Award for Campaign Featuring Cartoonist's Crime-Fighting Mascot

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By: E&P Staff The Near North Crime Stoppers in Ontario, Canada, received a "Special Project Award" from the Ontario Association of Crime Stoppers for the NNCS campaign using the "Nipper" crime-fighting mascot.

"Nipper" was created by "For Better or For Worse" cartoonist Lynn Johnston. With the help of cartoonist Dave Palangio and others, Johnston's dog mascot inspired a campaign that included a costume, local promotional ads, a storybook/coloring book in French and English, and more than 100 presentations in local schools.

"For Better or For Worse" appears in more than 2,000 newspapers via Universal Press Syndicate.

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