Last weekend the official results of the Alaska Press Club's 2010 awards were announced, and my editorials bagged second-best (one of the two sets posted above - not sure yet which one won). I had pitted my Ester Republic content against the work for the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, and damned if Joe Miller didn't lose out again.Big congratulations go out to Peter Dunlap-Shohl, who took first in Editorial Cartoons along with scoring first in the "Best Commentary Blog" category for his other site "Off and On." Third place went to the Homer News' Michael O'Meara, who's stuff unfortunately doesn't seem to exist on-line anywhere, and the couple times I queried the newspaper last year for contact info to do a short feature on his work went unanswered. Next time you visit the local library though, they have archived back-issues in the periodical section, so check it out.
Also the National Cartoonist Society selected Alaska's own Chad Carpenter ("Tundra" - which also nabbed a 2008 Reuben Award) as one of the three finalists in the "Newspaper Panel Cartoons" division, along with Glenn McCoy ("The Flying McCoys") and Doug Bratton ("Pop Culture Shock Therapy").