodrigues – the creator of the Puerto Rican superhero La Borinquena. He published an anthology entitled Ricanstruction: Reminiscing & Rebuilding Puerto Rico, witch feature DC Comics superheroes. The book raised over $200,000 and was used to help local organizations in Puerto Rico.
Lisa Wood a.k.a. Tula Lotay – Founder of Thought Bubble in Leeds, England. Besides being a yearly comic festival, it helps out in many ways within the community year round. Setting up young people comic book awards at schools, special autism services, helping the LGBTQ community with group events and so much more.
Congratulations to both of the winners for their work within their communities. The Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award will be held during the Eisner Awards on Friday, July 19 of this year at the San Diego Comic Con.