ORANGE, CA -- LIBERTY MEADOWS creator Frank Cho received twoawards from the National Cartoonists Society this weekend. Cho was amongthirteen cartoonists honored with special plaques for excellence withintheir division and the only cartoonist to win two awards at the 56th AnnualReuben Awards Weekend, held this year in Cancun, Mexico.
In addition to the award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year (which waspresented to Zits creator Jerry Scott), cartoonists in various professionaldivisions were also honored with special plaques for excellence. Cho pickedup two plaques - one for his ongoing Liberty Meadows comic book andthe other for The Frank Cho Illustrator.
Cho has also won or been nominated for the following awards: Eisner, Harvey,Charles Schulz plaque for Excellence in Cartooning, Scripps-Howard, Ignatz,and the National Cartoonist Society awards.
LIBERTY MEADOWS will be published by Image Comics beginning with issue #27,on sale in August. Image will also issue a trade paperback collection of theseries' first nine issues, LIBERTY MEADOWS BOOK ONE: EDEN, in July.
The National Cartoonists Society is the world's largest and most prestigiousorganization of professional cartoonists. Founded in 1946, the NCS todayincludes more than 600 of the world's major cartoonists in its membershiproster. NCS members work in many branches of the profession, including comicstrips, comic books, comic panels, editorial cartoons, animation, gagcartoons, greeting cards, advertising, humorous magazine and bookillustration, sports cartoons and more. The official headquarters of theNational Cartoonists Society is in New York City. There are 12 chartered andactive Regional Chapters around the country.
More information about the NCS and Reuben Awards can be found on theNational Cartoonists Society's Web site at www.reuben.org