Cartoonist Kevin McVey, in recognition of his outstanding service to the National Cartoonists Society, was honored with the Tim Rosenthal Award on October 24, 2007. The ceremony took place at the "Monthly Munchers" meeting of the New Jersey National Cartoonists Society Chapter.
The Tim Rosenthal Award* is given to an NCS member who has gone above and beyond, recognizing a spirit of outstanding service and volunteerism at a chapter level. And Kevin has; a former NCS Membership Director, Kevin actually started the NCS NJ chapter in the 1960s. He spearheaded cartoonists' visits to military installations and veterans hospitals. And he worked with the USO on a national level to entertain the troups with cartoons and cartoonists.
This Bronx-born ink slinger is also an NCS Award winner. More photos and information at the NJ NCS site:
"As an over 40-year member of the NCS, Kevin won the 1984 Special Category Reuben Award for Theater Art, beating out such peers as Sam Norkin (NY Daily News) and Al Hirschfeld (NY Times)."
Big hat tip to Tom Stemmle for the heads up.
*The Tim Rosenthal Award is named for the late, great Tim Rosenthal at American Color, who helped pioneer the innovations in newspaper strip coloring; see Wiley Miller's Non Sequitur's Sunday Color Treasury for the full story. Wiley talks about it all in this interview at Comic Book Resources from September 26, 2007.