Cooke, Sakai, Thompson and more nominated for Reuben Awards

The National Cartoonists Society has announced the nominees for the 65th annual Reuben Awards, which honor creators in various illustration fields, including comics.

Nominees for the two comic book industry categories -- comics books and graphic novels -- are:

COMIC BOOKSStan Sakai “Usagi Yojimbo”Chris Samnee “Thor the Mighty Avenger”Jill Thompson “Beasts of Burden”

GRAPHIC NOVELSDarwyn Cooke- “The Outfit”Joyce Farmer “Special Exits”James Sturm- “Market Day”

You can see the rest of the nominees in animation, comic strip and other categories, over at the NCS website. Winners will be announced over the Memorial Day weekend.

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