Each year the prestigious National Cartoonists Society, of which I am a proud member, gets together of it’s Reubens Award Weekend. No, it has nothing to do with sandwiches. It’s kind of like the Academy Awards of cartoonists. Newspaper comic Strip artists, animators, greeting card artists, webcomic creators ( like me now, because of this strip ), and freelance cartoon illustrators ( again, like me ), all get together for this. We socialize, talk “shop”, sing karaoke ( I sing a mean Elvis, if I do say so myself ), and celebrate the best in cartooning that year. Several friends of mine are up for awards, so this is going to be a great year. PLUS, the one and only Weird Al Yankovic is going to be attending and receiving a special award! I’m looking forward to meeting him.
This year the Reubens is being held in beautiful San Diego. Barbie and I got here last night and are looking forward to seeing all of our friends again. I’ll try to post some photos while we’re gone. It’s a gonna be a blast!