Doug Wright Awards winner announced

The winners of the ninth annual Doug Wright Awards, which recognize the best in English-language comics by Canadians, were announced Saturday in conjunction with the Toronto Comic Arts Festival. This year's recipients were:

Best Book: The Song of Roland, by Michel Rabagliati

The Spotlight Award (aka “The Nipper”): Nina Bunjevac for Heartless

Pigskin Peters Award: Hamilton Illustrated, by David Collier

In addition, Albert Chartier, the late creator of the comic strip Onésime, was inducted into the Giants of the North, the Canadian Cartoonists Hall of Fame.

The awards are named for Doug Wright, the late cartoonist whose strip Doug Wright’s Family appeared for more than 30 years in newspapers across the country.

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