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Tamakis, Beaton and Forsythe win Doug Wright Awards

The winners of the fifth annual Doug Wright Awards were announced last night in Toronto during a ceremony at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Named for the late cartoonist Doug Wright, the awards recognize the best English-language comics in Canada. The winners of the 2009 Doug Wright Awards are:

Best Book: Skim, by Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki (Groundwood Books)Best Emerging Talent: Kate Beaton for History ComicsThe Pigskin Peters Award: Matthew Forsythe for Ojingogo (Drawn & Quarterly)

The late James Llewellyn Frise, creator of the comic strips Birdseye Centre and Juniper Junction, was inducted into the Giants of the North: Canadian Cartoonists Hall of Fame.

CBC News has a report on the awards, with comments from creators and judges.

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