Tyler Landry recognized

Island author wins Doug Wright Award for his graphic novel

Old Caves, a graphic novel written and drawn by Tyler Landry, has been awarded one of the most coveted accolades in Canadian Cartooning: the Doug Wright Award for best small/micro-press book.

The Doug Wright Awards, named in honour of the late Canadian cartoonist Doug Wright, celebrate excellence in Canadian comics and graphic novels. Old Caves, with its compelling storyline dealing with loneliness and isolation and visually spare illustrations, has captured the imagination of readers worldwide, earning it a well-deserved place among the winners of this award. 

Landry is an award-winning cartoonist from Summerside, who lives and draws in Charlottetown. He creates alternative comics and works as a cartoonist, illustrator, and instructor.

“I’m absolutely chuffed and humbled,” says Landry. “The crafting of this story was a true labor of love and I’m pleased that it has resonated with readers and the jurors.”

Old Caves was published in June 2023 by Uncivilized Books. It can be purchased at uncivilizedbooks.com/artists/landry-tyler.