Announcing the nominees for the 2019 Doug Wright Awards
APRIL 16, 2019—Nominees were announced this morning for the 15th annual Doug Wright Awards, recognizing the best work and most promising talent in Canadian comics.
Finalists for the 2019 Doug Wright Best Book Award, presented for the best English-language book published in Canada, are:
A Western World (Koyama Press)
Young Frances (Adhouse Books)
Evie and the Truth About Witches (Koyama Press)
Somnambulance (Koyama Press)
Nominees for the 2019 Doug Wright Spotlight Award (a.k.a. The Nipper), presented to a Canadian cartoonist or team deserving of wider recognition, are:
100 Days in Uranium City (Conundrum Press)
Woman World (Drawn & Quarterly)
Dark Angels of Darkness (Peow Studio)
Stay and You Don’t Have To be Afraid of Me
All We Have Left Is This
Eric Kostiuk Williams
Our Wretched Town Hall (Retrofit Comics)
Each year, the Doug Wright Awards nominating committee chooses to honour the year’s most experimental, unconventional, or avant-garde comic with the Pigskin Peters Award. This year’s nominees are:
Eggshell 2 (ddogg)
Winter’s Cosmos (Koyama Press)
310, 310 (Peow Studio)
Finalists for this year’s awards were chosen from dozens of works published during the 2018 calendar year. The nominating committee consisted of Ehab Arafeh, Alex Hoffman, Betty Liang, and Sabrina Scott.
The jury for the 15th annual Doug Wright Awards includes: Rotem Diamant, president and librarian of the Canadian Comics Open Library; Rebecca Roher, winner of the 2017 Doug Wright Best Book Award for her full-length debut, Bird in a Cage; Joe Ollmann, also a past winner of the Best Book Award, for This Will All End in Tears, in 2007, and a 2018 Best Book Award nominee, for The Abominable Mr. Seabrook; and Dalton Sharp, a cartoonist and long-time wrangler for the Toronto Comic Jam.
Winners will be announced on May 11 at the 15th annual Doug Wright Awards, a featured event of the 2019 Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF), which takes place May 11–12 in and around the Toronto Reference Library.
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