excerpt from Creation by Sylvia Nickerson

Sylvia Nickerson wins The Nipper at the Doug Wright Awards!

2020 Doug Wright Award Winners Announced

Multidiversity Comics    |    Christopher Chiu-Tabet    |    May 10, 2020

The Nipper, the Doug Wright Award for emerging talent, went to Sylvia Nickerson for “Creation.” Nickerson’s watercolor graphic novel, published by Drawn and Quarterly, sees her take the reader on a tour of Hamilton, Ontario, “a Rust Belt city born of the Industrial Revolution and dying a slow death due to globalization. This mother represents the city’s next wave of inhabitants—the artists and young parents who swarm a run-down area for its affordability, inevitably reshaping the neighborhoods they take over. ‘Creation’ looks at gentrification from the inside out—an artist mother making a home and neighborhood for her family, struggling to find her place amid the existing and emerging communities.”

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