The Gladstone Hotel hosts the second annual Doug Wright Awards this evening, honouring achievement in Canadian cartooning.
The nominees for Best Book are:
Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea by Guy Delisle (Drawn & Quarterly Books)
Wimbledon Green by Seth (Drawn & Quarterly Books)
Dragonslippers: This Is What an Abusive Relationship Looks Like by Rosalind B. Penfold (Penguin Canada)
Paul Moves Out by Michel Rabagliati (Drawn & Quarterly Books)
Scott Pilgrim Volume 2 by Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni Press)
The nominees for Best Emerging Talent are Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki, Scott Chantler, James Turner, Lorenz Peter, and Marc Ngui.
For the Toronto cartoonophile, the greatest draw of this event is an onstage interview with the legendary Chester Brown to promote the softcover release of Louis Riel, conducted by none other than the legendary Seth. These two local heroes of the independent comics scene have been friends for decades and frequently appear in each other’s strips.
Torontoist will see you there. Buy us a beer.