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Nina Bunjevac, Meags Fizgerald, Connor Willumsen win 2015 Doug Wright Awards

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From Connor Willumsen’s “Swinespritzen”

The 11th annual Doug Wright Awards for Canadian Cartooning were presented at a ceremony as part of the Toronto Comics Arts Festival on Sunday.

Toronto artist Nina Bunjevac won the award for best book for Fatherland (Jonathan Cape/Random House), her graphic memoir of her ex-Serbian nationalist father.

Montreal-based Meags Fitzgerald won the spotlight award for Photobooth: A Biography (Conundrum Press), about the author’s fascination with the near-obsolete technology.

And Montreal’s Connor Willumsen won the Pigskin Peters Award for his experimental comic “Swinespritzen” (Breakdown Press), drawn in ball-point pen on pages torn out of a drugstore notebook.

In addition, Merle “Ting” Tingley, long-time editorial cartoonist for the London Free Press, was inducted into the Canadian Cartoonist Hall of Fame.