Here are some links to sites which we find useful and interesting. If you have one to add, please let us know.

The National Cartoonists Society
National Cartoonists Society

The National Cartoonists Society is an organization of professional cartoonists in the United States. It presents the National Cartoonists Society Awards. The Society was born in 1946 when groups of cartoonists got together to entertain the troops.

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The National Cartoonists Society Foundation
National Cartoonists Society Foundation

The work of the National Cartoonists Society Foundation is possible through the donations and generous support of cartoonists and all supporters of our art form, both corporate and individual.

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The NCS 27 Club
The 27 Club

The National Cartoonists Society, the world’s largest and most prestigious organization of professional cartoonists, is delighted to announce a new program designed to help and encourage young cartoonists who are at the outset of their careers.

Nicknamed “The 27 Club,” the Young Professional Program offers cartoonists and creators under the age of 28 the chance to join the hallowed ranks of the NCS at a massively discounted membership rate of only $27 per year!

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Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum houses the world’s largest collection of materials related to cartoons and comics, including original art, books, magazines, journals, comic books, archival materials, and newspaper comic strip pages and clippings.

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The John Locher Memorial Award
The John Locher Memorial Award

The John Locher Memorial Award is a contest for aspiring cartoonists, ages 18-25, whose work demonstrates both clear opinions and strong artistry on political and social topics. Single panel, multi-panel, and animated editorial cartoons and comics will be accepted.

Both students and non-students are eligible to submit.

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Kenosha Festival of Cartooning

Running for three days and nights, the Festival has taken place at The Kenosha Public Museum, in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The festival features presentations by an international roster of cartoonists.

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San Diego Comic Art Gallery

The San Diego Comic Art Gallery is a unique, new and dynamic space, designed to educate and engage the local San Diego community and the region of Southern California with the sequential comic book and graphic arts. 

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Comics Art Museum

An accomplished attraction located in the heart of Brussels, the Comics Art Museum has been honouring the creators and heroes of the 9th Art for more than 25 years.

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Herblock Award for Editorial Cartoon Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Congratulations to the 2017 recipients!

Gabriel Chez, Gillian Maurer, Patricia Patalinjug

What Remains, Editorial Cartoon sponsored by The Herb Block Foundation, by Gillian Maurer, Grade 12, Age 19, Asheville High School, Asheville, NC. Gold Medal, The Herblock Award for Editorial Cartoon

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Cartoon Art Museum

The Cartoon Art Museum’s mission is to ignite imaginations and foster the next generation of visual storytellers by celebrating the history of cartoon art, its role in society, and its universal appeal.

Our vision is to be the premier destination to experience cartoon art in all its many forms from around the world, and a leader in providing insight into the process of creating it.

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The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE)
(Chicago Alternative Comics Expo)

The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo [CAKE] is a weekend-long celebration of independent comics, inspired by Chicago’s rich legacy as home to many of underground and alternative comics’ most talented artists– past, present and future.

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C2E2 (The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo)
(The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo)

April 6-8, 2018

This will be our first year at  C2E2. Our booth will feature artists from our Chicago Chapter as well as luminaries from all over the country.

The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo – also known as C2E2 – is a comic book and pop culture convention spanning the latest and greatest from the world of comics, movies, television, toys, anime, manga and video games.

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Beverly Arts Center- NCS Exhibit

Fall, 2019

We are working with the BAC  to create an exhibit of our member’s artwork, past and present.

The Beverly Arts Center is a vibrant and multifaceted not-for-profit organization serving the Chicago metro area with high-quality programs in dance, visual arts, music, film and theater. The 40,000 square foot space houses a 400-seat theatre, art gallery, exhibition spaces, music and dance studios, art classrooms and event rental spaces including a courtyard and light-filled atrium. Founded in 1967 and located in Chicago’s historic Beverly/Morgan Park neighborhood, the BAC is also home to an extensive community outreach program.

Legendary Children’s Television Creator/Host Bill “B.J.” Jackson Shares Stories from New Book!


In 2016, Jackson completed that sequel, writing a memoir about his adult life and television career. Jackson’s new book “Kid Show: My World of Imagination” covers his post-college/post-Army life, detailing out how came to work in Chicago, becoming a local treasure and nationally-awarded television creator.