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Drawn & Quarterly leads finalists for Doug Wright Awards

Doug Wright Awards 2021 poster by ROBB MIRSKYThe finalists have been announced for the Doug Wright Awards, honouring the best in Canadian comics. The winners will be announced via a pre-recorded livestream on Facebook and YouTube on May 8. Filmmaker Don McKellar will host.

The winners in each of the four categories will receive a small cash prize, with an additional prize for the winner of The Nipper, who will receive a week-long retreat at the Valleyview Artist Retreat, in Caledon, Ontario. All The Pigskin Peters entrants will receive a one-year subscription to Broken Pencil. Drawn & Quarterly received the most nominations of any press with a total of four.

The judges for the Doug Wright Awards included Q&Q contributors Steven W. Beattie, Sarah Sawler and Jonathan Valelly, as well as Claudia Dávila, Jenn Haines, Paul G. Hammond, Brett Lamb, Shauna McCabe, Sylvia Nickerson, Emily Pohl-Weary, and Frank Viva. One hundred forty-seven books were submitted with finalists and winners chosen by a jury of three judges per category. The finalists are listed below.

The Doug Wright Award for best book
Lonely Boys, S. Bédard (Pow Pow Press)
Familiar Face, Michael DeForge (Drawn & Quarterly)
Constantly, GG (Koyama Press)
Paul at Home, Michel Rabagliati (Drawn & Quarterly)
Wendy, Master of Art, Walter Scott (Drawn & Quarterly)

The Nipper: The Doug Wright Award for emerging talent
A Gleaming No. 2, Adam de Souza (Self-published)
The Space In Between, Kimberly Edgar (Self-published)
We Don’t Go Through the Angelgrass I, Courtney Loberg (Self-published)
Langosh & Peppi: Fugitive Days, Veronica Post (Conundrum Press)
Restless Bones, Shannon M. Reeves (Gytha Press)

The Pigskin Peters: The Doug Wright Award for best small- or micro-press book
The Noiseless Din, Scott Carruthers (Popnoir Editions)
The Desecration, Scott Carruthers and Sally McKay (Self-published)
A Gleaming No. 2, Adam de Souza (Self-published)
The Space In Between, Kimberly Edgar (Self-published)
Awkward Pause, Ryan Harby (Renegade Arts Entertainment)

The Egghead: The Doug Wright Award for best kids’ book
A Slug Story, Mandi Kujawa, Hana Kujawa, Claude St. Aubin, and Lovern Kindzierski (Renegade Arts Entertainment)
The Little Ghost Who Was a Quilt, Riel Nason and Byron Eggenschwiler (Tundra Books)
Okay, Universe: Chronicles of a Woman in Politics, Valérie Plante and Delphie Côté-Lacroix (Drawn & Quarterly)
Grandmother School, Rina Singh and Ellen Rooney (Orca Book Publishers)
Swift Fox All Along, Rebecca Thomas and Maya McKibbin (Annick Press)


April 13th, 2021

1:33 pm

Category: Awards, Industry News

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