2016 NCS Reuben Awards Call for Submissions

January 3rd, 2017

The National Cartoonists Society has begun its annual call for entries for consideration for the NCS Divisional Reuben Awards recognizing excellence in professional cartooning. Submissions must be in by...

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Don “Duck” Edwing, 1934-2016

December 28th, 2016

It was Harvey Kurtzman, Editor of Help Magazine at the time, who suggested that Don Edwing take his art and offbeat humor to MAD Magazine, believing here was …

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The National Cartoonist Issue 5 Out Now!

December 21st, 2016

The latest issue of The National Cartoon!st – the FREE digital magazine from the National Cartoonists Society – is available now! In Issue 5, we take a in-depth …

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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.