As per tradition, the Manhattan Chapter of the National Cartoonists Society had their annual holiday party at the Society of Illustrators on the weekend; a full room of scribblers from all over New York and surrounding states downing copious volumes of booze and cracking wise all night long.
The very talented Mike Cavallaro designed the holiday artwork (above), which was then signed by all in attendance and auctioned off to the highest bidder. The money goes towards future chapter events.
Ed Steckley was awarded the “Tim Rosenthal Award for Volunteerism." It’s given to an NCS member that goes "above and beyond" for their chapter. As well as the framed certificate (thanks Guy Gilchrist!) he received a well-earned bottle of whiskey with a hand-drawn label by Berndt Toast Gang (Long Island Chapter) Chairman, Adrian Sinnott. It was gone within the hour.