The Reuben Awards ceremony took place this past weekend at the National Cartoonists Society’s annual get-together.
Lynda Barry was presented with the Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award by her old friend, The Simpsons creator Matt Groening. Ann Telnaes received the Cartoonist of the Year award. Ngozi Ukazu took top honors in the Online Comic: Long Form category for OMG Check Please, and Ruben Bolling’s Donald & John won the prize for Best Online Comic: Short Form. John Allison, Max Sarin, and Liz Fleming’s Giant Days was named Best Comic, and Rick Geary’s Black Dahlia won the Best Graphic Novel award.
The complete list of winners can be found below.
2017 DIVISIONAL AWARD RESULTS:
Recipient: Cory Loftis
Best Feature Animation went to Cory Loftis for his character design work in Zootopia.
Recipient: Chris Savino
Best TV Animation went to Chris Savino for his work on The Loud House on Nickelodeon.
Recipient: Mick Luckovich
Best Editorial Cartoonist went to last year’s Reuben Award-winner, Mike Luckovich.
NEWSPAPER COMIC STRIP
Recipient: Steve Kelley and Jeff Parker
Best Newspaper Comic Strip went to Steve Kelley and Jeff Parker for their work in Dustin.
Recipient: David Rowe (Australia)
Best Newspaper Illustrator went to David Rowe for his work in the Australian Financial Review.
Recipient: Jon Adams
Best Magazine Illustration went to Jon Adams.
Recipient: Will McPhail
Best Gag Cartoonist went to Will McPhail for his work in The New Yorker.
Recipient: Max Sarin & Liz Fleming
Best Comic Book went to Max Sarin & Liz Fleming for their work on Giant Days.
Recipient: Rick Geary
Best Graphic Novel went to Rick Geary for his work on Black Dahlia.
ONLINE COMICS: Short Form
Recipient: Ruben Bolling
Best Online Comic Artist: Short Form went to Ruben Bolling for his work on Donald & John.
ONLINE COMIC: Long Form
Recipient: Ngozi Ukazu
Best Online Comic: Long Form went to Ngozi Ukasu for her work on OMG Check Please.
Recipient: Debbie Tomasi
Best Greeting Card Cartoonist went to Debbie Tomasi.
Recipient: Luke McGarry
Best Advertising Illustration went to Luke McGarry
Recipient: Dave Whamond
Best Book Illustration went to Dave Whamond
NEWSPAPER PANEL CARTOON
Recipient: Nick Galifianakis (the host!)
Best Newspaper Comic Strip went to Nick Galifianakis for his work on Nick & Zuzu
JAY KENNEDY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Recipient: Ruby Xia
Each year, the NCS Foundation awards the Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship scholarship to a college student in the United States, Canada or Mexico who will be in their junior or senior year of college during the following academic year. The winner receives a $5,000 scholarship and is invited to the Reubens to receive the award and meet the world’s top professional cartoonists and most gifted creators.
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