There are four classes of membership in The National Cartoonists Society:
REGULAR MEMBERS are professional cartoonists, the quality of whose work has been judged and approved by the Membership Committee.
ASSOCIATE MEMBERS are those individuals who work as professionals in the cartooning industry or whose expression of interest has been established.
HONORARY MEMBERS are cartoonists, surviving spouses or patrons of the art for whom the Society desires to express its esteem and appreciation.
RETIRED MEMBERSHIP is granted to existing members 65 years of age and older and retired.
ELIGIBILITY FOR REGULAR MEMBERSHIP
Cartoonists who are currently earning the major part of their income from cartooning
and have done so for at least the past three years; Work must be of a high
professional quality and their reputation good.
Application must include two letters of recommendation from NCS members, a short
biographical sketch and samples of current work bearing a signature. Applications
must be accompanied by a check covering one year’s dues, which will be refunded if
the candidate is not accepted by the Membership Committee.
A candidate is eligible for membership when accepted by a unanimous vote of the
If you are a professional cartoonist and are interested in applying for a Regular
Membership, or work in an allied field and feel you would qualify for one of the limited
number of Associate Memberships, please contact:
Sean Parkes, Membership Chair
16647 E. Ashbrook Drive Unit #A
Fountain Hills, AZ, 85268
Applications are not accepted by e-mail.