2022 MMC Grant Recipient


PATTERSON, California – The Make More Comics Arts Grant is proud to announce the winner of the 2nd Annual MMC Grant.  Out of all the qualified submission packets we received the judging panel has chosen Patrick Lugo and his continuing comics project A Tiger’s Tale, Vol. 1 as our 2022 award recipient.

A Tiger’s Tale, Vol. 1 is an epic kung fu fable in the grand tradition of A Journey to the West, Usagi Yojimbo, and Avatar: The Last Airbender.  The story focuses on Kan, a boy who only ever wanted to live in his forest as a tiger should.  When his mother adopted two human foundlings, his jealousy cost him his home.  Exiled, Kan blames humans for his troubles but learns that he must help his brothers protect humanity from an invasion of creatures from the realm of myth: monsters, deities, and dragons.

”I learned to read English sitting on my father’s lap as he read to me from the comics I had borrowed from my older brothers. Those formative experiences crafted a life-long passion for a medium which continues to open unexpected doors. It’s because of this that I seek to express my heartfelt gratitude to 100% Comics and the MMC Arts Grant Committee’s esteemed members for, not just the investment represented by the 2022 MMC Art Grant, but the acknowledgement of an inspiration I’ve held for years; that there is a readership awaiting what can be found in the pages of A Tiger’s Tale, Vol. 1.”

For more information on Patrick Lugo, you contact him and purchase his work at https://plugoarts.com

The Make More Comics Arts Grant was founded in 2020 by Will Hoffknecht of Patterson, California with the goal of providing direct cash payments to support new and creative works in small press comic creation. The 2022 award is the second award granted and news about the 2023 grant will be announced later this year. For more information visit makemorecomics.com.

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  1. I’m so excited for my friend congratulations Patrick Lugo a lifetime of memories and how talented I’ve always believed in you know this Brentwood friends in elementary school I love you and I will always love you regardless of My crazy Life I still love you for being by my side when I was hurt from my car accident and that beautiful picture you made for me I felt like the most special person in the world. It doesn’t surprise me that you successful you’re amazing you work is extraordinary you’ve always been a blessing in my life. I love you Patrick just know that. Congratulations!


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