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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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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The 2014 Doug Wright Awards video

Posted on 13. May, 2014 by in News, Videos

Phew! We officially now have 10 years of Doug Wright Awards ceremonies under our belt. While we love every aspect of our annual show we have a soft spot in our hearts for our annual “Nominee Video”, a 5-to-6 minute animated tribute that skewers the Best Book nominees with a knowing wink. Every year I […]

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David Collier takes over Canada’s airwaves

Posted on 21. May, 2013 by in News, Videos

Apparently, David Collier is experiencing a genuine cultural moment right now. First, he wins the 2013 DWA Pigskin Peters Award a couple of weekends ago for his book Hamilton Illustrated — and then delivers a loopy acceptance speech that The Comics Reporter dubbed “one of the comics awards-show moments for the ages.” For those who […]

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Dustin Does The Doug Wright Awards

Posted on 16. May, 2011 by in News

Starting today over at The Comics Journal “American” cartoonist Dustin Harbin trains his diarist eye on … us! Well, The Doug Wright Awards to be specific, but Canada and our arts and culture scene come into his keen focus as well. As many of you already know Dustin is an incredibly talented cartoonist. He first […]

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‘George Sprott,’ ‘Hot Potatoe,’ DeForge win big at 2010 Doug Wright Awards

Posted on 08. May, 2010 by in News

 Toronto, May 8, 2010 — Canada’s finest comics and graphic novels were celebrated last night as the 6th annual Doug Wright Awards touched down in Toronto’s Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, in a ceremony hosted by actor Peter Outerbridge (ReGenesis). This year’s top honours included, For BEST BOOK, George Sprott: (1894-1975) by Seth (Drawn and […]

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Winners of 5th annual Doug Wright Awards announced in Toronto ceremony

Posted on 10. May, 2009 by in ceremony, News

Toronto, ON, May 10, 2009 – The Doug Wright Awards are proud to announce their 2009 winners, which were handed out in a ceremony at the Art Gallery of Ontario last night: Best Book: Skim by Jillian & Mariko Tamaki Published by: Groundwood Books Best Emerging Talent: Kate Beaton for History Comics, katebeaton.com The Pigskin […]

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From majors to minis: finalists for the 2008 Doug Wright Awards

Posted on 11. Jun, 2008 by in News

June 3, 2008 Toronto ON – An eclectic mix of Canada’s young and established cartooning talent has made the cut for this year’s Doug Wright Awards for Canadian Cartooning. Canada’s premier cartooning award, the Wrights were established in 2005 to recognize the best graphic novels, comics, and cartooning that the country has to offer. This […]

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Award-winning Canadian Graphic Novelist Donates Original Artwork to Benefit The Doug Wright Awards

Posted on 15. Jun, 2006 by in News

The organizers of The Doug Wright Awards for Canadian Cartooning are delighted to announce their second charity auction: a one-of-a-kind piece of original art by groundbreaking Canadian cartoonist Chester Brown.  Considered a pioneer of the 1980s alternative comic renaissance, and undeniably one of the form’s most original and refreshing talents, Toronto’s Chester Brown agreed to […]

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