Wednesday, March 18, 2015

RIP Roy Doty

We are sad to report that our dear friend and longtime NCS member Roy Doty passed away this morning. He was one of the greats, and such an important, well-loved presence at NCS events. He will be missed.

Here is some bio info on Roy from his website, as well as a few samples of his work:

Winner of the National Cartoonist Society's Reuben Illustrator of the Year Award for 2006, for more than forty years, Roy Doty's humorous cartoon Illustrations have appeared on packages and book covers, as print advertising in glossy magazines, and in syndication. They have appeared in campaigns for not-for-profit organizations and on television. Each Doty design is unique and has a life of its own. 
Doty's drawings have been used to brand major products, and his client list reads like a "Who's Who in the World of American Business." He has won innumerable design awards from his peers, and many additional awards from The National Cartoonists Society, where there is a Roy Doty biography. 
While you may not immediately recognize the Doty signature, you're bound to recognize his style, with its emphasis on clean uncluttered lines, and his marvelous whimsy and attention to small details—which is to say that you've probably seen this popular American cartoon artist's work on any number of occasions. 
Doty has over 60 books for children and adults to his credit, many of which he has written himself. His take on the contemporary American scene is classic and nothing short of amazing.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Guest Speakers Announced for 2015 Kenosha Festival of Cartooning

Date: Sept. 17-19, 2015

A stellar lineup of artists will be speaking at the Kenosha Festival of Cartooning this year, including:
  • Jan Eliot (Stone Soup)
  • Bill Morrison (Bongo Comics - The Simpsons, Futurama)
  • Mark Tatulli (Heart of the City, Lio)
  • Mark Anderson (Andertoons)
  • Ed Steckley (Illustrator)
More info about the guests here. I'll post more details when they becomes available. In the mean time, save the date!

EDIT: You can also follow the Festival on Facebook.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Register for the 2015 Reuben Awards Weekend

It's that time of year again! The Reuben Awards Weekend is May 22-24 in Washington DC.

From the NCS Website:

Members of the National Cartoonists Society will be receiving the official brochure for the 2015 Reuben Award Weekend in their mailboxes in the next week or so. Tom Richmond’s cover art shown above. With it goes the announcements of the speaker lineup and special award winners: 
  • Mort Drucker- First recipient of the “NCS Medal of Honor”; Speaker
  • Jeff Keane- Recipient of the NCS “Silver T-Square” for outstanding dedication to the Society
  • Brian Crane- Reuben winning creator of the syndicated comic strip “Pickles”; speaker
  • Doug Mahnke- Superstar comic book artist; speaker
  • Mark Anderson- Gag cartoonist, “”; speaker
  • Juana Medina- Illustrator, first recipient of the Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship; speaker
  • Nick Galifianakis- Cartoonist, author, illustrator; speaker
  • Ann Telnaes, Pulitizer prize winning editorial cartoonist; moderating a panel on “Cartooning and Free Speech” 
The 69th Annual Reuben Awards Weekend will be held May 22nd-24th, 2105 in Washington D.C.

Registration deadline is May 11, 2015. NCS Members can register here. Early bird pricing ends April 30. Registration closes May 11, after which you will have to register on site.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

"I Am Charlie" International Cartoon Festival, January 30th, 2015.

In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris, The Universal Tolerance organization has announced a newly-minted cartoon festival to support the human rights of journalists and cartoonists around the world. This is an open competition and all artists are encouraged to enter. The deadline (and the start of the festival) is January 30th, and there are prizes being awarded for work that best exemplifies specific themes related to Charlie Hebdo, peace, and tolerance. You can learn more at:

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

NCS President Tom Richmond Talks to ABC Radio about Hebdo Shooting.

Sad and tragic events today in Paris. Our own Tom Richmond comments on behalf of the NCS and cartoonists everywhere.