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Xencelabs at National Cartoonist
Society’s Reuben Awards

The National Cartoonists Society’s (NCS) 77th annual Reuben Awards, is being held September 6-8 this year at the Hyatt Regency in Jersey City, NJ. The NCS honors the year’s outstanding work in all categories of the profession – political cartoons, book illustrations, online cartoons, etc. The NCS’ greatest honor, the Reuben Award, is presented to the outstanding cartoonist of the year.

NCS members will be treated to a live demonstration of Xencelabs’ Pen Display 24, featuring Hannah and Carlos as guest presenters. They will explain how technology, specifically digital pen input, is changing the illustration landscape.


Cartoonist ISABELLA BANNERMAN will be demonstrating the latest technology from Apple using the iPad Pro for cartooning. Joining Isabella will be HANNAH IMPERIAL CANNON, Sr. Director of Business Development, Sales & Marketing at Xencelabs who, along with special guest artist CARLOS MENDOZA III, will share the newest products in their drawing tablet line-up. Digital workflows vary from artist to artist, and this session will share all the information you need to help you integrate affordable digital technologies into your process. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and get a hands-on trial of the drawing tablets on site.

Special Guest Artist

Carlos Mendoza III is a seasoned conceptual illustrator and product designer. He has over 18 years professional experience in the toy and product development industry. His passion for toy design, fantasy art and character development has kept him up with design trends and pop culture. He has led design and development teams across a broad spectrum of brands such as Star Wars, Disney, Marvel, DC , Subway surfer, Killer Klown, as well as Nickelodeon's #1 brand Spongebob SquarePants. Recently he is the Art director on Spirit Halloween’s animatronics, horror teams and is the President and Co-partner of the Artisan Social Club.


Hannah Imperial Cannon

Sr. Director of Business Development
Sales & Marketing

Douglas A. Little

Public Relations Manager

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