Archive for the ‘National Cartoonists Society Foundation’ Category

2010 Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship winner

May 17, 2010

Mengxin Li is the winner of the 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 Festival and her comic “Wind Chevalier” has been featured in the Japanese manga publication, Shoujo Jump.

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.

Help the Hodges – cartoon art auction

January 26, 2010

“The NCS Foundation is excited to announce our first major fund raising effort through the use of eBay which launched Thursday, January 21. Many cartoonists have donated 160 pieces of amazing artwork in a concentrated effort to Help the Hodges.

Tim Hodge is an animation artist having worked on storyboards for Disney and directing Veggie Tales projects. His teenage son Matthew, an A student and a drummer in his Tennessee high school championship marching band, was in an accident involving his car and a train in August of 2009, and has been in a state of a coma ever since. Tim’s insurance refused to cover Matthew’s long-term recovery, and the financial strain has only added to the emotional strain that the family has been experiencing

The line-up of artists is incredible! Here are just a few of the over 100 names you’ll see in our auctions:

Drew Struzan
Patrick McDonnell
Mort Walker
Nick Parks
Tim Sale
Mike Mignola
Stan Lee
Stephen Silver
Don Bluth
Peter de Sevè
Glen Keane
Bil Keane
Dan Piraro
Gary Kelley
Marc Davis
Frank Thomas
Walt Kelly
Paul Coker, Jr.
Jim Borgman
Charles Schulz

To see the items for sale, we have set up a special website where everything is being posted. New items continue to be added daily.

http://www.HelpTheHodges.com

Thank you,
The NCS Foundation