2018 Cartoonist of the Year Nominees Announced!

March 21st, 2019

National Cartoonists Society members have nominated the top five finalists for the 2018 NCS Reuben Award for “Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year”. Ballots have been sent out to …

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2018 NCS Divisional Nominees!

March 18th, 2019

Congratulations to the 2018 NCS Divisional Award nominees for the 73rd Annual NCS Reuben Awards! The winners will be announced on May 18th, 2019 in Huntington Beach, CA. …

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Tumbleweeds’ Tom K. Ryan: 1926-2019

March 17th, 2019

By Mark Evanier Cartoonist Tom K. Ryan, who gave us the syndicated strip Tumbleweeds has passed at the age of 92…actually, about 92.8. His popular western-themed comic made …

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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 info@reuben.org or info@cartoonistfoundation.org 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.