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 non-profit organization mount its 10th anniversary ceremony in Toronto as part of the 2014 Toronto Comics Art Festival (TCAF).

The awards ceremony will take place on May 10, 2014 at the Ballroom of the Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel, and will feature the return of Kids in the Hall and Hannibal actor Scott Thompson as host. The event, which is free to the general public, will also honour the surviving artists of “The Canadian Whites” by inducting them into the Giants of the North: The Canadian Cartooning Hall of Fame.

Kickstarter supporters can expect a range of incentives, including original art from Candain cartoonists such as Seth, Chester Brown, Joe Ollmann, Michael Cho, Pascal Girard, Michael DeForge, Diana Tamblyn, Dave Collier, Dakota McFadzeanand more. We will also be creating a 10th anniversary collection that will feature past auction art, poster images, photos, a new retrospective essay by comics historian Jeet Heer — and a series of all-new interpretations of Doug Wright’s “Nipper” strip by some of the greatest Canadian cartoonists alive.

John Martz's take on "Nipper"

John Martz’s take on “Nipper”


To support the 10th anniversary Doug Wright Awards Kickstarter, check out our campaign page.

Founded in 2005, The Doug Wright Awards were established as a way to honour the legacy of the iconic Canadian cartoonist Doug Wright (1917-1983) by publicly recognizing the best in Canadian comics and graphic novels. Wright, whose strip Doug Wright’s Family graced newspapers from the late 1940s to the early 1980s, was arguably the most recognized Canadian cartoonist of the mid-twentieth century. A proud Canadian, Wright managed to reflect the aspirations and anxieties of a generation through his wordless panels.

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