In another example of how digital media continues to gain ground on traditional print, not to mention taking over broadcast content as well, the National Cartoonists Society has announced their 2012 nominees for the deliciously named Reuben Awards, and for the first year they include webcomics! The Reubens will be presented May 25-27 in Las Vegas, and sadly, I will not be on hand to cover the awards in person.
The online nominees are:
- The Oatmeal, by Matthew Inman
- Penny Arcade, by Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins
- Scenes from a Multiverse, by Jon Rosenberg
After my realization a few years ago that there are both national organizations for virtually everything and therefore, a requisite annual convention to compliment these organizations, I began wondering what the after-parties were like at some of these events. I bet cartoonists come up with some great entertainment in Vegas.