Locust Moon Comics Festival

November 4th, 2015

Dave Blazek rallied the Philadelphia NCS Chapter to attend the Locust Moon Comics Festival ( this Halloween, at the Rotunda on the edge of the U of Penn …

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Popeye Exhibit at the Van Der Plas Gallery, 2-31 October

October 2nd, 2015

POPEYE Hy Eisman Opening Reception: Friday, October 9, 2015: 6-8 pm On View: October 2- October 31, 2015 Van Der Plas Gallery is pleased to announce “Popeye”, the …

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SECNCS Annual Meeting

September 29th, 2015

SECNCS annual meeting will take place at Embassy Suites in Greenville, SC coming up on October 10, 201 .  (Just a month out as of today). Barbara Dale …

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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.