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Reuben Award Weekend Photos, Courtesy of Hogan’s Alley

Thanks to Tom Heintjes of Hogan’s Alley  for posting a fun gallery of photos from the 2018 Reuben Awards weekend!

Here’s a taste: a shot of Lynn, with “Cathy” cartoonist Cathy Guisewite, talking about being pioneering women cartoonists. See the rest of the gallery here!

Lynn with Cathy Guisewite

 

Lynn Receives a Medal Of Honor from the National Cartoonists Society

Congratulations to Lynn!

At the annual Reuben Awards (the Oscars for cartoonists) in Philadelphia this year, Lynn was honoured by the National Cartoonists Society (NCS) with a lifetime achievement award. This is a huge honour for Lynn. Here is what she had to say about it:

On Saturday May 26th, I received a wonderful and surprising gift. I’ll call it a gift because as I stood before a banquet hall filled with artists I admire, I felt overwhelmed and unsure; the way you do at a surprise party. The National Cartoonist Society Medal of Honor has only been given to 5 other cartoonists: Al Jaffee, Arnold Roth, Mort Walker,Mell Lazarus and Mort Drucker — all heroes; all men! That it has been given to me is truly hard to believe.

The Medal of Honor is given to someone who has already won the Reuben. It’s a lifetime achievement award, and although it is a great honour, I’m not ready! The small polished wooden box that contains this Olympic sized medal sits on my bookshelf and challenges me to work harder—I don’t feel as though I have achieved a lifetime’s worth of work! Not yet…there is still so much that I want to do!

I am grateful to everyone on the board of the NCS for giving me this beautiful gift. I will treasure it. And, I believe with all my heart that it belongs to every one of us who draws cartoons for a living. It looks like an easy job, but it certainly is not. Cartooning is a talent, a commitment and a drive. For all of us, it’s a lifetime achievement. I am grateful for this gift and this honour, and I’ll continue to work hard to deserve it.   LJ

(Photos of Lynn by David Folkman)

Meet Lynn in Portland, Oregon this Weekend!

It’s Reuben Awards weekend — this year the National Cartoonist Society’s big bash is happening in Portland, OR. Come one out and meet Lynn (and a long list of other cartoonists) on Sunday, May 28th from 1pm-4pm at the Hilton Portland Executive Atrium Ballroom (try saying that five times fast!)

Enjoy — and good luck to all the Reuben nominees.