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Popeye’s 90th anniversary auction announced!

August 11, 2019

2019 marks the 90th anniversary of the first appearance of everyone’s favorite spinach-munching sailor, Popeye, in E.C. Segar’s celebrated newspaper strip Thimble Theatre. Popeye’s heartthrob, Olive Oyl was…

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Lee Salem (1946-2019) by Cathy Guisewite

September 3, 2019

LEE SALEM by Cathy Guisewite The package of scribbles my mother made me send to a syndicate in 1976 landed on Lee Salem’s desk. Any reasonable person would… Read More

The National Cartoonists Society Responds to New York Times Decision to Cease Running Daily Editorial Cartoons

June 12, 2019

June 12th, 2019 Re: Response to Editorial Page Editor, James Bennet’s statement: June 10th, 2019. On behalf of the membership of the National Cartoonists Society, the NCS board… Read More

Congratulations to 2018 Divisional Award-Winners

May 21, 2019

Excellence in the fields of newspaper strips, online comics, newspaper panels, TV animation, feature animation, newspaper illustration, gag cartoons, book illustration, comic books, magazine feature/magazine illustration, and editorial cartoons, is honored in the NCS Division Awards, which are chosen by specially-convened juries at the chapter level. Read More

Stephan Pastis Wins Reuben Award for 2018 Cartoonist of the Year!

May 21, 2019

CONGRATULATIONS TO STEPHAN PASTIS, winner of the 2018 Reuben Award for Cartoonist of the Year. STEPHAN PASTIS is the creator of the daily comic strip Pearls Before Swine,… Read More

NCSFest Full Program of Events now Available Online!

April 29, 2019

Click below to see the full guide to the program of events at America’s biggest comic arts festival in Huntington Beach, California, May 17-19, 2019. 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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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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