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Reuben Award night stringer wanted

Since I won’t be able to attend this year’s Reuben Award weekend due to a wedding in AZ, I’m looking for a “stringer” who would be willing to text the results to me. I can have canned announcements of the winners ready to go, but need someone on the inside who can tell me which ones to publish. If you’re going and willing, please let me know and I can give you contact details.


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#1 Stephan Pastis
@ 10:58 am

Tatulli volunteers.

#2 Mark Tatulli
@ 11:02 am

Apologies for the typo in the last post…”Tatulli” should read “Pastis”

#3 Keith Knight
@ 11:31 am

Stephan, Mark..

I’m not an NCS member but would like to attend something NCS related seein’ as I live in L.A. Do I have to be a member to attend?

#4 J Read
@ 11:43 am

Alan: Forget Pastis and Tatulli – I’ll be happy to do that for you. And, if I can, I’ll take compromising photos of those two for publishing on your site.

#5 J Read
@ 11:44 am

By the way – Hello, Stephan…I look forward to meeting you there.

#6 Stephan Pastis
@ 11:49 am

Compromising photos of me are no challenge at all. Pick Tatulli.

I will, however, offer one caveat: If you hand him a camera, you’re gonna get a lot of photos of people’s mid-sections. The man is no giant.

#7 J Read
@ 11:59 am

But…the Mark Tatulli Fan Club Site says Mr. Tatulli is a GIANT AMONG CARTOONISTS. If it’s on the internet, it has to be true, right?

#8 Mark Tatulli
@ 12:16 pm

If you give a camera to Stephan Pastis, you’ll get lots of pictures of Stephan Pastis. He’s obsessed with his “massive biceps” in a very unhealthy way. And when he makes that kissy-MySpace-face, well, it’s more than a bit disturbing on a man in his forties, especially with that misshapen goatee thing he’s got going.

#9 Alan Gardner
@ 12:30 pm

Thanks all. I have a stringer – two actually – which is even better in case of technical difficulties. Check back here on Saturday night for the results as they happen!

#10 Tom Racine
@ 12:31 pm

Y’all behave…I’m going to be there with an iPod recorder, so watch what you say!

#11 Stephan Pastis
@ 12:32 pm

I call that face you reference “Blue Steel.”

#12 J Read
@ 12:39 pm

Mark, as a giant among cartoonists – possibly THE giant among cartoonists – you really shouldn’t belittle yourself by spreading disparaging remarks about your colleagues. Such common behavior forces someone in my position (President of the Mark Tatulli Appreciation Society, Southeastern Chapter) on the defensive.

#13 Dave Blazek
@ 12:40 pm

I re-volunteer Tatulli. He has one of those little flexible snake cameras. At least that was the one I saw in my stall.

#14 J Read
@ 12:41 pm

Plus, do you REALLY want to anger a man you describe as having “massive biceps?”

#15 Stephan Pastis
@ 1:03 pm

I, too, have a flexible snake that I sometimes slip under bathroom stall dividers. But it doesn’t take pictures.

#16 J Read
@ 1:12 pm

Sheesh! Alright, Mark – have at ‘im!

#17 Mark Tatulli
@ 1:57 pm

Actually, John, that’s how he describes himself, hence the quotes. But this is the first time I’ve heard him describe his “flexible snake” that wanders with apparent abandon in public restrooms. No wonder he’s always go on and on about the bathrooms at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

#18 J Read
@ 2:03 pm

When it comes to artists’ supplies, I know about the flexible French curve; but this is the first time I’ve heard of a cartoonist’s flexible snake.

#19 J Read
@ 2:03 pm

Where is Paul Fell when I need him?!

#20 guy endore-kaiser
@ 3:33 pm

Mark and Stephan,

Please get all these lame jokes out of your system now.

I won’t allow it in my house.

I am completely serious about this.


#21 Mark Tatulli
@ 4:14 pm

By the way, John, I love when you gush!

#22 Paul Fell
@ 5:47 pm

Read, if you think I’m getting into the middle of this smarmfest, you are even dumber than you look. I, on the other hand am a lot smarter than I look.

#23 Dave Stephens
@ 6:19 pm

I went to a smarfest once – there were no snacks and my beer was lukewarm…

#24 John Read
@ 8:48 pm

I just know if there’s any professional cartoonist on the planet who knows what a flexible snake is used for, it’s you, Mr. Fell. Please share your knowledge.

#25 John Read
@ 8:50 pm

And, by the way, I hope you’re happy knowing this year’s Reuben gathering won’t be the same without my favorite Cornhusker in attendance.

#26 John Read
@ 8:57 pm

I mean, what the hell? I went to Ohio for the Festival of Cartoon Art…and you were there. I went to New Orleans for last year’s Reuben hoedown…and you were there. I went to Missouri (for crying out loud, Fell – Missouri!) for Toonfest…and you were there. I hope to go to Seattle in July for the AAEC convention…and I already know you’ll be there! Who’s going to introduce me to all the famous cartoonists in La La Land if Paul Fell pulls a no-show?!

#27 Tom Heintjes
@ 7:03 am

Cartoonists in compromising situations? Pastis’ flexible snake? I guess you haven’t seen this photo:

#28 J Read
@ 7:15 am

Jef, Stephan, Dave and Hilary?! Tell me it ain’t so!

#29 Paul Fell
@ 7:46 am

To answer Mr. Read’s query, a flexible snake is the tool the plumber uses to clean out a clogged drain or to clear out your toilet after you tried to flush a case of empty beer cans.

I am told it is also good for constipation, but when one usually gets the plumber’s bill, the constipation mysteriously clears right up.

#30 Paul Fell
@ 7:47 am

Yes, John… I WILL be in Seattle at the AAEC bash.

#31 Larry Levine
@ 8:33 am

Wish the NCS would make me their mascot (like Snapper Carr in the 1960’s JLA comics) so I could attend this weekend’s festivities.

#32 J Read
@ 9:17 am

Larry, I’m curious (because I’ve seen your stuff), why haven’t you joined the NCS? Forget being Snapper Carr; you already are, at the very least, Hawkman or Red Tornado!

#33 Larry Levine
@ 12:02 pm

Thanks, but at the moment I don’t meet the cartooning/income membership requirement.

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