Cooke and Brown nominated for NCS Awards in 2012.

As we anxiously await the announcement of who will be nominated for the 2012 Joe Shuster Awards — in the US, the National Cartoonists’ Society has announced their nominees for 2012 and Canadian cartoonists Darwyn Cooke and Chester Brown have been nominated for awards.

For the full list please follow the link below:

The nominees have now been selected and ratified for the 2012 NCS Divisional Awards.

In alphabetical order by last name:

Poster Art by Tom Richmond


Darwyn Cooke- “Betty Saves the Day”- Rocketeer Adventures #2

Duncan Fegredo- Hellboy: The Fury

J.H. Williams- Batwoman


Chester Brown- Paying For It

Rick Geary- The Lives of Sacco and Vanzetti

Ben Katchor- The Cardboard Valise


Matthew Inman- The Oatmeal (

Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins- Penny Arcade (

Jon Rosenberg- Scenes from a Multiverse (