The Reuben Awards were held this weekend in Portland Oregon, distributed by the National Cartoonists Society. The Awards have been running for a very impressive 71 years and present some of the top honors in the industry. Some of those honored this year included Lynda Barry, Rick Geary, and Max Sarin & Liz Fleming.
See below for a complete listing of this year’s winners.
[Art by Tom Richmond]
REUBEN AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CARTOONIST OF THE YEAR
Recipient: Ann Telnaes
MILTON CANIFF LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Recipient: Lynda Barry
The award was presented to Barry by her long-time pal and famed Simpsons creator, Matt Groening.
2017 DIVISIONAL AWARD RESULTS:
Recipient: Cory Loftis
Best Feature Animation went to Cory Loftis for his character design work in Zootopia.
Recipient: Chris Savino
Best TV Animation went to Chris Savino for his work on The Loud House on Nickelodeon.
Recipient: Mick Luckovich
Best Editorial Cartoonist went to last year’s Reuben Award-winner, Mike Luckovich.
NEWSPAPER COMIC STRIP
Recipient: Steve Kelley and Jeff Parker
Best Newspaper Comic Strip went to Steve Kelley and Jeff Parker for their work in Dustin.
Recipient: David Rowe (Australia)
Best Newspaper Illustrator went to David Rowe for his work in the Australian Financial Review.
Recipient: Jon Adams
Best Magazine Illustration went to Jon Adams.
Recipient: Will McPhail
Best Gag Cartoonist went to Will McPhail for his work in The New Yorker.
Recipient: Max Sarin & Liz Fleming
Best Graphic Novel went to Max Sarin & Liz Fleming for their work on Giant Days.
Recipient: Rick Geary
Best Graphic Novel went to Rick Geary for his work on Black Dahlia.
ONLINE COMICS: Short Form
Recipient: Ruben Bolling
Best Online Comic Artist: Short Form went to Ruben Bolling for his work on Donald & John.
ONLINE COMIC: Long Form
Recipient: Ngozi Ukazu
Best Online Comic: Long Form went to Ngozi Ukasu for her work on OMG Check Please.
Recipient: Debbie Tomasi
Best Greeting Card Cartoonist went to Debbie Tomasi.
Recipient: Luke McGarry
Best Advertising Illustration went to Luke McGarry
Recipient: Dave Whamond
Best Book Illustration went to Dave Whamond
NEWSPAPER PANEL CARTOON
Recipient: Nick Galifianakis (the host!)
Best Newspaper Comic Strip went to Nick Galifianakis for his work on Nick & Zuzu
JAY KENNEDY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Recipient: Ruby Xia
About The National Cartoonists Society:
The National Cartoonists Society is the world’s largest and most prestigious organization of professional cartoonists. It was born in 1946 when groups of cartoonists got together to entertain the troops. They found that they enjoyed each other’s company and decided to get together on a regular basis.
Today, the NCS membership roster includes over 500 of the world’s major cartoonists, working in many branches of the profession, including newspaper comic strips and panels, comic books, editorial cartoons, animation, gag cartoons, greeting cards, advertising, magazine and book illustration and more.
For more information, please visit their website right here.