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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

Happy National Cartoonists Day

May 5 was determined to be National Cartoonists Day due to The (not yet) Yellow Kid’s debut in R. F. Outcault’s Hogan’s Alley in The New York World on May 5, 1895. In the 22 years since the day was created the celebration has slowly taken a low-key approach. But some cartoonist still celebrate. © […]

Posted on: May 5, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Events, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 1 Comment

Alert: Scam Targeting Cartoonists

The National Cartoonists Society is helping Bill Morrison spread the word about a scam specifically directed at cartoonists. From the NCS: Dear NCS Members, Keep your eyes peeled for scammers targeting cartoonists. NCS past-President Bill Morrison had the following experience with a scammer offering cartoon work, and he luckily picked up on the ruse before […]

Posted on: May 3, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Crime, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on Alert: Scam Targeting Cartoonists

Didja Notice?

© Don Asmussen The last new Bad Reporter was in March. Hope Don Asmussen is okay.   © King Features Syndicate Bruce Tinsley has increased his weekly share of Mallard Fillmore since commenting on the Gannett cancelling of the strip. He had been doing the Sunday page and two weekday strips, but since the week […]

Posted on: Apr 28, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on Didja Notice?

NFTs – Copyrights? Trademarks?

Regarding NFTs Alex Hallatt poses an interesting question when she comments: The thing that upsets me most is the copyright notice. Selling an artwork does not mean you sell the copyright. Unless you say that you are doing so. I must admit that being an old Luddite I am outta my depth with this cryptocurrency-NFT […]

Posted on: Apr 19, 2021,  Section: National Cartoonist Society, Technology, Comments: Comments Off on NFTs – Copyrights? Trademarks?

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

National Cartoonists Society Diamond Anniversary

A Murder of Crows. A Barrel of Monkeys. A Reuben of Cartoonists? 75 years ago a group of cartoonists got together and decided to form a club. It had been tried before without lasting success. This time it lasted. No one better than R. C. Harvey to give the details: ON FRIDAY NIGHT, March 1, […]

Posted on: Feb 28, 2021,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: 2 Comments

National Cartoonists Society Open House (Zoom)

The National Cartoonists Society is hosting a Greet & Meet this Friday. We are hosting an online shindig for members and non-member cartoonists and hope you’ll join in and help spread the word! This is a great chance to connect with other pros and to include those you may know who are interested in who […]

Posted on: Feb 23, 2021,  Section: National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on National Cartoonists Society Open House (Zoom)

Call for Entries: 2020 NCS Divisional Awards

The National Cartoonists Society has begun its annual call for entries for consideration for the NCS Divisional Reuben Awards recognizing excellence in professional cartooning. As always, you DO NOT have to be a member of the NCS to have your work considered for a divisional award. All that is required is that the work be […]

Posted on: Jan 7, 2021,  Section: Animation, Awards, Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Greeting Cards, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Call for Entries: 2020 NCS Divisional Awards

The First Roundup

Take Your Daughter to Work Week in Hootin’ Holler © King Features Syndicate John Rose and Sarah Rose, inspired by the joint effort on their Popeye’s Cartoon Club contribution, have teamed up for a week of Barney Google and Snuffy Smith: …when I recently created the character of Spark Plug’s cute young grandson, Li’l Sparky, […]

Posted on: Jan 6, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on The First Roundup

Awards – the 2021 Deadlines

We know you are currently occupied with the holiday season, but the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists wants you to know about the submission deadlines for next year’s awards – many of which must be submitted by January and February. National Cartoonist Society Divisional Reuben AwardsDeadline: January 2021Rules and entry form available online: https://www.nationalcartoonists.com/awards/guidelines/ National Newspaper […]

Posted on: Dec 21, 2020,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on Awards – the 2021 Deadlines

LYNDA BARRY Wins THE REUBEN AWARD as 2019 CARTOONIST OF THE YEAR

Not meaning to downplay the efforts of the other National Cartoonists Society deserving nominees for Cartoonist of the Year, but I can’t remember being happier on hearing who won The Reuben than I was when Lynda Barry was named today.   I am overjoyed by this recognition of Lynda’s talent. She makes me happy. I […]

Posted on: Sep 12, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: 1 Comment

2020 NCSFest Archived on Youtube

Watch all nine hours of the 2020 NCSFest and Reuben Awards as presented on September 12, 2020 at your convenience on Youtube. The NCSFest schedule to adapt to your viewing.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2020,  Section: National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: 1 Comment