“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 Wright’s 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 Wright’s 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 WRIGHT'S FAMILY, a.k.a. NIPPER, ran for more than 35 years in magazines and newspapers across Canada and the U.S. SETH is the cartoonist of such graphic novels as GEORGE SPROTT, IT'S A GOOD LIFE, IF YOU DON'T WEAKEN, and WIMBLEDON GREEN. He is the designer of the COMPLETE PEANUTS collections and the JOHN STANLEY LIBRARY and a NEW YORKER illustrator. He lives in Guelph, Ontario. Brad MacKay is a journalist who has been published in The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, National Post, The Ottawa Citizen, the Canadian Medical Association Journal, CBC Arts Online, Toronto Life, Quill & Quire, enRoute, NOW and eye magazines. Brad is a founding member of the Doug Wright Awards for Canadian Cartooning, an annual event established in May 2005 as a way of recognizing the country's best cartooning talents. When he isn't writing or reading (comics, graphic novels, old technical manuals or two-week old copies of the Sunday New York Times) Brad is either fretting about his next story or spending quality time with his family in Ottawa.