“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 by Joe Ollmann (Conundrum Press)
• Susceptible by Geneviève Castrée (Drawn and Quarterly)
• Very Casual by Michael DeForge (Koyama Press)

Spotlight Award (a.k.a. “The Nipper”) which recognizes Canadian cartoonists deserving of wider recognition are:

• Connor Willumsen for “Calgary: Death Milks a Cow,” “Treasure Island,” “Mooncalf,” and “Passionfruit”
• Dakota McFadzean for Other Stories and the Horse You Rode in On (Conundrum Press)
• Patrick Kyle for Distance Mover #7 – 12, New Comics #1 – 2
• Steven Gilbert for The Journal of the Main Street Secret Lodge
• Georgia Webber for Dumb # 1 – 3

Pigskin Peters Award, which recognizes the best in experimental or avant-garde comics, are:

• “Calgary: Death Milks a Cow” by Connor Willumsen
• Flexible Tube with Stink Lines by Seth Scriver
• Journal by Julie Delporte (Koyama Press)
• “Out of Skin” by Emily Carroll
• Very Casual by Michael DeForge (Koyama Press)

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