REGISTRATION OPEN! 2024 Reubens and NCS Conference

April 16, 2024

  REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! Visit our EVENT SITE to register, book hotel, see the agenda and more! Join us for the 2024 NCS Conference and 78th Annual Reuben Awards, August…

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Finalists announced for 2023 NCS Divisional Awards for the 78th Annual Reubens

April 26, 2024

Congratulations to the 2023 NCS Divisional Award nominees for the 78th Annual NCS Reuben Awards! Read More

Save the Date: 2024 NCS Conference and Reuben Awards

March 21, 2024

  The NCS Board is thrilled to announce that the 2024 NCS Conference and Reuben Awards will be held AUGUST 22-24th in SAN DIEGO, CA (in partnership with… Read More

New Membership Portal

February 8, 2024

A new membership portal will be available soon! Read More

CALL FOR ENTRIES OPEN! 78th Annual Reuben Division Awards

January 17, 2024

Calling all cartoonists! The National Cartoonists Society announces its annual call for entries for consideration for the 78th NCS Divisional Reuben Awards, recognizing excellence in professional cartooning for work published… Read More

Meet Your NCS Board Members

January 15, 2024

Get to know your peers who are volunteering their time and talents to sustain and nurture the NCS by serving on the Board of Directors.  The board is… Read More

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The Reuben Awards

Each year, during the NCS Annual Conference and Reuben Awards, 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 ranging from online to in print, comic strips to comic books, illustration to animation, gags to graphic novels and more.

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History of the NCS

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 Foundation

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.

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