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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: 0 Comments

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: 0 Comments

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

The OCR and the OCW and the NCS(Fest)

Cartoonist Steve McGarry says that whenever he runs into people who insist they have no interest in the world of cartoons he likes to prove them wrong. “I don’t care who you are,” says McGarry, the president of the National Cartoonists Society Foundation, which will debut the inaugural NCS Fest in Huntington Beach this weekend. […]

Posted on: May 15, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Exhibits, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on The OCR and the OCW and the NCS(Fest)

Hogan’s Alley Predicts the 2019 Reuben Awards

  Saturday, May 18, will celebrate the best in a wide range of cartooning categories with The Reuben Award Dinner and Presentation Ceremonies. The people at Hogan’s Alley think they have the inside track as to who will win. For example: NOMINEES FOR THE GREETING CARD DIVISION AWARD: Scott Nickel, Maria Scrivan and Dan Walsh. […]

Posted on: May 13, 2019,  Section: Awards, Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Hogan’s Alley Predicts the 2019 Reuben Awards

NCSFest – This Is The Week That Is

The NCSFest will begin this week Wednesday. And Steve McGarry is why. For McGarry’s festival, comic art will be nearly everywhere downtown. Original work will be displayed at select businesses along Main Street and at 5th and PCH, popular artwork will be on display for free under the Big Tent at Pier Plaza, and more […]

Posted on: May 12, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Exhibits, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on NCSFest – This Is The Week That Is

The Pre-Reubens Weekend Weekend

  Next week is the NCSFest highlighted by The Reuben Dinner. The Huntington Beach Art Center is starting a wee bit earlier. Public Opening Reception: May 11th | 6–9pm Festival: NCSFest: May 17th–19th | www.ncsfest.com Art for Lunch: May 23rd | 11:30am–1:30pm Three free major exhibitions demonstrate the incredible range of comic art. Thought-provoking, fascinating […]

Posted on: May 8, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Exhibits, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on The Pre-Reubens Weekend Weekend

Floyd Norman to Receive Milton Caniff Award

  On May 18, at the Reuben Award Dinner, it will be revealed who wins the National Cartoonists Society divisional awards and who will be named Cartoonist of the Year. The NCS also presents other awards, sometimes revealing the honoree ahead of time. Animator and cartoonist Floyd Norman has been named the recipient of the […]

Posted on: Apr 29, 2019,  Section: Animation, Awards, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: 1 Comment