The Simpsons creator Matt Groening has been named Outstanding Cartoonist Of The Year at the 2003 REUBEN AWARDS.

Groening, whose cartoon about a dysfunctional American family has won critical acclaim the world over, was awarded the top award by members of the cartoon industry.

The gongs are designed by and named after the first president of the National Cartoonists Society, RUBE GOLDBERG.

26/05/2003 02:55