February 8th, 2017

There are a few days left to get your bids in on items in the great 2017 art auction to benefit the National Cartoonists Society Foundation!There are over …

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Mell Lazarus And Momma Got The Last Laugh

February 6th, 2017

From our pal Sally Lazarus: Dear friends- Below is an article that was originally intended for Gawker before the sale and break up of the …

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Dan Spiegle 1920 – 2017

January 30th, 2017

A remembrance by Dan’s friend and collaborator, Mark Evanier

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NCS 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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Check out the debut issue of our new digital magazine, The National Cartoonist! Interviews, features and rare cartoon art!

NCS Magazine

Every year, the NCS issues special limited-edition T-shirts to commemorate our appearance at the San Diego Comic-Con. Order your T-shirts here!

NCS T-Shirts


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.