NCS

Congratulations to the 2020 Cartoonist of the Year nominees!

March 30, 2021

The nominees are in for the 2020 NCS Cartoonist of the Year! Here’s a look at the nominees…     Ray Billingsley Ray Billingsley’s comic strip, Curtis is…

Read More

Save the date! Virtual 2021 Reubens Weekend/NCSFest Oct 15&16

July 12, 2021

  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… Read More

Second Round of 2020 NCS Divisional Nominees Announced!

July 27, 2021

Congratulations to the 2020 NCS Divisional Award nominees for the 75th Annual NCS Reuben Awards! The winners will be announced on the weekend of October 15th 2021 on NCSFest.com Read More

John McMeel (1936-2021)

July 8, 2021

  The world of cartooning has lost one of its champions with the passing of co-founder and Chairman of Andrews McMeel Universal, John McMeel on July 7th, 2021.… Read More

Mort Gerberg to be Honored with the Gold Key Award, inducted into the NCS Hall of Fame

June 8, 2021

The National Cartoonists Society takes great pleasure in announcing that the Gold Key Award will be presented this year to Mort Gerberg, for his widely-varied and successful career… Read More

Congratulations to the first round of 2020 NCS Reuben Division Nominees!

March 30, 2021

The final nominations are in for the 5 Reubens divisions that are juried by the various local chapters!
The winner of the Reuben will be announced on the weekend of October 15th 2021 on NCSFest.com Read More

Reuben Statue

The Reuben Awards

Each year, during the NCS Annual Reuben Awards Weekend, the Society honors the year’s outstanding achievements in all walks of the profession. The society’s greatest honor, the Reuben Award, is presented to the Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year. Cartoonists in various professional divisions are also honored with special plaques for excellence in the fields of newspaper strips, TV animation, gag cartoons, comic books and more.

See All Awards & Winners
Yellow Kid

History of the NCS

The NCS was born in 1946 when groups of cartoonists got together to entertain the troops. They found that they enjoyed each other’s company and decided to get together on a regular basis. Today, the NCS membership roster includes over 500 of the world’s major cartoonists, working in many branches of the profession.

Learn More About Us

NCS Shop

Official Merchandise and collectibles from the National Cartoonists Society

NCS Foundation

The National Cartoonists Society Foundation is the charitable arm of the National Cartoonists Society. The NCS Foundation was formed in 2005 to continue the charitable and educational works that have been a hallmark of the NCS since its inception in 1946.

Learn More

Stay Up To Date

Join the NCS mailing list for the latest news, events and much more!

Instagram

Twitter