Crane and Kirkman share the Reuben Award; Ware, Chast, Wrightson win

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The annual Reuben Awards were handed out on Saturday Night, and the top award, known as the Reuben for cartoonist of the year, ws shared by Brian Crane of “Pickles” (above) and Rick Kirkman, co-creator of “Baby Blues”. It was only the second tie in history (Johnny Hart and Pat Oliphaunt tied in 1968.)

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Many other familiar comics figures were also honored: Chris Ware won for best graphic novel, Bernie Wrightson won for comic books, Roz Chast won for Gags, Jen Sorenson for Editorial Cartoons and Joann Sfar for animation. Here’s all the winners;

TELEVISION ANIMATION Rich Webber, director, Aardman Animation Studios, “DC Nation”
FEATURE ANIMATION Joann Sfar, director, “The Rabbi’s Cat”
GAG CARTOONS Roz Chast
GREETING CARDS Jem Sullivan
NEWSPAPER COMIC STRIP Brian Basset, “Red and Rover”
NEWSPAPER PANEL Hilary Price, “Rhymes With Orange”
EDITORIAL CARTOONS Jen Sorensen
NEWSPAPER ILLUSTRATION Dave Whamond
MAGAZINE FEATURE/MAGAZINE ILLUSTRATION Anton Emdin
BOOK ILLUSTRATION John Manders
ADVERTISING and PRODUCT ILLUSTRATION Ed Steckley
COMIC BOOKS Bernie Wrightson, “Frankenstein Alive, Alive!”
GRAPHIC NOVELS Chris Ware, “Building Stories”
ONLINE COMICS — SHORT FORM Graham Harrop, “Ten Cats
ONLINE COMICS — LONG FORM Vince Dorse, “Untold Tales of Bigfoot

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