Another big Reubens weekend announcement!
On behalf of the board of directors of the National Cartoonists Society, It is my great pleasure to announce that Patrick McDonnell will be awarded the Elzie Segar award at the 74th Annual Reuben Awards in Kansas City!
The “Segar” is presented to a person who has made a unique and outstanding contribution to the profession of cartooning. It is awarded by the NCS Board of Directors in concert with President of King Features Syndicate in honor of “Popeye” creator, Elzie Segar.
We are in awe of Patrick’s career spanning multiple disciplines of the craft of cartooning, not to mention his work as an advocate for environmental, humanitarian and animal causes. Patrick will be the 21st person to receive this award in nearly 50 years.
Previous recipients of The Segar are:
1971 Milton Caniff
1972 Otto Soglow
1973 Dik Browne
1974 Russell Patterson
1975 Bob Dunn
1976 Bill Gallo
1977 Mort Walker
1978 Hal Foster
1979 (posthumous) Al Capp
1980 Charles Schulz
1981 Johnny Hart
1982 Bil Keane
1983 John C. Murphy
1984 Fred Lasswell
1985 Jim Davis (A fellow-Reubens guest this year!)
1986 Brant Parker
1987 Mike Peters
1994 Fred Lasswell
1996 Thomas Armstrong
1999 Mort Walker
Patrick will also be interviewed on stage by “For Better or For Worse” creator, Lynn Johnston at the 2020 Reubens Conference in Kansas City on Saturday 6th June, 2020 as part of the NCS Reubens weekend conference.
Keep an eye out in your inbox for a very special edition of The Cartoon!st with an exclusive interview with Patrick by New Jersey NCS Chapter Chair, Tom Stemmle.
Stay tuned for more major announcements to our huge line-up for the weekend.
We look forward to having you join us at the 74th Annual Reuben Awards weekend on 5th-7th June, 2020.
BOOK EARLY to secure your accommodation. the NCS has negotiated a fantastic discounted room rate exclusively for NCS members of $169. Members, check your inbox for the exclusive booking link.
See you in Kansas City!