Archive for the ‘National Cartoonists Society Foundation’ Category

2013 Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship winner

April 28, 2013

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Charlotte Mao is our newest winner and everyone at the NCSF couldn’t be more thrilled. (I was the chair of the selection committee yet again.) Read more about her here.

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MADventure time

April 22, 2013

A few weeks ago I posted something about the first winner of the Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship, Juana Medina. Here’s a cover for MAD done by the second winner, Chris Houghton

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In the news – Equal marriage

March 28, 2013

My friend Juana Medina was featured in the Washington Post with her whimsical, yet spot-on, interpretation of the equal marriage logo that’s been all over FaceBook this week. She was also the first recipient of the Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship (administered by the National Cartoonists Society Foundation.)

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2012 Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship Winner

April 11, 2012

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The National Cartoonists Society Foundation (NCSF) is happy to announce the winner of the 2012 Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship – Sarah Miller.

Sarah is a student at the Savannah College of Art and Design where she studies illustration. She was chosen from over 100 applicants for the award, which includes a $5,000 scholarship and a trip to the National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben Award weekend in Las Vegas in May. The scholarship applicants submitted eight examples of their work along with an entry form that included short essays on their current and future plans in cartooning. Entries were judged by a jury of professional cartoonists who are members of the National Cartoonists Society Foundation.

In addition to her studies, Sarah writes and illustrates comics, and experiments with painting. She occasionally does freelancing, caricatures and sells work at conventions. She recently completed an illustrated book based on a short story by H. P. Lovecraft.

The Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship is an annual award established in memory of Jay Kennedy, the late King Features comics editor, from an initial from the Hearst Foundation/King Features Syndicate and additional generous donations from other prominent cartoonists. It is administered by the National Cartoonists Society Foundation. The scholarship is awarded to a college student in the United States, Canada or Mexico who will be in their Junior or Senior year of college during the following academic year, and is selected by a panel of professional cartoonists.

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TWO MONTHS TO GO! Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship 2012

October 8, 2011

Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship 2012

September 21, 2011

Jay Kennedy Scholarship winners at the Reubens

June 8, 2011

I had the distinct pleasure of meeting our two most recent recipients of the Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship at the the National Cartoonists Society’s annual Reuben Weekend, held on Memorial Day weekend in Boston. Diana Huh, the 2011 winner, is above, and Mengxin Li, the 2010 winner, is below. (Not sure who the bald guy is.) They were wonderful and gracious, in addition to being fine young cartoonists. We wish them all the best in their careers.

2011 Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship winner

March 31, 2011

I’ve been the chair of the scholarship committee for four years, and it’s always wonderful to review the artwork submitted by the applicants. But really, the best thing is telling the winner that they’ve won. They are so excited, not only from a monetary end, but especially to meet other cartoonists, some whom are the biggest names in the industry.

So, without further ado…

The National Cartoonists Society Foundation (NCSF) is happy to announce the winner of the 2011 Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship.

Diana Huh, is a sophomore at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where she studies history. Huh was chosen from over 100 applicants for the award, which includes a $5,000 scholarship and a trip to the National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben Award weekend in Boston in May. The scholarship applicants submitted eight examples of their work along with an entry form that included short essays on their current and future plans in cartooning. Entries were judged by a jury of seven professional cartoonists who are members of the National Cartoonists Society Foundation.

Huh is an illustrator for UCLA’s newspaper The Daily Bruin and is presently interning at Greenhouse Studios assisting on coloring the comic “Mace and Sputnik.” She has also created an on-going web comic called “The Wayside Manor.”

 

The Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship is an annual award established in memory of Jay Kennedy, the late King Features comics editor, from an initial from the Hearst Foundation/King Features Syndicate and additional generous donations from other prominent cartoonist. It is administered by the National Cartoonists Society Foundation. The scholarship is awarded to a college student in the United States, Canada or Mexico that will be in their Junior or Senior year of college during the following academic year, selected by a panel of professional cartoonists.

Reuben round-up – Part 2

June 16, 2010

David Folkman has been doing a little experiment with cartoonists based on a 1947 Life magazine article where cartoonists of the day (like Frank King, Gasoline Alley; Chester Gould, Dick Tracy; Chic Young, Blondie) drew their characters while wearing a blindfold. David had me do one after one of the seminars. Can you tell which is the blindfolded one?

I didn’t take a lot of photos at the Rubes but I made sure I got one of two of our Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship winners, Juana Medina (2009) and Chris Houghton (2010). Both have now graduated. Juana interned with Hilary Price (Rhymes With Orange) and is teaching at RISD. Chris is freelancing and is now an NCS member. I’m the chair of the scholarship committee so I feel a bit like a proud papa.

What I’m reading – Tor

June 11, 2010

Joe Kubert spoke at the National Cartoonist Society’s Reuben Weekend a couple of weeks ago…and I missed it. I was actually standing in back just before it started, saw someone I knew  – Mike Canva from the Washington Post – and we went out of the hall to catch up and ended up talking in depth about cartooning and I introduced him to Juana Medina (the 2008 Jay Kennedy Scholarship winner) and before you knew it, people were walking out of the hall. Joe’s talk was over.

I picked this up a few days later at the MAD offices (more on that later) which are owned by DC Comics, since I’ve never had the chance to read Mr. Kubert’s work. I’m quite enjoying it.