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The finalists have been announced for the 2013 Doug Wright Awards, which recognize the best in English-language comics by Canadians. The awards are named for Doug Wright, the late cartoonist whose strip Doug Wright’s Family appeared for more than 30 years in newspapers across the country.
What’s more, organizers have released Ethan Rilly‘s poster for the ninth annual awards ceremony, which will be held May 11 in conjunction with the Toronto Comics Art Festival. Rilly, who won the 2012 award for best book, is nominated again this year in that category. The finalists are:
Spotlight Award (recognizing talent deserving wider recognition)
Pigskin Peters Award (recognizing the best in avant-garde or experimental comics)
Quebec cartoonist Albert Chartier, known for such comic strips as Séraphin, Les Canadiens and Onésime, also will be posthumously inducted into The Giants of the North: The Canadian Cartoonists Hall of Fame.