Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award

Miranda-Rodriguez, Wood to Receive 2019 Clampett Humanitarian Award

Comic-Con is proud to announce that the 2019 recipients for the Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award are Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, Kyung Jeon-Miranda, and Lisa Wood.


Comic-Con Presents the Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award
Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez

Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, creator of the Puerto Rican superhero La Borinqueña, independently published the benefit anthology Ricanstruction: Reminiscing & Rebuilding Puerto Rico, featuring DC Comics characters teaming up with La Borinqueña as a response to Hurricane Maria. Ricanstruction has thus far raised over $200,000 for the La Borinqueña Grants Program, run by Kyung Jeon-Miranda, awarding grants last fall to local grassroots organizations in Puerto Rico. This summer they both continue their philanthropic efforts to award more grants.


Comic-Con Presents the Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award

Photo: Harper W. Harris

Lisa Wood

Lisa Wood (a.k.a. comics artist Tula Lotay), founded Thought Bubble in Leeds, England. Although the most visible aspect of Thought Bubble is a yearly comics festival, it conducts activities year-round. Activities include a young people’s comic book awards at select schools, special autism services, Rainbow Age LGBTQ reading group events, an annual anthology (distributed internationally by Image) whose profits go to a disadvantaged children’s charity, distribution of free graphic novels to libraries, a two-day academic conference, and more.


Bob Clampett by Milton Caniff

Bob Clampett art by Milton Caniff

The Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award

Comic-Con International’s Humanitarian Award is presented in the name of famed animator Bob Clampett, who created the TV series Beany and Cecil, designed such popular characters as Porky Pig and Tweety Bird, and directed 84 classic Warner Brothers cartoons. Clampett was a regular guest a Comic-Con in the 1970s and early 1980s. After his death in 1984, the humanitarian award was created to honor those people in comics and the popular arts who have worked to help others.

The recipients are chosen by the Comic-Con committee. In previous years, the recipients of the Clampett Award were not announced ahead of time, but this year the committee decided to start letting recipients know about the honor in advance. The awards will be presented by Ruth Clampett (Bob’s daughter) during the Eisner Awards ceremony on Friday, July 19, 2019 at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel.

  • 2018: Frederick Joseph, Comics4Kids
  • 2017: Marc Andreyko; Joe Ferrara
  • 2016: Matthew Inman (
  • 2015: Bill and Kayre Morrison
  • 2014: Joe Field
  • 2013: Chris Sparks and Team Cul de Sac
  • 2012: Morrie Turner
  • 2011: Patrick McDonnell
  • 2010: Jeannie Schulz
  • 2009: Denis Kitchen
  • 2008: Paul Levitz
  • 2007: Neil Gaiman
  • 2006: Calvin Reid
  • 2005: George Pérez
  • 2004: Mimi Cruz
  • 2003: Alex Ross
  • 2002: Herb Trimpe
  • 2001: Mark Evanier
  • 2000: Peter Laird

1999: Jerry Robinson
1998: Frank Miller
1997: Joe Kubert
1996: Andrew Vachss
1995: Maggie Thompson
1994: Will Eisner
1993: Jack Kirby
1992: Archie Goodwin
1991: The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
1990: Sergio Aragonés


1989: Phil Yeh
1988: June Foray
1987: Ray Bradbury
1986: Bernie Wrightson and Jim Starlin
1985: Robert A. Heinlein
1984: Forrest J Ackerman