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May 25, 2014


Wiley Miller Wins Reuben Award; NCS Divisional Awards Announced Last Night At Traditional Ceremony

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Wiley Miller won the Reuben Award this year, the major honor also known as the National Cartoonists Society award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year. One of the most esteemed awards in the world of comics, past winners include Charles Schulz, Hal Foster and Al Capp. The other nominees were Hilary Price, Stephan Pastis and Mark Tatuli.

Comics winners of potential specific interest to readers of this site given our coverage areas included animator/comics-maker Hayao Miyazaki for The Wind Rises in feature animation; Jeff Smith for Tuki as the long-form on-line strip; Andrew C. Robinson for 5th Beatle as the graphic novel of the year; Sergio Aragones for Sergio Aragones Funnies as the honored comic book. I think this may have been the first year with two categories for on-line work; the short-form version went to Ryan Pagelow for Buni. There were any number of familiar winners in other categories, like Mike Ramirez in editorial cartoons and past Reuben winner Dave Coverly for newspaper panels.

The NCS Awards ceremony was held in San Diego, California, this year -- the black-tie occasion moves from place to place every year, but is held on Memorial Day weekend. I believe Miller accepted in person.

Congratulations to all winners and all nominees.

Winners are listed below in bold.

EDITORIAL CARTOONS
* Clay Bennett
* Adam Zyglis
* Mike Ramirez

NEWSPAPER ILLUSTRATION
* Bob Eckstein
* Miel Prudencio Ma
* Dave Whamond

FEATURE ANIMATION
* Mike Giamo: Production Design Frozen (Disney)
* Hayao Miyazaki: Director, The Wind Rises (Disney)
* Jonathan del Val: Animator of Lucy character, Despicable Me 2 (Illumination)

TV ANIMATION
* Craig McCracken, Wander Over Yonder (Disney)
* Paul Rudish, Disney Channel's Mickey Mouse shorts (Disney)
* Douglas Sloan And Art Edler Brown, Dragons: Riders of Berk (Dreamworks)

NEWSPAPER PANELS
* Dave Coverly
* Scott Hilburn
* Mark Parisi

MAGAZINE GAG CARTOONS
* Matt Diffee
* Bob Eckstein
* Mike Twohy

ADVERTISING/PRODUCT ILLUSTRATION
* Cedric Hohnstadt
* Sean Parkes
* Rich Powell

GREETING CARDS
* Glenn McCoy
* Mark Parisi
* George Schill

COMIC BOOKS
* Sergio Aragones, Sergio Aragones Funnies
* Jay Fosgitt, Bodie Troll
* Chris Samnee, Daredevil

GRAPHIC NOVEL
* Dan E Burr, On The Ropes
* Rick Geary, Madison Square Tragedy
* Andrew C Robinson, The 5th Beatle

MAGAZINE ILLUSTRATION
* Daryll Collins
* Anton Emdin
* Dave Whamond

ONLINE -- LONG FORM
* Jenn Manley Lee, Dicebox
* Dylan Meconis, Family Man
* Eddie Pittman, Red's Planet
* Jeff Smith, Tuki

ONLINE -- SHORT FORM
* Jim Horwitz, Watson
* Ryan Pagelow, Buni
* Mike Twohy, New Yorker Online

BOOK ILLUSTRATION
* Matt Davies
* William Joyce
* CF Payne

NEWSPAPER COMIC STRIPS
* Isabella Bannerman, Six Chicks
* Terri Libenson, Pajama Diaries
* Mark Tatulli, Lio

OUTSTANDING CARTOONIST/"THE REUBEN"
* Wiley Miller
* Stephan Pastis
* Hilary Price
* Mark Tatulli

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