The "AMATEUR CARTOONIST EXTRAORDINARY" award, primarily ceremonial, is given to a celebrity or notable who aspired at one time to become a cartoonist, but whose path led them to an entirely different career. This list reflects the cumulative data that currently exists:
1961 ARNE RHODE   1962 CAROL BURNETT
1963 HUGH HEFNER   1963  JONATHAN WINTERS
1964 CHUCK McCANN   196? CLIFF ARQUETTE
1967 JACKIE GLEASON   1970 ORSON BEAN
1972 BOBBY DAY   1973 ROBERT LANSING
1974 JANE POWELL   1975 RITA MORENO
197? BOYD LEWIS   1979 LINDA GIALANELLA
1980 GINGER ROGERS   1981 CLAIRE TREVOR
1990 JOHN UPDIKE   1991 AL ROKER
1992 TOM WOLFE   1993 PETE HAMILL
1996 DENIS LEARY   1998 MORLEY SAFER

 
This primarily ceremonial award was given to the sports personality of the year. Sculpted by Bill Crawford, it was presented at Sports Night. Our list reflects the cumulative data that currently exists:








Right: Rocky Graziano accepts his No.1 Award
 
1968 RALPH HOUK
1970 GIL HODGES
1971 JACK DEMPSEY
1971 JOAN WHITNEY PAYSON
1972 LEROY "SATCHEL" PAIGE
1974 ROCKY GRAZIANO
1974 MONTE IRWIN
197? CASEY STENGEL
19?? PEARL BAILEY
19?? YOGI BERRA
19?? DAVE DeBUSSCHERE
19?? REGGIE JACKSON
19?? WILLIS REED
1984 PHIL RIZZUTO

 
This award is presented to a person who has made a unique and outstanding contribution to the profession of cartooning.
The winner was selected by the NCS Board and later by King Features Syndicate, in honor of "Popeye" creator, Elzie Segar.

1971 MILTON CANIFF
1972 OTTO SOGLOW
1973 DIK BROWNE
1974 RUSSELL PATTERSON
1975 BOB DUNN
1976 BILL GALLO
1977 MORT WALKER
1978 HAL FOSTER
1979 AL CAPP (posthumous)
1980 CHARLES M. SCHULZ
1981 JOHNNY HART
1982 BIL KEANE
1983 JOHN CULLEN MURPHY
1984 FRED LASSWELL
1985 JIM DAVIS
1986 BRANT PARKER
1987 MIKE PETERS
1994 FRED LASSWELL
1996 TOM ARMSTRONG
1999 MORT WALKER

"Popeye" by Elzie Segar
©King Features Syndicate Inc.

 This award was for recognition of the American cartoon as an instrument in war, peace, education and in the artistic betterment of our cultural environment. On September 22, 1965, the following were honored:

GENERAL OMAR N. BRADLEY
WALTER CRONKITE
JOHN C. DALY
JOHN CAMERON SWAYZE
The National Cartoonists Society Hall of Fame

1977 HAL FOSTER   1981 MILTON CANIFF

1978
EDWINA DUMM   2000 ARNOLD ROTH

1979
RAEBURN VAN BUREN   2005 LARRY KATZMAN

1979
HERBERT BLOCK   2006 MORT WALKER
1980 RUBE GOLDBERG (post)

OTHER AWARDS HAVE BEEN PRESENTED TO NOTABLES AND OTHERS DURING THEME EVENTS.
MARGE DUFFY DEVINE, HERB JACOBY AND JIM RUSSELL ALL RECEIVED SPECIAL AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO THE NCS.
THE TIM ROSENTHAL AWARD IS A CHAPTER AWARD TO RECOGNIZE OUTSTANDING SERVICE AT THE CHAPTER LEVEL.

     

DIVISION AWARDS

   
 
 
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