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Reubens!

By Jeremy Meltingtallow

It’s been a couple of years since Mike and I ventured out to the Reuben Awards, and it was definitely due time. This year it took place in Vegas, which was both fun and decidedly tiring – more so for the time difference than anything else. Note to self: stay on your own coast unless you want to fall asleep in the NCS-sponsored buffet.

Anyway, as usual, we were pleased to see some old friends as well as make some new ones. Unfortunately, we forgot to bring along a real camera, so Mike faked it by playing paparazzi with his cell phone. I apologize for the poor quality of these photos.

  

 

 

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Here’s a shot of the resort we stayed at. Not bad, eh?

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With Michael McParlane, who was nominated for newspaper illustration. He also mentioned he recently completed two marathons. Sheesh. (excuse my red eyes – extreme jet lag).

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With Hilary Price (Rhymes with Orange) and King Features editor, Brendan Burford.

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With Greg Cravens and Mark Parisi (who won the cartoon panel division — go, Mark!)

 

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With Stephanie Piro, another mega-talented nominee for cartoon panels.

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One of my many hair-in-the-face photos (the wind was blowing something fierce) with Dan Thompson.  Hey, will that wine glass ever be set down?

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Holy crap, it’s a bad pic of me with Mell Lazarus, one of my childhood heroes!

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With Chris Sparks. I’m signing my page in Richard Thompson’s copy of the “Team Cul de Sac” book. Pick up a copy if you can. The book is absolutely stunning.

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A glimpse of Jim Davis after his presentation.

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Yes, hubby finally made it into a picture! At the NCS banquet.

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With John Hambrock, always a sweetheart.

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With Dan Collins, Jan Eliot, and Susan Camilleri Konar. Excuse the demon eyes.

We took many more photos, which unfortunately didn’t come out so well. Hopefully next year!