Comic historian R.C. Harvey writes about the history of the National Cartoonists Society. Probably, the club would never have coagulated itself into being without the reluctant sponsorship of Rube Goldberg, who, in addition to giving his name to an entry in the dictionary, was the master of ceremonies for the performances in hospitals and, as [...]
Interesting to see some familiar faces 22 years ago.
The National Cartoonists Society has their annual Reuben Awards weekend. Winners of the division awards are in bold. FEATURE ANIMATION Ronnie del Carmen – Storyboard Artist – “Up” Tomm Moore – Director – “The Secret of Kells” Barry Reynolds – Character Designer – “The Secret of Kells” NEWSPAPER ILLUSTRATION Bob Rich Tom Richmond Robert Sanchuk [...]
Posted on: May 29, 2010, Section: Animation, Awards, Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Greeting Cards, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Television, Comments: 3 Comments
Again, I’ve got a family priority this weekend taking me to Portland, OR and will miss the NCS Reuben Award weekend activities – including the big awards night. If you plan on attending and can text/email me results that evening as the awards are announced, I’d like to be able to update the blog as [...]
According to Between Friends creator Sandra Bell-Lundy, Mengxin Li has won this year’s 2010 Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship. She is a Film and Animation major at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. Li was born in China and grew-up in Japan. She received the third place prize at the Beijing International Student Animation [...]
Nine more NCS members have returned from a tour through Germany and Washington D.C. with the USO. This tour sent out Ray Alma (Mad magazine, caricaturist), Chad Carpenter (Tundra), Rob Harrell (Big Top and Adam@Home), Bruce Higdon (Army cartoonists and caricaturists), Mason Mastoianni (B.C.), Dave Mowder (licensing artist for Warner Bros, Disney and Peanuts), Stephen [...]
Tom Richmond was tasked with the responsibility of drawing the NCS Reuben weekend art that is used on the official T-shirt, grab bag, etc. This year’s drawing is posted. See if you can identify all 16 of the speakers and honorees.
We’ve know for a couple of weeks that Stephen Pastis, Dan Piraro and Richard Thompson were up for the Reuben award. The National Cartoonist Society has announced the division awards which are as follows: FEATURE ANIMATION Ronnie del Carmen – Storyboard Artist – “Up” Tomm Moore – Director – “The Secret of Kells” Barry [...]
RC Harvey, writing over on The Comics Journal, raises a question about the bias of the National Cartoonist Society in awarding its top honor, the Reuben, to syndicated comic strip creators. In this roster of the first 16 Reuben winners, only one cartooned outside of newspaper pages. Ronald Searle. All the rest were syndicated newspaper [...]
The charitable, not-for-profit arm of the National Cartoonists Society will be launching an online auction through e-Bay to raise money for the family of Tim Hodge, whose son, Matthew was involved in a car accident that resulted in him in a coma. His insurance has refused to pay for long-term recovery. Tim Hodge is an [...]
From Mike Lynch’s blog comes news the that National Cartoonists Society has announced their annual call for entries to their NCS category awards. This year, the professional cartooning association is adding a category for graphic novels. To be considered, the work must have been published between December 1, 2008 and December 31, 2009. Members of [...]
Joe Strupp, writing in Editor & Publisher look at how the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC) and National Cartoonists Society (NCS) are holding up in this struggling economy with membership numbers and conference attendance. Rex Babin, president of the AAEC talks about membership in his organization: “We are not solely a newspaper editorial cartoonists [...]
The National Cartoonists Society Foundation has announced the deadline for the Jay Kennedy Scholarship for the best college cartoonist. Students in North America (Mexico, U.S., Canada) are eligible. Entries and samples must be postmarked by February 6, 2010. The winner is treated to the annual National Cartoonists Society Reuben Awards weekend. Visit the NCSF website [...]
We have three reports from cartoonists regarding their trips to the Middle East region. MAD Magazine artist Tom Richmond was part of the NCS/USO group that went to Iraq, Jan Eliot and Daryl Cagle went to Algiers for the 2009 Festival International de la Bande Dessinee d’Alger and then went on to Morocco (Eliot), Egypt [...]
Last week I reported that 10 National Cartoonist Society cartoonists were traveling to the Middle East with the USO to visit with troops. Due to security concerns, those cartoonists with blogs can’t identify their location, but some are reporting back their experiences. Here’s the Stars and Stripes story about their stop at Landstuhl Regional Medical [...]