A Message from the NCS Board of Directors on Harassment.

November 6th, 2017

  Recently, some disturbing events have been brought to light regarding two high profile members of the cartooning community regarding sexual harassment and assault allegations. The National Cartoonists …

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NCS Officially Welcomes New UK Chapter

October 29th, 2017

The National Cartoonists Society is happy to welcome a slew of talented new members into the membership with the formation of our brand new UK Chapter. The new …

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Wrap Up: Lakes International Comic Arts Festival 2017

October 29th, 2017

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival returned for its fifth year to Kendal, Cumbria, from 13th to 15th October 2017. Celebrating comic art from across the world, 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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NCS Board of Directors

President: Bill Morrison
First Vice President: Jason Chatfield
Second Vice President: Terri Libenson
Third Vice President: Carolyn Belefski
Secretary: Ed Steckley
Treasurer: John Hambrock
Membership Chairman: Greg Cravens
National Representative: Maria Scrivan

NCS members, please refer to your NCS directory for contact information, or send a message to info@reuben.org or info@cartoonistfoundation.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate Board member.

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!

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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.