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May 29, 2017


Your 2017 Reuben Award + NCS Divisional Award Winners

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Ann Telnaes is your winner of the Reuben Award, given out by the National Cartoonists Society as their "Outstanding Cartoonist Of The Year." The Reuben is one of the handful of great awards in all of comics, and the NCS awards is a strong awards program more generally. It also hits a lot of areas of cartooning other awards programs don't.

Telnaes had an extremely strong 2016 working in various ways within the traditional editorial cartoon format, including well-received live-reaction sketches and clever animated work. In a year when so many cartoonists distinguished themselves with lively Trump caricatures, Telnaes' was as strong as anyone's and she did the best Hillary Clinton.

In a strong night for women at the event, the great Lynda Barry won the Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award. It was presented to her by her close friend Matt Groening. Ruby Xia won the $5000 Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship. She's an animation major at Sheridan College.

This marks the second year in a row the strip-dominated Reuben went to an editorial cartoonist, with Michael Ramirez winning in 2016. Past winners include everyone you could possibly think of as a major name in North American cartooning, including Roz Chast, Charles Schulz and Milton Caniff.

This year's black-tie awards program and NCS weekend for which it is a highlight was held in the great cartooning bastion of Portland, Oregon. The ceremony was Saturday night.

What follows is the NCS divisional nominations list, with the winners from the weekend in bold.

EDITORIAL CARTOONS
* Ruben Bolling
* Michael Luckovich
* Jen Sorensen

NEWSPAPER ILLUSTRATION
* Anton Emdin
* Glen Le Lievre
* David Rowe

FEATURE ANIMATION
* Moana -- Eric Goldberg (Character Animation)
* Zootopia -- Cory Loftis (Character Design)
* Finding Dory -- Erick Oh (Character Animation)

TELEVISION ANIMATION
* The Simpsons -- Eric Goldberg
* Atomic Puppet -- Steve Lambe & Alan Stewart
* The Loud House -- Chris Savino

NEWSPAPER PANELS
* Loose Parts -- Dave Blazek
* Nick and Zuzu -- Nick Galifianakis
* Off The Mark -- Mark Parisi

GAG CARTOONS
* Pat Byrnes
* Joe Dator
* Will McPhail

ADVERTISING / PRODUCT ILLUSTRATION
* Anton Emdin
* Luke McGarry
* Dave Whamond

GREETING CARDS
* Dave Blazek
* Maria Scrivan
* Debbie Tomassi

COMIC BOOKS
* Giant Days -- Max Sarin & Liz Fleming
* Locke & Key -- Gabriel Rodriguez
* Usagi Yojimbo -- Stan Sakai

GRAPHIC NOVELS
* Cousin Joseph -- Jules Feiffer
* Black Dahlia -- Rick Geary
* The Red Virgin And The Vision Of Utopia -- Bryan Talbot

MAGAZINE FEATURE / ILLUSTRATION
* Jon Adams
* Teresa Burns Parkhurst
* Peter Kuper

ONLINE COMICS -- LONG FORM
* Octopus Pie -- Meredith Gran
* Band By Band -- Kathleen Jacques
* Check, Please! -- Ngozi Ukazu

ONLINE COMICS -- SHORT FORM
* "Sarah's Scribbles" -- Sarah Anderson
* "Donald And John" -- Ruben Bolling
* "Sheldon" -- Dave Kellett

BOOK ILLUSTRATION
* Mike Lester
* Mark Tatulli
* Dave Whamond

NEWSPAPER STRIPS
* Pickles -- Brian Crane
* Dustin -- Steve Kelley & Jeff Parker
* Pajama Diaries -- Terri Libenson

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Congratulations to all winners and all nominees.

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