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NCS 2019 Divisional Awards Call for Submissions!

January 7, 2020

The National Cartoonists Society has begun its annual call for entries for consideration for the NCS Divisional Reuben Awards recognizing excellence in professional cartooning. As always, you DO…

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The latest edition of The Cartoon!st is out now!

January 6, 2020

Happy new year, NCS Members! 😊 🎉 The latest issue of The Cartoon!st is here! It’s jam-packed with interviews, information on the up-coming Reuben Awards Weekend in Kansas City on… Read More

Gear up for the 2019 NCS Holiday Bash in NYC!

December 2, 2019

The annual NCS holiday party is quickly approaching, hosted by the NYC chapter of the NCS. What’s better than ringing in the holidays with cartooning friends and family in… Read More

Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC) and AAEC Weekend Wrap-up

October 2, 2019

Columbus, Ohio | September 26-29, 2019 For its annual convention this year, the AAEC teamed up with Cartoon Crossroads Columbus and the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum.… Read More

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

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… 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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