The 2019 Doug Wright Awards winners

Xiaoxiao Li, Arianne Dénommé and Hartley Lin win at the annual awards program for Canadian comics.

Xiaoxiao Li, Arianne Dénommé and Hartley Lin each took home an award from the Doug Wright Awards ceremony held at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival this weekend.

The Doug Wright Awards honor “the best work and most promising talent in Canadian comics.” Check out the winners below:

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‘Pope Hats’ returns in June

New issue of the critically acclaimed series will feature an autobiographical story from Hartley Lin.

The award-winning, critically acclaimed, darling of 2018 “best of” lists returns with a new issue this summer, as AdHouse Books announces Pope Hats #6 will be published in June.

This will be the first issue that creator Hartley Lin, formerly known as Ethan Rilley, releases under his real name. Lin began using his real name with the publication of Young Frances last year, which collects four of the five previous issues of the series

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‘Pope Hats’ collected (finally!) in May

Hartley Lin drops his ‘Ethan Rilly’ pseudonym for the release of ‘Young Frances,’ which collects his award-winning comic.

AdHouse Books brings some long-awaited news — the award-winning Pope Hats by Hartley Lin, a.k.a. Ethan Rilly, will be collected in May. In addition, the creator is dropping his “Ethan Rilly” pseudonym and will begin using his real name.

Young Francis collects the series, which AdHouse has been publishing since 2009. Lin received a Xeric Foundation Grant in 2008 to create the series, and it has since won a Doug Wright Award, an Ignatz Award and a Joe Shuster Award, and has been nominated for an Eisner Award.

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