2008 NCS Reuben Divisional Nominees

April 3rd, 2008 | Posted in News

The nominees for this year’s divisional Reuben awards have been announced:

Book Illustration

  • Nancy Beiman – “Prepare to Board”
  • Sandra Boynton – “Blue Moo”
  • Jay Stephens – “Robots!”

TV Animation

  • Sandra Equihua and Jorge Gutierrez – Creators – “El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera”
  • Stephen Silver – Character Design – “Kim Possible”
  • Richard Webber – Creator – “Purple and Brown”

Greeting Card

  • Gary McCoy
  • Glenn McCoy
  • Dave Mowder

Newspaper Comic Strip

  • Paul Gilligan ?¬¢‚Äö?ᬮ” “Pooch Caf?¬©”
  • Jim Meddick ?¬¢‚Äö?ᬮ” “Monty”
  • Richard Thompson ?¬¢‚Äö?ᬮ” “Cul De Sac”

Editorial Cartoon

  • Gary Brookins
  • Michael Ramirez
  • Bill Schorr

Magazine Illustration

  • Daryll Collins
  • John Klossner
  • Tom Richmond

Newspaper Illustration

  • Drew Friedman
  • Sean Kelly
  • Ed Murawinski

Feature Animation

  • Brad Bird ?¬¢‚Äö?ᬮ” Director ?¬¢‚Äö?ᬮ” “Ratatouille”
  • Sylvan De Boissy ?¬¢‚Äö?ᬮ” Character Design ?¬¢‚Äö?ᬮ” “Surf’s Up”
  • David Silverman ?¬¢‚Äö?ᬮ” Director ?¬¢‚Äö?ᬮ” “The Simpson’s Movie”

Gag Cartoon

  • Benita Epstein
  • Mort Gerberg
  • Glenn McCoy

Comic Book

  • Nick Abadzis ?¬¢‚Äö?ᬮ” “Laika”
  • Bryan Lee O’Malley ?¬¢‚Äö?ᬮ” “Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together”
  • Shaun Tan ?¬¢‚Äö?ᬮ” “The Arrival”

Advertising Illustration

  • Jack Pittman
  • Tom Richmond
  • Tom Stiglich

Newspaper Panel

  • Chad Carpenter ?¬¢‚Äö?ᬮ” “Tundra”
  • Glenn & Gary McCoy ?¬¢‚Äö?ᬮ” “The Flying McCoys”
  • Kieran Meehan ?¬¢‚Äö?ᬮ” “Meehan”

Check out the National Cartoonists Society website for the official announcement and samples of many of the nominee’s work and more to follow when it’s updated.

My friend Stephen Silver is nominated for the first time for “Television Animation”. Congratulations Silvah!

I am honored to be included as a nominee for “Magazine Feature/Magazine Illustration” and “Advertising Illustration” this year. It’s the greatest of feelings to be recognized by your peers, and I am very appreciative of the honors.


  1. Congratulations Tom!
    Two – very much deserved – nominations.

    J x

  2. Philbert says:

    Congratulations Tom! Well deserved recognition for your superior work. I’ll be rooting for you.

    By the way, the newspaper I work for just allowed me to do a “Cartoonist Interviews Cartoonist” article featuring Reuben nominee Benita Epstein (who just so happens to share a zip code with yours truly!) This is Benita’s SIXTH nomination in the Gag Cartoon category. Here’s a link for those interested in reading the piece:


  3. yondaime_kazekage says:

    Way to go Tom!!


New profile pic courtesy of my self-caricature for the Scott Maiko penned article “Gotcha! Mug Shots of Common (but Despicable) Criminals” from MAD 550

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