Tuesday, May 19, 2020

2020 Virtual Meetups!

Happy Spring, everyone- What's new??

As you may or may not have heard, there's some sort of bug going around, and it's keeping us from getting together!  (I know, right?? Google it.)

In order to get around this, we've started doing virtual meetups!  On the interwebs, no less!

A few of us joined in for a test run, and found that rather than use Zoom, Facebook has a pretty neat video chat option that's pretty durn easy to use. 

Wanna come join the socially distanced fun?  Head over to the MNCS Facebook page on Monday, June 1 at 8pm EST, and click on the link at the top of the feed.  It'll bring you into a chat window automatically.  (if you're on a Mac, you can only use Chrome or Firefox browsers.  I had nothing to do with this.)

If you're not yet a member of the MNCS group, head over by clicking here and hitting Join.

If you haven't signed up for the mailing list, drop me a line at ed@edsteckley.com, and I'll put you on the list for occasional updates.

Your buddy,

Thursday, March 5, 2020

An evening with Tom Richmond

Mark your calendars for Monday May the 4th- Reuben Award winning Illustrator extraordinaire Tom Richmond will be giving a presentation about his career, illustration and caricature!

Tom's career spans the gamut of humorous illustration, from comic books to advertising to Mad Magazine, where he's been the primary movie and TV parody artist for close to 20 years.

Here's the details so far:
When: Monday, May 4th, 7-9 pm
Where: The Overlook Lounge, E 44th b'twn 2nd and 3rd, NYC
More details regarding tickets, RSVPs and perks forthcoming, but save the date and spread the word!

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Coming up in 2020!

Hey gang!

2020 is gearing up to be a pretty active year with the chapter.

In February, we'll be having a jury to help decide the nominees for 2 Divisional Reuben awards.  If you're an NCS member in good standing and want to participate, contact Ed at ed@edsteckley.com.

The chapter will once again be hosting a table at the annual MoCCAfest, April 4 and 5 in NYC.  NCS members in good standing are welcome to sign up for table time.  Come out and sell your wares, shake hands, meet friends and join the party.  Again, contact Ed at ed@edsteckley.com for more details.

We're also gearing up to host a fundraiser to benefit both the NCSFoundation, the chapter, and help some artists sell some work!  Details on that early in Spring.

As always, when we get an event planned, it'll appear here as well as the official Facebook group, https://www.facebook.com/groups/ManhattanNCS/

See you later in 2020!

Friday, July 12, 2019

It's a Bunk Bunk Bunk Bunk World!

It's time again for another
ManhattanNCS Happy Hour!
Join us as we raise a glass to our local pal Tom Bunk and celebrate his 2018 NCS Reuben Award for Magazine Illustration!


In addition to being in the cartooning industry since the mid 70s, Tom has been a Mad contributor for close to 30 years.  Since then he's established himself as one of the quintessential Mad artists. His chaotic crowd scenes, gruesome figures and irreverent take on life have been delighting and horrifying not just Mad fans, but cartooning fans worldwide.
Come on out as we celebrate Tom's cartoon legacy at the Overlook Lounge on Monday, July 29!  We have one of the big rooms upstairs reserved, so be sure to RSVP by clicking here so we can give the venue a proper head count.

Here's the deets:
When: Monday, July 29th, 7-9pm
Where: The Overlook Lounge
East 44th between 2nd and 3rd 

Thursday, February 14, 2019

It's Arnold Roth's 90th birthday party,

and you're invited!

Come on out on Saturday, February 23rd to the Society of Illustrators to celebrate this stalwart figure in the the cartooning community!

Past NCS president, cartoon legend and friend to all Arnold Roth is turning 90,
and you're cordially invited to come out and help him blow out the candles!  
And that's no small feat!

Friends from all over will be joining us,
and food, drink and revelry will be enjoyed by all!  

Here's the details:

When: Saturday, Feb 23rd, 6pm
Where: Society of Illustrators, NYC
(East 63rd between Park and Lex)
How much: $41.50!
(Includes a small finance charge, but it's so worth it!)
Buffet included- can't beat that!

Click the link below to reserve your tickets now!
If you'd rather pay at the door,
PLEASE RSVP to ed at ed@edsteckley.com.  
Checks, credit cards, first born accepted,
but we'll need a proper head count ahead of time.

See you the 23rd!

Monday, October 29, 2018

Register now for the ManhattanNCS Holiday Bash!

it's time once again to start gearing up for the annual ManhattanNCS/NCS Holiday Bash!

Once again, our big event of the year will be held at the 

Society of Illustrators!  

This one gets bigger every year, and hopefully this year will top them all! We've got some fun programs and surprises in the works and as always it's a great way to ring in the holiday season- with family and friends in the fantastic setting of Society of Illustrators.
We'll reminisce about the past year and turn our gaze to 2019 in the company of family and friends!

Here's the info:
When: Wednesday, December 5th, 7pm-10pm
Where: Society of Illustrators- E. 63rd btwn Park and Lex.
How much: $55 for NCS members, $65 for non-members.

After December 1, prices go up $5!

This is always a really fun event, and I hope you'll come out and celebrate with us!

As always, strict RSVP on this one!  Click the links below to register and get your tickets ahead of time, OR


Private Roth Exhibit viewing Monday, Nov 5th in NYC!

Join us on Monday, November 5th for a
PRIVATE VIEWING of a career retrospective on our local pal Arnold Roth at the Century Club!

Arnie has been a fixture in the cartooning scene for decades, influencing artists and art directors worldwide. To celebrate, The Century Association is hosting a gallery exhibit showcasing his lifetime of work- from the early days in Philly to his days here in NYC!

The Century Club has offered to host a private viewing of the show just for us!  Come out and join us next Monday for this special event and private walkthrough of the exhibit!
The gallery will be closed to the public so we can all enjoy the show.

Afterwards, we'll shlep over to a nearby pub and restaurant for dinner and drinks!

Here's the details:
When: Monday, November 5th, 6pm
Where: The Century Association- 7 West 43rd. Street, NY, NY 10036
(43rd Between 5th & 6th).
How much?  Nuthin'!!

When: 7pm-??
WhereAnnie Moore's Irish Pub & Restaurant (formerly O'Casey's)
41st Between 5th & Madison
We're on our own for this one- we'll have a spot reserved for the number of RSVPs that come in.

Please RSVP ASAP to the Roth showing and/or the meet up afterwards by clicking here- the club needs to know how many guests to expect!