Hilary Price has been nominated for a Reuben Award for “Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year” for her stellar work on “Rhymes With Orange.” Price has previously won the division award for “Best Newspaper Cartoon Panel of the Year” three times. The Reuben Award, considered the “Oscar®” of the cartooning profession, is the highest honor bestowed upon a professional cartoonist.
From magazine illustrations and greeting cards to newspaper comic strips and panels, to TV and feature animation and comic books, the National Cartoonists Society (NCS) honors nominees in 12 separate categories for their outstanding achievements in all facets of the cartooning profession. Previously called the Billy DeBeck Memorial Award, the Reuben Award was introduced in 1954 and is named after longtime honorary NCS President Rube Goldberg. The statue is based on one of Goldberg’s irreverent pieces of sculpture.
Winners will be announced Saturday, May 24, 2014 at the annual NCS Reuben Awards dinner in San Diego, Calif. Information about the National Cartoonists Society and a complete list of this year’s award nominees, including biographies, photographs and samples of their work, can be found on the National Cartoonists Society’s website.