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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

74th Annual Reuben Awards – Divisional Winners

Nominees and Winners for the Divisional Reuben Awards for work in 2019.   EDITORIAL CARTOONING   winner:     MAGAZINE/NEWSPAPER ILLUSTRATION winner:     NEWSPAPER PANELS winner:     GAG CARTOONS winner:     ONLINE COMICS – SHORT FORM winner:     ONLINE COMICS – LONG FORM winner:     ONLINE ANIMATION winner:     […]

Posted on: Sep 12, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on 74th Annual Reuben Awards – Divisional Winners

Saturday’s NCSFest/Reuben Awards Hours Away

   Saturday September 12 is fast approaching. The day will be filled with cartooning goodness as the National Cartoonists Society‘s 74th Annual Reuben Awards will go out to the whole wide world over the web. The NCS has set up a FAQ page on Facebook about this first ever festival. Q: Do I need any […]

Posted on: Sep 10, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Saturday’s NCSFest/Reuben Awards Hours Away

74th Annual Reuben Awards/2020 NCSFest Lineup

The National Cartoonist Society has released its schedule for the September 12, 2020 NCSFest and Reuben Awards.   Streaming broadcast begins at10am Saturday, September 12 at NCSFest.com   Official Welcome to NCSFest 2020 from NCS President & thank you’s.   From Panels to Publishing  (90 mins) Guests: Mark Tatulli, Terri Libenson, Maria Scrivan, and Rob […]

Posted on: Sep 1, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Awards, Books, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic strips, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Greeting Cards, Illustration, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, web comics, Comments: 2 Comments

2020 NCSFest – Reubens Website Up and Running

The National Cartoonist Society, in association with the NCS Foundation, has set up a website in preparation of their September 12 cartooning and Reuben Awards celebration, which because of the Coronavirus pandemic is necessarily online. We will be hosting our “NCSFest Online” event across the full day with virtual sessions from a cavalcade of talented […]

Posted on: Aug 11, 2020,  Section: National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on 2020 NCSFest – Reubens Website Up and Running

Jason Chatfield: International Cartooning Socialite

President of National Cartoonists Society, New Yorker and Ginger Meggs cartoonist, stand-up comedian, former president of the Australian Cartoonists Association, MAD magazine and editorial cartoonist, and on and on. Medium’s recent interview with Jason Chatfield begins with an impressive list of achievements credited to this young man.   Excerpt from the interview: Q4) When you […]

Posted on: Aug 11, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on Jason Chatfield: International Cartooning Socialite