NCSF Scholarship Poster

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    I had the privilege of being asked to create the poster and postcard for this year’s Jay Kennedy Scholarship. The scholarship, named after the late King Features comics editor, is given out each year by the National Cartoonists Society Foundation at their annual Reuben Awards banquet.

    If you are a student in North America who cartoons or draws comics, and you are heading to university or college (it does not have to be art school), you are eligible.

    Previous years’ posters were drawn by Mutts artist Patrick McDonnell, editorial cartoonist Michael Ramirez, and MAD’s Tom Richmond. These guys are supremely talented, and tough acts to follow, but their artwork all had one thing in common — drawings of white men at drafting tables.

    I decided to take a different route, and make the focus of my poster drawing itself. It’s a celebration of every student who spends most of his or her time doodling and daydreaming.

    Visit the site for information on how to apply.

    Dr. Monster, Mistur Reese, and 33 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Slack-a-gogo 92 months ago | reply

      That is so damn cool on many levels. Fantastic job!

    2. Ray Frenden 92 months ago | reply

      Awesome. You're in very good company with the preceding illustrators. You earned your keep and then some! A++, would do business again.

    3. leifpeng 92 months ago | reply

      So... what then, no white men with drafting tables need apply...? ;^)

      (Actually, I love it Johnny - and congrats)

    4. FHNavarro 92 months ago | reply



    5. luxuryluke 92 months ago | reply

      Wonderful approach and execution.

    6. mickequ 92 months ago | reply

      Oh man this got me all excited, too bad it's only for college Juniors and Seniors!

      NONETHELESS what a sweet poster! I *LOVE* this orange color!

    7. fragmented 92 months ago | reply

      congrats - it looks great John!
      i love the color too. very cool all around!

    8. SubSub 92 months ago | reply

      Ooh, I love this.

    9. jdoz2 86 months ago | reply

      i actually just took this off a bulletin board at school because it was outdated and i thought it was sweet!

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