Doug Wright Awards for Canadian cartooning at The Toronto Comic Arts Festival

Via CBC Arts, a new award celebrating Canadian cartoonists and named after prolific artist Douglas Austin Wright.

Winners for the 2005 Doug Wright Awards for Canadian cartooning (The Dougies?) will be announced at an awards ceremony held during this year’s Toronto Comic Arts Festival (May 27-29). The Nominates are:
For Best Book:

  • Marc Bell, Worn Tuff Elbow #1 (Fantagraphics Books)
  • Geneviève Castrée, Pamplemoussi (L’Oie de Cravan)
  • David Collier, The Frank Ritza Papers (Drawn and Quarterly)
  • Darwyn Cooke, The New Frontier, Vol. 1 (DC)
  • Seth, Clyde Fans: Book One (Drawn and Quarterly)

Best emerging talent are:

  • Rebecca Dart, Rabbithead (Alternative Press)
  • Max Douglas (Salgood Sam), RevolveR: One (Spilt Ink)
  • Alex Fellows, Canvas (Fantagraphics Books)
  • Bryan Lee O’Malley, Scott Pilgrim, Vol. 1 (Oni Press)

update May 29th: and the 2005 Winners were :
Emerging Talent Award: Bryan Lee O’Malley
& Best Book: Clyde Fans Book I by Seth!

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