I was at the Doug Wright Awards ceremony tonight in Toronto. Scott Thompson was an entertaining and engaging host, and David Collier nearly stole the show! Congratulations to all of the nominees and especially to the winners. The big winner of the night is Conundrum Press, who published two of the winning books. Especially glad… Read More Doug Wright Award winners 2013
More stuff happening in Toronto this weekend — although this is a TCAF event (and I don’t plan on highlighting any of the other many TCAF events here on the site — I recommend you visit the OFFICIAL TCAF SITE and look under events for that list) we have always highlighted the TCAF Awards –… Read More Happenings: This Weekend #3 – The Doug Wright Awards Ceremony. May 11, 2013.
Canadians and Canadian publishers highlighted in Red. Note that Brandon Graham and Becky Cloonon are both Americans living in Canada, but are included on this list. For this year’s JSAs Graham now qualifies as a permanent resident (3 years in Canada). Best Short Story “A Birdsong Shatters the Still,” by Jeff Wilson and Ted May,… Read More The Eisner Nominations – Canadian connections Highlighted
April 16, 2013 For Immediate Release. Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards 2013 Nominations Announced Comic-Con International (Comic-Con) is proud to announce the nominations for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards 2013. The nominees, chosen by a blue-ribbon panel of judges, reflect the wide range of material being published in comics and graphic novel form today,… Read More 2013 Eisner Award Nominations Announced
The winners of the Prix Bédéis Causa were announced on Friday night. Prix Réal-Fillion – Auteur québécois, scénariste ou dessinateur, s’étant le plus illustré avec son premier album professionnel Isabelle Arsenault et Fanny Britt, pour Jane, le renard et moi (La Pastèque) Grand prix de la ville de Québec – Meilleur album de langue française publié au Québec… Read More Winners of the 2013 Bédéis Causa
Sequential has covered this already but to recap: The Expozine Alternative Press Awards recognize the best publications that were on display at Expozine in the fall of 2012. The Awards Gala took place on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Le Divan Orange. Montreal’s fantastic rappeuse Donzelle was the MC for the evening, which culminated in… Read More Expozine Alternative Press Awards – 2013 Nominees and Winners
Rabagliati, DeForge, Collier, Rilly short-listed for 2013 Doug Wright Awards Renowned Quebec cartoonist Albert Chartier to be inducted into Hall of Fame Toronto, ON — The Doug Wright Awards for Canadian Cartooning are proud to announce their 2013 finalists. The nominees for the 9th annual awards include industry stalwarts (Michel Rabagliati, David Collier), past winners (Ethan Rilly, Michael… Read More 2013 Doug Wright Award Nominees announced today
À quelques semaine du début du 26e Festival de la bande dessinée francophone de Québec (FBDFQ), qui se déroule du 10 au 14 avril prochain, les organisateurs ont dévoilé ce lundi les finalistes de ses prix Bédéis Causa 2013. Cherchant à récompenser ce qui se fait de mieux en matière de bande dessinée, particulièrement celle… Read More LES FINALISTES DES 26e PRIX BÉDÉIS CAUSA / Nominees for the 26th Annual Prix Bédéis Causa
On Saturday night in Baltimore last weekend, the Harvey Awards announced their 2012 winners. Canada’s own Kate Beaton won three awards, and Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand won two (interestingly enough without mentioning Ramon Perez’s contributions). Drawn & Quarterly was well represented as the publisher of Kate’s book, as well as winning best repackaged book… Read More Harvey Award results: Kate Beaton and Tale of Sand win big
SAN DIEGO – At-Con International (Comic-Con) last evening, the winners of the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards 2012 were announced. The nominees were chosen by a blue-ribbon panel of judges and the winners were selected by a balloting process open to industry professionals. Canadians were well represented in many categories but the big winners in… Read More Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards – 2012 Winners Announced.
Best Short Story “The Seventh,” by Darwyn Cooke, in Richard Stark’s Parker: The Martini Edition (IDW) UPDATED! Best Graphic Album – Reprint Richard Stark’s Parker: The Martini Edition, by Darwyn Cooke (IDW)
Congratulations Jenn, Rob, Amy, Tyler and the rest of the crew at the Dragon for a well-deserved win at the Eisner Awards tonight!
Finishing up as the big book of the year! Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team Best Publication Design Best Graphic Album
The Xeric Foundation has announced the 17 recipients for the comic book self-publishing section. This is the final year for the Xeric grant. Some past recipients have included Jeff Lemire and Ethan Rilly. This year’s winners include some Canadians, specifically ELAINE M. WILL (the Gene Day-nominated cartoonist of Look Straight Ahead) and SHIH-MU DINO PAI… Read More XERIC GRANTS and HARVEY AWARD NOMINATIONS announced this week.
Yesterday the finalists for the 2012 Spirit of Retailing Award were announced – Canadian stores THE DRAGON (one of the sponsors of these awards) and HAPPY HARBOR (a Harry Kremer Retailer Award recipient) have made the finalists list. The list will be narrowed down further before the presentation ceremony, which takes place on the Friday… Read More Congratulations to the 2012 Eisner Spirit of Retailing Finalists – 2 Canadian stores featured
Congratulations to Jeff Lemire, who won the Best Newcomer at the Eagle Awards, presented earlier today at the MCM Expo in London. Also announced at the ceremony — the Eagle Awards name is being retired after this year in favour of the “MCM Expo Awards”. No other Canadian creators were nominated in 2012. No Canadians… Read More Jeff Lemire lands an Eagle
Best Book: Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton (Drawn and Quarterly) Doug Wright Spotlight Award (a.k.a. “The Nipper”) which recognizes talent deserving of wider recognition, are: Pigskin Peters Award, which recognizes the best in avant-garde or experimental comics: Hellberta by Michael Comeau (Koyama Press) The 2012 winners were decided by a jury that included: visual… Read More Doug Wright Award finalists 2012
What: The 2012 Doug Wright Awards Where: Art Gallery of Ontario’s Jackman Hall, 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario When: Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30) Admission: FREE! The Poster: Poster Design for the Awards was done by previous Doug Wright Award winner Michael DeForge. Copies of the poster will be available… Read More Reminder! Doug Wright Awards presentation tomorrow night in Toronto.