At a ceremony yesterday, the selection committee for the first annual Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity announced the winner of this year’s award.
M.F.K., a webcomic created by Nilah Magruder, was selected from among the field of of five finalists and presented with the award at Long Beach Comic Con in Long Beach, California.
The award was presented by Charlotte McDuffie, the wife of the late Dwayne McDuffie after a keynote address by producer Reginald Hudlin.
Following the announcement, McDuffie Award director Matt Wayne said of M.F.K. ““Nilah Magruder’s M.F.K. is a great read… Nilah created an incredibly engaging post-apocalyptic fantasy world peopled with a broad array of characters. In terms of both excellence and inclusiveness, this is just the sort of comic the Award was created for.”
Magruder told the Washington Post’s ComicRiffs that she was “still in shock… It’s so exciting for a webcomic to receive this award. The nominees are all amazing artists and creators, I’m humbled to be in such good company.”
Those who want to take a look at M.F.K. can find the beginning of the webcomic here.