At the end of Part 1 of my Reuben Report, I promised you more photographs from the National Cartoonists Society’s 2009 Reuben Awards that took place this year during May 22-24 at the Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood, CA. For those of you who have anxiously been waiting, the payoff is sweet.
While my first post was of my photos, in the weeks that have passed, many friends and colleagues have passed along their photos to me. I’ve picked some of the best at my disposal to share with you. Since I’ll be putting these in chronological order from the weekend’s activities, I’ll acknowledge my contributors right now! Many thanks to the following who have graciously allowed me to post their great shots: Sergio Aragonès, Sean Kelly, Chari Pere, Bill Morrison, Wendy Peng, Rob Smith, Jr., Cedric Hohnstadt, Tom Stemmle, and Rick Detorie.
FRIDAY, MAY 22
SATURDAY, MAY 23
On Saturday during the seminars, several posters and a large banner were set out for us to draw on that were to be given to various groups of the U.S. military. Over the past year, NCS member Jeff Bacon has been spearheading the efforts for NCS members to join with the U.S.O. in visiting injured troops here and abroad. He has led several trips of cartoonists that have been so very well received and appreciated by our soldiers. So, some of these are related to that project, and others to another troop project headed up by editorial cartoonist Michael Ramirez. The following are some shots of those banners.
Well, this has been an awful lot of pictures today. There’s more where that came from. I shall post more shots tomorrow from the actual Reuben Award banquet, and on Wednesday, I’ll have my final post about the 2009 Reubens with more shots from Cathy Guisewite’s Sunday afternoon party followed by a few parting shots of cartoonists doing karaoke. I’ll close out today’s post with a few photos of Hollywood as seen from the Presidential Suite at the Renaissance Hotel.