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Pastis, Piraro, Thompson nominated for Reuben Award (UPDATED)
I’ve got confirmation that Stephen Pastis, Dan Piraro, and Richard Thompson have been nominated for this year’s Reuben Award For Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year. The nominees are selected by a secret ballot from the members of the National Cartoonists Society. Both Stephan and Dan were nominated last year for the award (Dave Coverly took the award).
Reactions to their nominations will be posted as I get them.
I was able to get a hold of Richard and Stephan to get their reactions to the news. I could tell Richard was still in a bit of shock. He got his call last Friday with the news. In his words he was “gob-stopped.”
Stephan said, “What really matters about the Reuben is that, unless you do political cartoons, this is the biggest award you can get. It’s the same award that Larson, Schulz and Watterson had. And it’s your own peers that judge your work, that alone makes a nomination worth something.”