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May 11, 2014


Your 2014 Doug Wright Awards Winners

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imageThe Doug Wright Awards For Canadian Cartooning were awarded last night, in an event during TCAF weekend. Michel Rabagliati won what may have been his third award -- that's what he said from stage -- for Paul Joins The Scouts. Steven Gilbert won the Wider Recognition award for his first book in 15 years, while Emily Carroll accepted her first avant garde award after two nominations.

Scott Thompson hosted. The awards went briskly and without incident such as last year's fire alarm and David Collier acceptance speech.

Winners in bold:

BEST BOOK
* Palookaville #21, Seth (Drawn and Quarterly)
* Paul Joins the Scouts, Michel Rabagliati (Conundrum Press)
* Science Fiction, Joe Ollmann (Conundrum Press)
* Susceptible, Genevièlve Castrée (Drawn and Quarterly)
* Very Casual, Michael DeForge (Koyama Press)

DOUG WRIGHT SPOTLIGHT AWARD/"THE NIPPER"/(WIDER RECOGNITION)
* 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/(EXPERIMENTAL OR AVANT-GARDE
* Calgary: Death Milks a Cow, Connor Willumsen
* Flexible Tube with Stink Lines, Seth Scriver
* Journal, Julie Delporte (Koyama Press)
* Out of Skin, Emily Carroll
* Very Casual, Michael DeForge (Koyama Press)

The four surviving Canadian Whites creators -- those young people that produced Canadian comic book content during World War 2 when access to US comics was restricted by trade policy -- were inducted into the Giants Of The North Hall Of Fame. Two members of the group were on hand.

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