NCSFest 2021 Line-up Announced!

October 6, 2021

The National Cartoonists Society proudly presents: NCSFest 2021! A joining of forces between two great cartooning festivals – The Lakes International Comic Arts Festival and NCSFest/The Reubens. We…

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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

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

Save the date! Virtual 2021 Reubens Weekend/NCSFest Oct 15&16

July 12, 2021

  We are excited to share that we have put together a fantastic schedule of virtual events alongside our awarding of the 2020 Divisional Reuben Awards to be… Read More

Second Round of 2020 NCS Divisional Nominees Announced!

July 27, 2021

Congratulations to the 2020 NCS Divisional Award nominees for the 75th Annual NCS Reuben Awards! The winners will be announced on the weekend of October 15th 2021 on Read More

John McMeel (1936-2021)

July 8, 2021

  The world of cartooning has lost one of its champions with the passing of co-founder and Chairman of Andrews McMeel Universal, John McMeel on July 7th, 2021.… 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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