Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Nominations for the 2017 Doug Wright Awards

From The Doug Wright Awards Blog.

Chester Brown, Michael DeForge, Julie Doucet, Chris Oliveros and John Martz lead the nominations for the 2017 Doug Wright Awards, a featured event at the 2017 Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF), which takes place at the Toronto Reference Library, May 13-14.

The winners of the 2017 Doug Wright Awards will be presented at a ceremony held in the Forest Hill Ballroom at The Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel, 90 Bloor Street East, Toronto, Ontario on May 13. 

Admission is free, but is first-come, first-serve.

The Nominees:

Nominees for the 2017 Doug Wright Best Book Award, presented for the best book published in Canada (in English):

Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus by Chester Brown (Drawn & Quarterly)
Big Kids by Michael DeForge (Drawn & Quarterly)
Burt’s Way Home by John Martz (Koyama Press)
The Envelope Manufacturer by Chris Oliveros
Bird in a Cage by Rebecca Roher (Conundrum Press)

Nominees for the 2017 Doug Wright Spotlight Award (a.k.a. The Nipper), presented to a Canadian cartoonist deserving of wider recognition:

Jessica Campbell, Hot or Not: 20th-Century Male Artists (Koyama Press)
GG, These Days,” “Lapse” (both from š! No. 25 [kuš!]), and an untitled story from Altcomics Magazine 3 (2dcloud)
Nathan Jurevicius, Birthmark (Koyama Press)
Laura Ķeniņš, Alien Beings (kuš!)
Brie Moreno, Dearest, Gift Shop 3D (Oireau), Missy, untitled story from š! No. 6 (kuš!), various web comics
Steve Wolfhard, Cat Rackham (Koyama Press)

Nominees for the 2017 Pigskin Peters Award, presented for the best experimental, unconventional or avant-garde comic:

Carpet Sweeper Tales by Julie Doucet (Drawn & Quarterly)
Draw Blood by Ron Hotz
Garbage by Matthew Reichertz (Conundrum Press)
After Land by Chris Taylor (Floating World Comics)
The Palace of Champions by Henriette Valium (Conundrum Press)

This year’s inductee to the Giants of the North Canadian cartoonist hall of fame, which celebrates creators who have made a life-long contribution to the field, is pioneering cartoonist and accomplished comics journalist Katherine Collins.

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