An Auction of NCS Comic Art to Benefit St. Jude

August 2nd, 2016

This is your chance to own original art by the likes of: Patrick McDonnell (“Mutts”), Jim Borgman & Jerry Scott (“Zits”), Lynn Johnston (“For Better or For Worse”), …

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Jack Davis: 1924-2016

July 27th, 2016

The NCS is saddened to learn of the passing of the great Jack Davis at the age of 91. Jack was one of our most illustrious and revered …

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Richard Thompson 1957-2016

July 27th, 2016

Hello my NCSers. As many of you know, the brilliant Richard Thompson, fellow cartoonist and Reuben Award winner, passed away today after a grueling battle with an unusually …

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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.