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With time winding down to TCAF, please consider lending your support!
There's a Kickstarter on the go right now that really needs your support. It has less than two weeks remaining before it comes to a close, and requires additional funding in order to reac its goal. The 10th Annual Doug Wright Awards are once again part of the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, but as Brad Mackay writes, these awards need financial support from the public to be done in the manner they deserve.
For those of you unfamiliar with the Doug Wright Awards, they are given to Canadian creators of comics in a celebration of excellence that honours the best comics and graphic novels the country has to offer. Here's how Brad describes it.
Founded in 2005, The Doug Wright Awards were established as a way to honour the legacy of the iconic Canadian cartoonist Doug Wright (1917-1983) by publically recognizing the best in Canadian comics and graphic novels. Wright, whose strip Doug Wright’s Family graced newspapers from the late 1940s to the early 1980s, was arguably the most recognized Canadian cartoonist of the mid-twentieth century. A proud Canadian, Wright managed to reflect the aspirations and anxieties of a generation through his wordless panels.
Although Canada has long been fertile ground for comics, the non-profit Wright Awards quickly became a way to bring wider recognition to the art form while fostering a larger sense of community.