At Baltimore Comic Con I had the chance to chat with comics creator Bryan G. Brown, who had done an autobio comic about training for and entering an ultimate fighting competition.
It was a very different type of autobio comic than you usually see, because most comics creators were better at receiving punishment than dishing it out (myself included). It was also very nicely told and illustrated. Just a good book all around.
Very cool news came today that Brown received a grant from the Xeric Foundation. Congrats to Bryan. Do yourself a favor and go check out the preview of First Fight at his site.
Heidi has the complete list of recipients up at The Beat.