Announcing the 2020 Doug Wright Award nominees

Posted on 05. Apr, 2020 by in Uncategorized

Here they are: the nominees for the 16th annual Doug Wright Awards!  The Doug Wright Award for best book This Place: 150 Years Retold Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Sonny Assu, Brandon Mitchell, Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley, David A. Robertson, Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, Jen Storm, Richard Van Camp, Katherena Vermette, Chelsea Vowel, Tara Audibert, Kyle Charles, GMB Chomichuk, Natasha […]

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2020 DWA Ceremony Will Be A Virtual Reality

Posted on 24. Mar, 2020 by in Uncategorized

It surely will come as a surprise to no one at this point that the 16th annual Doug Wright Awards, scheduled for Saturday, May 9th, in Toronto, will not be taking place exactly as planned. As the city, country, and world continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, such gatherings are ill advised (and, potentially, soon […]

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Submissions to the 2020 Doug Wright Awards are now open!

Posted on 08. Dec, 2019 by in Uncategorized

Submissions to the 2020 Doug Wright Awards are now open. Books published between January 1 and December 31, 2019, of any shape or size, in which illustrations are integral to the story, are eligible to enter, provided all creators are Canadian citizens (or permanent residents). Visit the Submissions page of the Doug Wright Awards Web […]

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Conan Tobias Named Executive Director of the Doug Wright Awards

Posted on 25. Apr, 2019 by in Uncategorized

APRIL 25, 2019—The Doug Wright Awards Foundation is pleased to welcome Conan Tobias as the non-profit’s inaugural executive director.  Conan inherits the duties previously undertaken by Brad Mackay, director and co-founder of the awards, who now steps into the role of chair of the organization’s board of directors.  Conan’s new position, in addition to managing […]

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Fiona Smyth, Alootook Ipellie to be inducted into the Giants of the North Canadian Cartoonist Hall of Fame

Posted on 23. Apr, 2019 by in Uncategorized

April 23, 2019—Fiona Smyth, an artist and teacher known for her groundbreaking comics tackling female sexuality, and Alootook Ipellie (1951–2007), a multi-faceted artist, writer, activist, and cartoonist recognized for his satirical comics about Inuit life in Canada, will be inducted next month into the Giants of the North Hall of Fame for Canadian cartoonists. For […]

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Michael DeForge, Hartley Lin, John Martz, and Fiona Smyth lead this year’s Doug Wright Award nominees

Posted on 16. Apr, 2019 by in Uncategorized

APRIL 16, 2019—Nominees were announced this morning for the 15th annual Doug Wright Awards, recognizing the best work and most promising talent in Canadian comics. Finalists for the 2019 Doug Wright Best Book Award, presented for the best English-language book published in Canada, are: A Western World (Koyama Press)Michael DeForge  Young Frances (Adhouse Books)Hartley Lin […]

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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’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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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 One

Posted on 20. May, 2014 by in Uncategorized

So, that was a pretty decent 10th birthday party. For those of you who weren’t able to attend in person, The Doug Wright Awards celebrated its 10th anniversary this past weekend as part of the Toronto Comics Arts Festival (TCAF) in (mostly) sunny downtown Toronto. A feature event of TCAF, the DWAs were staged a […]

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