The Reuben Award: NCS announces nominees for Cartoonist of the Year

The winner will be revealed in September.

The National Cartoonist Society has announced the nominees for the 2022 Cartoonist of the Year, commonly known as The Reuben Award. These follow the NCS divisional award nominees, which were announced in early June.

This year’s list includes several cartoonists who have been previously nominated, and one notable new addition for comic book fans:

Bill Griffith, creator of Zippy the Pinhead and a pioneer of the underground comix movement

Hilary B. Price, creator of Rhymes with Orange and the youngest woman to ever have a nationally syndicated comic strip

Will Henry, aka William Henry Wilson, creator of Ordinary Bill and Wallace the Brave

Jeff Smith, creator of Bone, RASL and Tüki: Save the Humans

Mark Tatulli, creator of Liō and Heart of the City, as well as the graphic novels Short and Skinny and The Big Break

The Reuben Award has been presented annually since 1954 and was named for Rube Goldberg. Past winners include Lynda Barry, Stephen Pastis, Al Jaffee, Matt Groening, Sergio Aragones, Roz Chast and Charles Schulz, to name a few who have taken home this prestigious award.

The winner will be announced during the Reuben Awards dinner in Jersey City on Sept. 7.

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