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Hogan’s Alley Predicts the 2019 Reuben Awards

  Saturday, May 18, will celebrate the best in a wide range of cartooning categories with The Reuben Award Dinner and Presentation Ceremonies. The people at Hogan’s Alley think they have the inside track as to who will win. For example: NOMINEES FOR THE GREETING CARD DIVISION AWARD: Scott Nickel, Maria Scrivan and Dan Walsh. […]

Posted on: May 13, 2019,  Section: Awards, Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Hogan’s Alley Predicts the 2019 Reuben Awards

NCSFest – This Is The Week That Is

The NCSFest will begin this week Wednesday. And Steve McGarry is why. For McGarry’s festival, comic art will be nearly everywhere downtown. Original work will be displayed at select businesses along Main Street and at 5th and PCH, popular artwork will be on display for free under the Big Tent at Pier Plaza, and more […]

Posted on: May 12, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Exhibits, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on NCSFest – This Is The Week That Is

The Pre-Reubens Weekend Weekend

  Next week is the NCSFest highlighted by The Reuben Dinner. The Huntington Beach Art Center is starting a wee bit earlier. Public Opening Reception: May 11th | 6–9pm Festival: NCSFest: May 17th–19th | www.ncsfest.com Art for Lunch: May 23rd | 11:30am–1:30pm Three free major exhibitions demonstrate the incredible range of comic art. Thought-provoking, fascinating […]

Posted on: May 8, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Exhibits, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on The Pre-Reubens Weekend Weekend

Floyd Norman to Receive Milton Caniff Award

  On May 18, at the Reuben Award Dinner, it will be revealed who wins the National Cartoonists Society divisional awards and who will be named Cartoonist of the Year. The NCS also presents other awards, sometimes revealing the honoree ahead of time. Animator and cartoonist Floyd Norman has been named the recipient of the […]

Posted on: Apr 29, 2019,  Section: Animation, Awards, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: 1 Comment

NCSFest Magazine and Program

  The big NCSFest is only two and a half weeks away. In anticipation the NCSFest has released their program magazine online. If the mission was to be informative about the gala celebration and to get people amped about being there, they succeeded! The magazine has a complete program guide (go easy on those showing […]

Posted on: Apr 28, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Conventions, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on NCSFest Magazine and Program

Tales From The Reuben – cranky digression

So – there I am reading about book deals on the Publishers Weekly site, specifically to read about forthcoming Will McPhail projects: Rosenthal’s second big deal of the week was a preempt for two books from writer and cartoonist Will McPhail, whose work for the New Yorker has earned him the National Cartoonist Society’s Reuben […]

Posted on: Apr 26, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartoonist, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Discussion, Magazine cartoons, Opinion, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Tales From The Reuben – cranky digression

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