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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CBC Books puts spotlight on DWA winners

Posted on 12. May, 2011 by in Uncategorized

Erin Balser from CBC Books was kind enough to attend the Wright Awards this past weekend where she spent some quality time with this year’s winners: Pascal Girard, Michael DeForge and Alex Fellows. The results are now starting to appear online, as she rolls out a series of Q&As with the three cartoonists. Here’s her […]

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Girard, DeForge, Fellows earn top nods at 2011 Doug Wright Awards

Posted on 07. May, 2011 by in Uncategorized

Toronto, May 7, 2011 — The star power was sky-high at Toronto’s Jackman Hall tonight as Canada’s finest comics and graphic novels were honoured at the 7th annual Doug Wright Awards. Hosted by Tony Award-winning writer, actor and filmmaker Don McKellar, the event drew a capacity crowd of the cartooning world’s luminaries and fans, including […]

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Doug Wright Awards announce 2009 finalists

Posted on 16. Mar, 2009 by in Uncategorized

Filmmaker Don McKellar to host 5th annual Canadian comics awards at the Art Gallery of Ontario Toronto, ON — March 16, 2009 – Representing everything from the funny and the forthright to the traditional and the avant-garde, the finalists for the 2009 Doug Wright Awards (DWAs) were released earlier today in Toronto. Founded in 2004 […]

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5th annual Doug Wright Awards to be held at Toronto Comics Arts Festival

Posted on 25. Feb, 2009 by in Uncategorized

 Ceremony will feature the official launch of The Collected Doug Wright Vol. One Toronto, ON — The 2009 Doug Wright Awards for Canadian Cartooning will be handed out Saturday, May 9th at the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Jackman Hall in Toronto, Ontario, as part of the Toronto Comics Arts Festival (TCAF). Now in its fifth […]

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Lynn Johnston to headline the 2008 Doug Wright Awards for Canadian Cartooning

Posted on 26. Jun, 2008 by in Uncategorized

Toronto, ON – June 26, 2008 – The Doug Wright Awards for Canadian Cartooning are pleased to announce that Lynn Johnston, the award-winning cartoonist behind the long-running comic strip For Better or For Worse, will be the guest of honour at their 2008 awards ceremony. Organized in partnership with the Toronto Public Library, the free […]

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Canada’s top cartoonists team-up for Doug Wright Award fundraiser!

Posted on 06. Sep, 2007 by in Uncategorized

The organizers of The Doug Wright Awards, Canada’s premier comics and graphic novels awards, are happy to announce that three of the country’s best-known cartoonists, Chester Brown, Seth and Dave Sim, have created one-of-a-kind original artwork to be auctioned off during their 2007 fundraising drive. Each an internationally respected cartoonist, Chester Brown (Louis Riel: AComicStripBiography, […]

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