Joe Silva Teacher and Toonist!

Joe Silva is an art teacher in the Fort Worth School District,  an accomplished sculptor, a cartoonist, and a new Texas Chapter member. Joe uses cartoons in his classroom work, and interviewed established cartoonists via SKYPE for his cartoon club at school. No wonder his students love his classes! Welcome aboard, Joe!!

16 Members!

Well folks, we’re growing. David DeGrand has been added as a full NCS member. Andy Broome and JP Rankin are our newest Texas Chapter Members! Be sure to check out their pages on this site; they are extremely talented, and we’re very happy to have them join us. Welcome aboard guys!HOWDY-Friend
If you know someone, even at the serious beginner level, be sure to encourage them to apply for membership. The more the merrier!

Finally, if you haven’t viewed the other member’s work yet, be sure to do so. Great personal stories are accompanied by unique and inspiring work.

Welcome aboard Dick Collier!

After a chance meeting with Milburn Taylor recently at a Half-Price Books Store in Fort Worth, Richard (Dick) Collier immediately joined the NCS|Texas Chapter. He’s excited, and we’re excited.

Read about Dick and his editorial art for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on the new link under Texas Chapter Members. What a great addition to our group! If you’d like to reach him directly, please contact and your message will be forwarded.

Welcome aboard Dick!!Collier_Perry-Camp-wb

Dallas: what a great event!

Thanks to Hector’s arranging for the cool condo,  and to everyone who made the trip to Big D, we had a very successful second meeting.  We really appreciated the other guys from Dallas joining us for stimulating conversations. What a great way to make new friends and walk away inspired.

See you in October… and invite your friends!!
More photos to come.

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Irwin Hasen R.I.P.

A nice read for all cartoonists whether you’re a comic book fan or not.

Enjoy and ponder.
Milburn Taylor

“For many of those of my generation, Dondi was a mainstay, something to look forward to in the Daily News comics section, if you grew up in New York City. The adventures of a World War II Italian orphan adopted by an American G.I., Ted Wills, Dondi offered a worldview very different from my own….”


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Check out “IN THE NEWS”

Thanks to Hector Cantu the Texas Chapter had a nice article printed about our organizational meeting last November. Be sure to check out “IN THE NEWS” to see the article.

Bill Hinds was the creative genius behind Brad Anderson’s birthday cake, and what a story that was!