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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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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Jeet Heer remembers Alvin Buenaventura

Posted on 19. May, 2016 by in ceremony, News

“I still can’t believe we’re living in a world without Alvin Buenaventura.” – Jeet Heer, May 14, 2016, 12th Annual Doug Wright Awards, Toronto, Ontario Below is the audio of Jeet’s memorial of Alvin from the 2016 DWAs: Alvin Mark Buenaventura (1976 – 2016)

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Seth remembers Darwyn Cooke at the 2016 DWAs

Posted on 19. May, 2016 by in ceremony, News

Last Friday night, as the entire DWA Team was putting the finishing touches on the awards ceremony, news broke that Canadian cartoonist Darwyn Cooke was in palliative care following a bout of aggressive cancer. It wasn’t long after that we learned that Darwyn had passed. Darwyn was an ever-present force in Canadian comics, and was […]

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Seth’s Giants of the North speech for James Simpkins

Posted on 17. May, 2016 by in ceremony, News

This speech, prepared for the occasion of James Simpkins being inducted into the Giants of the North Hall of Fame, was delivered by the cartoonist Seth at the 12th annual Doug Wright Awards for Canadian Cartooning, on May 14, 2016, as part of the Toronto Comics Arts Festival.You can also download a transcript of the […]

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The 2016 Doug Wright Awards Jury Statements

Posted on 14. May, 2016 by in ceremony, News

2016 Doug Wright Awards Jury appreciations: PIGSKIN PETERS For New Comics #6 + 7, by Patrick Kyle Delivered by Betty Liang, May 14, 2016, 12th annual DWAs This year’s Pigskin Peters award goes to Patrick Kyle’s New Comics in part because they so vividly live up to their name. They are a testing ground for […]

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Michael Deforge, Dakota McFadzean, and Patrick Kyle carry the day at 2016 Doug Wright Awards

Posted on 14. May, 2016 by in ceremony, News

James Simpkins inducted into Giants of the North Hall of Fame; Darwyn Cooke and Alvin Buenaventura remembered at ceremony May 14, 2016, Toronto, ON — The best in Canadian comics and graphic novels were honoured this evening at the 2016 Doug Wright Awards for Canadian Cartooning in Toronto, including first-time nods for Dakota McFadzean and Patrick […]

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The First-timers: Sabrina Scott

Posted on 13. May, 2016 by in ceremony, News

The 12th Annual Doug Wright Awards ceremony will be held at Toronto’s Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel this Saturday May 16, 2016 starting at 8:00 p.m. (a feature event of the Toronto Comics Arts Festival). This time around there are seven first-time nominees, many of which may not be well-known to Saturday night’s crowd. So in […]

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