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Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 03/17/2011

CARTOONING AWARDS: And your NCS Reubens division nominees are...

Two of the artists in the running for cartooning’s Oscar — “Cul de Sac’s” Richard Thompson and Disney’s Glen Keane — are now up for the National Cartoonists Society’s division awards as well, the NCS has announced.

Thompson will compete in the Newspaper Comic Strip category against “Red and Rover’s” Brian Bassett, as well as Jeff Parker and Steve Kelley, creators of the newcomer comic “Dustin.”

Keane, the animation director on the hit film “Tangled,” will go up against a trio of “How to Train Your Dragon” talent — directors Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders and character designer Nicolas Marlet — in the Feature Animation category.

Both Keane and Thompson are nominated for the big Reuben Award, as is “Pearls Before Swine” creator. Stephan Pastis. (You can read all their reactions here and here.)

The nominees in the Newspaper Panel category are Doug Bratton (“Pop Culture Shock Therapy”), Chad Carpenter (“Tundra”) and Glenn McCoy (“Flying McCoys”).

Nominated in the Editorial Cartoons division are Creators’ Bob Gorrell and Mike Lester of the Rome (Ga.) News-Tribune, as well as the Indianapolis Star’s Gary Varvel, who this month won the Grambs Aronson Award for Cartooning With a Conscience,for his illustrated reportage series — “The Path to Hope” — about the toll of financial hardship in his community.

Lester is also nominated in the Book Illustration division for drawing “The Butt Book”; the category’s other nominees are Sandra Boynton (“Amazing Cows,” the cover of which harks back to comics’ Golden Age) and Jared Lee (“The 3 Wise Guys”).

The other double nominees are Anton Emdin (Advertising Illustration and Magazine Feature/Illustration) and Dave Whamond (Advertising Illustration and Newspaper Illustration).

The Comic Books nominees are Stan Sakai (“Usagi Yojimbo”), Chris Samnee (“Thor the Mighty Avenger”) and Jill Thompson (“Beasts of Burden”). Nominated for Graphic Novels are Darwyn Cooke (“The Outfit”), Joyce Farmer (“Special Exits”) and James Sturm (“Market Day).

The 65th annual Reuben Awards will be Memorial Day weekend in Boston.

To see all the entire list of nominees, click through below:

The nominees for the National Cartoonists Society division awards:

NEWSPAPER COMIC STRIPS

Brian Bassett “Red and Rover”

Jeff Parker and Steve Kelley “Dustin”

Richard Thompson “Cul de Sac”

NEWSPAPER PANEL CARTOONS

Doug Bratton “Pop Culture Shock Therapy”

Chad Carpenter “Tundra”

Glenn McCoy “Flying McCoys”

TELEVISION ANIMATION

Dave Filoni – Supervising Director / Production Designer, “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”

Dan Krall – Art Director, “Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated”

Scott Wills – Art Director, “Sym-Bionic Titan”

FEATURE ANIMATION

Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders, Directors, “How to Train Your Dragon”

Glen Keane, Animation Director, “Tangled”

Nicolas Marlet, Character Designer, “How to Train Your Dragon”

EDITORIAL CARTOONS

Bob Gorrell

Mike Lester

Gary Varvel

NEWSPAPER ILLUSTRATION

Sean Kelly

Michael McParlane

Dave Whamond

GAG CARTOONS

Bob Eckstein

Zachary Kanin

Gary McCoy

GREETING CARDS

Jim Benton

Dan Collins

Teresa Roberts Logan

MAGAZINE FEATURE/MAGAZINE ILLUSTRATION

Lou Brooks

Anton Emdin

Tom Richmond

BOOK ILLUSTRATION

Sandra Boynton “Amazing Cows”

Jared Lee “The 3 Wise Guys”

Mike Lester “The Butt Book”

ADVERTISING ILLUSTRATION

Anton Emdin

Jack Pittman

Dave Whamond

COMIC BOOKS

Stan Sakai “Usagi Yojimbo”

Chris Samnee “Thor the Mighty Avenger”

Jill Thompson “Beasts of Burden”

GRAPHIC NOVELS

Darwyn Cooke “The Outfit”

Joyce Farmer “Special Exits”

James Sturm “Market Day”

[h/t: The Daily Cartoonist]

By  |  01:08 PM ET, 03/17/2011

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