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May 8, 2011

Your 2011 Doug Wright Awards Winners


The Doug Wright Awards were held last evening at the Art Gallery of Ontario's Jackman Hall, with David Boswell, Pascal Girard, Michael DeForge and Alex Fellows the big winners. I was in attendance, and a report will appear on Monday as part of this site's TCAF coverage. The awards were hosted by the actor Don McKellar and featured a discussion between the cartoonists Seth and David Boswell. Boswell was inducted into the Giants Of The North Hall Of Fame, and members of his extended family holding Reid Fleming placards waved them at him from the audience,

The DWAs were established in 2004 to "recognize the best in English-language comics (or translations of French) by Canadians living at home and abroad."

The nominee slate is below; winners appear in bold.

* Bigfoot by Pascal Girard (Drawn and Quarterly)
* Chimo by David Collier (Conundrum Press)
* Lose #2 by Michael DeForge (Koyama Press)
* Moving Pictures by Kathryn Immonen, Stuart Immonen (Top Shelf Productions)
* Streakers by Nick Maandag


* Aaron Costain, Entropy #5
* Alex Fellows, Spain and Morocco
* Keith Jones, Catland Empire (Drawn and Quarterly)
* James Stokoe, Orc Stain Vol. 1 (Image)
* Tin Can Forest (aka Marek Colek and Pat Shewchuk), Baba Yaga and the Wolf (Koyama Press)


* Indoor Voice by Jillian Tamaki (Drawn and Quarterly)
* Stooge Pile by Seth Scriver (Drawn and Quarterly)
* So I've Been Told by Maryanna Hardy (Conundrum Press)
* Spotting Deer by Michael DeForge (Koyama Press)
* Wowee Zonk #3 edited by Patrick Kyle, Ginette Lapalme and Chris Kuzma (Koyama Press)


The winners were selected by a committee of Sara Quin, Michael Redhill, Anita Kunz, Marc Bell and Mark Medley. They worked from the above nominee list, which were selected by a a committee of Chester Brown, Seth, Jerry Ciccoritti, Bryan Munn and Sean Rogers.


image at top from David Boswell's amazing Heartbreak Comics

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