Canadian artist Rebecca Roher won the Doug Wright Award for her graphic novel Bird in a Cage, about a woman’s descent into dementia and a family’s struggle to deal with it. A heavy topic, but Roher uses a sketchy, all ages friendly style that makes such painful things more palatable. The first part is free […]
It’s the greatest night of the year! The Doug Wright Awards presented at TCAF in Toronto. Only three awards and a Hall of Fame are given out, but it’s still a place that people want to be! It’s a good crowd for the Wrights. I’m told this year’s awards are unusual but I don’t know […]
The 2017 Doug Wright Award nominations have just been announced honoring the best in Canadian comics . It’s the 13th annual go round – winners will be announced at the 2017 Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) on May 14th in what is always a delightful and unexpected experience, accompanied by pomp, circumstance and stunning bunting designed by Seth.
Jamie Coville has, as always, recorded the best of the panels from TCAF, including a shocking number in which I participated. YOU can hear the audio of the panels here and the DWAs here. The DWAs are notable for the extraordinary remembrance that Seth offered or Dawwyn Cooke and also the induction of James Simpkins into the Giants […]
I’m working on a longer account of TCAF for PW, but here’s some photos to capture the high while it’s fresh. While the weekend was tinged with sadness over the passing of Canadian native son Darwyn Cooke, the general mood was a celebration of the kind of creative spirit that Darwyn embodied. TCAF s always a chance to catch […]
More awards! This time for Canadian comics. The nominations for The Doug Wright Awards for Canadian Cartooning, have just announced their finalists and they are: 2016 Doug Wright Award for Best Book Dressing by Michael DeForge (Koyama Press) Melody by Sylvie Rancourt (Drawn & Quarterly) Palookaville #22 by Seth (Drawn & Quarterly) […]
“I’m not sure what Doug Wright would make of today’s comics,” said admin Brad McKay, as the awards got underway. But Wright would have been appreciative, we all feel. Winners in Bold! Best Book: • Palookaville #21 by Seth (Drawn and Quarterly) • Paul Joins the Scouts by Michel Rabagliati (Conundrum Press) • Science Fiction […]