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A Very Condensed Report on the Reuben Awards

Hello Comixtalk! I made a short comic report on my trip to the National Cartoonists Society 65th Annual Reuben Awards, which took place over Memorial Day weekend in Boston.

The Reubens come in two flavors: the Division Awards given for various categories (book illustration, graphic novels, etc.) and the Cartoonist of the Year award ("the Reuben"), which this year was Richard Thompson of Cul de Sac fame. The black-tie awards ceremony is bookended by panel talks and cocktail parties where you can get right next to people like Gary Trudeau and Lynn Johnston, at least until they notice and edge carefully away. This year there was also a webcomics panel featuring Kate Beaton, Dave Kellett and Randall Munroe. But now this blog post is getting to be longer than the actual comic, so go take a peek.