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SAVE THE DATE! Reubens 2022: 15th & 16th Sept in Kansas City

March 8, 2022

Mark your calendars for the first in-person Reubens in 2 years!

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A New Day for the National Cartoonists Society

May 16, 2022

What it means to be a professional cartoonist today is not what it meant 50, or even 10 years ago. Our industry changed more rapidly these past years… Read More

Jeannie Schulz to be awarded the Silver T-Square Award at the 76th Annual Reuben Awards in Kansas City

April 13, 2022

Another big Reubens Weekend announcement out of Kansas City... Read More

Call for Entries: 2021 Divisional Reuben Awards

January 18, 2022

The National Cartoonists Society has begun its annual call for entries for consideration for the NCS Divisional Reuben Awards recognizing excellence in professional cartooning. Read More

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

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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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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.

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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.

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