The 2011 Reuben Awards for the best in cartooning and related fields were presented at the annual National Cartoonists Society meeting on Saturday. Richard Thompson beat out Glen Keane and Stephan Pastis for THE Reuben as cartoonist of the year. Jill Thompson won the Comic Book category for BEASTS OF BURDEN, and Joyce Farmer won the graphic novel category for SPECIAL EXITS, while Jeff Parker and Steve Kelley’s DUSTIN won for best comic strip.
Thompson blogged his reaction:
The NCS handed me this last night for which I’m grateful in countless ways, not the least being that I didn’t fall over.
Alan Gardner the whole list of winners:
Dave Filoni – Supervising Director / Production Designer, “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”
Nicolas Marlet, Character Designer, “How to Train Your Dragon”
NEWSPAPER COMIC STRIPS
Jeff Parker and Steve Kelley “Dustin”
NEWSPAPER PANEL CARTOONS
Glenn McCoy “Flying McCoys”
MAGAZINE FEATURE/MAGAZINE ILLUSTRATION
Mike Lester “The Butt Book”
Jill Thompson “Beasts of Burden”
Joyce Farmer “Special Exits”
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.