Ethan Rilly does Scott Thompson

Posted on 02. May, 2014 by in Uncategorized

As per the Wright Awards’ tradition, we have asked a talented Canadian cartoonist to draw an official portrait of our celebrity host for our annual awards ceremony. This year Kids in the Hall, Hannibal actor Scott Thompson steps back into the hosting role, which will hopefully involve less jousting with awards recipients than last year. […]

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Alex Fellows’ cinematic take on the 2014 Wright Awards poster

Posted on 28. Apr, 2014 by in Uncategorized

The Doug Wright Awards are pleased to present to you our 10th anniversary poster, from the mind of Montreal cartoonist (and DWA-winner) Alex Fellows. Inspired by classic movie poster art this poster ha sit all: creepy clowns, Scott Thompson and Doug Wright’s good old Nipper! The 2014 Doug Wright Awards will be held Saturday May […]

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The 10th anniversary Doug Wright Awards’ Kickstarter campaign

Posted on 25. Apr, 2014 by in Uncategorized

The Doug Wright Awards, Canada’s premiere awards organization honouring the best in comics and graphic novels, is proud to announce a new crowd-funded campaign to help support the 10th anniversary of what’s been called “quite simply, the best comic awards show in the world.” The Kickstarter campaign (which ends May 8, 2014) will help the […]

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Seth, Rabagliati, DeForge, Ollmann, Carroll, McFadzean short-listed for 2014 Doug Wright Awards

Posted on 28. Mar, 2014 by in Uncategorized

Members of historic “Canadian Whites” to be inducted into Hall of Fame during 10th annual ceremony March 28, 2014, Toronto, ON — The Doug Wright Awards for Canadian Cartooning are proud to announce their 2014 finalists which includes a roster of new faces, past winners and industry stalwarts. The nominees for the 2014 Doug Wright […]

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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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TCAF, Thompson and The Doug Wright Awards: a report from the front lines (Part one of two)

Posted on 17. May, 2013 by in Uncategorized

So, that was pretty fun/crazy/unpredictable/hair-raising/Collier-esque weekend in Toronto, wasn’t it? If there’s one thing I’ve learned as Director of The Doug Wright Awards for nine years and counting, it’s that I have to accept — if not embrace — the occasional glitch as part-and-parcel of our annual awards ceremony. But who could have predicted this […]

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Rabagliati, Collier and Bunjevac winners of 2013 Doug Wright Awards

Posted on 12. May, 2013 by in Uncategorized

Toronto, May 12, 2013 — The best in Canadian comics were honoured last night at the 9th annual Doug Wright Awards for Canadian comics. Hosted by actor and comedian Scott Thompson, the fun and unpredictable ceremony was attended by more than 300 people including some of North America’s best cartoonists. This year’s recipients of the top honours […]

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Must read: Seth on his design process behind The Collected Doug Wright

Posted on 02. Feb, 2012 by in Uncategorized

If you were lucky enough to attend the 2009 Doug Wright Awards ceremony, you were surely as moved as we were by Seth’s thoughtful exploration of the thought processes behind his design of The Collected Doug Wright.  I worked on the book with him and I was still blown away by the ideas that motivated […]

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Sikoryak sketches the Wright Awards

Posted on 16. May, 2011 by in Uncategorized

Here at The Doug Wright Awards we’re always trying to make our Big Show as interesting and entertaining an event as possible. This year we added live music, courtesy of The Drowsy Chaperone composer Greg Morrison, who played the piano throughout the show. We also had an idea to get a cartoonist to live sketch […]

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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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