2018 Finalists


2018 Gary Reed Award
Finalists

VICTOR DANDRIDGE, JR.

Writer, Artist, Publisher: The SamaritanKinder-Guardians; Vantage: Inhouse Productions

Nomination Comment: “It’s hard to overstate the magnitude of the support Victor Dandridge Jr. shows other aspiring and established professionals, both professionally and personally. Victor uses his experience as a seasoned comic creator and self‐publisher to not only motivate, support, and tutor other up‐and‐coming creators.”

DAN DOUGHERTY

Writer, Artist: Beardo, Touching Evil, Floppy Cop

Nomination Comment: “Dan is always willing to lend a friendly ear or eye to your comics, but he is also willing to tell you how it is too.”

TRAVIS MCINTIRE

Writer, Editor, Publisher: Rottentail; Source Point Press

Nomination Comment: “Travis exemplifies the kind of work that Gary Reed did. From finding and drawing in
talent to the company, to the ever‐increasing reach of Source Point Press, Travis finds
the best in people and lets their work stand for itself.”

DIRK MANNING

Writer: Nightmare World, Write or Wrong, Tales of Mr. Rhee

Nomination Comment: “There is no one who has given back to others more than Dirk Manning. He is genuine in his quest to help others fulfill their dreams, and gives his time and energy to support the underdog in countless situations.”