Synopses & Reviews
A loving time capsule of midcentury Canadiana
The 2008 debut of The Collected Doug Wright: Canadas Master Cartoonist introduced the world to the charms of Canadas mischievous little kid Nipper, who appeared in newspapers across the country in the mid-twentieth century. Nipper is the first in a series of paperback annuals that will collect two years worth of Wrights ingenious and enduring comic strip. This volume covers a peak period in Wrights four-decade career as he comes into his own as an iconic cartoonist capable of documenting middle-class suburban existence in all its minute joys and indignities. Packed with period details and loaded with charm, these collections of sublime wordless strips feature designs by the acclaimed cartoonist Seth and a brief introduction by the writer Brad Mackay.
“Working without dialogue and in the rigid confines of the ‘mischievous little kid genre, Wright was able to capture the idyllic look and mood of mid-twentieth-century suburban life, as well as the way children inflict casual anarchy on the world their parents have planned out so carefully.” —The Onion A.V. Club
“Doug Wrights works are a sure pleasure for lovers of elegant cartooning, and remain work worth preserving in a readily available format.” —Publishers Weekly
“There is a realism about Wrights strips that is far superior to many of the efforts created in his day.” —Terry Mosher, The Gazette (Montreal)
About the Author
Doug Wright (1917-1983) was a Canadian cartoonist whose weekly comic strip, Doug Wrights Family, aka Nipper, ran for more than thirty-five years in magazines and newspapers across Canada and the United States.