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Doug Wright Awards announced

The cover of Lose #2, by Michael Deforge

The cover of Lose #2, by Michael Deforge

The winners of this year’s Doug Wright Awards for best Canadian comics and creators working in English were announced at the Toronto Comics Art Festival last weekend. The Best Book award went to George Sprott, by Seth; the Best Emerging Talent award to Michael Deforge; and the Pigskin Peters award to Hot Potatoe, by Marc Bell. (That last is for “experimental and non-narrative efforts of Canadian cartoonists,” in case you were wondering. Pigskin Peters was a character created by cartoonist Jimmy Frise.)

The National Post provides a bit of context and notes that Martin Vaughn-James was also honored at the award ceremonies.

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Arrrrrgh. I still need to get number one.:(

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