“I’m extremely honored to be a Reuben Award finalist,” Chast tells The Post’s Comic Riffs today.
It is the first time Chast, the veteran New Yorker magazine cartoonist, has been a finalist; this marks the second time for Price, and the seventh nod for Pastis (both were finalists last year). No woman has won the award in the past two decades, and only two women (Cathy Guisewite and Lynn Johnston) have received the Reuben in the organization’s nearly 70-year history.
The Reuben Awards ceremony will be May 23 in Washington.
Recent winners of the NCS Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year award: