"If life were a movie, these would be the outtakes." This is how cartoonist Dave Coverly describes the theme of Speed Bump.
You can find Speed Bump in over 400 newspapers and websites, including the Washington Post, Toronto Globe & Mail, Detroit Free Press, Chicago Tribune, Indianapolis Star, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Cincinnati Enquirer, New Orleans Times-Picayune, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Vancouver Sun, Baltimore Sun, and Arizona Republic. In 2000, the first Speed Bump book was published, "Speed Bump: A Collection of Cartoon Skidmarks" (Andrews McMeel). More recent books include "Speed Bump: Cartoons for Idea People" (2004, ECW Press), which was named Humor Book of the Year in independent publishing by Foreword Magazine, and "Just One %$#@ Speed Bump After Another" (2005, ECW Press), which was an Honorable Mention in the Independent Publisher Book Awards.
In 1995, and again in 2003, Speed Bump was given the Best Newspaper Panel award by the National Cartoonists Society, an honor for which it was also nominated again in 1997, 2001 and 2002. In 1998, the same organization gave him another award for Best Greeting Cards, which were nominated again in 1999. In 2009, Coverly was given the prestigious Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year, the highest honor awarded by The National Cartoonists Society. More information on the award and its past winners may be found at www.reuben.org.
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