Congratulations to the 2021 Cartoonist of the Year nominees!

May 26, 2022

The nominees are in for the 2021 Cartoonist of the Year!

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NCS at San Diego Comic Con 2022

June 20, 2022

After a 2-year hiatus due to the pandemic, some of your favorite cartoonists from the NCS will be back at San Diego Comic-Con next month at booth 1307-1309!… Read More

June 22nd, Virtual NCS Meet-up: Artist Spotlight on Maria Scrivan!

June 15, 2022

Our May 17th Open House was a blast with 60 cartoonists gathered to talk shop, connect, and get the latest news from the NCS, including our NEW membership… Read More

NCS Response to Pulitzer Board Dissolving Editorial Cartooning Division

June 10, 2022

Since 1946, the National Cartoonists Society has existed to advance the ideals and standards of professional cartooning in its many forms. To this end, the NCS board of… Read More

2022 Reuben Awards Line-Up Announced!

June 9, 2022

  We’re so happy to be back together for our traditional Reuben Awards event this year, reuniting the NCS community and welcoming newcomers who will be experiencing the… Read More

Finalists announced for 2021 NCS Divisional Awards for the 76th Annual Reubens

May 27, 2022

Congratulations to the 2021 NCS Divisional Award nominees for the 76th Annual NCS Reuben Awards! 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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