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2021 NCS Cartoonist of the Year (Reuben) Nominees – Griffith, Knight, Price, Sorel, Tatulli

The National Cartoonists Society has announced the nominees for their Reuben Award as Cartoonist of the Year 2021 – Bill Griffith, Keith Knight, Hilary B. Price, Edward Sorel, and Mark Tatulli. Each year, during the NCS Annual Reuben Awards Weekend, the Society honors the year’s outstanding achievements in all walks of the profession. The recipient […]

Posted on: May 26, 2022,  Section: Awards, Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: 1 Comment

75 Years Ago – Caniff Wins First “Reuben” Award

In May 1947 Milton Caniff was voted “Outstanding Cartoonist of 1946.” Seventy-five years ago Milton Caniff, creator of the Terry and the Pirates and Steve Canyon comic strips received the first Billy DeBeck Memorial Award, or The Barney, as the highest honor from the newly established National Cartoonists Society (NCS). Yes, The Reuben Award began […]

Posted on: May 12, 2022,  Section: Awards, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on 75 Years Ago – Caniff Wins First “Reuben” Award

2022 NCS Reuben Weekend Set for September

The National Cartoonists Society has announced the setting for the 2022 Reubens’ Weekend. Put it in your calendars, folks, because we’re going to try this once more with feeling– our 76th Annual Reuben Awards will take place in Kansas City, MO on Thursday 15th & Friday 16th September* 2022. We miss you all and can’t wait to get together […]

Posted on: Mar 10, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Comic strips, Conventions, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on 2022 NCS Reuben Weekend Set for September

Roundups and Updates

A reminder that the deadline for entries to the National Cartoonists Society’s Divisional Reuben Awards ends in three days – February 2, 2022. The NCS has put up a video describing the selection/election process of the Reuben Awards. (As much as I love the procedural explanation I love the various interpretations of the NCS logo.) […]

Posted on: Jan 30, 2022,  Section: Animation, Cartooning, Children's Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, Obituary, Reuben, sports cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

The National Cartoonists Society Call For Entries: 2021 Reuben Divisional Awards

The National Cartoonists Society has begun its annual call for entries for consideration for the NCS Divisional Reuben Awards recognizing excellence in professional cartooning. As always, you DO NOT have to be a member of the NCS to have your work considered for a divisional award. All that is required is that the work be […]

Posted on: Jan 20, 2022,  Section: Awards, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: 3 Comments

Ray and His Reuben

Here I stand holding the prestigious Reubens Award for Outstanding Cartoonist from the National Cartoonists Society. I now have the distinction of being the very first Black person to win in the 75 years history. I am beyond grateful for this honor. I can still hardly believe that I won. From Ray Billingsley‘s Facebook page. […]

Posted on: Nov 2, 2021,  Section: Awards, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: 1 Comment

Weekend Roundup – Cartoonists and Comics

© DC Comics The Jewish co-creators of the comic book superhero Superman will be posthumously inducted into the Jewish American Hall of Fame (JAHF) in a virtual ceremony that will take place in November. Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster developed the superhero as well as his companion characters Clark Kent, Lois Lane and others. It […]

Posted on: Oct 31, 2021,  Section: Awards, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, How-to, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Weekend Roundup – Cartoonists and Comics

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: Comments Off on Video Stars of the NCS and AAEC Conventions

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: Comments Off on Reuben Weekend – NCS Divisional Award Winners 3

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: Comments Off on NCSFest/Reubens Weekend Starts 11am Today

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: Comments Off on 2021 NCSFest and Reuben Award Trailers