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Tales From The Reuben: Mell Lazarus Joins NCS

  In 1957 Mell Lazarus got his Miss Peach comic strip into newspapers. The next year Mell joined the National Cartoonists Society. Yearly dues in January 1958 were $35, yearly dues now, in 2019, are $225. (The inflation calculator puts that 1958 $35 at $307.86 in today’s dollars.) You can join the NCS for less […]

Posted on: Apr 24, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Conventions, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Tales From The Reuben: Mell Lazarus Joins NCS

Tales From The Reuben: Al Roker, A.C.E.

  Awards are handed out every year at The Reubens Dinner. Most are annual acknowledgements, some are occasional. The ACE Award is on the intermittent schedule. The ACE Award, or Amateur Cartoonist Extraordinary award, is given to a celebrity or notable who aspired at one time to become a cartoonist, but whose path led them […]

Posted on: Apr 17, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Cartoonist, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Tales From The Reuben: Al Roker, A.C.E.

NCSFest – One Month to Go

  Only one short month until “America’s Biggest Comic Arts Festival!”     Officially it runs May 17 to May 19, 2019, but there’s a signing event on May 16 and a live podcast on May 20th. Get there early and stay late.   Like the star of his Badlands comic strip, Steve McGarry is […]

Posted on: Apr 16, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Conventions, Exhibits, Festival of Cartoon Art, Gatherings, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on NCSFest – One Month to Go

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

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

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