Saturday, April 10, 2010

National Cartoonists Society Member!

The National Cartoonists Society (NCS) - CLICK TO VISIT!
March 30th, 2010

Dear Mike Cope:

It is my pleasure to inform you that your application for Regular membership into the National Cartoonists Society has been unanimously approved by the Membership Committee.


Needless to say, I was extremely delighted to receive the official verdict in yesterday's mail!

If you're a fan of cartooning, but are not familiar with the National Cartoonists Society (or "NCS" as it's commonly referred to), I highly recommend that you visit the official NCS web site at -- I guarantee that you'll recognize more than a few names and faces from cartoon history ...

The History of the National Cartoonists Society (NCS)
The History of the National Cartoonists Society (NCS)

For me, joining the NCS is about formally acknowledging that what I currently do, as a cartoonist, is based on the inspiration and knowledge that so many past and present NCS members have given me from the time that I was first enchanted by the newspaper funnies as a young boy. As technology continues to change the way we work and do business, I think it's very important for "younger" cartoonists, like myself, to never forget their profession's history.

Most importantly, I truly believe in the Primary Purposes of the NCS (at right). And I know that from the first cartooning workshops that I ran for kids back in 1998, above all other personal gains, it's been about helping to encourage interest in cartooning, and (hopefully) inspiring the next generation of cartoonists.

Sincere thanks to my sponsors (Sandra Bell-Lundy, Roy Schneider, and Guy Gilchrist) for writing such encouraging letters of recommendation. And a special thanks to NCS Membership Chariman, Sean Parkes, and the Membership Committee for welcoming me into their ranks.

Stay TOONed!

- Mike Cope