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The National Cartoonist Society has announced its divisional nominees for the 2016 Reuben Awards and they're stocked with GoComics talent aplenty - in fact, GC creators swept several categories altogether!

Ruben Bolling (Tom the Dancing Bug), Michael Luckovich and Jen Sorensen were nominated for Editorial Cartoons.

Dave Blazek's Loose Parts, Nick Galifianakis' Nick and Zuzu and Mark Parisi's Off the Mark were nominated for Newspaper Panels.

Luke McGary (Lukey McGarry’s TLDR) and Dave Whamond (Reality Check) were nominated for Advertising/Product Illustration Work.

Maria Scrivan (Half Full) and Blazek were nominated under the Greeting Card category.

Online Comics - Short Form nominees include Sarah Andersen (Sarah's Scribbles), Bolling, and Dave Kellett (Sheldon).

Mike Lester, Mark Tatulli and Whamond all received nominations for the Book Illustration category.

Pickles by Brian Crane rounded out the massive GC creator presence with its nomination in the Newspaper Strips slot.

Winners will be announced on May 27th at the NCS Reuben Awards in Portland, Ore and we'll be following up in celebration.

You can read the full list of this year's nominees in each category, below:

 

EDITORIAL CARTOONS

Ruben Bolling

Michael Luckovich

Jen Sorensen

 

NEWSPAPER ILLUSTRATION

Anton Emdin

Glen Le Lievre

David Rowe

 

FEATURE ANIMATION

Moana - Eric Goldberg

Zootopia - Cory Loftis

Finding Dory - Erick Oh

 

TELEVISION ANIMATION

The Simpsons - Eric Goldberg

Atomic Puppet - Steve Lambe and Alan Stewart

The Loud House - Chris Savino

 

NEWSPAPER PANELS

Loose Parts - Dave Blazek

Nick and Zuzu - Nick Galifianakis

Off the Mark - Mark Parisi

 

GAG CARTOONS

Pat Byrnes

Joe Dator

Will McPhail

 

ADVERTISING / PRODUCT ILLUSTRATION

Anton Emdin

Luke McGarry

Dave Whamond

 

GREETING CARDS

Dave Blazek

Maria Scrivan

Deb Tomassi

 

COMIC BOOKS

Giant Days - Max Sarin and Liz Fleming

Locke & Key - Gabriel Rodriguez

Usagi Yojimbo - Stan Sakai

 

GRAPHIC NOVELS

Cousin Jospeh - Jules Feiffer

Black Dahlia - Rick Geary

The Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia - Bryan Talbot

 

MAGAZINE FEATURE / ILLUSTRATION

Jon Adams

Teresa Burns Parkhurst

Peter Kuper

 

ONLINE COMICS – LONG FORM

Octopus Pie - Meredith Gran

Band by Band - Kathleen Jacques

OMG Check Please - Ngozi Ukazu

 

ONLINE COMICS – SHORT FORM

Sarah's Scribbles - Sarah Andersen

Donald and John - Ruben Bolling

Sheldon - Dave Kellett

 

BOOK ILLUSTRATION

Mike Lester

Mark Tatulli

Dave Whamond

 

NEWSPAPER STRIPS

Pickles - Brian Crane

Dustin - Steve Kelley & Jeff Parker

Pajama Diaries - Terri Libenson