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March 12, 2010


Your 2010 Doug Wright Nominees

Names of the 15 finalists for this year's Doug Wright Awards were released earlier today. They are:

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Best Book

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* Back + Forth, Marta Chudolinska (The Porcupine's Quill)

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* George Sprott: (1894-1975), Seth (Drawn and Quarterly)

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* Hot Potatoe, Marc Bell (Drawn and Quarterly)

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* Kaspar, Diane Obomsawin (Drawn and Quarterly)

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* Red: A Haida Manga, Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas (Douglas and McIntyre)

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Best Emerging Talent

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* Adam Bourret, I'm Crazy

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* Michael DeForge, Lose #1 (Koyama Press), Cold Heat Special #7 (Picturebox)

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* Pascal Girard, Nicolas (Drawn and Quarterly)

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* John Martz, It's Snowing Outside. We Should Go For a Walk.

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* Sully, The Hipless Boy (Conundrum Press)

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Pigskin Peters Award

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* Bébête Simon Bossé (L'Oie de Cravan)

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* Dirty Dishes, Amy Lockhart (Drawn and Quarterly)

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* Hot Potatoe, Marc Bell (Drawn and Quarterly)

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* Never Learn Anything From History, Kate Beaton

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* The Collected Doug Wright Volume One, Doug Wright (Drawn and Quarterly)

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The Doug Wright Awards go to the best in English-language Canadian comics. The Pigskin Peters award is for unconventional, "nominally-narrative" comics. This year's nominees by a five-member panel: Jeet Heert, Jerry Ciccoritti, Chester Brown, Sean Rogers, Bryan Munn. The winners will be chosen by a different jury. This sixth annual iteration of the awards will be handed out the Saturday night of the Toronto Comics Arts Festival in early May.

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