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National Cartoonist Society announces Reuben, divisional awards

buildingstories Baby Blues creator Rick Kirkman and Pickles creator Brian Crane shared the Reuben Award this year, which honors the outstanding cartoonist of the year. According to the Daily Cartoonist’s Alan Gardner, this is only the second time in the award’s history that two cartoonists have shared the award, the previous time being in 1968.

The National Cartoonist Society presented the Reuben and its divisional awards in Pittsburgh, Penn. last night. Other winners included Rich Webber, director of the Aardman segments that appear on Cartoon Network’s DC Nation, as well as Joann Sfar for the animated The Rabbi’s Cat, Chris Ware for Building Stories, Bernie Wrightson for Frankenstein Alive, Alive!, and Vince Dorse for the Untold Tales of Bigfoot webcomic.

The complete list of winners can be found below.

THE REUBEN AWARD for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year:

Rick Kirkman and Brian Crane

TELEVISION ANIMATION

Rich Webber, Director, Aardman Animation Studios, DC Nation

FEATURE ANIMATION

Joann Sfar, Director, The Rabbi’s Cat

NEWSPAPER ILLUSTRATION

Dave Whamond

GAG CARTOONS

Roz Chast

GREETING CARDS

Jem Sullivan

NEWSPAPER COMIC STRIPS

Brian Basset, Red and Rover

NEWSPAPER PANEL CARTOONS

Hilary Price, Rhymes with Orange

MAGAZINE FEATURE/MAGAZINE ILLUSTRATION

Anton Emdin

BOOK ILLUSTRATION

John Manders

EDITORIAL CARTOONS

Jen Sorenson

ADVERTISING and PRODUCT ILLUSTRATION

Ed Steckley

COMIC BOOKS

Bernie Wrightson, Frankenstein Alive, Alive!

GRAPHIC NOVELS

Chris Ware, Building Stories

ON-LINE COMICS – SHORT FORM

Graham Harrop, Ten Cats

ON-LINE COMICS – LONG FORM

Vince Dorse, Untold Tales of Bigfoot

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Hi! Thanks for the write-up! Just wanted to clarify that John Manders won the book illustration category with Jack and the Giant Barbecue.

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