Mort Walker 1923 – 2018

January 27th, 2018

One of the world's most-read cartoonists, Mort Walker died early this morning at the age of 94.  He was a professional cartoonist for eighty years.

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NCS 2017 Divisional Awards Call for Submissions!

January 4th, 2018

The National Cartoonists Society has begun its annual call for entries for consideration for the NCS Divisional Reuben Awards recognizing excellence in professional cartooning. As always, you DO …

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NCS Cartoonists to Raise Money for Hurricane Victims.

November 22nd, 2017

In the wake of the deadly disasters that have recently devastated communities in the Gulf states of Texas and Florida, Mexico, and especially Puerto Rico, the cartooning community …

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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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NCS Board of Directors

President: Bill Morrison
First Vice President: Jason Chatfield
Second Vice President: Terri Libenson
Third Vice President: Carolyn Belefski
Secretary: Ed Steckley
Treasurer: John Hambrock
Membership Chairman: Greg Cravens
National Representative: Maria Scrivan

NCS members, please refer to your NCS directory for contact information, or send a message to or and it will be forwarded to the appropriate Board member.

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


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.