NCS membership nomination voting has been tabulated, and the nominees for the 2011 Reuben Award for “Cartoonist of the Year” are: Brian Crane Stephan Pastis Tom Richmond Brian Crane is the creator of Pickles, a daily comic strip syndicated by … Continue reading →
Former NCS president Steve McGarry will be honored with the National Cartoonists Society’s Silver T-Square Award at the 66th Annual NCS Reuben Awards on May 26th, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Silver T-Square is awarded, by unanimous vote of … Continue reading →
Comic book legend Stan Goldberg will be receiving the National Cartoonists Society’s prestigious Gold Key Award at the 66th Annual NCS Reuben Awards, May 26th 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Gold Key, awarded by unanimous vote of the NCS … Continue reading →
On Monday of this week the art director of the New York Times Sunday Review section sent out an email to a number of the top names in editorial cartooning with an announcement that they would once again be featuring … Continue reading →
The National Cartoonists Society is starting it’s annual call for entries for consideration for their NCS Divisional Awards recognizing excellence in professional cartooning. As always, you DO NOT have to be a member of the NCS to have your work … Continue reading →
When I joined the National Cartoonists Society in 1999, I got the chance to meet many of my cartooning heroes at the Reuben Awards. It was thrilling to get to meet legends like Jack Davis, Charles Schulz, Mort Drucker, Jeff … Continue reading →
In 1999, Anna and I attended our very first Reuben awards in San Antonio. I was a new member and basically knew no one, so we walked about wide-eyed seeing all the legendary cartoonists milling about like Charles Schulz, Jack … Continue reading →
Kevin McVey, Reuben Award winning Theatrical Caricaturist and co-founder of the NCS New Jersey Chapter, passed away on October 19 from complications of pneumonia. He was 83. McVey was born in The Bronx, N.Y. in February of 1928. He dropped … Continue reading →
The 2011 Visionary Woman Awards will honor three exceptional women who have made significant contributions to the arts: artists Jaune Quick-to-See Smith and Jane Walentas, and cartoonist Signe Wilkinson. The awards gala will be held on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 … Continue reading →
British cartoonist and NCS member Clive Collins has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. The Member of the British Empire medal is awarded on the basis of exceptional achievement or service, and previous recipients range from … Continue reading →
The 65th Annual Reuben Awards dinner was held tonight at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. This year’s winners: THE REUBEN AWARD for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year: Richard Thompson TELEVISION ANIMATION Dave Filoni – Supervising Director / … Continue reading →
The National Cartoonists Society is the world's largest and most prestigious organization of professional cartoonists.
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, including newspaper comic strips and panels, comic books, editorial cartoons, animation, gag cartoons, greeting cards, advertising, magazine and book illustration and more.
Membership is limited to established professional cartoonists, with a few exceptions of outstanding persons in affiliated fields. The NCS is not a guild or union, although we have joined forces from time to time to fight for member's rights, and we regularly use our talents to help worthwhile causes.