The National Cartoonists Society is the world’s largest and most prestigious organization of professional cartoonists. It 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, including newspaper comic strips and panels, comic books, editorial cartoons, animation, gag cartoons, greeting cards, advertising, magazine and book illustration and more.
The National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben Award honors cartoonists in various professional divisions are honored with special plaques for excellence. This year, the award for Best Graphic Novel went to Rick Geary for his work on Black Dahlia.
Congratulations to Rick for this major accomplishment.