The early 1990s saw the introduction of regional chapters within the NCS. Created to encourage a deeper participation and interaction among NCS members while furthering the aims of the Society, these chapters also afford members a more active role at the national level.
What do chapters do? Chapters host local and virtual events, attend conventions, support charities, and serve as an onramp for potential members who may participate as guests. A vital part of Reubens jurying, chapters are responsible for selecting finalists in Divisional Award categories. Chapter Chairs make up the NCS Regional Council, which serves and advises the NCS Board of Directors. In addition, the position of National Representative on the NCS Board of Directors is held by a Chapter Chair who acts as a conduit between the NCS Board and the Regional Council.
How to I affiliate with a chapter? Current NCS members can affiliate with any chapter by contacting the Chapter Chair to request an affiliation form. That’s it! The map below gives a rough idea of the regions represented by our U.S. chapters:
NCS membership is open to all creative professionals who earn a substantial part of their income working in the fields of cartooning, illustration, animation and graphic storytelling. We are an organization of esteemed peers and we welcome new members!