Today the National Cartoonists Society announced the nominees for its Reuben Awards. This is the first year that the awards have included an online comics category. It’s a pretty big step for webcomics to be recognized by their print peers, one that is long overdue.
Tom Richmond, the president of the NCS, discussed the addition of the new category on his blog back in January (before we were reporting news).
The nominees are:
- Matthew Inman The Oatmeal
- Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins Penny Arcade
- Jon Rosenberg Scenes from a Multiverse
UPDATE 3/27/12: And of course Gary Tyrrell of Fleen was one of the judges.