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National Cartoonists Society Announces NCS Fest

It’s official – the National Cartoonists Society‘s Reuben Awards Weekend will become, at least for one year, The NCSFest. A much more public fan-friendly event than the Reuben weekends have been. The National Cartoonists Society is delighted to announce that it has chosen the city of Huntington Beach, California, to host the inaugural NCSFest, a […]

Posted on: Jul 18, 2018,  Section: National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 3 Comments

The NCS wants your Village Green

The National Cartoonists Society is wanting to expand its Reuben Awards weekend into a full blown public festival for the host city. As they explain: For the past few months, we’ve been exploring the feasibility of staging a free Comic Arts Festival, based on the kind of event that is so popular in Europe in […]

Posted on: Apr 30, 2018,  Section: National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 1 Comment

Mell Lazarus honored with NCS Medal Of Honor

From the National Cartoonist Society website: On January 23, the National Cartoonists Society awarded Mell Lazarus, cartoonist of the long-running comic strip Momma, with the NCS Medal of Honor in Los Angeles, California. The Medal of Honor was created in 2015 to honor past Reuben Award winners with recognition for their lifetime contributions to the […]

Posted on: Feb 7, 2016,  Section: Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on Mell Lazarus honored with NCS Medal Of Honor

Cartoonists visit Turkey on USO trip

A group of National Cartoonists Society members are on a USO tour. Below is a news segment from their stop in Incirlik Air Base (Turkey). The spot features primarily Baby Blues artist Rick Kirkman, but you’ll catch of glimpse of Ed Steckley and Sam Viviano.

Posted on: Sep 1, 2015,  Section: National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 3 Comments

Tom Richmond explains how Medal of Honor differs from Caniff award

Outgoing National Cartoonist Society President Tom Richmond explains the difference between the new Medal of Honor and the Caniff award – both are lifetime achievement awards. At issue is the Caniff is the only lifetime achievement award, but if the cartoonist has already won a Reuben, the Caniff is not a possibility. What to do? […]

Posted on: Jun 1, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: 6 Comments

Must watch: Tom Gammill’s NCS video

And I had so much hope for the Jeanie/Tom relationship, but the catchy “NCS L.A.” tune will be stuck in my head much longer.

Posted on: May 27, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 4 Comments

Roz Chast wins 2015 Reuben Award; NCS announces category winners

This last weekend was the annual Reuben Awards where the National Cartoonist Society bestows their best of in various categories and the big prize for Cartoonist of the Year. This year, the Reuben Award went to New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast. In the division awards the winners are: Magazine Feature / Magazine Illustration Tom Richmond […]

Posted on: May 25, 2015,  Section: Awards, Cartoons, Comic strips, Contests, Editorial cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 1 Comment

National Cartoonists Society Foundation awards 2015 scholarship to Derek Desierto

The National Cartoonists Society Foundation has announced that this year’s recipient of the 2015 Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship is Derek Desierto of Sheridan College in Ontario where he studies animation. Derek will receive a $5,000 scholarship and a trip to The National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben Award Weekend in Washington DC in May. From the NCSF: […]

Posted on: Apr 28, 2015,  Section: Animation, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on National Cartoonists Society Foundation awards 2015 scholarship to Derek Desierto

National Cartoonist Society announces Division Award nominees

The National Cartoonist Society has announced the 2014 Division Awards aka Silver Reubens (or tongue in cheek the “Steckleys”). The winners will be announced during the annual NCS Reuben Awards dinner on May 23rd. This year’s Reuben Awards will be held in Washington D.C. Congratulations to the nominees. EDITORIAL CARTOONS Clay Bennett Michael Ramirez Jen […]

Posted on: Apr 1, 2015,  Section: Animation, Books, Cartoons, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Television, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

Jeff Keane to be awarded NCS Silver T-Square award

The National Cartoonists Society has announced that this year’s Society?s Silver T-Square award will be awarded to former NCS president Jeff Keane. From the NCS: The National Cartoonists Society?s Silver T-Square award is ?awarded, by unanimous vote of the NCS Board of Directors, to persons who have demonstrated outstanding dedication or service to the Society […]

Posted on: Jan 29, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 1 Comment

NCS announces speakers Reuben Award weekend speakers

National Cartoonist Society President Tom Richmond has posted the cover art for this upcoming year’s NCS Reuben Awards weekend with caricatures of the line-up of speakers and special award winners. Family Circus cartoonist and former NCS President Jeff Keane will be the recipient of this year’s NCS ?Silver T-Square? for outstanding dedication to the organization. […]

Posted on: Jan 28, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 16 Comments

Check out the National Cartoonists Society’s gallery of Charlie Hebdo cartoons

The National Cartoonists Society has compiled a large gallery of cartoons drawn by their members and other professionals in response to the Charlie Hebdo attack last week. By my count – it’s over 130 cartoons. Worth checking out.

Posted on: Jan 16, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 3 Comments

NCS Reuben Awards Call for submissions announced

The National Cartoonist Society has announced it’s annual call for submissions for the 2014 Reuben Award and division awards. This year most of the division awards will be voted on by the entire membership body electronically. In years past, division awards were juried by regional chapters. As always, you do not have to be a […]

Posted on: Jan 6, 2015,  Section: Awards, Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on NCS Reuben Awards Call for submissions announced

Video: Tom Gammill’s opening Reuben Awards opening song

Just released: Tom Gammill’s opening number for the 2014 Reuben Awards: Always great.

Posted on: Oct 11, 2014,  Section: Awards, Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 8 Comments

THIS makes me wish I was going to SDCC

I don’t wish I was going to San Diego Comic-Con (I have a natural aversion to large crowds of grown people acting like children. P.S. Get off my lawn.), but this t-shirt by the The National Cartoonists Society makes me wish I was there so I could buy one. Features artwork by Bill Amend, Sergio […]

Posted on: Jul 22, 2014,  Section: Cartoons, Comic Books, Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 6 Comments