It's been less than 24 hours and I'm already having Reuben Awards withdrawal. There's nothing more fun than hanging out with cartoonists for a weekend--seeing old friends and meeting new ones.
A bunch of us kicked off the weekend with a run to check out the sights. We ran to the Lincoln Memorial and caught a great early morning view of the Washington Monument.
The weekend was an ongoing string of seminars, parties, after parties and after after parties. The speakers were excellent and we had a great "History of the NCS" panel where we heard fun stories from Arnold Roth, Lynn Johnston and others. There was also a fun celebration of 100 Years of King Features at the Library of Congress.
Jason Chatfield did an amazing job hosting The Reuben Awards along with a hilarious video spoof of the "House of Cards" (the "House of Cartoons) and an excellent Tom Gammill video from the LA Chapter.
I was honored to be nominated for a Silver Reuben for the Greeting Card Division alongside the super talented Glenn and Gary McCoy. Glenn McCoy took home the award with a well-deserved win. Roz Chast won the overall Reuben Award. Congratulations to all of the winners! You can see the full list here.
We wrapped up the weekend with a "Haunted Party" as a nod to the Omni Shoreham Hotel which is rumored to be haunted. While I didn't see any actual ghosts, Ed and Heather Steckley knocked it out of the park as the twins from "The Shining" , The MacParlanes killed it as Uncle Fester and Morticia Addams and the Richmonds and Chatfields made the best Scooby Doo Gang.
There is so much more I want to say but I'm back in the studio and the deadlines that I've been ignoring all weekend are breathing down my neck.
I miss everyone already. See you in Memphis!