- National Cartoonists Society
From the website: Purpose: "To advance the ideals and standards of professional cartooning in its many forms.
To promote and foster a social, cultural and intellectual interchange among professional cartoonists of all types.
To stimulate and encourage interest in and acceptance of the art of cartooning by aspiring cartoonists, students and the general public.'
- The International Comic Arts Forum
From the website: "The International Comic Arts Forum is an annual academic conference dedicated to promoting the scholarly study and appreciation of comic art, including comic strips, comic books, comics albums and graphic novels, magazine and newspaper cartooning, caricature, and comics in electronic media."