International Comic Arts Forum
Annual academic conference dedicated to promoting the scholarly study and appreciation of comic art, including comic strips, comic books, comics albums and graphic novels, magazine and newspaper cartooning, caricature, and comics in electronic media. Link is to their annual Comics Scholarship Bibliography.
Doug Wright Awards
"founded in May 2005 as a means of casting light on the wide range of cartoonists and comic artists working across Canada...named after Doug Wright (1917-1983) a cartoonist whose strip Doug Wrights Family (also known as Nipper) ran for more than 30 years across Canada and several other countries."