A date and venue for the Doug Wright Awards have been announced — this will be a stand alone affair to be held on September 14th. More info here.
The 2nd annual Doug Wright Awards for Canadian cartooning will take place on Sept. 14 in Toronto at the Ballroom of The Gladstone Hotel (http://www.gladstonehotel.com/ballroom.htm ). The evening will kick off at 8 p.m. with an on stage interview of Chester Brown by Seth on the occasion of the softcover release of Brown’s best-selling Louis Riel: A Comic-Strip Biography (Drawn & Quarterly).
Following this, the awards in two categories – Best Book and Best Emerging Talent – will be announced and handed out by Phyllis Wright (widow of Doug Wright). As well, Canadian broadcasting icon Lister Sinclair will be on hand to help induct the late cartoonist George Feyer into the Giant of the North Hall of Fame.
Appetizers and music will follow – hopefully well into the evening.
Everyone is welcome, but there will be limited capacity at the venue so come early!