Ever Wonder What A Cartoonists Convention Is Like?

The Saturday Evening Post’s David Apatoff sums up a Reuben Awards weekend perfectly in this wonderful take on what a cartoonists convention is really like.

(BTW, the ‘unknown’ cartoonist, left back row, in the women pioneer photo is magazine/New Yorker cartoonist, Ali Solomon)


Philly Reubens Recap

Last weekend I and about 300 colleagues and friends gathered in Philadelphia for the National Cartoonists Society’s annual Reuben Awards– the cartooning world’s answer to The Oscars.

And what another great Reuben Awards weekend it was, despite Steve not being able to be there this year. We live on opposite ends of a continent and don’t get many chances to get together. The Reubens have been a quasi annual business meeting for Team Dustin.

2017 Reubens Recap


Artwork by Luke McGarry (photo courtesy of Ray Alma)

Last weekend I was in Portland, Oregon where I played tourist, hung out with cartoonist pals, and participated in the giant annual group hug known as the National Cartoonists Society Reuben Awards weekend.

The Reubens attract the best in the business from all walks of the art. It’s a grand¬†affair. Sort of the cartooning world’s answer to the Oscars.¬† Sadly, I was flying solo as Steve wasn’t able to attend. “Dustin” was nominated for the Best Newspaper Comic Strip division award, our fourth nomination in that division — with a surprise win in 2010.