May 14, 2016, Toronto! The best in Canadian comics and graphic novels were honoured this evening, at the 2016 Doug Wright Awards for Canadian Cartooning in Toronto. Including first-time nods for Dakota McFadzean and Patrick Kyle, and a repeat win for Michael Deforge, his third!
The winners of the 2016 Doug Wright Award for Best Book is:
Dressing by Michael DeForge (Koyama Press)
The winner of the 2016 Doug Wright Spotlight Award is:
Dakota McFadzean for Don’t Get Eaten By Anything (Conundrum Press)
And the winner of the 2016 Pigskin Peters Award is:
New Comics # 6 & 7 by Patrick Kyle
James Simpkins was inducted into Giants of the North Hall of Fame; Darwyn Cooke and Alvin Buenaventura remembered at ceremony.