Jay Kennedy Scholarship

JaykennedyJust a heads up that the NCSF Jay Kennedy Scholarship deadline is February 6.

Jay was just a swell guy who couldn’t have been nicer to me starting out. I’m so glad this is available to budding cartoonists in that spirit.

More info:

The annual Jay Kennedy Scholarship, in memory of the late King Features editor, was funded by an initial $100,000 grant from the Hearst Foundation/King Features Syndicate and additional generous donations from Jerry Scott, Jim Borgman, Patrick McDonnell and many other prominent cartoonists. Submissions are adjudicated by a panel of top cartoonists and an award is given to the best college cartoonist. The recipient is feted at the annual NCS Reuben Awards Convention attended by many of the world’s leading cartoonists.

Applicants must be college students in the United States, Canada or Mexico that will be in their Junior or Senior year of college during the 2009-2010 academic year. Applicants DO NOT have to be art majors to be eligible for this scholarship.

Along with a completed entry form, applicants are required to send 5 samples of their own cartooning artwork; noting if and where the work has been published (either print or web).Please send copies. DO NOT send original artwork.


The applications will be judged by the National Cartoonists Society Foundation (NCSF) and the number of scholarships given out and their amounts will be at the discretion of the NCSF.

Seriously, if you’re a young cartoonist, get on this.

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Main Menu

The Andertoons main menu should be fairly intuitive, but I thought I'd take a minute to point out some newer features.

The main menu sits at the top the screen and stays constant throughout the site:

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If you ever want to get back the homepage, click the Andertoons logo:

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Shopping cart, account, log in, and FAQ/Help are located familiarly in the upper right:

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The search bar has been enlarged, and now offers suggested topics below:

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The lower blue bar does most of the navigation's heavy lifting. Headings glow orange on hover:

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Menu items with downward arrows expand with a click to show available options:

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Some include additional information to aid you in your choice:

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There's also navigation at the bottom of each page to save you some scrolling:

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I'd like to thank my design and programming team for making Andertoons navigation both robust and simple! That's no easy task!


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