- Nominees in the NCS
Award Division of:
Of The Year
Pat Brady, 53, of Sycamore, Illinois,
is nominated for the Reuben Award for the year 2000 as the "Cartoonist
of the Year" by the National Cartoonists Society. Brady
has lived in in Louisville, Kentucky, Georgia, Florida, and Kansas,
before settling in Illinois. He attended the University of Wisconsin
in Whitewater, Wisconsin and once worked as a sports cartoonist
for the Arlington High School newspaper in Arlington Heights,
Illinois. Brady is married and has one
daughter. He may be contacted by email at website at PBradyRose@aol.com.
Additional information about Pat and "Rose is Rose"
is can be viewed online at United Feature Synducate's web site
Jack Davis, 76, of St. Simons Island,
GA, is nominated for Reuben Award, as the National Cartoonists
Society's "Cartoonist of the Year". Born in 1924 in
Atlanta, GA, his first published work was at the age of 14 in
"Tip Top Comics." During World War II, he served in
the U.S. Navy, where his cartoon feature "Boondocker"
appeared regularly in the Navy News. He attended the University
of Georgia, and moved to New York, where he assisted on "The
Saint" and "Mark Trail" comic strips. In the early
1950s, Davis developed a following for his work with EC Comics,
where he contributed to MAD Magazine in its earliest incarnation.
He also worked on other magazines such as "Trump" "Humbug"
"Help" "Sick" "Cracked" "Creepy"
Davis' work has graced virtually every field of illustration
and cartooning for the last six decades. In 1989, he designed
the twenty-five cent "We
Deliver" stamp for the U.S. Postal Service.
Matt Groening, originally from Portland,
Oregon, is nominated for "Cartoonist of the Year" in
the Annual Reuben Awards. Groening, creator and executive producer
of FOX's Emmy Award-winning series "The Simpsons,"
brings the longest-running prime-time animated series in television
history to the airwaves. Originating in 1987 on "The Tracey
Ullman Show,' "The Simpsons" has become a unique slice
of Americana with its outrageous and irreverent portrayal of
the nuclear family. Before "The Simpsons," Groening
created his "Life in Hell" comic strip that debuted
in 1977 and appears in more than 250 newspapers worldwide. In
1993, he formed Bongo Comics Group where he serves as publisher.
In 1995 he founded and published Zongo Comics. In 1999 following
the success of "The Simpsons," Groening unveiled another
television creation, "Futurama," now in its second
season. Groening oversees all licensing and merchandising of
his characters and has authored many recent best-selling books
featuring them. He resides in Los Angeles, CA.
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