The Doug Wright Awards for Canadian Cartooning are proud to announce their 2017 finalists which include Chester Brown, Julie Doucet, Michael DeForge, Henriette Valium and Chris Oliveros.
See the DWA nominees for Best Book, Spotlight (aka The Nipper), Pigskin Peters Award and this year’s Giants of the North hall of fame inductee, here.
The recipients of the 13th annual Wright Awards will be announced in a ceremony held at the Toronto Comics Arts Festival on May 14, 2017 in Toronto.
The Doug Wright Awards were established in 2005 to honour the legacy of the late great Doug Wright by recognizing the best in Canadian comics and graphic novels.
The critically acclaimed artist behind Doug Wright’s Family, Wright has been hailed for his unparalleled draftsmanship and his touching, compact narratives. He has been compared to the likes of Charles Schulz and George Herriman, and is truly a master of 20th century Canadian comics.