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Ray Billingsley wins 2020 NCS Reuben Award for Cartoonist of The Year

October 16, 2021

Congratulations to Ray Billingsley, the recipient of the 2020 NCS Cartoonist Of The Year at the 75th Annual NCS Reuben Awards!

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Cartoonist Ray Billingsley has been portraying Black family life for decades — and now he’s getting his due (via The Washington Post)

November 20, 2021

By Michael Cavna Ray Billingsley didn’t much like his second-floor Harlem home on Bradhurst Avenue back then. It was affordable — this being the mid-’80s — but he felt… Read More

Winners of 2020 NCS Divisional Awards

November 6, 2021

Congratulations to all our 2020 Winners Read More

National Cartoonists Society Celebrates 75th Anniversary With St. Jude Fundraiser

October 21, 2021

Cartoonists to Raise Money for St. Jude Children’s Hospital Read More

The 75th Annual Reuben Awards, Streaming Live Oct 15-16th on NCSFest.com

October 8, 2021

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… Read More

NCSFest 2021 Replay now live!

October 6, 2021

Watch the full replay at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXbSPoYvC0c&list=PL9alHqg1Qad94QiQcpNrxTmnQ2H2G02Gx Read More

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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.

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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.

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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.

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