April 6th, 2017

Congratulations to the 2016 NCS Divisional Award nominees for the 71st Annual NCS Reuben Awards! The winners will be announced on May 27th at the annual NCS Reuben …

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Jack Ziegler, One of The New Yorker’s Greatest Cartoonists, Has Died

March 29th, 2017

From Michael Maslin, and The InkSpill: The New Yorker Cartoonists Website: Jack Ziegler, one of The New Yorker’s greatest cartoonists, passed away this morning in Kansas City. Last October …

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Locher Award for Young Aspiring Editorial Cartoonists

March 27th, 2017

The 2017 Locher Award is open until April 15th! The John Locher Memorial Award is a contest for aspiring cartoonists, ages 18-25, whose work demonstrates both clear opinions …

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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!

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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.