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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: 0 Comments

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: 0 Comments

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: 0 Comments

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: 0 Comments

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: 0 Comments

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: 0 Comments

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

Jason Chatfield – Cartoonist and Job Advisor

  About a week ago, after having the violent realization that I’ve been doing everything wrong, I came across a blog written by a guy named Jason Chatfield. As it turns out, Chatfield, comedian/vice president of The National Cartoonists Society/cartoonist for The New Yorker and Mad Magazine, is a productivity machine that knows the failure […]

Posted on: Apr 30, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic strips, NCSFest, Comments: 1 Comment

Kevin Fagan, 40 Years as Father of Drabble

    Kevin Fagan’s last name is printed in 200 different newspapers every week, but to his neighbors in Mission Viejo, he’s just a regular guy. Fagan can usually be found in his home studio, using his dip pen and ink to create new story-lines for his long-running comic series, Drabble. The series runs every day and […]

Posted on: Apr 30, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, NCSFest, Comments: Comments Off on Kevin Fagan, 40 Years as Father of Drabble

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

NCSFest Magazine and Program

  The big NCSFest is only two and a half weeks away. In anticipation the NCSFest has released their program magazine online. If the mission was to be informative about the gala celebration and to get people amped about being there, they succeeded! The magazine has a complete program guide (go easy on those showing […]

Posted on: Apr 28, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Conventions, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on NCSFest Magazine and Program

Tales From The Reuben: Mell Lazarus Joins NCS

  In 1957 Mell Lazarus got his Miss Peach comic strip into newspapers. The next year Mell joined the National Cartoonists Society. Yearly dues in January 1958 were $35, yearly dues now, in 2019, are $225. (The inflation calculator puts that 1958 $35 at $307.86 in today’s dollars.) You can join the NCS for less […]

Posted on: Apr 24, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Conventions, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Tales From The Reuben: Mell Lazarus Joins NCS

NCSFest – One Month to Go

  Only one short month until “America’s Biggest Comic Arts Festival!”     Officially it runs May 17 to May 19, 2019, but there’s a signing event on May 16 and a live podcast on May 20th. Get there early and stay late.   Like the star of his Badlands comic strip, Steve McGarry is […]

Posted on: Apr 16, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Conventions, Exhibits, Festival of Cartoon Art, Gatherings, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on NCSFest – One Month to Go

2018 Reuben Award Nominees

  The National Cartoonists Society has announced the nominees for this year’s Reuben Award. National Cartoonists Society members have nominated the top five finalists for the 2018 NCS Reuben Award for “Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year”. Ballots have been sent out to all voting NCS members this week, and the Reuben Award will be presented […]

Posted on: Mar 21, 2019,  Section: Awards, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: 2 Comments