Illustrator wins 2010 Doug Wright award

Renown Canadian cartoonist Seth, whose work has appeared on covers
of The New Yorker and the
upcoming summer issue of The Walrus,
has won a 2010 Doug Wright Award for his graphic novel.
Down the Stairs by Seth » The Walrus September 2008
Seth, whose real name is Gregory Gallant, is a cartoonist, illustrator and book designer living in Guelph, Ontario. His work has appeared on the cover of The New Yorker three times. He writes and draws the comic Pallokaville. He also designed the 25-volume series The Complete Peanuts, the entire collection of Charles M. Schulz’s beloved comic strip.

Seth’s novel, George Sprott (1894-1975), was awarded the coveted prize of “best book”. It was originally serialized in
the New York Times magazine.

Seth is also the brush behind The Walrus‘s reader-chosen
for the mag’s annual summer reading issue.

D.B. Scott, in his Canadian Magazines blog, writes:

“Other award winners were Michael DeForge as best emerging talent for his Lose #1 (Koyama Press) and Marc Bell, who won the Pigskin Peters Award for Hot Potatoe (Drawn & Quarterly). Both George Sprott and Hot Potatoe were published by Drawn and Quarterly Press.

“The awards were created in 2004 and named after legendary Canadian cartoonist Doug Wright, who created the long-running strip Doug Wright’s Family. It was presented in conjunction with the 2010 Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF).”