Stuart Carlson runner-up in 2011 National Headliner Awards

Excerpted from a Comics Riff post by Michae Cavna

Dayton Daily News cartoonist Mike Peters is the winner of the 2011 National Headliner Award for Editorial Cartoons, the awards group has announced.

Stuart Carlson of the syndicate Universal Uclick was the runner-up, and Adam Zyglis of the Buffalo News took third place. Carlson was let go by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in 2008 in what was termed a "voluntary buyout," after the newspaper reportedly couldn't justify his full-time staff position.

Carlson, for his part, says to us about the honor: "I consider being a runner-up to a terrific cartoonist like Mike Peters to be keeping awfully good company."

Read the entire article at the Comic Riffs blog.