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Hogan’s Alley Predicts The Reubens

Tom Heintjes, who knows all about comics past and present, now presumes to divine the future as he predicts who will win their respective Reuben Awards this Memorial Day Weekend. Tom’s been doing this for 12 years and, though he is not always right, it is always an interesting bit of handicapping. Also regarding this […]

Posted on: May 22, 2018,  Section: Reuben, Comments: 0 Comments

Reuben Nominee Profile: Mark Tatulli

Mark Tatulli As far back as he can remember, Mark was, “always a cartoonist. I drew cartoons for my elementary, junior high and high school papers.” He was lucky too. “My parents and teachers always encouraged me.” Mark’s syndicated career began with the short-lived Bent Halos” comic strip. He succeeded with Heart of the City, […]

Posted on: May 21, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Reuben, Comments: 2 Comments

Reuben Nominee Profile: Hilary B. Price

Hilary Price “Hilary Price is an amazing cartoonist, educator, and communicator…She is truly a delight!” – Phil O’Donoghue When Rhymes with Orange made its debut in June 1995, Hilary became the youngest woman with a syndicated daily comic strip. An early (1996) Rhymes With Orange My early inspirations were Shel Silverstein for the clever word […]

Posted on: May 20, 2018,  Section: Reuben, Comments: 1 Comment

Reuben Nominee Profile: Stephan Pastis

Stephan Pastis The Punmeister The pun has been around for thousands of years, but Stephan has co-opted its use. These days when cartoonists puts a pun in their comic they are accused of stealing the idea from Pastis. Those puns are part of what has made his Pearls Before Swine one of the most popular […]

Posted on: May 19, 2018,  Section: Reuben, Comments: 1 Comment

Reuben Nominee Profile: Glen Keane

Glen Keane “I always wanted to draw ever since I can remember.” And why not, with a cartoonist for a father he grew up around art and art supplies and Bil Keane for inspiration. But Glen’s cartooning took a different route. In September 1974, he accepted a position at Disney as an animator, and spent […]

Posted on: May 18, 2018,  Section: Reuben, Comments: 0 Comments

Reuben Nominee Profile: Lynda Barry

Lynda Jean Barry – NCS Cartoonist of the Year nominee Look at that photo above, now look in a mirror – what are you doing? If you are anything like me you are smiling. Every time I see that wonderful young lady I smile. For that alone she should receive awards. From her agency’s introduction: […]

Posted on: May 17, 2018,  Section: Reuben, Comments: 0 Comments

Cartoonist Profile: Rube Goldberg

Foolish Questions, I’m the Guy, Boob McNutt, Mike and Ike, Pepsi and Pete, Life’s Little Jokes, Sweep Out the Padded Cell, and, of course, The Inventions of Lucifer G. Butts. Oh, and over 70 other titles, along with sports and (Pulitzer Prize-winning) editorial cartoons. Those would be the creations of Rube Goldberg. The introductory paragraph […]

Posted on: May 16, 2018,  Section: Reuben, Comments: 0 Comments

Tom Richmond explains how Medal of Honor differs from Caniff award

Outgoing National Cartoonist Society President Tom Richmond explains the difference between the new Medal of Honor and the Caniff award – both are lifetime achievement awards. At issue is the Caniff is the only lifetime achievement award, but if the cartoonist has already won a Reuben, the Caniff is not a possibility. What to do? […]

Posted on: Jun 1, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: 6 Comments

National Cartoonist Society announces Division Award nominees

The National Cartoonist Society has announced the 2014 Division Awards aka Silver Reubens (or tongue in cheek the “Steckleys”). The winners will be announced during the annual NCS Reuben Awards dinner on May 23rd. This year’s Reuben Awards will be held in Washington D.C. Congratulations to the nominees. EDITORIAL CARTOONS Clay Bennett Michael Ramirez Jen […]

Posted on: Apr 1, 2015,  Section: Animation, Books, Cartoons, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Television, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

The Reuben Awards Learn to Draw opening video

Another great “Learn to Draw” from The Doozies creator Tom Gammill who emcee’d this year’s Reuben Awards ceremonies. The segment where Tom and Jeannie Schulz get hitched is hilarious.

Posted on: Jun 10, 2014,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: 3 Comments

Reuben award weekend predictions

I’m off to San Diego for Reuben awards weekend. I stopped long ago trying to guess who would win the Reuben and the division awards. But Tom Heintjes posts his predicts each year. I should look them up (and anyone else) and see who’s got the clearest crystal ball. For the top prize, Tom says […]

Posted on: May 23, 2014,  Section: Animation, Books, Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Reuben award weekend predictions

Miller, Pastis, Price, Tatulli nominated for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year

The National Cartoonists Society has announced the nominees for the Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year. The nominees this year go to Wiley Miller, (Non Sequitur), Stephan Pastis (Pearls Before Swine, and the Timmy Failure series), Hilary Price (Rhymes With Orange,) and Mark Tatulli (Heart of the City, Lio). I won’t be disappointed […]

Posted on: Feb 27, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Miller, Pastis, Price, Tatulli nominated for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year

Video: Jason Chatfield’s opening act at the Reuben Awards

I’ve noticed a trend. Attendees of the Reuben Awards are awesome at sharing photos of all the goings on, but are sharing them through Facebook – some of which aren’t publicly available. But a few are being posted on open blogs. Be sure to check out Mike Lynch’s blog with photos including the drawings on […]

Posted on: May 29, 2013,  Section: National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: 7 Comments

NCS announces 2012 division awards

The National Cartoonist Society has announced this year’s division award nominees. The winners will be announced during their annual Reuben Awards dinner in Pittsburgh, PA. Here are the nominees: Television Animation Todd Kauffman, Executive Producer, “Sidekick” Alberto Mielgo, Production Design, “Tron: Uprising” Rich Webber, Director, Aardman Animation Studios, “DC Nation” Feature Animation Rich Moore, Director, […]

Posted on: Mar 26, 2013,  Section: Animation, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Greeting Cards, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

Hogan’s Alley posts photos of 2012 Reuben Award Weekend

Hogan’s Alley has posted over 250 photos from this year’s Reuben Award Weekend in Las Vegas. Photographer is David Folkman who was rarely seen not looking through the camera that weekend.

Posted on: Jun 28, 2012,  Section: National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: 4 Comments