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NCS Also Publicizing Toon' Day and Week

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NCS Also Publicizing Toon' Day and Week

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The National Cartoonists Society (NCS) is also publicizing a holiday marking the birth of a 104-year-old kid.

It was on May 5, 1895, that "Hogan's Alley" considered the first comic began in the New York Sunday World. Richard Outcault's feature starred the character who became known as the Yellow Kid.

Also, May 9 is the anniversary of the first American editorial cartoon, published by Benjamin Franklin in 1754.

So the NCS has made May 5 Cartoonists Day and May 3-9 Cartoon Appreciation Week. One way the NCS will celebrate is by holding its annual Reuben Award weekend May 7-9 in San Antonio, Texas.

On May 7, the NCS (www.reuben.org) will host its first-ever online chat between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. CST. The chat will originate from San Antonio and be accessible from the Lycos Web site.

The day before, on May 6, there will be a charitable "Meet and Greet the Cartoonist" event sponsored by the NCS, San Antonio Express-News, and a local country radio station.

The NCS and its members are already involved in numerous other Cartoonists Day/"Toonweek" efforts, including a Newspaper in Education poster design contest for students. …

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