Each year since 2011, cartoonists, comic strips and comics fans have descended on Kenosha, Wisconsin for an ever-expanding 3-day festival of cartooning which features a massive exhibit of comic strip art, lectures, presentations, Q&A and meet-and-greets with the artists, and auction.
Congratulations to all the nominees up for this year’s National Cartoonists Society division awards!
Special shout out to fellow King Features creators, Isabella Bannerman – Six Chicks, and Terri Leibenson – Pajama Diaries, both up for the Best Newspaper Comic Strip award.
Steve and I will be in Sandy Eggo for the ceremonies on Memorial Day weekend to applaud the nominees and toast the winners.
The Reuben Awards isn’t just a lot of speeches accompanied by a rubber chicken dinner like your typical convention banquets, it was modeled on the Oscars show, and so, always begins with a spectacular stage show including a live band, lots of comedy, and sometimes song and dance.
Plus, the dinners are amazing — this year’s caramel-cheesecake dessert alone was so delicious, I wept openly after just three bites.