The First-timers: Kat Verhoeven

Posted on 11. May, 2016 by in ceremony, News

The 12th Annual Doug Wright Awards ceremony will be held at Toronto’s Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel this Saturday May 16, 2016 starting at 8:00 pm. This time around there are seven first-time nominees, many of which may not be as well-known to Saturday night’s crowd. So in anticipation of the Big Night we decided to […]

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The First-timers: Ted Gudlat

Posted on 11. May, 2016 by in ceremony, News

The 12th Annual Doug Wright Awards ceremony will be held at Toronto’s Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel this Saturday May 16, 2016 starting at 8:00 pm. This time around there are seven first-time nominees, many of which may not be as well-known to Saturday night’s crowd. So in anticipation of the Big Night we decided to […]

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The 2016 Doug Wright Awards poster by Micheal Comeau

Posted on 11. May, 2016 by in Uncategorized

Behold! The poster for the 2016 Doug Wright Awards, executed by the inimitable cartoonist (and DWA winner) Michael Comeau! I think we’re looking at some of this year’s nominees including an anxious looking Nipper in the middle. If you dig this we’ll have a limited number of risograph prints of these available at the ceremony […]

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Seth, Beaton, DeForge, Tamaki, Bell, and Rancourt lead nominations for 2016 Doug Wright Awards

Posted on 21. Apr, 2016 by in ceremony, News

‘Jasper the Bear’ cartoonist James Simpkins to be inducted into Giants of the North Hall of Fame April 21, 2016, Toronto, ON — The Doug Wright Awards for Canadian Cartooning, a feature event of the 2016 Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF), is proud to announce their 2016 finalists. The nominees for the 2016 Doug Wright […]

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Seth’s Giants of the North Merle Tingley induction speech

Posted on 19. May, 2015 by in Uncategorized

One of the hands-down highlights of our ceremony this year was Seth’s heart-warming induction speech for Merle “Ting” Tingley on the occasion of his entry into The Giants of the North Hall of Fame.  Ting, 93, was a famed cartoonist in the southern Ontario (London) region for years and actually met Doug Wright on several […]

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Nina Bunjevac, Meags Fitzgerald, Connor Willumsen shine at 11th Annual Doug Wright Awards

Posted on 10. May, 2015 by in ceremony, News

May 10, 2015, Toronto, ON — The best and brightest of Canadian comics and graphic novels were honoured in Toronto last night at the 2015 Doug Wright Awards for Canadian Cartooning. A feature event of the Toronto Comics Arts Festival (TCAF), the 11th annual Wright Awards were handed out in a gala ceremony at the ballroom […]

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Our 2015 Wright Awards poster courtesy of Betty Liang

Posted on 28. Apr, 2015 by in ceremony, News

We are pleased, pleased, pleased today to present the official poster for the 2015 Doug Wright Awards. Equal parts creepy/cool/pretty, it comes from the fertile mind of cartoonist (and 2012 Doug Wright Award nominee) Betty Liang. Betty is an MFA grad from Mount Allison University and has published many comics, including her DWA-nominated Wet T-Shirt […]

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Bunjevac, Tamakis, DeForge, Jacobs, Fawkes lead the nominations for 2015 Doug Wright Awards

Posted on 05. Apr, 2015 by in News

Political cartoonist and ‘living legend’ Merle Tingley to be inducted into Hall of Fame April 5, 2015, Toronto, ON — The Doug Wright Awards for Canadian Cartooning, which will be announced in a ceremony held at the Toronto Comics Arts Festival May 9, are proud to announce their finalists for 2015. The nominees for the 2015 […]

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The Twisted Genius of George Feyer

Posted on 06. Mar, 2015 by in Uncategorized

George Feyer was inducted into the Giants of the North Hall of Fame way back in 2006, our second year. Tony Feyer, his son, traveled from New York City to accept the honour for his father, and I was lucky enough to grab a drink and talk with him after the ceremony. I’ve been obsessed […]

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2014 DWA ceremony wrap-up: Part Two

Posted on 28. May, 2014 by in News

So where were we? Oh yeah. Emily Carroll had just received the Pigskin Peters award for experimental or avant-garde comics! Huzzah Emily! Next up was the Doug Wright Spotlight Award (aka “The Nipper”) which is handed out to the cartoonist deemed most worthy of wider recognition. This was a hotly contested category this year which […]

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