2007 NCS Reuben Nominees

March 23rd, 2007 | Posted in News


NCS President Rick Stromoski released the names of the Reuben Award nominees for 2007 on Thursday. They are as follows:

REUBEN AWARD for Cartoonist of the Year

  • Bill Amend
  • Dave Coverly
  • Dan Piraro

REUBEN DIVISION AWARDS – NOMINEES (listed alphabetically)

Feature Animation

  • Peter De Seve, Character Design (Fox) “Ice Age 2: The Meltdown”
  • Carter Goodrich, Character Design (Sony) “Open Season”
  • Tim Johnson and Karey Kirkpatrick, Directors (Dreamworks) “Over The Hedge”

Magazine Feature/Magazine Illustration

  • Steve Brodner
  • Tom Richmond
  • Jean-Jacques Sempe

Comic Book

  • Cancer Vixen by Marisa Acocella Marchetto
  • American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
  • Chicken With Plums by Marjane Satrapi

Newspaper Illustration

  • Sean Kelly
  • Robert Sanchuk
  • Laurie Triefeldt

Advertising Illustration

  • Craig McKay
  • Jack Pittman
  • Tom Richmond

Newspaper Panels

  • Tony Carillo, “F Minus”
  • Keiran Meehan, “Meehan”
  • Hilary Price, “Rhymes With Orange”

Book Illustration

  • Mike Lester, 93 In My Family
  • Wiley Miller, The Extraordinary Adventures Of Ordinary Basil
  • Adrian Sinnott, Caveman Manners

Newspaper Comic Strips

  • Bill Griffith, “Zippy The Pinhead”
  • Stephan Pastis, “Pearls Before Swine”
  • Mark Tatulli, “Lio”

Television Animation

  • David Hulin, “Geico Gecko”
  • Steve Loter, “Kim Possible”
  • Craig McCracken, “Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends”

Greeting Cards

  • Kevin Ahern
  • Pat Byrnes
  • Carla Ventresca

Gag Cartoons

  • Drew Dernavich
  • Mick Stevens
  • P.C. Vey

Editorial Cartoons

  • Mike Lester
  • Glenn McCoy
  • Mike Ramirez

Let’s see… in “Magazine Feature/Magazine Illustration” I’ve up against one of the most recognizable illustrators of the last quarter century in Steve Brodner and a Living Legend in French cartoonist and New Yorker cover regular Jean-Jacques Sempe… yep, better clear a space on that wall right now for the plaque! Both Craig McCay and Jack Pittman in the “Advertising Illustration” division are Reuben winning cartoonists as well… so it doesn’t get much better there.

Those are jokes, of course. It really is a huge honor just to get mentioned in the same breath as these talented artists, so come what may I am very proud to be nominated.

Best of luck to all the nominees.


  1. Trevour says:

    I didn’t get around to commenting in your last NCS post, but I’ll add it here – congrats Tom! And I’ll be rootin’ for you too!

  2. SteveH says:

    Tom, wishing you the very best in the competition, for my money you deserve to WIN both categories that you have been nominated for! Can I have that 20 bucks now….hahaha…. all the best my friend, its the taking part that counts but then again, the plaques on the wall would look just perfect in your studio!

  3. opsman says:

    I’m crossing my fingers for “Lio” and Bill Amend to win.

  4. mtatulli says:

    Hey, congratulations, Tom! Two nominations! I am impressed!
    Hopefully we’ll both walk away with some plaques!

    Look forward to seeing you in Orlando!

  5. Tom says:

    Thanks, Mark!

    (That’s Mark Tatulli, of “Heart in the City” and “Lio” fame.) My chapter voted on the “Newspaper Strip” division this year and Mark is one of the three nominated for his new “Lio” strip. I know I voted for him, as “Lio” is one of the best strips in the papers. Great stuff, and all pantomime… my favorite kind of cartooning.

    Good luck, yourself, Mark!


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