Here is my super-condensed cartoon report on the 2011 Reuben Awards weekend.
Some of the many things I couldn’t fit into the comic:
- The webcomics panel on Friday was entertaining, with a lot of contrast between the folks on stage. Kate Beaton’s slideshow moved at machine-gun pace—you’d barely recover from one punchline before another drilled you in the gut. (She also had a great, underplayed delivery when reading all the dialogue.) Randall Munroe was in a more leisurely and analytical mode, showcasing entire XKCD strips in a slide. Dave Kellett was a little in both camps, doing fast and spirited readings of his strips, then slowing down to emphasize a point.
- Webcartoonists love Emily Dickenson.
- I really hope that Roth video makes an appearance somewhere on the web; there’s at least one frame I’d like as a desktop background.
- A color guard performed at the awards ceremony, and another crew shot confetti over the crowd. Abe Lincoln was also there, in the balcony; at one point he overpowered some kind of prowler that crept up on him.