Nominees announced for this year’s Reuben Award

The winner will be announced in August.

The National Cartoonist Society has announced the nominees for the 2023 Cartoonist of the Year, commonly known as The Reuben Award. These follow the NCS divisional award nominees, which were announced earlier this year.

This year’s list includes six cartoonists rather than the traditional five, due to a tie in voting.

Congrats to this year’s nominees:

Darrin Bell, an award-winning editorial cartoonist and also the creator of Rudy Park and the graphic novel The Talk

Daniel Clowes, the acclaimed creator of Ghost World, Patience, Monica and many other comics and graphic novels.

Dana Simpson, creator of Phoebe and Her Unicorn and Ozy and Millie.

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

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

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

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. Zippy the Pinhead creator Bill Griffith took home the award last year.

The winner of the Reuben will be announced Aug. 23 as part of the annual NCS Conference in San Diego.

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