Conan Tobias Named Executive Director of the Doug Wright Awards

Posted on 25. Apr, 2019 by in Uncategorized

APRIL 25, 2019—The Doug Wright Awards Foundation is pleased to welcome Conan Tobias as the non-profit’s inaugural executive director.  Conan inherits the duties previously undertaken by Brad Mackay, director and co-founder of the awards, who now steps into the role of chair of the organization’s board of directors.  Conan’s new position, in addition to managing […]

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Fiona Smyth, Alootook Ipellie to be inducted into the Giants of the North Canadian Cartoonist Hall of Fame

Posted on 23. Apr, 2019 by in Uncategorized

April 23, 2019—Fiona Smyth, an artist and teacher known for her groundbreaking comics tackling female sexuality, and Alootook Ipellie (1951–2007), a multi-faceted artist, writer, activist, and cartoonist recognized for his satirical comics about Inuit life in Canada, will be inducted next month into the Giants of the North Hall of Fame for Canadian cartoonists. For […]

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Michael DeForge, Hartley Lin, John Martz, and Fiona Smyth lead this year’s Doug Wright Award nominees

Posted on 16. Apr, 2019 by in Uncategorized

APRIL 16, 2019—Nominees were announced this morning for the 15th annual Doug Wright Awards, recognizing the best work and most promising talent in Canadian comics. Finalists for the 2019 Doug Wright Best Book Award, presented for the best English-language book published in Canada, are: A Western World (Koyama Press)Michael DeForge  Young Frances (Adhouse Books)Hartley Lin […]

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Jesse Jacobs, Jenn Woodhall, Sami Alwani take home trophies, Duncan Macpherson inducted into Hall of Fame, at the 2018 Doug Wright Awards

Posted on 13. May, 2018 by in ceremony, News, releases

May 13, 2018 | The winners of the 14th annual Doug Wright Awards, recognizing the best work and most promising talent in Canadian comics, were announced Saturday evening at a ceremony in Toronto. One of this year’s winners is a multiple Doug Wright Award nominee, and all three took home awards for the first time. […]

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Guy Delisle, Joe Ollmann, GG, Jesse Jacobs, and Connor Willumsen lead this year’s Doug Wright Award nominations

Posted on 18. Apr, 2018 by in News, nominees, releases

Editorial cartoonist Duncan Macpherson to be inducted into the Giants of the North hall of fame April 18, 2018 | Nominees for the 14th annual Doug Wright Awards, recognizing the best work and most promising talent in Canadian comics in three categories, were announced this morning. Duncan Macpherson (1924–1993), editorial cartoonist at the Montreal Standard, […]

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Rebecca Roher, Steve Wolfhard, and Henriette Valium make it a year of first-time winners at 2017 Doug Wright Awards

Posted on 13. May, 2017 by in ceremony, News

May 13, 2017 | Toronto —The winners of the 13th annual Doug Wright Awards, recognizing the best work and most promising talent in Canadian comics, were announced this evening at a ceremony in Toronto. One of this year’s winners was a first-time Doug Wright Award nominee, and all three are first-time winners. Doug Wright Best […]

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Brown, Sikoryak, Ollmann, Jacobs, Martz pay tribute to Riverdale gang for Doug Wright Awards fundraising auction

Posted on 11. May, 2017 by in auction, ceremony, News

Auction of original art inspired by the 75th anniversary of Archie Comics benefits non-profit Canadian comic organization An all-star roster of cartooning talent has come together to help raise funds for The Doug Wright Awards, a non-profit organization dedicated to honouring and celebrating the best in Canadian comics past and present. More than a dozen […]

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Brown, DeForge, Doucet, Oliveros, Martz lead nominations for 2017 Doug Wright Awards

Posted on 13. Apr, 2017 by in News, nominees, releases

Neil the Horse cartoonist and journalist Katherine Collins headed to Giants of the North Hall of Fame April 13, 2017, Toronto, ON — Nominees were announced this morning for the 13th annual Doug Wright Awards, which recognize the best work and most promising talent in Canadian comics. Sixteen comic creators and works are nominated in […]

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Get to know Katherine Collins, 2017 Giants of the North inductee

Posted on 31. Mar, 2017 by in ceremony, News, nominees

The Doug Wright Awards for Canadian Cartooning are pleased to announce that Katherine Collins, the pioneering cartoonist behind the comic Neil the Horse Comics and Stories and noted comics journalist, will be the 2017 Giant of the North Hall of Fame inductee. Ms. Collins was known as Arn Saba before transitioning into a woman in […]

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R. Sikoryak live-draws the 2016 DWAs

Posted on 20. May, 2016 by in ceremony, News

For the past four or five years we’ve been fortunate to have RAW comics pioneer and Masterpiece Comics scribe R. Sikoryak document our annual awards show via one of the most hallowed ways we know how: live drawing. Sikoryak’s live-drawing skills are by now legendary, and he regularly perform them as part of his ongoing […]

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