NCS 27 Club

Artwork by Luke McGarry

The National Cartoonists Society announces an exciting new offer for young cartoon professionals!

The National Cartoonists Society, the world’s largest and most prestigious organization of professional cartoonists, is delighted to announce a new program designed to help and encourage young cartoonists who are at the outset of their careers.

Nicknamed “The 27 Club,” the Young Professional Program offers cartoonists and creators under the age of 28 the chance to join the hallowed ranks of the NCS at a massively discounted membership rate of only $27 per year!

This initiative gives young cartoonists the opportunity to mingle and network with many of the most accomplished creators in cartooning today, pick their brains, benefit from their wisdom, learn from their successes and mistakes … and then elbow all the old fogeys out of the way! For the annual price of seven Grande Lattes at Starbucks you will receive:

  • Full membership in the NCS with all privileges and benefits!
  • The bi-monthly newsletter The Cartoon!st!
  • Invitations to regional chapter events and parties!
  • Access to the “Oscars of Cartooning,” the annual Reuben Awards Weekend!
  • The ability to schedule appearances at the NCS booth at major North American comic conventions and festivals such as Comic-Con San Diego, WonderCon, and New York Comic Con, to meet your fans and sell your wares FREE OF CHARGE!
  • Discounts on products from cartooning-related companies like Wacom and more!

If you are a professional cartoonist under the age of 28 having some degree of commercial success, and are on your way toward becoming an established pro, e-mail the National Cartoonists Society today at to receive a special membership application!