Announcing The NCS Division Award Nominees

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.

2013 Reubens Odds and Ends

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.

Reporting From The Reubens, Day Three

Long day yesterday sleeping late, packing, and riding the air lanes, so I couldn’t find a moment to post anything new, but here are a few shots from Sunday night’s farewell speakeasy party at the 2013 Reubens.

It was like Gatsby, man.

The hard to find Speakeasy Bar in the Omni’s basement (a real life speakeasy during prohibition) was packed with cartoonists decked out in roaring 20s attire after a huge buffet dinner in the ballroom.