Every year the National Cartoonist's Society holds their Reuben weekend, a social event for member cartoonists which includes a number of awards. Awards are given in different categories including magazine illustration, greeting card illustration, best newspaper comic strip and many, many more. The ultimate award is the Reuben itself for cartoonist of the year - this year's nominees are: Dan Piraro - Bizarro, Stephan Pastis - Pearls Before Swine, and Dave Coverly - Speed Bump. This year's gathering is in LA (Hollywood, actually) on Memorial Day weekend and John and I will be going for the first time.
Tom Richmond has posted his illustrations for the Reubens for the last 6 years over on his website here. As with all Tom's work, these are just terrific! (See if you can find Edison)