NCS at Toronto ComiCon!

March 23rd, 2015

The National Cartoonists Society and its Toronto Chapter spent the weekend at the Toronto Metro Convention Centre, where they had a booth for Toronto ComiCon 2015. Appearing at …

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James O. Berry, 1932-2015

March 21st, 2015

The NCS is sad to announce the passing of “Berry’s World” cartoonist James O. “Jim” Berry on Friday, March 20th at 83. After dabbling with a cartoon strip …

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Irwin Hasen, 1918-2015

March 20th, 2015

The NCS lost one of its longest tenured members and cartooning one of its classic creators when Irwin Hasen passed away last Friday, March 13th, of heart failure. …

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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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2014 will see the launch of the NCS Masters Series, an ongoing series of documentaries profiling the greatest names in cartooning made freely available online. Check back soon for updates and announcements. In the meantime, here are some of the infamous Reuben Awards Ceremony Opening movies that traditionally kick off the annual black tie extravaganzas. Enjoy!


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.

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!

NCS T-Shirts