Archive for the ‘National Cartoonists Society’ Category

FF – Fotographical Friday: Grumpy Old Men

August 19, 2016

Me and my roomy Randy Rider at the National Cartoonists Society’s Reubens Award Weekend in May. We sent this unhappy pic to our pals as proof that we missed them. 
  

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Sandy Eggo

June 12, 2014

A few weeks ago I was at the National Cartoonists Society’s annual gathering called the Reuben Awards Weekend (named after famed cartoonist and Ok Go video inspiration, Rube Goldberg). This year it was in San Diego, known for, among other things, a big freakin’ comics convention, and a big freakin’ aircraft carrier, Midway. Below is a selfie with my “brother” Randy Rider, and another with Dustin artist Jeff Parker at a “draw for the public” event.

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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.

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 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.

Ten years without Tim

October 19, 2010

Last Friday marked the tenth anniversary of the death of Tim Rosenthal – a man truly loved in the cartooning community (I’ve written about him here). I was at Ohio State University’s triennial Festival of Cartoon Art, a favorite event of Tim’s. I’ve been going since 1995 and almost always roomed with Tim (as well as Frank Mariani and Tim Akin).

The first year I went, Tim had to go to a business dinner on evening (he was there on business for his employer American Color, after all) and he felt bad leaving me and Frank on our own, but we assured him we’d be fine. Before we took, off Tim’s dinner date Amy Lago (then comics editor of United Media, now of the Washington Post Writers Group) showed up and invited us to come along. At dinner she even asked to see our work, which blew us away.

On Friday Jeff Keane (Family Circus), Rick Stromoski (Soup to Nuts), Tom Richmond (MAD), Mark Parisi (Off the Mark) and I toasted Tim’s memory with our pops (as they say in western NY state) while having lunch at Five Guys.

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.

Reuben round-up – Part 1

June 14, 2010

If you’re the kind of person who cares about the National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben Awards Weekend, you’ve probably gotten your fill of it from other sites who didn’t wait, oh, TWO WEEKS to post something about it. Mr. Timely, that’s me.

I’ll be posting a few things about it in the next couple of days, but while I get my meager thoughts in order, here’s some Reuben video fun from Tom Richmond’s blog.