Reuben Award Winners 2016

May 28th, 2016

The 70th annual Reuben Awards ceremony was held this weekend at the Peabody hotel in Memphis, TN. Here are this year’s winners: Magazine Feature / Magazine Illustration Anton …

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Mell Lazarus 1927-2016

May 24th, 2016

We are very sad to report the passing of Reuben Award Winner, Past National Cartoonists Society President and Medal of Honor recipient Mell Lazarus on May 24th.

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NCS Masters #1: Mort Drucker in Conversation with John Reiner

May 16th, 2016

The National Cartoonists Society has released a 40-minute video profiling legendary cartoonist and illustrator Mort Drucker.

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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!

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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.