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Lynda Barry wins 2019 NCS Reuben Award for Cartoonist of The Year

September 12, 2020

Congratulations to Lynda Barry, the recipient of the 2019 NCS Cartoonist Of The Year at the 74th Annual NCS Reuben Awards!

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Watch the Replays of NCSFest 2020 FREE and On-demand

September 12, 2020

Dear NCS Members, We hope that you enjoyed our first online NCSFest presentation. We were devastated to have to cancel our Kansas City Reubens this year, but we’ve… Read More

Today’s Google Doodle celebrates groundbreaking cartoonist Jackie Ormes

September 1, 2020

Google’s search website has been updated in honor of Jackie Ormes, a Black cartoonist and activist who challenged the disparaging portrayals of Black characters in media in the… Read More

2020 NCSFest Online Schedule Announced!

September 1, 2020

Streaming broadcast begins at 10am Saturday, September 12 at NCSFest.com   Official Welcome to NCSFest 2020 from NCS President & thank you’s.   From Panels to Publishing  (90… Read More

Save the Date! NCSFest Online: Saturday, September 12th

August 5, 2020

We apologize for a long time between communication about the 74th Annual Reubens Weekend. We were devastated to have to cancel the huge weekend we had planned in… Read More

The Big Thank You Search of 2020

June 2, 2020

Cartoonists to thank frontline workers playfully this Sunday
Via Associated Press, June 2, 2020
Reporting by Mark Kennedy 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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