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2018 Reuben Award Nominees

  The National Cartoonists Society has announced the nominees for this year’s Reuben Award. National Cartoonists Society members have nominated the top five finalists for the 2018 NCS Reuben Award for “Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year”. Ballots have been sent out to all voting NCS members this week, and the Reuben Award will be presented […]

Posted on: Mar 21, 2019,  Section: Awards, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: 2 Comments

2018 NCS Divisional Nominees

The 2018 National Cartoonists Society Divisional Award nominees for the 73rd Annual NCS Reuben Awards! The winners will be announced on May 18th, 2019 in Huntington Beach, CA. The National Cartoonists Society  

Posted on: Mar 18, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Awards, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Television, Comments: Comments Off on 2018 NCS Divisional Nominees

NCSFest 2019 Final Guest Line-up Confirmed

  NCSFest announces the full incredible line-up of world-renowned creators appearing at NCSFest 2019! From the world of comic strips come the creators of Zits, Baby Blues, Mutts, Cathy, The Family Circus, Luann, Lio, Popeye, Beetle Bailey and dozens more! Animation stars include the people  that bring you The Simpsons and Bojack Horseman, as well […]

Posted on: Feb 26, 2019,  Section: National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: 2 Comments

Cartoonists’ Challenge Coins

People in the military all know what a challenge coin is, but few civilians do. A challenge, or unit, coin is a medallion that represents affiliation, support or patronage to the organization minted on the coin. Almost all military units have their own coins, carried by the members of the units, and commanders often have […]

Posted on: Feb 4, 2019,  Section: Awards, Blogs, Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonists’ Challenge Coins

Cartooning Awards with January Deadlines

  Here are just SOME of the cartooning awards and details on submissions and deadlines. After easy holiday days it is time to get frantic if planning to enter some of these.   The Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship DEADLINE: ENTRIES MUST BE POSTMARKED BY JANUARY 7, 2019 Only days left to enter this scholarship given […]

Posted on: Jan 3, 2019,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Awards, Cartooning, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on Cartooning Awards with January Deadlines

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

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

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