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Video Stars of the NCS and AAEC Conventions

The National Cartoonists Society and the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists have put videos of their virtual conventions online for easy viewing. AAEC’s Zoom Fest ’21 panels can be accessed here.   If you missed any part of the NCSFest2021 the NCS has broken the festival into bite-sized chunks.(The missing Mike Mignola interview points to […]

Posted on: Oct 19, 2021,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Awards, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: 0 Comments

Ray Billingsley Named 2020 Cartoonist of the Year (75th Annual Reuben Award Winner)

Ray Billingsley has been named Cartoonist of the Year and was presented with the 75th Annual Reuben Award from the National Cartoonists Society.   From the National Cartoonist Society announcement: The recipient of the cartooning profession’s highest honor, the Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year, is chosen by a secret ballot of the […]

Posted on: Oct 16, 2021,  Section: Awards, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: 8 Comments

Reuben Weekend – NCS Special Awards

  Awarded by unanimous vote of the NCS Board of Directors, The Gold Key honors the recipient as a member of the National Cartoonists Society Hall of Fame. Mort Gerberg is awarded The NCS Gold Key.     The Gold T-Square is awarded for 50 years as professional cartoonist. Garry Trudeau is now a member […]

Posted on: Oct 16, 2021,  Section: Awards, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: 1 Comment

Reuben Weekend – NCS Divisional Award Winners 3

The National Cartoonists Society announced the winners of the final Divisional Awards for 2020 Saturday evening. The nominees and the winners of those categories are below. Nominees for Comic Books  And the winner is… Walter Simonson     Nominees for Graphic Novels And the winner is… Jared Cullum     Nominees for Book Illustration And […]

Posted on: Oct 16, 2021,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: 0 Comments

Reuben Weekend – NCS Divisional Award Winners 2

The National Cartoonists Society announced the Divisional Animation Awards Saturday afternoon. Here are the nominees and the winners for 2020 work in those categories.   Nominees for Feature Animation And the winner is… Maria Pareja     Nominees for Television Animation And the winner is… Genndy Tartakovsky     Nominees for Online Animation And the […]

Posted on: Oct 16, 2021,  Section: Animation, Awards, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: 1 Comment

Reuben Weekend – NCS Divisional Award Winners 1

Friday evening saw the National Cartoonists Society announce the winners of a half dozen of the 16 Divisional Awards for 2020 work. And the nominees and winners for those Divisional Awards:   Nominees for Advertising/Product Illustration And the winner is…   Luke McGarry     Nominees for Greeting Cards And the winner is… Scott Nickel […]

Posted on: Oct 15, 2021,  Section: Awards, Gatherings, Greeting Cards, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, web comics, Comments: 3 Comments

NCSFest/Reubens Weekend Starts 11am Today

The National Cartoonists Society‘s celebratory weekend begins Friday October 15, 2021 at 11 a.m. (eastern). For information: Schedule details at https://ncsfest.com/ Details at The 75th Annual Reuben Awards  

Posted on: Oct 15, 2021,  Section: National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: 0 Comments

2021 NCSFest and Reuben Award Trailers

The countdown begins with our 75th-anniversary celebrations for the Reuben Awards. This year we honor Mort Gerberg with the Gold Key Award, inducting him into the NCS Hall of Fame. We also have special messages from our 2020/21 Gold T-Square and Milt Caniff Award-winners, Garry Trudeau and Hy Eisman, along with our slate of talented […]

Posted on: Oct 11, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Conventions, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: 0 Comments

75th Annual NCS Divisional Award Nominees part 2

The National Cartoonists Society has announced the second round of nominees for their 75th Annual Divisional Reuben Awards for work in 2020. (Earlier nominees announced here.) MAGAZINE/NEWSPAPER ILLUSTRATION: Tom Chitty; Peter Kuper; Bob Lizarraga ADVERTISING/PRODUCT ILLUSTRATION: Chad Frye; Pat Higgins; Luke McGarry;                                                                   Patrick Merrell; Dave Whammond COMIC BOOKS: Brahm Revel; Stan Sakai; Walter Simonson […]

Posted on: Aug 6, 2021,  Section: Animation, Awards, Books, Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Greeting Cards, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Television, Comments: 2 Comments

Virtual 2021 Reubens Weekend/NCSFest Oct 15 & 16

From the National Cartoonists Society: We are excited to share that we have put together a fantastic schedule of virtual events alongside our awarding of the 2020 Divisional Reuben Awards to be held online on NCSFest.com on October 15 & 16. Mark your calendars and stay tuned to this NCS blog, email and social media […]

Posted on: Aug 4, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Conventions, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Virtual 2021 Reubens Weekend/NCSFest Oct 15 & 16

Mort Gerberg: NCS Gold Key/Hall of Fame Entry

The National Cartoonists Society takes great pleasure in announcing that the Gold Key Award will be presented this year to Mort Gerberg, for his widely-varied and successful career of over 60 years as a cartoonist. The Gold Key, awarded by unanimous vote of the NCS Board of Directors, honors the recipient as a member of […]

Posted on: Jun 9, 2021,  Section: Awards, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: 1 Comment

2020 NCS Divisional Reuben Nominees (part one)

The National Cartoonists Society has released the nominees for five 2020 Reuben Divisional Award categories that need members to vote for a winner. They are: GAG CARTOONS Kendra Allenby Robert Leighton Ellis Rosen   NEWSPAPER COMIC STRIPS Brian Crane – Pickles   Jeff Parker & Steve Kelley – Dustin Ricardo Siri (Liniers) – Macanudo   […]

Posted on: Mar 31, 2021,  Section: Awards, Cartooning, Cartoonist, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on 2020 NCS Divisional Reuben Nominees (part one)

2020 NCS Reuben Award Nominees Announced

The National Cartoonists Society has announced the nominees for their Cartoonist of the Year Award for 2020; the award is more familiarly known as The Reuben Award. Alphabetically… Ray Billingsley would be the first African American to win The Reuben. Bill Griffith would be the first underground cartoonist to win The Reuben. Terri Libenson would […]

Posted on: Mar 29, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Graphic Novels, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: 2 Comments

NCS’ 75th Annual Reuben Awards Taking Shape II

The other day we mentioned this year’s Reuben Award weekend: [T]his year’s 75th Annual festivities are still being finalized. When and where have not been made public other than “late summer 2021.” It is hoped that by that time the pandemic will have eased enough to allow the usual gathering rather than a virtual gala […]

Posted on: Mar 26, 2021,  Section: Awards, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on NCS’ 75th Annual Reuben Awards Taking Shape II

NCS’ 75th Annual Reuben Awards Taking Shape

National Cartoonists Society members are being asked to vote their favorites in five Reuben Award divisions for work that appeared in 2020. There are five divisions to vote on, the top three nominees in each division are what you’ll be deciding. All of these divisions were juried by regional NCS chapters and the results were […]

Posted on: Mar 23, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on NCS’ 75th Annual Reuben Awards Taking Shape