The finalists for the 2011 Doug Wright Awards are:
- 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
Best Emerging Talent
- Aaron Costain, Entropy # 5
- Alex Fellows, Spain and Morocco
- Keith Jones, Catland Empire (Drawn and Quarterly)
- James Stokoe, Orc Stain Volume One (Image)
- Tin Can Forest (aka Marek Colek and Pat Shewchuk), Baba Yaga and the Wolf (Koyama Press)
The Pigskin Peters Award*
- 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 2011 nominees were chosen by a committee from a long list of works and submissions published during the 2010 calendar year (which for the first year officially included web comics). This year's Nominating Committee included Chester Brown, Seth, Jerry Ciccoritti, Bryan Munn and Sean Rogers.
In addition, this year's inductee into The Giants of the North, the Canadian Cartoonists Hall of Fame, will be legendary Vancouver cartoonist David Boswell, the creator of the influential alternative comic Reid Fleming: World's Toughest Milkman.
*Named after a popular character in the classic Canadian comic strip Birdseye Center (created by cartoonist Jimmie Frise) the Pigskin Peters Award recognizes avant-garde Canadian comics and other non-traditional works. In 1948, Doug Wright inherited Frise's strip following the elder cartoonist's untimely death and would continue to draw it for the next two decades - a fact that symbolically ties the award to the DWAs overall mission.
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