NCS REUBENS: Your 2011 'Cartoonist of the Year' finalists are... [UPDATED]
The National Cartoonists Society has just announced its three finalists for the 2011 Cartoonist of the Year Reuben award. And your trio of contenders are:
GLEN KEANE, the animator/director who most recently worked prominently on Disney's "Tangled." Keane has also worked on "Aladdin" and "Beauty and the Beast," and according to the NCS has received the Annie Award for character animation (1992) and the Winsor McCay Award for lifetime contribution to animation (2007). This is the first Reuben nom for Keane, who has won the NCS divisional award for Best Feature Animation (1991).
STEPHAN PASTIS, the "Pearls Before Swine" creator who's a two-time winner of the NCS divisional award for Best Comic Strip (2003 and 2006). Pastis has been nominated for the Reuben three times, including last year.
RICHARD THOMPSON, the "Cul de Sac" creator and cartoonist of Teh Post's former cartoon weekly series, "Poor Richard's Almanac." Thompson has won NCS divisional awards for Magazine & Book Illustration (1995) and Newspaper Illustration (1995).
Thompson was nominated for the Reuben for the first time last year.
"It's a true honor," Pastis tells Comic Riffs. His comic-strip colleague felt similarly.
"I'm tickled and honored to be nominated with Glen and Stephan," Thompson tells Comic Riffs. "And I'm convinced it's likely all a big mistake. Are you sure? Better double-check that source."
The Cartoonist of the Year and all the divisional award winners will be announced May 28 at the NCS Reubens Awards in Boston.
| February 22, 2011; 1:00 PM ET
Categories: The Animation, The Comic Strip | Tags: Cul de Sac, Disney animation, Glen Keane, NCS Reuben Awards, Pearls Before Swine, Richard Thompson, Stephan Pastis
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