The best and brightest of Canadian comics and graphic novels were honoured in Toronto last night at the 2015 Doug Wright Awards for Canadian Cartooning.
A feature event of the Toronto Comics Arts Festival (TCAF), the 11th annual Wright Awards were handed out in a gala ceremony at the ballroom of the Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel. The evening featured special appearances by Don McKellar, David Collier, Lynda Barry, R. Sikoryak, and Seth and boasted an audience that was a Who’s Who of the Canadian cartooning scene, including Chester Brown, Michael DeForge, Nina Bunjevac, Joe Ollmann, and many many more.
It’s the news everyone (in comics anyways) has been waiting for! The Doug Wright Awards for Canadian Cartooning are proud to announce their 2015 finalists.
The recipients of the 11th annual Wright Awards will be announced in a ceremony held at the Toronto Comics Arts Festival on May 9, 2015 in Toronto.
A feature event of the Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF), the 11th Annual Doug Wright Awards ceremony will be held at Toronto’s Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel on Saturday May 9, 2015 starting at 8:00 p.m.
Each year The Wright Awards provide an opportunity for the Canadian comics community to get together and celebrate the best and brightest in the country, while honouring Canada’s long tradition of quality comics. Don’t miss out on this once-a-year event! Go to our event page for more info.
“The best awards presentation I’ve ever attended. For anything. Worth the trip to Toronto alone” - Dan Nadel, The Comics Journal
“I wish there was an American comics awards that took itself as seriously as the Doug Wright Awards, but there isn’t.” - Dustin Harbin, cartoonist
“Two hours of pure comic book entertainment that kept the entire audience captivated. Quite, simply the best comic awards show in the world.” - Peggy Burns, Associate Publisher of Drawn & Quarterly Books
The Doug Wright Awards were established in 2004 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.
Ottawa-based artist/cartoonist Betty Liang produced this amazing piece of artwork to help celebrate our 2015 ceremony.
Behold it’s awesomeness! To see the full image – and read more about it — drop by our blog.