Division Awards

Advertising Illustration



Previously titled Advertising and Illustration, in 1976 it divided into two separate categories, Advertising and Illustration, combining again from 1982 to 1985. They divided again in 1986. This category was titled Commercial in 1989 and 1990.

PAT BYRNES won the Advertising Illustration Award in 2001, beating out fellow nominees GUY GILCHRIST and STEVE MCGARRY.

PAT BYRNES won the Advertising Illustration Award in 2001, beating out fellow nominees GUY GILCHRIST and STEVE MCGARRY.

Animation Feature


  • 1995 JOE GRANT
  • 1996 MARK MILLER & CREW
  • 1997 NIK RANIERI
  • 1998 CHEN YI CHANG
  • 1999 BRAD BIRD
  • 2000 ERIC GOLDBERG
  • 2001 PETE DOCTER
  • 2002 CHRIS SANDERS
  • 2003 ANDREW STANTON
  • 2004 BRAD BIRD
  • 2005 NICK PARK
  • 2006 CARTER GOODRICH
  • 2007 DAVID SILVERMAN
  • 2008 NICOLAS MARLET
  • 2009 RONNIE DEL CARMEN
  • 2010 NICOLAS MARLET
  • 2011 MARK McCREERY
    Prior to 1995, when it was divided into Feature Animation and Television Animation, the category was titled Animation. In 1989 and 1990, the category was titled Electronic Media.

Animation Television


    Prior to 1995, when it was divided into Feature Animation and Television Animation, the category was titled Animation. In 1989 and 1990, the category was titled Electronic Media.

  • 1995 BRUCE TIM
  • 1996 EVERETT PECK
  • 1997 DAVID FEISS
  • 1998 DANNY ANTONUCCI
  • 1999 RICH MOORE
  • 2000 GARY BASEMAN
  • 2001 CHRIS RECCARD
    & LYNN NAYLOR
  • 2002 STEVE HILLENBURG
  • 2003 PAUL RUDISH
  • 2004 CRAIG McCRACKEN
  • 2005 DAVID SILVERMAN
  • 2006 CRAIG McCRACKEN
  • 2007 STEPHEN SILVER
  • 2008 SANDRA EQUIHA
    & JORGE GUTIERREZ
  • 2009 SETH McFARLANE
  • 2010 DAVE FILONI
  • 2011 ERIK WIESE

Book Illustration


B.B. Sams was voted 2002 Book Illustrator of the Year. That same year he was also nominated in the Advertising Illustration category, where he lost out to Jim Hummel.

B.B. Sams was voted 2002 Book Illustrator of the Year. That same year he was also nominated in the Advertising Illustration category, where he lost out to Jim Hummel.

Comic Books


    From 1970 until 1981, two separate categories were created, HUMOR and STORY.
    HUMOR
    STORY


    Since 1982, the category has once more been called COMIC BOOK, with the exception of 1989 and 1990, when it was merged with MAGAZINE AND BOOK ILLUSTRATION.

  • 1998 ALEX ROSS
  • 1999 CHRIS WARE
  • 2000 DON DeCARLO
  • 2001 FRANK CHO
  • 2002 STAN SAKAI
  • 2004 DARWYN COOKE
  • 2005 PAUL CHADWICK
  • 2006 GENE LUEN YANG
  • 2007 SHAUN TAN
  • 2008 CYRIL PEDROSA
  • 2009 PAUL POPE
  • 2010 JILL THOMPSON
  • 2011 J.H. WILLIAMS

Editorial Cartoons


President Jimmy Carter, captured by JIM MORIN, 1992s winner in EDITORIAL CARTOON . MORIN has been at The Miami Herald since 1978, and was awarded the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning. He was also a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 1977 and 1990.

President Jimmy Carter, captured by JIM MORIN, 1992's winner in EDITORIAL CARTOON . MORIN has been at The Miami Herald since 1978, and was awarded the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning. He was also a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 1977 and 1990.

ETTA HULME became the first female cartoonist to win in the Editorial division with her win in 1982. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram staffer recorded her second win in the category in 1998

ETTA HULME became the first female cartoonist to win in the Editorial division with her win in 1982. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram staffer recorded her second win in the category in 1998

Gag Cartoons


Greeting Cards


Right: OLIVER CHRISTIANSON has been signing his work REVILO since he graduated as an illustration major from California State University, Long Beach, and began a career in cartooning for a variety of mens magazines and National Lampoon. His work is familiar to millions thanks to his output for Hallmark Cards. He was named GREETING CARDS cartoonist of the year in 2001.

OLIVER CHRISTIANSON has been signing his work "REVILO" since he graduated as an illustration major from California State University, Long Beach, and began a career in cartooning for a variety of men's magazines and National Lampoon. His work is familiar to millions thanks to his output for Hallmark Cards. He was named GREETING CARDS cartoonist of the year in 2001.

RICK STROMOSKI became the first cartoonist to win twice in the GREETING CARDS division with his wins in 1995 and 1998. Hes also won for GAG CARTOONS.

RICK STROMOSKI became the first cartoonist to win twice in the GREETING CARDS division with his wins in 1995 and 1998. He's also won for GAG CARTOONS.

Magazine Feature & Magazine Illustration


Originally titled ILLUSTRATION after breaking from ADVERTISING in 1976, this category combined again with ADVERTISING from 1982 to 1985. In 1989 the focus became MAGAZINE AND BOOK ILLUSTRATION, which was then divided into separate categories. As of 2003, the category was amended to MAGAZINE FEATURE AND MAGAZINE ILLUSTRATION.

An Arnold Roth illustration from Choosing and Enjoying Wines, 1965

An Arnold Roth illustration from "Choosing and Enjoying Wines," 1965

    In his 50-plus years as a freelance cartoonist, the brilliant ARNOLD ROTH has won 6 times in this category, twice in SPORTS CARTOONS, and once in SPECIAL FEATURES. A former NCS President, he has won the REUBEN, shares a SILVER T-SQUARE with wife Caroline, and is the recipient of the Societys GOLD KEY award.

    In his 50-plus years as a freelance cartoonist, the brilliant ARNOLD ROTH has won 6 times in this category, twice in SPORTS CARTOONS, and once in SPECIAL FEATURES. A former NCS President, he has won the REUBEN, shares a SILVER T-SQUARE with wife Caroline, and is the recipient of the Society's GOLD KEY award.

Newspaper Illustration


    STEVE McGARRY won the 2002 award with this center-spread illustration. The same year, he won the General illustration Award from the Australian Cartoonists Association, the first artist ever to win awards from both societies.

    STEVE McGARRY won the 2002 award with this center-spread illustration. The same year, he won the General illustration Award from the Australian Cartoonists Association, the first artist ever to win awards from both societies.

Newspaper Panel


DAVE COVERLY collects the 2002 award. His SPEED BUMP runs in some 250 newspapers worldwide. Shown: SPEED BUMP, THE FAMILY CIRCUS, HERMAN, THE FAR SIDE and BIZARRO.

DAVE COVERLY collects the 2002 award. His SPEED BUMP runs in some 250 newspapers worldwide. Shown: SPEED BUMP, THE FAMILY CIRCUS, HERMAN, THE FAR SIDE and BIZARRO.

Newspaper Strip


1991 winner LYNN JOHNSTON, pictured above enjoying a joke at the Reubens with Garfield creator JIM DAVIS, is a former President of the NCS. She won the Reuben Award in 1995.

1991 winner LYNN JOHNSTON, pictured above enjoying a joke at the Reubens with "Garfield" creator JIM DAVIS, is a former President of the NCS. She won the Reuben Award in 1995.

    RICK KIRKMAN won for BABY BLUES, his co-creation with JERRY SCOTT, in 1995. The rules were subsequently amended so that both creators are nominated, later allowing SCOTT to win twice with his ZITS co-creator, JIM BORGMAN.

    RICK KIRKMAN won for BABY BLUES, his co-creation with JERRY SCOTT, in 1995. The rules were subsequently amended so that both creators are nominated, later allowing SCOTT to win twice with his ZITS co-creator, JIM BORGMAN.


Prior to 1989, strips were adjudicated in two separate categories, HUMOR STRIPS and STORY STRIPS:
Clockwise from top left: Stan Drake, Fred Lasswell, Dick Moores, Hal Foster

Clockwise from top left: Stan Drake, Fred Lasswell, Dick Moores and
Hal Foster

Discontinued Categories


SPECIAL FEATURES


NEW MEDIA

BILL HINDS won the inaugural New Media award for his Buzz Beamer Flash animations for SIKids.

BILL HINDS won the inaugural New Media award for his Buzz Beamer Flash animations for SIKids.


SPORTS CARTOONS