The Doug Wright Awards, which honor “the best work and most promising talent in Canadian comics,” presented their 2022 awards over the weekend during the Toronto Comic Arts Festival.
This was their first in-person awards ceremony since the beginning of the COVID pandemic in 2020. The event was hosted by film critic Richard Crouse, and featured appearances by Jenn Woodall, David Collier and Dustin Harbin. The outdoor event was also livestreamed, but unfortunately the wind makes the audio very difficult to hear.
Here are the winners:
The Doug Wright Award for best book
The Shiatsung Project
The Nipper: The Doug Wright Award for emerging talent
The Pleasure of the Text
The Pigskin Peters: The Doug Wright Award for best small- or micro-press book
Dwellings No. 2
Black Eye Books
The Egghead: The Doug Wright Award for best kids’ book
Shirley and Jamilla’s Big Fall
Dial Books for Young Readers
Giants of the North: The Canadian Cartoonist Hall of Fame
This year’s Giants of the North inductee is Margaret Bloy Graham (1921–2015), a children’s book creator, best known for her work on Harry the Dirty Dog.