Nominees for the 2007 Doug Wright Awards honoring the best in Canadian comics, have been announced:

Best Book

Shenzen: A Travelogue From China, Guy Delisle (Drawn and Quarterly)

This Will All End in Tears, Joe Ollman (Insomniac Press)

Scott Pilgrim and The Infinite Sadness, Bryan Lee O’Malley (ONI Press)

Gilded Lilies, Jillian Tamaki (Conundrum Press)

Nog-a-dod, Marc Bell ed. (Conundrum Press)

Best Emerging Talent

Gray Horses, Hope Larson (ONI Press)

House of Sugar, Rebecca Kraatz (Tulip Tree Press)

Was She Pretty?, Leanne Shapton (Farrar, Strauss & Giroux)

Bacter-area, Keith Jones (Drawn and Quarterly)

Mendacity, Tamara Faith Berger & Sophie Cossette (Kiss Machine Presents…)

The nominees for the 3rd annual Doug Wright Awards were selected by a committee that included cartoonists Chester Brown and Seth, director Jerry Ciccoritti and comic historian Jeet Heer.

The winners will de decided by a five-member jury that includes: director Bruce McDonald, professor and writer Mark Kingwell, journalist and writer Judy MacDonald, 2006 Wright Award-winning cartoonist Lorenz Peter, and former National Post journalist Jessica Johnson.

The 2007 Wright Awards will be presented at the Toronto Comics Art Festival, August 17.