Annual Reuben Award Dinner Program

The Annual Reuben Award Dinner Program was published by the National Cartoonist Society in USA in 1965.

The National Cartoonists Society (NCS) 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.

The Reuben Award Dinner Program was produced for the 19th Annual Reuben Awards Dinner held at the Plaza Hotel in New York, USA on the 20th of April, 1965. The program showcases a mix of content, including an introduction and history of the award by Rube Goldberg, a list of member in the National Cartoonist Society, the awards program (Arlene Dahl and Ed Sullivan were among the guests) and nominees, a list of past presidents with cartoon caricatures, and advertisements, all with cartoon illustrations.

The Reuben Award Dinner Program contains 80 black and white pages measuring 8.5” X 6.75” (excluding the head of The Yellow Kid). The front and back covers can be seen below.

The program contains a King Features Syndicate advertisement page featuring comic book characters they hold licenses for, with a profile image of the Phantom also present.

Thank you Christopher Smith for assisting with images and information.