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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

National Cartoonist Society Foundation issues first edition magazine

The National Cartoonists Society Foundation has issued the first of what may become many issues of The National Cartoonist. The new magazine which is intended primarily as a digital magazine, will celebrate “the best in cartooning, past and present, with extensive interviews, in-depth features and behind-the-scenes glimpses into the world of cartooning and comics, as […]

Posted on: Jul 22, 2014,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 3 Comments

The Reuben Awards Learn to Draw opening video

Another great “Learn to Draw” from The Doozies creator Tom Gammill who emcee’d this year’s Reuben Awards ceremonies. The segment where Tom and Jeannie Schulz get hitched is hilarious.

Posted on: Jun 10, 2014,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: 3 Comments

Reuben Awards weekend 2014 wrap up

This year’s Reubens Award Weekend was held in the spectacular San Diego California. It was only my third NCS weekend, so I’m not the best barometer for attendance. Apart from live-tweeting the winners on Saturday night, I’ll admit, I put aside my the “reporter duties” and just enjoyed the event. My photos are slimmer than […]

Posted on: May 27, 2014,  Section: Animation, Awards, Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, web comics, Comments: 8 Comments

Congratulations to all of the Reuben Awards winners

This last weekend was the National Cartoonists Society’s annual Reuben Awards weekend. It was a fabulous event. I’ll post a write-up here shortly. But as fun as the weekend was, the reason we were all there was to find out who were the big winners. Without further delay, below are the winners of the division […]

Posted on: May 26, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 2 Comments

Reuben award weekend predictions

I’m off to San Diego for Reuben awards weekend. I stopped long ago trying to guess who would win the Reuben and the division awards. But Tom Heintjes posts his predicts each year. I should look them up (and anyone else) and see who’s got the clearest crystal ball. For the top prize, Tom says […]

Posted on: May 23, 2014,  Section: Animation, Books, Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Reuben award weekend predictions

Renee Faundo wins 2014 Jay Kennedy Scholarship

The National Cartoonists Society Foundation (NCSF) has announced the recipient of this year’s Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship is Renee Faundo, a character animation major at California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, CA. She wins a $5,000 scholarship and a trip to this year’s Reuben Award Weekend in San Diego, CA. From the NCSF: In […]

Posted on: Apr 25, 2014,  Section: Animation, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on Renee Faundo wins 2014 Jay Kennedy Scholarship

Miller, Pastis, Price, Tatulli nominated for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year

The National Cartoonists Society has announced the nominees for the Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year. The nominees this year go to Wiley Miller, (Non Sequitur), Stephan Pastis (Pearls Before Swine, and the Timmy Failure series), Hilary Price (Rhymes With Orange,) and Mark Tatulli (Heart of the City, Lio). I won’t be disappointed […]

Posted on: Feb 27, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Miller, Pastis, Price, Tatulli nominated for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year