And, following the announcement that Roz Chast, Hilary Price and Stephen Pastis were up for THE Reuben, the nominees in the divisional awards have been announced by the National Cartoonists Society. The comics division has some new faces, led by Babs Tarr , who, it must be said, has had a meteoric, and well deserved, rise in the comics world. And the This One Summer juggernaut continues with a nod for Jillian Tamaki in the graphic novel category. The webcomics categories also show real diversity in format and esthetic since the category was initiated. GOOD STUFF.

Winners will be announced at the annual NCS banquet during the annual meeting.

Editorial Cartoons
Clay Bennett
Michael Ramirez
Jen Sorensen

Newspaper Illustration
Anton Emdin
Glen LeLievre
Ed Murawinski

Feature Animation
Paul Felix (production designer: “Big Hero 6”)
Tomm Moore (Director: “Song of the Sea”)
Isao Takahata (Director: “The Tale of Princess Kaguya”)

TV Animation
Mark Ackland (Storyboards- “The Void” : “Wander Over Yonder)
Patrick McHale (Creator “Over the Garden Wall”)
Kyle Menke (storyboards- “Star Wars” parody episode “Phineas and Ferb”)

Newspaper Panels
Dave Blazek (Loose Parts)
Mark Parisi (Off the Mark)
Hilary Price (Rhymes with Orange)

Gag Cartoons
Liza Donnelly
Benjamin Schwartz
Edward Steed

Advertising/Product Illustration
Kevin Kallaugher
Ed Steckley
Dave Whammond

Greeting Cards
Gary McCoy
Glenn McCoy
Maria Scrivan

Comic Books
Jason Latour (Southern Bastards)
Babs Tarr (Batgirl)
J.H. Williams III (The Sandman Overture)

Graphic Novel
Jules Feiffer (Kill My Mother)
Mike Maihak (Cleopatra in Space)
Jillian Tamaki (This One Summer)


Magazine Illustration
Ray Alma
Anton Emdin
Tom Richmond (above)

Online – Long Form
Vince Dorse (The Untold Tales of Bigfoot)
Mike Norton (Battlepug)
Minna Sundberg (Stand Still, Stay Silent)

Online – Short Form
Danielle Corsetto (Girls with Slingshots)
Jonathan Lemon (Rabbits Against Magic)
Rich Powell (Wide Open)

Book Illustration
Marla Frazee “The Farmer and the Clown”
Yasmeen Ismail “Time for Bed, Fred”
Shaun Tan “Rules of Summer”

Newspaper Comic Strips
Brian Basset (Red and Rover)
Stephan Pastis (Pearls Before Swine)
Glenn McCoy (The Duplex)