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74th Annual Reuben Awards/2020 NCSFest Lineup

The National Cartoonist Society has released its schedule for the September 12, 2020 NCSFest and Reuben Awards.   Streaming broadcast begins at10am Saturday, September 12 at NCSFest.com   Official Welcome to NCSFest 2020 from NCS President & thank you’s.   From Panels to Publishing  (90 mins) Guests: Mark Tatulli, Terri Libenson, Maria Scrivan, and Rob […]

Posted on: Sep 1, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Awards, Books, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic strips, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Greeting Cards, Illustration, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, web comics, Comments: 2 Comments

Comic-Con No-Go, Reubens Really Iffy

Like the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists Convention and the Herblock Prize Lecture, the San Diego Comic Convention has been cancelled. For the first time in its 50 year history, the show will not go on. Comic-Con International announced that there will be no San Diego Comic-Con in 2020 — and the next planned event […]

Posted on: Apr 18, 2020,  Section: Conventions, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: 2 Comments

AAEC + ACC Ottawa Convention Postponed – Update: Convention Now Cancelled

From the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists: 3/27/20 UPDATE: The 2020 AAEC+ACC cartoonist convention has been officially cancelled. Wes Tyrell, President of the Association of Canadian Cartoonists, said, “We just heard today from the Canadian Feds, who were hosting a big chunk of the convention, that they must postpone until an undetermined date. We are […]

Posted on: Mar 27, 2020,  Section: AAEC, Cartooning, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

74th Reubens – The 2020 Reubens Brochure

The National Cartoonists Society has posted their Reubens Weekend brochure! “Everything you need to know about the 74th annual Reuben Awards Weekend in Kansas City, MO. June 5-7, 2020.” … a star-studded line-up of cartoonists covering a wide variety of topics, starting with the very talented young cartoonist, GEORGIA DUNN, shining a spotlight on her […]

Posted on: Mar 4, 2020,  Section: Awards, Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on 74th Reubens – The 2020 Reubens Brochure

Front Lines: Political Cartooning and the Battle for Freedom of Speech

If you are headed to the AAEC Convention/CXC Festival be sure to pick up this limited edition, soon-to-be-collectors’-item book available only there this weekend. As the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists tweeted: Politico’s [Matt Wuerker] & a slew of guest cartoonists have put together a book that ties into “Front Line: Editorial Cartoonists & the […]

Posted on: Sep 24, 2019,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, book, Cartoons, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Front Lines: Political Cartooning and the Battle for Freedom of Speech

Chelsea Saunders 2019 Locher Award Winner

  The 2019 Locher Memorial Award winner is Chelsea Saunders! The John Locher Memorial Award is a contest for aspiring cartoonists, ages 18-25, whose work demonstrates both clear opinions and strong artistry on political and social topics. Single panel, multi-panel, and animated editorial cartoons and comics will be accepted. Both students and non-students are eligible […]

Posted on: Jul 24, 2019,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Awards, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Chelsea Saunders 2019 Locher Award Winner

AAEC/ACC and NCS – 2020 Convention Conflict?

  Bado posted the news about the Association of Canadian Cartoonists and the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists joint convention for 2020. Per Bado: We are happy to announce that Ottawa will be hosting, next May 14-17, the 2020 conventions of both the Association of Canadian Cartoonists and the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. I […]

Posted on: Jul 6, 2019,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: 1 Comment

The John Locher Memorial Award for Young Political Cartoonists Accepting Submissions

  The Locher Award is a contest for aspiring cartoonists, ages 18-25, whose work demonstrates both clear opinions and strong artistry on political and social topics. Single panel, multi-panel, and animated editorial cartoons and comics will be accepted. Both students and non-students are eligible to submit.   The prestigious award includes a $1,000 cash prize […]

Posted on: May 2, 2019,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Awards, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on The John Locher Memorial Award for Young Political Cartoonists Accepting Submissions

NCSFest Magazine and Program

  The big NCSFest is only two and a half weeks away. In anticipation the NCSFest has released their program magazine online. If the mission was to be informative about the gala celebration and to get people amped about being there, they succeeded! The magazine has a complete program guide (go easy on those showing […]

Posted on: Apr 28, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Conventions, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on NCSFest Magazine and Program

Tales From The Reuben: Mell Lazarus Joins NCS

  In 1957 Mell Lazarus got his Miss Peach comic strip into newspapers. The next year Mell joined the National Cartoonists Society. Yearly dues in January 1958 were $35, yearly dues now, in 2019, are $225. (The inflation calculator puts that 1958 $35 at $307.86 in today’s dollars.) You can join the NCS for less […]

Posted on: Apr 24, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Conventions, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Tales From The Reuben: Mell Lazarus Joins NCS

NCSFest – One Month to Go

  Only one short month until “America’s Biggest Comic Arts Festival!”     Officially it runs May 17 to May 19, 2019, but there’s a signing event on May 16 and a live podcast on May 20th. Get there early and stay late.   Like the star of his Badlands comic strip, Steve McGarry is […]

Posted on: Apr 16, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Conventions, Exhibits, Festival of Cartoon Art, Gatherings, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on NCSFest – One Month to Go

NCS Fest Artists Alley Reservations Reminder

  Yeah it’s the busy season but don’t forget to reserve your table for the NCS Fest. The Deadline is January 31, 2019 and we hope to remind you again after New Years Day.   Coming to Huntington Beach, California, May 17-19, NCS Fest is shaping up to be the biggest FREE comic arts festival […]

Posted on: Dec 11, 2018,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Conventions, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on NCS Fest Artists Alley Reservations Reminder

“Comic-Con” Reserved for San Diego

The United States court system has upheld Comic-Con International‘s contention that it holds a trademark on the term ‘Comic-Con”. From The Hollywood Reporter: San Diego Comic Convention was the plaintiff taking on Dan Farr and Bryan Brandenburg, who ran the Salt Lake Comic Con. At a trial held last winter, San Diego prevailed on its […]

Posted on: Aug 24, 2018,  Section: Conventions, Comments: Comments Off on “Comic-Con” Reserved for San Diego

A Q&A with NCS Foundation President Steve McGarry on the New ‘NCS Fest’

The National Cartoonists Society (NCS) recently announced a change in format for their Reubens’ Awards weekend from a closed membership-only event to an open-to-the-public European-style comics fest. The Daily Cartoonist interviewed former NCS President and current NCS Foundation President Steve McGarry on the updated event. TDC: This is a big change from the Reubens weekend […]

Posted on: Aug 3, 2018,  Section: Conventions, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: 1 Comment

San Diego Comic-Con and The Funny Pages

The 2018 San Diego Comic Con (officially Comic-Con International: San Diego) begins later this week and today a few comic strips celebrated the annual event. Funky Winkerbean (the comic strip, if not the character) is there hoping to win an Eisner Award. While Sally Forth and family remain at the Trystero Con instead of THE […]

Posted on: Jul 16, 2018,  Section: Conventions, Comments: Comments Off on San Diego Comic-Con and The Funny Pages