Over the Memorial Day Weekend the annual Reuben Awards were presented and animator Glen Keane won The Reuben for cartoonist of the year. Best known for his groundbreaking animation for Disney (includingThe Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas, Tarzan and Tangled), and his oscar winning short Dear Basketball. Keane is also a second generation winner, as his father Bil Keane previously won the award for his Family Circus comic strip – which Glen might have inspired a bit!
The Reubens are presented by the National Cartoonists Society at their annual fete held over the holiday weekend.
Other winners before but Emil Ferris continues her sweep with a win in the best graphic novel category. (via The Daily Cartoonist)
Mike Peters (tie)
Michael Ramirez (tie)
Lee Unkrich (director) and Adrian Molina (co-director) – Coco
Alan Bodner (Art Director) – Disney’s Tangled, The Series
Off the Mark – Mark Parisi
Advertising / Product Illustration
Monstress Vol. 2 The Blood by Sana Takeda
My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris
Magazine Feature / Illustration
Online Comics – Long Form
John Allison – Bad Machinery
Online Comics – Short Form
Gemma Correll – Gemma Correll
Adam Rex – The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors
Mike Peters – Mother Goose and Grimm
BTW, its just about impossible to find the other winners of Hall of Fame, Caniff awards and so on online. IF anyone has the information I’ll gladly update!