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Ed Steckley’s 2022 NCS Reuben Nominees Poster

A bit more than a month away we get a look at Ed Steckley‘s official poster showcasing the Reuben nominees for this year’s The National Cartoonists Society Reuben Awards. The NCS Facebook page has a couple versions of Ed’s caricatured nominees. This offers us the opportunity to again show Tom Richmond‘s poster of the special […]

Posted on: Aug 10, 2022,  Section: National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: 0 Comments

The National Cartoonists Society Brochure

All about The National Cartoonists Society in their new pamphlet.    

Posted on: Jul 8, 2022,  Section: National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: 2 Comments

Wednesday (We’re All Over the Place) Roundup

© RL Crabb Let’s start with a cartoonist’s cartoon about cartooning.       © EC Publications I grew up in central Maine in the ’60s and ’70s, and while we weren’t exactly the Mayberry of the North — the fictional town of “The Andy Griffith Show” — if you were looking to find a […]

Posted on: Jun 15, 2022,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Illustration, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Wednesday (We’re All Over the Place) Roundup

Tom Richmond Art for 2022 NCS Reubens

The National Cartoonists Society has released the art for 76th Annual Reuben Awards brochures, posters, and other applications. It is by Reuben Award-winning caricaturist Tom Richmond.   Match the cartoonist with their caricatures. Yes, there are a few in the poster that are not in the photo collage. Read about the guests to find them […]

Posted on: Jun 9, 2022,  Section: Awards, Caricature, Events, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Tom Richmond Art for 2022 NCS Reubens

The 76th Annual Reubens Award Schedule

Well, I might take a train I might take a plane But if I have to walk I’m going just the same I’m going to Kansas City Kansas City, here I come Everything you need to know about the 76th annual Reuben Awards Weekend in Kansas City, MO on Thursday 15th & Friday 16th September, […]

Posted on: May 28, 2022,  Section: Awards, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Conventions, Interviews, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Syndicates, Comments: Comments Off on The 76th Annual Reubens Award Schedule

Finalists Named for 2021 NCS Divisional Awards

The National Cartoonists Society has revealed the finalists for the various Divisional Awards for their 76th Annual Reuben Dinner. All of these divisions were juried by regional NCS chapters and specialty juries. The results were tallied to arrive at these final nominees. The nominees for 2021 creativity are: Comic Book: Trish Forstner; Gideon Kendall; David […]

Posted on: May 27, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Awards, Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Greeting Cards, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: 1 Comment

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