The Jamie Coville Experience: Toronto Comics Arts Festival – Doug Wright Awards 2018
Doug Wright Awards 2018 (March 12th)
2018 Doug Wright Awards (59:34, 54.5mb)
Brad Mackay did the opening and Dustin Harbin hosted the ceremony. There was a word from the family of Doug Wright, Don McKeller, Marc Ngui and Bo Doodley also spoke at the ceremony.
Pigskin Peters Award (For the best experimental, unconventional or avant-garde comic)
The Dead Father by Sami Alwani
The Death of the Master by Patrick Kyle Crohl’s House Nos. 1 & 2 by Alexander Laird, Jamiel Rahi and Robert Laird Creation: The First Three Chapters by Sylvia Nickerson Potluck by Wavering Line Collective
Doug Wright Spotlight Award (a.k.a. The Nipper) (For a Canadian cartoonist deserving of wider recognition)
Kris Bertin and Alexander Forbes for The Case of the Missing Men (Conundrum Press)
Gillian Blekkenhorst for All-Inclusive Fully Automated Vacation and House of Strays Eric Kostiuk Williams for Condo Heartbreak Disco (Koyama Press)
Jason Loo for The Pitiful Human-Lizard Nos. 12, 13 and 14 (ChapterhouseComics)
Jenn Woodall for Magical Beatdown Vol. 2 and Marie and Worrywart
Duncan Macpherson (1924–1993), editorial cartoonist at the Montreal
Standard, Toronto Star and Maclean’s magazine was inducted to the Giants of the North Canadian cartoonist hall of fame by fellow hall of famer Terry “Aislin” Mosher. The award was accepted by his son Ian Macpherson.
Doug Wright Best Book Award (for the best English-language book published in Canada)
Hostage (Drawn & Quarterly) by Guy Delisle
I’m Not Here (Koyama Press) by GG
Crawl Space (Koyama Press) by Jesse Jacobs
The Abominable Mr. Seabrook (Drawn & Quarterly) by Joe Ollmann
Anti-Gone (Koyama Press) by Connor Willumsen
Brad Mackay closed the ceremony.