The 2013 Doug Wright Awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 11 (a feature event of the Toronto Comics Awards Festival) at the Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
As always admission is FREE!
Our poster this year was designed by Doug Wright Award-winner Ethan Rilly. Prints will be available for sale at TCAF (with proceeds going to The Doug Wright Awards).
The Doug Wright Awards and TCAF are pleased to announce that Quebec cartoonist Albert Chartier will be inducted into the Giants of the North Hall of Fame for 2013.
Chartier (who died in 2004), had an extraordinary career lasting more than 65 years during which he drew several popular comic strips including Séraphin, Les Canadiens and Onésime, his most well-known work which ran for a remarkable 59 years — from November 1943 until June 2002.
Read more about the Giants of the North, Canadian Cartoonist Hall of Fame.
The Doug Wright Awards were established to honour the legacy of the late, great Doug Wright by recognizing the best in Canadian comics and graphic novels. The prize is awarded annually to the author of the best Canadian work and the most promising talent published in English in the cartooning medium.
Nominated works must be published in Canada in the calendar year for which the awards are presented. To be eligible, a work must be a first edition full length or collection, written by a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.
See the list of this year’s 2013 Doug Wright Award nominees.