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March 20, 2009

Your 2009 Reuben Award Finalists


Michael Cavna of Comic Riffs has published the names of the finalists for the big NCS award: Stephan Pastis (Pearls Before Swine), Dave Coverly (Speed Bump) and Dan Piraro (Bizarro). My gut "if I had to bet a finger" reaction is that of this group it will be Pastis, but I wouldn't be surprised by any of them taking home the outstanding cartoonist award. Along with the dedicated Pulitzer and the festival prize at Angouleme, the Reuben is comics' best honor. I suppose there might be something to the fact that two of these cartoonists are basically single-panel cartoonists (I think Piraro offers his feature as a strip or panel), or even something to the fact that this escaped me until preparing the art above. The winner will be announced on Memorial Day weekend.

Coverly, Pastis, Piraro
posted 8:20 am PST | Permalink

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