Falls Church Native Nick Galifianakis wins National Cartoonist Award


May 29, 2012

At the 66th Annual Meeting of the National Cartoonists Society (NCS), held at the Green Valley Ranch in Henderson, Nev., Nick Galifianakis won the Reuben Division Award for Advertising Illustration. The contending finalists were Kevin Kallauger and Tom Stiglich.

Born in Durham, NC, and raised in Falls Church, Va, Galifianakis does the cartoon Nick and Zuzu. Since 1997, he has drawn the cartoons f


or the national syndicated advice column Carolyn Hax, formerly known as Tell Me About It. He illustrated the book Tell Me About It: Lying, Sulking, Getting Fat … and 56 Other Things NOT to Do While Looking for Love, authored by Hax in 2001. He has also illustrated a number of books by writer and novelist Andrew Postman, and published his own book, If You Loved Me, You’d Think This Was Cute: Uncomfortably True Cartoons About You.

Nick’s father Peter Galifianakis is an accomplished sculptor and painter, and Nick is the first cousin of actor Zach Galifianakis, and his uncle is former U.S. Representative Nick Galifianakis.

The National Cartoonists Society is based in Maitland, Fla., near Orlando.


May 29, 2012 


One Response to “Falls Church Native Nick Galifianakis wins National Cartoonist Award”

  1. johannah barry falls church city on May 29th, 2012 9:55 am

    Way to go, neighbor! Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy!