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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

A Confederacy of Cartoonists

Many groups hold conferences in hotels or convention centers, but one year the NCS took over Elvis Presley’s mansion, Graceland, for their event. We were watching “the King” on a big screen dancing with a Vegas showgirl in a sparkly bikini when a voice called out from behind me, “Hey!! That’s my wife!!!” A Murder […]

Posted on: Jun 14, 2018,  Section: Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on A Confederacy of Cartoonists

Reuben Photos – Lynn Johnston, John Rose, Jeff Parker, Mort Walker, more

Waiting for Hogan’s Alley magazine’s fantastic photo feature of the 2018 Reuben Weekend which, if past practice is any indication of future results, will present hundreds of pictures of hundreds of cartoonists; until then here’s a few others from the gala.   Lynn Johnston has posted about receiving the NCS Medal of Honor. Can Lynn […]

Posted on: Jun 6, 2018,  Section: Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Reuben Photos – Lynn Johnston, John Rose, Jeff Parker, Mort Walker, more

Updated: NCS Reuben Award for “Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year” goes to…

At the National Cartoonists Society’s 72nd Annual Reuben Awards dinner on May 26th 2018 The Reuben Award was presented to… GLEN KEANE   also nominated: LYNDA BARRY STEPHAN PASTIS HILARY B. PRICE MARK TATULLI   hat tip to Tom Heintjes   UPDATED The National Cartoonist Society announcement of Glen Keane as 2017 Reuben Award Winner.

Posted on: May 30, 2018,  Section: Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Updated: NCS Reuben Award for “Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year” goes to…

Nell Minow on 2018 Reuben’s Panels

Nell Minow does a nice write-up at Medium.com about some of the National Cartoonists Society‘s panels that took place over this past Reuben Awards’ weekend. The NCS meeting always blends the past and future with presentations by new young comic artists and oral histories of the classics. Many more (much shorter) reports plus photos can […]

Posted on: May 30, 2018,  Section: Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Nell Minow on 2018 Reuben’s Panels

NCS Reuben Divisional Award Winners

The National Cartoonists Society, on May 26, 2018, handed out awards at its annual Reuben’s Dinner. Nominees for divisional awards with winners in bold. – – – Updated June 2, 2018 – – – Editorial Cartoons Clay Bennett Mike Peters Michael Ramirez Newspaper Illustration Greg Cravens Glen Le Lievre Dave Whamond Feature Animation Benjamin Renner […]

Posted on: May 26, 2018,  Section: Reuben, Comments: 1 Comment

Reuben Awards Poster Reveals Special Honorees

Tom Richmond‘s poster for the National Cartoonists Society’s 72nd Annual Reuben Awards announces the Special Guests. Top row: Mark Tatulli, Arnold Roth, Mike Luckovich, Stephan Pastis, Glen Keane, Jake Tapper Bottom Row: Lynn Johnston, Hillary Price, Lynda Barry, Brendan Burford, Rick Stromoski The Reuben (Cartoonist of the Year) nominees were highlighted here earlier this week, […]

Posted on: May 25, 2018,  Section: Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Reuben Awards Poster Reveals Special Honorees

Reuben Funnies: Heart of the City

Philadelphia homeboy Mark Tatulli, nominated for The Reuben AND for Comic Strip Divisional Award, anticipates his city filled with cartoonists in today’s Heart of the City.

Posted on: May 25, 2018,  Section: Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Reuben Funnies: Heart of the City

Mike Peters and Grimmy Visit Philadelphia

Mike Peters, who is nominated for divisional awards in editorial cartoons and comic strips this year, is attending The Dinner and he has brought a friend along for the weekend. While it is not surprising that Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Mike has previously won the Reubens’ Editorial Cartoonist division and also The (actual) Reuben, I am […]

Posted on: May 24, 2018,  Section: Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Mike Peters and Grimmy Visit Philadelphia

Philadelphia Public Library Celebrates Section 741 with CARTOONAPALOOZA

A portion of a private library’s 741 section (nicked from Brian Fies) National Cartoonists Society members are beginning to show up in Philadelphia today for The Reuben Awards Weekend. And while The Dinner and Awards Ceremony, and various seminars, and The Board meetings are all members- or invitation-only (I hear Jeff has invited brother Glen […]

Posted on: May 24, 2018,  Section: Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Philadelphia Public Library Celebrates Section 741 with CARTOONAPALOOZA

Hogan’s Alley Predicts The Reubens

Tom Heintjes, who knows all about comics past and present, now presumes to divine the future as he predicts who will win their respective Reuben Awards this Memorial Day Weekend. Tom’s been doing this for 12 years and, though he is not always right, it is always an interesting bit of handicapping. Also regarding this […]

Posted on: May 22, 2018,  Section: Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Hogan’s Alley Predicts The Reubens

Reuben Nominee Profile: Mark Tatulli

Mark Tatulli As far back as he can remember, Mark was, “always a cartoonist. I drew cartoons for my elementary, junior high and high school papers.” He was lucky too. “My parents and teachers always encouraged me.” Mark’s syndicated career began with the short-lived Bent Halos” comic strip. He succeeded with Heart of the City, […]

Posted on: May 21, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Reuben, Comments: 2 Comments

Reuben Nominee Profile: Hilary B. Price

Hilary Price “Hilary Price is an amazing cartoonist, educator, and communicator…She is truly a delight!” – Phil O’Donoghue When Rhymes with Orange made its debut in June 1995, Hilary became the youngest woman with a syndicated daily comic strip. An early (1996) Rhymes With Orange My early inspirations were Shel Silverstein for the clever word […]

Posted on: May 20, 2018,  Section: Reuben, Comments: 1 Comment

Reuben Nominee Profile: Stephan Pastis

Stephan Pastis The Punmeister The pun has been around for thousands of years, but Stephan has co-opted its use. These days when cartoonists puts a pun in their comic they are accused of stealing the idea from Pastis. Those puns are part of what has made his Pearls Before Swine one of the most popular […]

Posted on: May 19, 2018,  Section: Reuben, Comments: 1 Comment

Reuben Nominee Profile: Glen Keane

Glen Keane “I always wanted to draw ever since I can remember.” And why not, with a cartoonist for a father he grew up around art and art supplies and Bil Keane for inspiration. But Glen’s cartooning took a different route. In September 1974, he accepted a position at Disney as an animator, and spent […]

Posted on: May 18, 2018,  Section: Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Reuben Nominee Profile: Glen Keane