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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Michel Rabagliati, Steven Gilbert and Emily Carroll win big at Doug Wright Awards

Posted on 13. May, 2014 by in Uncategorized

May 10, 2014, Toronto, ON — The finest in Canadian comics were honoured earlier this evening in Toronto at the 10th annual Doug Wright Awards. A feature event of the Toronto Comics Arts Festival (TCAG), the Wright Awards were hosted by actor and comedian Scott Thompson and were handed out in a ceremony at the ballroom of […]

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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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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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