As part of the Doug Wright Award festivities, Seth will be interviewing Chester Brown on stage. Brown is so excited about this that he drew a cool poster!
More info, and YES there will be appetizers:
The 2nd annual Doug Wright Awards for Canadian Cartooning will be held on Thursday, Septemeber 14th at the Ballroom of the
Gladstone Hotel. The evening will kick off at 8 p.m. with the official launch of the softcover of the best selling graphic novel, Louis Riel: A Comic-Strip Biography by Chester Brown. The launch will feature an on-stage interview with Toronto-based Brown by his colleague and good friend Seth (Clyde Fans) who is also a nominee for a Wright Award for his latest book, Wimbledon Green. The awards ceremony will follow, with the trophies for Best Book and Best Emerging Talent to be handed out by Phyllis Wright (widow of Doug Wright).
Canadian broadcasting icon Lister Sinclair will also be on hand to help induct his friend, the late cartoonist George Feyer, into the
“Giants of the North” (aka The Canadian Cartoonist Hall of Fame.) Many of the nominees, which include Mariko Tamaki, Scott Chantler, Rosalind B. Penfold, Lorenz Peters and Marc Ngui, will be in attendance along with many other of the country’s cartooning and graphic novelist community.
The Doug Wright Awards were founded in May 2005 as a means of casting light on the wide range of cartoonists and comic artists working across Canada. The country’s premiere comic awards, The Wrights are named after Doug Wright (1917 1983) a cartoonist whose strip Doug Wright’s Family (or Nipper) ran for more than 30 years across Canada. (Logo art by Doug Wright. Poster art by Chester Brown)
THE 2006 DOUG WRIGHT AWARDS
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14th, 2006, 8:00PM
THE GLADSTONE HOTEL BALLROOM
1214 QUEEN STREET WEST TORONTO
CELEBRATING THE BEST OF CANADIAN GRAPHIC LITERATURE AND THE DEBUT OF THE LOUIS RIEL; A COMIC-STRIP BIOGRAPHY BY CHESTER BROWN IN PAPERBACK.
SETH INTERVIEWS CHESTER BROWN.
LISTER SINCLAIR TO INDUCT GEORGE FEYER.
NOMINEES INCLUDE: MICHEL RABAGLIATI, BRYAN LEE O’MALLEY, GUY DELISLE, ROSALIND
PENFOLD, SETH, AND MORE.
FREE ADMISSION. APPETIZERS, MUSIC AND AFTER PARTY TO FOLLOW.