Mar 25, 2011 by

Congratulations are in order to David Collier for his Doug Wright Award Best Book nomination for Chimo and Maryanna Hardy’s Pigskin Peters nomination for So I’ve Been Told. The awards will be announced the Saturday evening of TCAF (May 7). Both these artists and many more will be there signing books. Schedule posted soon. Come cheer them on!

The finalists for the 2011 Doug Wright Awards are:

Best Book

  • Bigfoot by Pascal Girard (Drawn and Quarterly)
  • Chimo by David Collier (Conundrum Press)
  • Lose #2 by Michael DeForge (Koyama Press)
  • Moving Pictures by Kathryn Immonen, Stuart Immonen (Top Shelf Productions)
  • Streakers by Nick Maandag

The Pigskin Peters Award*

  • Indoor Voice by Jillian Tamaki (Drawn and Quarterly)
  • Stooge Pile by Seth Scriver (Drawn and Quarterly)
  • So I’ve Been Told by Maryanna Hardy (Conundrum Press)
  • Spotting Deer by Michael DeForge (Koyama Press)
  • Wowee Zonk #3 edited by Patrick Kyle, Ginette Lapalme and Chris Kuzma (Koyama Press)

*Named after a popular character in the classic Canadian comic strip Birdseye Center (created by cartoonist Jimmie Frise) the Pigskin Peters Award recognizes avant-garde Canadian comics and other non-traditional works. In 1948, Doug Wright inherited Frise’s strip following the elder cartoonist’s untimely death and would continue to draw it for the next two decades – a fact that symbolically ties the award to the DWAs overall mission.

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