2012 NCS Award Winners; Tom Richmond nabs the Reuben

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The 2012 ‘Reuben’ awards were given out by the NCS (National Cartoonists Society) on Saturday night, although only one is actually called the Reuben. The full list of winners is here, but Tom Richmond, best known for his work on MAD Magazine, won the top spot, otherwise known as THE REUBEN AWARD for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year. Richmond is a fairly prolific blogger, and has already recorded his initial thoughts:

As to my winning the Reuben for “Cartoonist of the Year”. . . I am beyond words. I was shocked to be nominated in the first place and it was honor enough just to be mentioned in the same breath as Brian Crane and Stephan Pastis. I never thought I’d actually win it. Brian and Stephan are at the top of both their field and their game, and I saw myself as a distant third, just glad to be there. Despite being president, I was kept in the dark as to the winner, so when my name was called it was a complete surprise. I am humbled and gratified that so many of my fellow cartoonists think enough of my work to have given me this honor. Thank you.


Richmond’s work has been a mainstay of recent MADs and carries on the tradition of Jack Davis and Mort Drucker in a highly enjoyable fashion.

The other notable win of the night was Jon Rosenberg winning the first ever NCS award for a webcomic for SCENES FROM A MULTIVERSE, a worthy winner that isn’t likely to make any crowd rise up muttering and vowing retribution.

In special awards, Stan Goldberg won the Gold Key Award and entered the Hall of Fame, and Steve McGarry won the Silver T-Square for service to NCS.

The complete list of winners:

TELEVISION ANIMATION

Erik Wiese- Production Design on The Mighty B – Nickelodeon


FEATURE ANIMATION

Mark McCreery, character design: Rango


NEWSPAPER ILLUSTRATION

Bob Rich


GAG CARTOONS

Zach Kanin


GREETING CARDS

Glenn McCoy


NEWSPAPER COMIC STRIPS

Glenn McCoy- The Duplex


NEWSPAPER PANEL CARTOONS

Mark Parisi- Off the Mark


MAGAZINE FEATURE/MAGAZINE ILLUSTRATION

Edward Sorel


BOOK ILLUSTRATION

John Rocco- Blackout


EDITORIAL CARTOONS

Mike Ramirez


ADVERTISING ILLUSTRATION

Nick Galifianakis


COMIC BOOKS

J.H. Williams- Batwoman


GRAPHIC NOVELS

Ben Katchor- The Cardboard Valise


ON-LINE COMIC STRIPS

Jon Rosenberg- Scenes from a Multiverse

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