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Updates…Updates…Updates

Updating some recent posts.   The Knight Life Ends. Keith Knight uses The K Chronicles to confirm the ending of The Knight Life.   The Knight Life Still Runs Above is The Knight Life running in this weekend’s Stars and Stripes newspaper. It is a repeat of the first 2019 Sunday strip. I don’t know […]

Posted on: Sep 20, 2019,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Comic history, Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, Obituary, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Updates…Updates…Updates

Cartoonist Emil Abrahamian is Newsworthy at 93

Cartoonist Emil Abrahamian was featured on the local news back in July 2019 when he was 92, since that time he has celebrated his 93rd birthday. Watch via YouTube. Looking Good, Emil!   Below: Emil’s National Cartoonists Society mini-bio card.     to the NCS Twitter feed.        

Posted on: Sep 17, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist, Comic strips, Illustration, Interviews, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonist Emil Abrahamian is Newsworthy at 93

Lee Salem – Tributes and Respect (updated)

Lee served as editor and then president of Universal Press Syndicate, now called Andrews McMeel Syndication. In his nearly four decades at Universal, he is credited with editing and developing some of the iconic comic strips of our time, including Calvin and Hobbes, Cathy, Cul-de-Sac, Doonesbury, The Far Side and For Better or for Worse. […]

Posted on: Sep 16, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Lee Salem – Tributes and Respect (updated)

Dave Astor’s E&P Syndicate News Archives

  For 25 years, from 1983 to 2008, David Astor reported on the newspaper syndicates for Editor & Publisher. Alan Gardner, the creator of this Daily Cartoonist site, called David “the founding father of syndication reporting.” Every week David reported on comic strips and political cartooning and puzzles and columnists syndicated to newspapers, both upfront […]

Posted on: Sep 8, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Cartooning, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Newspaper industry, Syndicates, Comments: 2 Comments

NCS Popeye Auction Is On Now

Notice from the National Cartoonists Society: In case you’re not aware, the Great NCS Popeye Auction is underway on the Heritage Auctions website and closes this Sunday! Our NCS Popeye pieces are part of Heritage’s weekly Sunday Auction which includes many other comic art and animation pieces, but here’s a link to just the NCS Popeye pieces. […]

Posted on: Sep 5, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Auctions, Cartooning, Comic strips, Exhibits, Fund Raisers, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Comments: Comments Off on NCS Popeye Auction Is On Now

It’s a Dirty Job But Someone’s Gotta Do It – Memoirs of a National Cartoonists Society President

I was president of the NCS from June, 1999 to May, 2001, and I ran two “Reuben Awards” conventions. The first was held at the World Trade Center in Manhattan the year before the towers were destroyed, and the second in Florida at the Boca Raton Resort and Club. Much of the work of the […]

Posted on: Aug 14, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, National Cartoonist Society, Syndicates, Comments: Comments Off on It’s a Dirty Job But Someone’s Gotta Do It – Memoirs of a National Cartoonists Society President

National Cartoonists Society Popeye Auction

The National Cartoonists Society is celebrating Popeye‘s 90th year (and Olive Oyl‘s 100th) by auctioning off a number of specialty drawings and other art and comic books for the benefit of the National Cartoonist Society Foundation. The National Cartoonists Society is celebrating the jubilees of these two beloved comic strip and cartoon characters with an […]

Posted on: Aug 11, 2019,  Section: Auctions, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Fund Raisers, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on National Cartoonists Society Popeye Auction

The NEW National Cartoonists Society

National Cartoonists Society President Jason Chatfield has sent out a State of The Society message to members with a look to the future of the NCS – and the brand new website.   With permission, here is Jason’s letter to the members:   Hello, NCS! Well, here we are. Just another American job outsourced to […]

Posted on: Jul 22, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, web comics, Comments: 3 Comments

NCS, KFS, More at San Diego Comic Con

Comic Con International, more famously known as the San Diego Comic Con, mostly spotlights comic books and movies; but there are a few comic strip cartoonists spread among the attendees. The National Cartoonists Society has a booth with cartoonists showing up throughout the weekend. Also there are some panels featuring comic strips and NCS people. […]

Posted on: Jul 18, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, King Features, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on NCS, KFS, More at San Diego Comic Con

Sergio Aragonés Rejects the Idea of No More MAD

  Longtime MAD contributor Sergio Aragonés just can’t imagine a world without MAD. Aragonés sees MAD as a way of presenting people’s foibles and the world’s problems with humor. “Instead of crying, you laugh at it,” he said, suggesting the magazine’s influence has reached a swath of humanity that includes politicians lampooned in its pages. “They […]

Posted on: Jul 12, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on Sergio Aragonés Rejects the Idea of No More MAD

AAEC/ACC and NCS – 2020 Convention Conflict?

  Bado posted the news about the Association of Canadian Cartoonists and the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists joint convention for 2020. Per Bado: We are happy to announce that Ottawa will be hosting, next May 14-17, the 2020 conventions of both the Association of Canadian Cartoonists and the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. I […]

Posted on: Jul 6, 2019,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: 1 Comment

New NCS President is Extremely Comic Genius – also NCSFest Extras and Reuben Remainders

  The new president of the National Cartoonists Society is a stand-up comedian. Oh, Jason Chatfield is also a magazine and comic strip cartoonist. The young Mr. Chatfield is not a newcomer to being a president of cartoonist organizations. He had earlier been the youngest president of the Australian Cartoonists Association. I think he has […]

Posted on: May 23, 2019,  Section: National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: 1 Comment

A Reuben of Cartoonists (photos)

A few pictures of The Reuben Awards evening nicked off Twitter and Facebook. David Blumenstein takes a group photo. Here’s that tall guy in the middle of the above pic – Will Henry with editor Shena Wolf:   above: Peter Kuper, Maria Scrivan, Joe Dator – winners all. below: Dave Blazek and Family (Jillian and […]

Posted on: May 19, 2019,  Section: Awards, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: 1 Comment

2019 NCSFest Cartoonist of the Year – The Reuben

The National Cartoonists Society Reuben Award for Cartoonist of the Year presented May 18, 2019 (nominees listed, winner highlighted):   Lynda Barry Brian Basset Stephan Pastis Hilary Price Mark Tatulli   The 11th time is the charm for Stephan!! above photo via National Cartoonists Society   hat tip: Anne Morse-Hambrock and TomHeintjes      

Posted on: May 19, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Awards, Books, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Greeting Cards, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on 2019 NCSFest Cartoonist of the Year – The Reuben

2019 NCSFest Reuben Divisional Awards

National Cartoonists Society Divisional Awards presented May 18, 2019. Nominees listed, winners highlighted   EDITORIAL CARTOONS Clay Bennett Michael Ramirez Rob Rogers   MAGAZINE/NEWSPAPER ILLUSTRATION Tom Bunk Amy Kurzweil Jim Woodring   FEATURE ANIMATION Shiyoon Kim – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Peter Ramsay – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Justin K. Thompson – Spider-Man: Into the […]

Posted on: May 19, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Awards, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Greeting Cards, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on 2019 NCSFest Reuben Divisional Awards