Untold Tales of Bigfoot Nominated for Another NCS Reuben!

UToB_ReubenNom3_DorseHere’s some fun news (for me, anyway). Untold Tales of Bigfoot has been nominated by the National Cartoonists Society for a Silver Reuben in the Online Comics: Long Form division. This is Bigfoot and Scout’s third nomination (they won in 2013).

We’ve been buzzing about this here in the cave for the last few days, feeling very honored and grateful. Congratulations to my fellow nominees, John Allison and Ru Xu. Bigfoot and I consider the nomination itself a win, thrilled to be recognized alongside some other very talented creators. Scout, however, really wants the wall plaque and he won’t shut up about it.

Either way, we’ll be having a great time rubbing elbows with all the other cartooning professionals at the 72nd Annual Reuben Awards, May 25th-27th in the City of Brotherly Love, good ol’ Philadelphia, PA! Whether we go home with the bauble or not, it is always a sincere pleasure to spend the weekend hanging out with some of the funniest, creative people I know. -v

For a complete list of the nominees in all the divisions, CLICK HERE!



Shameless Plug: My Kickstarter is Live!

If you’ve been coming to this blog to see my process work (thank you) you may know I also work on an award-winning webcomic called Untold Tales of Bigfoot. Well, I just launched a Kickstarter Campaign to get that comic into print, and I’d be remiss if I didn’t post that info here.

If you have the time, go check out the Kickstarter. Untold tales of Bigfoot is an all-ages adventure about a lost dog and a lonesome bigfoot, and the theme revolves around the importance of friendship and family (but Bigfoot also wrestles with a mountain lion and stuff like that). Thanks for listening to my pitch. : )

Untold Tales of Bigfoot Kickstarter Page


Untold Tales of Bigfoot Nominated for Second Reuben Award!

Bigfoot and Scout piggyback(Finally posting this blurb so the news links on my sites have something to connect to). Amazingly, Untold Tales of Bigfoot was just nominated a second time for the National Cartoonists Society 2014 Silver Reuben Award for Best Online Comic (Long-Form). As you may recall, Bigfoot, Scout, and I won this award back in 2012, so this second nomination just a couple years later comes as a very welcome, if mindblowing, surprise.

Once again, I’m nominated alongside some very talented people in the category: Mike Norton’s Battlepug, and Minna Sundberg ’s Stand Still, Stay Silent. Will I win this year? Doesn’t matter. It’s a huge honor for me to be nominated and I’m genuinely thrilled to be considered.

For all the other nominees in all the other categories, check this link. The Reuben Awards Banquet takes place this May in Washington, D.C. The Reuben Awards — often described as “the Oscars of Cartooning”  — have been held annually for the past 69 years with awards going to creators in all branches of the cartooning industry from newspaper strips, to comic books to animation, and webcomics. -v

Untold Tales of Bigfoot by Vince Dorse Wins Reuben for Best Online Comic, Long-Form.

Untold Tales of Bigfoot wins NCS Reuben for Online Comic Long-Form

Untold Tales of Bigfoot started in August of 2012 as an experiment. I wanted to see if I could create a comic, upload it weekly, stay on deadline, and improve my skills as an artist and storyteller.

By the end of that year UTOB had been nominated for a Cartoonist Studio Prize for Best Webcomic 2012 from The Center for Cartoon Studies and Slate Book Review, as well as a National Cartoonists Society Divisional Award for Best Online Comic, Long-Form, 2012. While the Cartoonist Studio Prize eluded us, UTOB did win the NCS’s Divisional Reuben for Best Online Comic, Long-Form. What a fantastic first year.

Untold Tales of Bigfoot is an all-ages adventure about a lost puppy, a lonely Bigfoot and the true meaning of friendship. While the story continues it will update every Wednesday at untoldtalesofbigfoot.com

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