NCS Scholarships in Cartooning

July 27th, 2007 | Posted in News

As thousands of cartoonists head to the west coast for this year’s San Diego Comic Con, I’m on the east coast for a short visit to New York City. We are meeting good friends here and went to see “Grease” on Broadway last night, among other things we’ll do in the big city. Why “Grease”? Well, some may recall a reality TV show this spring called “You’re the One that I Want”, which was an “American Idol”-like competition for the leads (Danny and Sandy) of this Broadway revival of “Grease”. The winner of the Sandy role was Laura Osnes, who happens to have grown up four houses down the street from us here in Burnsville, MN. She was a drama camp instructor for my kids during summer play camps, and her parents still live there. So, we made plans to see her on Broadway. We’ll be visiting the MAD offices today. I’ll try and take some pictures.

Meanwhile at the San Diego Comic Con, the National Cartoonist Society‘s booth will have postcards with info about the NCS Foundation’s available scholarships in cartooning:


Click on the image above to go to the NCS Scholarship web page for more details. The Foundation is handling the administration and judging of the scholarships, so they are not tied to any particular school as they were last year. Check the eligibility requirements and download an application from the web page if you are interested.

It isn’t very often that you find scholarship money for going to school to study the art of cartooning. The Foundation wants to promote the art form by encouraging and supporting young artists to study cartooning and become the next generation of professionals. It’s a unique resource, thanks to the generosity of the NCS and the contributions of it’s members to the NCS Foundation.

… And if you are attending the Comic Con, don’t forget to stop by the NCS booth and bid on some of the great artwork in the Foundation Silent Auction.


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New profile pic courtesy of my self-caricature for the Scott Maiko penned article “Gotcha! Mug Shots of Common (but Despicable) Criminals” from MAD 550

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