National Cartoonist Society Honors Prez and Nanjing: The Burning City

This past weekend, the National Cartoonists Society held their Reuben Awards. Dark Horse and Ethan Young‘s Nanjing: The Burning City was awarded “Best Graphic Novel,” while DC ComicsPrez was honored for “Best Comic Book Award.” Prez was written by Mark Russell with art by Jeremy Lawson, Mark Morales, and Ben Caldwell.

Now in its 70th year, the Reuben Awards honor the outstanding achievements of professionals in the world of cartooning. Celebrating creators in a variety of facets including newspaper strips, TV animation, gag cartoons, comic books and more, the NCS honors the accomplishments of everyone in the cartooning profession with the Annual Reuben Awards. NCS membership includes over 500 of the world’s major cartoonists.

Serving as the world’s largest and most respected organization of professional cartoonists, NCS focuses on the advanced standards of professional cartooning, the promotion and exchange of all sectors of the cartooning industry, and the encouragement of general acceptance of cartooning as an art by artists, students and the general public.

Dark Horse Comics swept the Best Graphic Novel category with three stellar nominations, which, in addition to Nanjing, included Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá’s Two Brothers and Jonathan Case’s The New Deal. All three titles are part of the Dark Horse Originals imprint, marketed under the banner “Great Creators, Original Visions.

Ethan Young’s next graphic novel, The Battles of Bridget Lee: Invasion of Farfall, debuts in September. Young also won a 2007 Independent Publisher Book Awards Gold Medal for the graphic novel Tails.

Congratulations to all winners and nominees! You can find a full list here.