‘Monstress,’ ‘My Favorite Thing is Monsters’ win NCS Divisional Awards

Glen Keane honored with the Reuben as 2017’s ‘Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year,’ while John Allison and Gemma Correll win in the webcomics categories.

My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris and Monstress by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda continued their winning streaks this weekend, as the National Cartoonists Society honored both with divisional awards. Ferris’ work won for “Best Graphic Novel” while Monstress won for “Best Comic Book.”

In addition, John Allison was honored for his work on Bad Machinery in the “Online Comics – Long Form” category, while Gemma Correll won in the “Online Comics – Short Form” category.

The Daily Cartoonist reports that Academy Award-winning animator and Disney Legend Glen Keane won the 2017 Reuben Award, presented to the NCS’s pick for “Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year.”

The Reuben Awards ceremony took place Saturday at the National Cartoonists Society’s annual get-together in Philadelphia. The complete list of nominees, with the winners in bold, can be found below:

Editorial Cartoons
Clay Bennett
Mike Peters (tie)
Michael Ramirez (tie)

Newspaper Illustration
Greg Cravens
Glen Le Lievre
Dave Whamond

Feature Animation
Benjamin Renner and Patrick Imbert (directors) – The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales
Nora Twomey (director) – The Breadwinner
Lee Unkrich (director) and Adrian Molina (co-director) – Coco

Television Animation
Alan Bodner (Art Director) – Disney’s Tangled, The Series
Rustam Hasanov (Art Director) – Dreamworks Trollhunters
Sean Jimenez (Art Director) – Disney’s Duck Tales

Newspaper Panels
Loose Parts – Dave Blazek
Harry Bliss – Bliss
Off the Mark – Mark Parisi

Gag Cartoons
Pat Byrnes
Joe Dator
Will McPhail

Advertising / Product Illustration
Farley Katz
Johnny Sampson
Dave Whamond

Comic Books
Paper Girls 15 by Cliff Chiang
Black Hammer Secret Origins by Dean Ormston
Monstress Vol. 2 The Blood by Sana Takeda

Graphic Novels
My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris
Spinning by Tillie Walden
Home Time by Campbell Whyte

Magazine Feature / Illustration
Peter Kuper
Tom Richmond
Johnny Sampson

Online Comics – Long Form
John Allison – Bad Machinery
Vince Dorse – Untold Tales of Bigfoot
Ru Xu – Saint for Rent

Online Comics – Short Form
Gemma Correll – Gemma Correll
Lonnie Millsap – Bacõn
Mike Norton – L’il Donnie

Book Illustration
Ryan T Higgins – Be Quiet
Adam Rex – The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors
Ed Steckley – Rube Goldberg’s Simple Normal Humdrum School Day

Newspaper Strips
Terri Libenson – Pajama Diaries
Mike Peters – Mother Goose and Grimm
Mark Tatulli – Lio

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