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Video Stars of the NCS and AAEC Conventions

The National Cartoonists Society and the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists have put videos of their virtual conventions online for easy viewing. AAEC’s Zoom Fest ’21 panels can be accessed here.   If you missed any part of the NCSFest2021 the NCS has broken the festival into bite-sized chunks.(The missing Mike Mignola interview points to […]

Posted on: Oct 19, 2021,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Awards, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: 0 Comments

Ray Billingsley Named 2020 Cartoonist of the Year (75th Annual Reuben Award Winner)

Ray Billingsley has been named Cartoonist of the Year and was presented with the 75th Annual Reuben Award from the National Cartoonists Society.   From the National Cartoonist Society announcement: The recipient of the cartooning profession’s highest honor, the Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year, is chosen by a secret ballot of the […]

Posted on: Oct 16, 2021,  Section: Awards, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: 8 Comments

Reuben Weekend – NCS Special Awards

  Awarded by unanimous vote of the NCS Board of Directors, The Gold Key honors the recipient as a member of the National Cartoonists Society Hall of Fame. Mort Gerberg is awarded The NCS Gold Key.     The Gold T-Square is awarded for 50 years as professional cartoonist. Garry Trudeau is now a member […]

Posted on: Oct 16, 2021,  Section: Awards, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: 1 Comment

Reuben Weekend – NCS Divisional Award Winners 3

The National Cartoonists Society announced the winners of the final Divisional Awards for 2020 Saturday evening. The nominees and the winners of those categories are below. Nominees for Comic Books  And the winner is… Walter Simonson     Nominees for Graphic Novels And the winner is… Jared Cullum     Nominees for Book Illustration And […]

Posted on: Oct 16, 2021,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: 0 Comments

Reuben Weekend – NCS Divisional Award Winners 2

The National Cartoonists Society announced the Divisional Animation Awards Saturday afternoon. Here are the nominees and the winners for 2020 work in those categories.   Nominees for Feature Animation And the winner is… Maria Pareja     Nominees for Television Animation And the winner is… Genndy Tartakovsky     Nominees for Online Animation And the […]

Posted on: Oct 16, 2021,  Section: Animation, Awards, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: 1 Comment

Reuben Weekend – NCS Divisional Award Winners 1

Friday evening saw the National Cartoonists Society announce the winners of a half dozen of the 16 Divisional Awards for 2020 work. And the nominees and winners for those Divisional Awards:   Nominees for Advertising/Product Illustration And the winner is…   Luke McGarry     Nominees for Greeting Cards And the winner is… Scott Nickel […]

Posted on: Oct 15, 2021,  Section: Awards, Gatherings, Greeting Cards, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, web comics, Comments: 3 Comments

NCSFest/Reubens Weekend Starts 11am Today

The National Cartoonists Society‘s celebratory weekend begins Friday October 15, 2021 at 11 a.m. (eastern). For information: Schedule details at https://ncsfest.com/ Details at The 75th Annual Reuben Awards  

Posted on: Oct 15, 2021,  Section: National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: 0 Comments

2021 NCSFest and Reuben Award Trailers

The countdown begins with our 75th-anniversary celebrations for the Reuben Awards. This year we honor Mort Gerberg with the Gold Key Award, inducting him into the NCS Hall of Fame. We also have special messages from our 2020/21 Gold T-Square and Milt Caniff Award-winners, Garry Trudeau and Hy Eisman, along with our slate of talented […]

Posted on: Oct 11, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Conventions, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: 0 Comments

Conventions: The Convenient and the Conventional

Today is the day! Join the cartoonists of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists starting at 1:30pm ET for a free day-long series of conversations on the Pulitzer Prize, staying creative during a pandemic, handling legal challenges to parody, and a look at Season 2 of Keith Knight’s Woke. Register here, now! https://editorialcartoonists.com/aaec-zoomfest21/     […]

Posted on: Oct 9, 2021,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Comments: 0 Comments

Convention Season Begins: CXC, AAEC, NCS/CAF

It’s a convention extravaganza for the next three weekends. Starting with Cartoon Crossroads Columbus. Alison Bechdel, Hilary Price, Jerry Craft, Jeff Smith, Shary Flenniken, Bianca Xunise, Steenz, Joey Alison Sayers, Jonathan Lemon, Trina Robbins, Shena Wolf, Roberta Gregory, Jules Rivera, Patrick McDonnell, Ben Towle, Brian Walker, Nick Anderson, Chris Samnee, and more guests.   Then […]

Posted on: Sep 28, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Comic Books, Comic strips, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Comments: Comments Off on Convention Season Begins: CXC, AAEC, NCS/CAF

Davis Award to Rose; Meglin Award to Oliphant

The South East Chapter of the National Cartoonists Society held their annual meeting at Salisbury, North Carolina’s Waterworks Visual Arts Center this  past weekend. As mentioned here earlier Marcus Hamilton was there with his art exhibit “Two Dream Careers: From Illustrator to Cartoonist” and animator Eddie Pittman was there with his presentation.    And they […]

Posted on: Aug 31, 2021,  Section: Awards, Cartooning, Comic strips, Events, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 1 Comment

Talking Hamilton on Ferdinand Day

Sunday is Ron’s day but we’re here for Marcus, the week day Dennis the Menace cartoonist. From The Salisbury (North Carolina) Post: On Thursday, Aug. 26, at 12:30 p.m., Marcus Hamilton will illuminate visitors to his artistic collections named, “Two Dream Careers: From Illustrator to Cartoonist,” now showing as part of Waterworks’ summer exhibition, IMAGINE. […]

Posted on: Aug 22, 2021,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Events, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 1 Comment

75th Annual NCS Divisional Award Nominees part 2

The National Cartoonists Society has announced the second round of nominees for their 75th Annual Divisional Reuben Awards for work in 2020. (Earlier nominees announced here.) MAGAZINE/NEWSPAPER ILLUSTRATION: Tom Chitty; Peter Kuper; Bob Lizarraga ADVERTISING/PRODUCT ILLUSTRATION: Chad Frye; Pat Higgins; Luke McGarry;                                                                   Patrick Merrell; Dave Whammond COMIC BOOKS: Brahm Revel; Stan Sakai; Walter Simonson […]

Posted on: Aug 6, 2021,  Section: Animation, Awards, Books, Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Greeting Cards, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Television, Comments: 2 Comments

Virtual 2021 Reubens Weekend/NCSFest Oct 15 & 16

From the National Cartoonists Society: We are excited to share that we have put together a fantastic schedule of virtual events alongside our awarding of the 2020 Divisional Reuben Awards to be held online on NCSFest.com on October 15 & 16. Mark your calendars and stay tuned to this NCS blog, email and social media […]

Posted on: Aug 4, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Conventions, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Virtual 2021 Reubens Weekend/NCSFest Oct 15 & 16

Comic Strip Cartoonists in the News

June Brigman, former Brenda Starr and Power Pack cartoonist, is the current cartoonist of Mary Worth, and also, it seems, the current cartoonist of Power Pack: Power Pack creators Louise Simonson and June Brigman are working together on a new limited series for the adolescent team at Marvel Comics. Although not officially announced by Marvel, […]

Posted on: Jul 31, 2021,  Section: Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Fund Raisers, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 8 Comments