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2021 NCS Cartoonist of the Year (Reuben) Nominees – Griffith, Knight, Price, Sorel, Tatulli

The National Cartoonists Society has announced the nominees for their Reuben Award as Cartoonist of the Year 2021 – Bill Griffith, Keith Knight, Hilary B. Price, Edward Sorel, and Mark Tatulli. Each year, during the NCS Annual Reuben Awards Weekend, the Society honors the year’s outstanding achievements in all walks of the profession. The recipient […]

Posted on: May 26, 2022,  Section: Awards, Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: 1 Comment

National Cartoonists Society Adapts and Adopts

Gone are the days when you needed to land a big newspaper syndication deal to validate your standing as a professional artist. New media and modern creative industries expand the opportunities and outlets for today’s cartoonists and reimagine what it looks like to work professionally. As the premier organization of professional cartoonists, [The National Cartoonists […]

Posted on: May 17, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 0 Comments

75 Years Ago – Caniff Wins First “Reuben” Award

In May 1947 Milton Caniff was voted “Outstanding Cartoonist of 1946.” Seventy-five years ago Milton Caniff, creator of the Terry and the Pirates and Steve Canyon comic strips received the first Billy DeBeck Memorial Award, or The Barney, as the highest honor from the newly established National Cartoonists Society (NCS). Yes, The Reuben Award began […]

Posted on: May 12, 2022,  Section: Awards, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on 75 Years Ago – Caniff Wins First “Reuben” Award

Bill Wilson – RIP

Cartoonist and comic art collector Bill Wilson has passed away. William Breckinridge (Bill) Wilson February 23, 1930 – April 29, 2022 From the obituary: William Breckinridge Wilson passed away peacefully. Bill was talented and creative. He loved music, especially Dixieland jazz. He had excellent rhythm and played the drums and harmonica. In his early teens […]

Posted on: May 8, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist, National Cartoonist Society, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Bill Wilson – RIP

2022 NCS Reuben Weekend Set for September

The National Cartoonists Society has announced the setting for the 2022 Reubens’ Weekend. Put it in your calendars, folks, because we’re going to try this once more with feeling– our 76th Annual Reuben Awards will take place in Kansas City, MO on Thursday 15th & Friday 16th September* 2022. We miss you all and can’t wait to get together […]

Posted on: Mar 10, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Comic strips, Conventions, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on 2022 NCS Reuben Weekend Set for September

Happy Birthday Arnold Roth

Respect! Friday 25th February is Arnold Roth’s 93rd Birthday! Here’s a video from the National Cartoonists Society featuring Arnold Roth discussing his career and giving tips to the youngsters.  

Posted on: Feb 26, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic strips, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on Happy Birthday Arnold Roth

This Week’s Weekend Roundup

Following the news that The New Adventures of Tarzan will be collected between hard covers comes Dark Horse announcing they will also publish the other Tarzan strip from the E. R. Burroughs website. From The Beat: For years, the Tarzan of the Apes comic strips by Roy Thomas, Pablo Marcos, and Oscar Gonzalez have been available exclusively to subscribers […]

Posted on: Feb 19, 2022,  Section: Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Gatherings, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on This Week’s Weekend Roundup

Roundups and Updates

A reminder that the deadline for entries to the National Cartoonists Society’s Divisional Reuben Awards ends in three days – February 2, 2022. The NCS has put up a video describing the selection/election process of the Reuben Awards. (As much as I love the procedural explanation I love the various interpretations of the NCS logo.) […]

Posted on: Jan 30, 2022,  Section: Animation, Cartooning, Children's Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, Obituary, Reuben, sports cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

The National Cartoonists Society Call For Entries: 2021 Reuben 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 20, 2022,  Section: Awards, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: 3 Comments

NCS Auction Raises $54K for St. Jude’s Children

Helping to clobber kid’s cancer the National Cartoonists Society raised $54,000 last Fall with a Heritage Auctions event selling original art for the benefit of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital! The Good News from the NCS: To all members of the NCS who contributed, thank you so much for your support of the 75th Anniversary […]

Posted on: Jan 10, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Charity, Comic strips, Fund Raisers, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on NCS Auction Raises $54K for St. Jude’s Children

Cartoonists Run Amok

Yeah, I know what you’re thinking, “Cartoonists Run Amok,” is SOP. But this is an exhibit and greet & meet by NCS members of the Philadelphia Chapter Friday December 10 from 5–8:30pm, check out the National Cartoonists Society of Philadelphia’s gallery opening, curated by Moore’s own adjunct professor Andrea Beizer! Exhibit and sale of toons […]

Posted on: Dec 8, 2021,  Section: Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Events, Exhibits, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonists Run Amok

Ray and His Reuben

Here I stand holding the prestigious Reubens Award for Outstanding Cartoonist from the National Cartoonists Society. I now have the distinction of being the very first Black person to win in the 75 years history. I am beyond grateful for this honor. I can still hardly believe that I won. From Ray Billingsley‘s Facebook page. […]

Posted on: Nov 2, 2021,  Section: Awards, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: 1 Comment

Being For the Benefit of St. Jude’s Kids – Reminder

A reminder that there are only two days left until the National Cartoonists Society auction to benefit the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is over.       Shown here are some getting high bids, but there are scores of great original art pieces at bargain prices still available. Check it out and, if possible, put in your […]

Posted on: Nov 1, 2021,  Section: Animation, Auctions, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Charity, Comic Books, Comic strips, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 1 Comment

Weekend Roundup – Cartoonists and Comics

© DC Comics The Jewish co-creators of the comic book superhero Superman will be posthumously inducted into the Jewish American Hall of Fame (JAHF) in a virtual ceremony that will take place in November. Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster developed the superhero as well as his companion characters Clark Kent, Lois Lane and others. It […]

Posted on: Oct 31, 2021,  Section: Awards, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, How-to, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Weekend Roundup – Cartoonists and Comics

NCS Auction for The Benefit of St. Jude’s Children

Beginning on October 27th and running through November 3rd of this year, the National Cartoonists Society and the NCS Foundation will hold a major art auction online, with all proceeds going to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The NCS has enlisted the help of Heritage Auctions, the industry leader in the field of comic […]

Posted on: Oct 23, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Anniversaries, Auctions, Caricature, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Events, Fund Raisers, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Comments: Comments Off on NCS Auction for The Benefit of St. Jude’s Children