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Cartoonists Merry-Go-Round

Bill Holbrook informs us that it is October. “On the Fastrack” during October, every day (except for Sundays) will feature a different Halloween costume worn by Dethany. It started with the October 5 On The Fastrack (though there was an October 1 preview).   In the February-March 1945 issue of The Magazine of the Sigma […]

Posted on: Oct 10, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonists Merry-Go-Round

Summer’s Last Roundup

Some stray news items from the end of Summer 2022. The New Improved NCS Divisional Award Rich Powell compares his Divisional Reuben Awards of 2013 and 2022. The new awards have a nice, burnished finish and rounded edges on the frame. I really like this look! Plus, the silver didn’t rub off on your tux! […]

Posted on: Sep 22, 2022,  Section: Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Interviews, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Summer’s Last Roundup

76th Reuben Award Winner is Edward Sorel

  On September 16 the National Cartoonists Society presented their 76th Annual Reuben Award for Cartoonist of the Year to … EDWARD SOREL     The National Cartoonists Society Announcement.  

Posted on: Sep 17, 2022,  Section: Awards, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on 76th Reuben Award Winner is Edward Sorel

2021 NCS Divisional Award Winners

On September 16, 2022 the National Cartoonists Society announced the winners of their Divisional Awards for work produced in 2021 at the 76th Annual Reuben Awards Banquet. Winners in bold. Nominees for Comic Book: Trish Forstner; Gideon Kendall; David Peterson    Nominees for Gag Cartoons: Emily Flake; Amy Hwang; Christopher Weyant   Nominees for Greeting […]

Posted on: Sep 17, 2022,  Section: Awards, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on 2021 NCS Divisional Award Winners

Reuben Weekend Come on Weekdays This Year

Apologies to Sean Cleary and everyone, life got in the way of The Daily Cartoonist today. So other than the already set in motion Hey Kids! Comics! post TDC was forced into the backseat. Anyway…  © Patrick McDonnell Yes Sean there has been a number of comic characters guest starring in other comic strips this […]

Posted on: Sep 15, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Events, Gatherings, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Reuben Weekend Come on Weekdays This Year

Reuben Reminder – Affair in a Fortnight

The National Cartoonist Society will hold its annual Reubens Convention in two weeks – on September 15th and 16th.  The Reuben Divisional Awards and The Cartoonist of the Year winners will be announced the evening of September 16.  

Posted on: Sep 1, 2022,  Section: Awards, Conventions, Gatherings, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Reuben Reminder – Affair in a Fortnight

Jeannie Schulz, Cartooning’s Ambassador

When “Peanuts” cartoonist Charles M. “Sparky” Schulz died in Santa Rosa in 2000, his wife of 27 years already was deeply involved in the world of cartooning. Since then, Jeannie Schulz has emerged as an ambassador not only for her late husband’s work, but also for the art of cartooning worldwide. “She’s one of the […]

Posted on: Aug 24, 2022,  Section: Awards, Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Jeannie Schulz, Cartooning’s Ambassador

Ed Steckley’s 2022 NCS Reuben Nominees Poster

A bit more than a month away we get a look at Ed Steckley‘s official poster showcasing the Reuben nominees for this year’s The National Cartoonists Society Reuben Awards. The NCS Facebook page has a couple versions of Ed’s caricatured nominees. This offers us the opportunity to again show Tom Richmond‘s poster of the special […]

Posted on: Aug 10, 2022,  Section: National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Ed Steckley’s 2022 NCS Reuben Nominees Poster

NCS at SDCC

The San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) started in earnest Thursday (July 21) and The National Cartoonists Society (NCS) counts among the exhibitors and goers.   The NCS notes there will be SDCC exclusives. The legendary Sergio Aragones may not be at SDCC this year, but Groo The Wanderer is — in pin form! Stop by […]

Posted on: Jul 21, 2022,  Section: Conventions, Events, Exhibits, Gatherings, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 1 Comment

Jim Ivey – RIP

Political cartoonist and historian Jim Ivey has passed away.  James Burnett (Jim) Ivey April 15, 1925 – July 14, 2022     Friends of Jim are sharing the sad news. From Craig Zablo: Jim was born James (but preferred the much less formal, Jim) Burnett Ivey on April 15, 1925 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Jim attended […]

Posted on: Jul 19, 2022,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, Obituary, Comments: 3 Comments

National Cartoonists Society Online Open House

NCS OPEN HOUSE: Monday, July 11th 7pm Eastern Open to non-members and current NCS members alike! Register in advance for this meeting:https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqc-CorjMtGdE0kVe24LWOaXmHEmQK0Bjm  Open to both current NCS members and those interested in the NCS, we will share news, do a drawing game together, hear from some of our regional chapters, and have a chance to […]

Posted on: Jul 10, 2022,  Section: Gatherings, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on National Cartoonists Society Online Open House

The National Cartoonists Society Brochure

All about The National Cartoonists Society in their new pamphlet.    

Posted on: Jul 8, 2022,  Section: National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: 2 Comments

Robert C. Harvey – RIP

Cartoonist and comics historian Bob Harvey has passed away. Robert Charles (Bob) Harvey (a.k.a. R. C. Harvey) June 22, 1937 – July 7, 2022 Bob’s friends Tom Tanquary and Carolyn Weller have informed the comics world that R.C. Harvey has passed away due to complications following a fall. From Bob’s daughter Julia: Last week Dad […]

Posted on: Jul 8, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Obituary, Comments: 3 Comments

Jason Chatfield Emigrates to America July 4, 2014

We landed in America today, the 4th of July. Last week, Sophie and I donated or sold just about everything we’d accumulated over 30-odd years living in Australia. The stuff we kept was crammed into two bloated suitcases before we jumped on a plane to start a new life. No plan, no job waiting for […]

Posted on: Jul 4, 2022,  Section: Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on Jason Chatfield Emigrates to America July 4, 2014

NCS Letter to Pulitzer re: Editorial Cartooning

The National Cartoonists Society, whose first President was a Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist, has, in solidarity with the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, written a letter to the Pulitzer Prize Board seeking a return of Editorial Cartooning as its own, distinct, category.  As an organization representing cartoonists, we are deeply concerned about the decision to […]

Posted on: Jun 10, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, Pulitzer Prize, Comments: Comments Off on NCS Letter to Pulitzer re: Editorial Cartooning