Dick Locher 1929 – 2017

August 8th, 2017

Pulitzer prize winning editorial cartoonist Richard E. “Dick” Locher died on Sunday due to complications from Parkinson’s disease at Edward Hospital in Naperville, IL. He was 88 years …

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Animation voice legend June Foray, 1917-2017

July 30th, 2017

On July 26, a powerful voice in the world of animation was silenced when the legendary June Foray passed away just two months shy of her 100th birthday. …

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BOB LUBBERS – 1922-2017

July 14th, 2017

Born in 1922 in Brooklyn, New York, Bob Lubbers became a cartoonist when he was commissioned by a local hardware store to do a weekly cartoon in the …

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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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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.