Tuesday, October 6, 2015

NCS at New York Comic Con 2015

NYCC 2015 goers, drop by booth #2309 and visit your friends from the National Cartoonists Society. Members will be offering original artwork, sketches, books, prints, greeting cards, witty repartee and more. Artist appearance times are as follows:

Thursday 10/8:
1 - 4pm: Maria Scrivan ("Half Full" syndicated strip, American Greetings, Reuben Award-Nominee)
2 - 3:30pm: Hilary Price ("Rhymes With Orange" syndicated strip, People, Glamour)
4 - 7pm:  Isabella Bannerman ("Six Chix" syndicated strip, PeeWee's Playhouse, "Doug", NY Times), and  Mike Cavallaro ("Parade (with fireworks", Cartoon Network, Warner Brothers Animation)

Friday 10/9:
10am -1pm:  Jason Chatfield ("Ginger Meggs"), and Doug Bratton ("Pop Culture Shock Therapy", Nickelodeon, Mad Magazine)
1 - 4pm:  Ray Alma (Mad Magazine, Reuben Award-Winner) and Isabella Bannerman
4 - 7pm:  Mike Cavallaro 

Saturday 10/10:
10am - 1pm:  Isabella Bannerman and Mike Cavallaro
1 - 4pm:  Ray Alma, Maria Scrivan
4 - 7pm:  Jason Chatfield, Henrick Rehr ("Castles In The Sand", "Tirsdag", "Tribeca Sunset")

Sunday 10/11:
10am - 1pm: Isabella Bannerman and Mike Cavallaro 
1 - 3pm:  Ray Alma and Mike Cavallaro
3 - 5pm: Jason Chatfield

NCS Manhattan Chapter President Ed Steckley (Mad Magazine, Cracked Magazine, Reuben Award-winner) will be attending the booth throughout the convention.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

2015 ManhattanNCS Holiday Party Registration is open!

Now's your last chance to register for the
 2015 ManhattanNCS holiday party!

Art by Sam Viviano

Big things are in the works this year's bash, so get your tickets early!
What's better than the holiday season in Manhattan!
Again, space is limited, and you won't wanna miss this one... So get a move on, already!

Here's the info:
Saturday, December 19, 7-10pm

Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd St.

How much: 
$45 for NCS members, $55 for non-members

Full buffet will be served, cash bar, entertainment, and all sorts of good stuff!
Food, Music, Good times!  And, a surprise or two...

Lots more info to come, but register now to reserve your spot.  

ManhattanNCS Holiday Party

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

"Dangerous Lines", Gary Trudeau, Jules Feiffer, and Molly Crabapple in conversation

“Dangerous Lines: Cartoonists and Other Subversives”

Join cartoonist Garry Trudeau, famed Pulitzer Prize-recipient and this year’s George Polk Career achievement winner, in conversation with Jules Feiffer, prize-winning cartoonist, author, and playwright, Django Gold, senior writer for The Onion, and New York-based artist and writer Molly Crabapple. The discussion, moderated by Slate columnist and author Ron Rosenbaum, will explore the role of satire in challenging the status quo, inciting discussion and provoking change. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited so RSVP today before it's too late!

Thursday, April 9, 2015
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Reception
6:30 - 8 p.m. Panel Discussion

Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts, LIU Brooklyn
DeKalb Avenue and Flatbush Avenue Extension, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Free and open to the public, however reservations are required.
RSVP at: info@kumbletheater.org or 718-488-1624

Monday, March 16, 2015

Irwin Hasen Remembered

Photo by Seth Kushner

"Irwin Hasen, the cartoonist and comic-book artist who drew, and helped create, “Dondi,” the widely syndicated comic strip about a lovable, wide-eyed World War II orphan, died on Friday in Manhattan. He was 96."

More HERE from the article by COREY KILGANNON in MARCH 15, 2015's New York Times "Arts" Section.

Irwin was a beloved friend and teacher, and a greatly-admired and highly-esteemed member of the New York cartoonists community. I was a student of his at the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon & Graphic Art in the late 80's, and still have vivid memories of his lessons and anecdotes. It was always a treat whenever he made it out to our NCS Chapter get-togethers. Irwin had a long life, well-lived, but he'll still be greatly missed. They don't make 'em like that any more.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

March Happy Hour at Jennifer George's!

It's a Rube Goldberg themed happy hour, as as Rube's granddaughter, Jennifer, opens up her home to us for a lovely night of catered food, booze and art.

Join us on Wednesday, March 25 at 7pm, at Jennifer's on the Upper West Side (W. 77th, close to Central Park!).  

Tickets just $25 for the full catered event, booze and great company!

This is a strictly RSVPed event, so don't hesitate to reserve your spot now.
Ask anyone who was there last year, they'll tel you this is a special night you won't want to miss.

Click here to purchase tickets with safe and secure PayPal:

Or, contact Ed directly at ed@edsteckley.com for any more info.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Jeff Keane to receive Silver T-Square Award

From the Washington Post
By Michael Cavna January 29 at 7:00 AM:

"IT’S ONE OF the oldest U.S. awards in comics, rich in history and lore, from presidents of the nation to presidents of its professional organization. And now, that award is also all in the family.

The National Cartoonists Society has just announced that Jeff Keane, the “Family Circus” artist and former head of the NCS, will receive the 2015 Silver T-Square Award — which the group says is “awarded, by unanimous vote of the NCS Board of Directors, to persons who have demonstrated outstanding dedication or service to the Society or the profession.”

Read the rest of the article HERE.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Bugs Bunny at the Symphony group rate!

The New York Philharmonic and the ManhattanNCS 

invite you to come out and join us in for...

From the NY Philharmonic website:
Classical music gets a hilarious twist when a certain Wascally Wabbit gets involved. This side-splitting tribute for all ages* features Bugs Bunny’s greatest classic Looney Tunes projected on a huge screen with the New York Philharmonic playing Carl Stalling’s original scores — inspired by Wagner (Kill de Wabbit!),Rossini (The Rabbit of Seville), and Liszt — live!
Join us on Saturday, May 16th at 7:30!  We've got 2 sets of seats available: 

Floor, Orchestra seating ($124)
Balcony ($60)

We've got a limited number of seats available for both, so don't hesitate.  If the event doesn't sell out, I can always add more seats, as long as I do so before February 15th, after that the prices will start to increase.  


Here's the details:

When: Saturday, May 16th, 7:30pm
New York Philharmonic
Avery Fisher Hall,
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza #132
Any questions, email Ed by clicking here.  

We hope to see at this awesome event!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Happy 2015!

The new year is upon is, and we're gearing up for another busy year for the ManhattanNCS.

First thing's first, stay tuned for the updated monthly happy hour schedule, coming in the next week or two.

Till then.....