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  • Countdown to Columbus begins TODAY!

    Starting today, July 9, we are exactly one month out from the deadline to reserve your hotel room in Columbus, Ohio, for the 2019 AAEC convention. As you know, this year we're teaming up with Cartoon Crossroads Columbus and the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum for a four-day gathering in September. All the details so far, as well as links to hotel options, are here: https://aaecconvention.com/ Also, the deadline to register for our convention (and a number of private events) is just under 6 weeks away. As we will be competing with other cartoonist groups for hotel space, reserve...  read more
    Published: Tue, Jul 9, 2019 07:56 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Canadian cartoonist goes viral, loses papers, goes viral again

    The day after Canadian cartoonist Michael de Adder had a hard-hitting cartoon about Donald Trump go viral online, the newspaper chain in his home province of New Brunswick announced they would be dropping his cartoons from their papers. de Adder, a full-time freelancer, contracts with numerous papers and media outlets across Canada, and often draws up to 10 cartoons a week. Brunswick News later released a statement saying the two events were unrelated. Social media suspected otherwise and, over the weekend, news of de Adder's dismissal also went viral. The Daily Cartoonist began picking up the threads on Saturday, and...  read more
    Published: Mon, Jul 1, 2019 12:40 AM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Gary Varvel: The future of political cartooning is... uh....

    Cartoonist Gary Varvel discusses the hits editorial cartoonists have taken recently, and mulls over possible paths forward: https://www.ibj.com/articles/74352-gary-varvel-editorial-cartoonists-are-important-but-disappearing#.XRaMFA64ic0.twitter  read more
    Published: Sat, Jun 29, 2019 12:29 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • First Look Media drops The Nib

    First Look Media plans to cut The Nib, its daily political cartoon site, loose at the end of July. Matt Bors posted an announcement on Friday night, and vows to continue on: https://mailchi.mp/thenib.com/from-the-editor-the-future-of-the-nib Here's the press release: I have some important news about the future of The Nib and I wanted you to know first. After three and a half years, First Look Media has decided to no longer fund The Nib at the end of July and me and my team will be let go as part of a broader shift at the company. They are, however, working to...  read more
    Published: Sat, Jun 29, 2019 11:54 AM  |  Author: AAEC
  • The Times controversy train keeps rolling on — Week 2 wrapup

    Ten days after the New York Times announced they were kicking political cartoons to the curb, and the controversy they created shows no sign of abating. -- The Washington Post's Michael Cavna cataloged the backlash from cartoonists worldwide. https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2019/06/18/cartoonists-draw-their-fury-toward-new-york-times-it-seems-we-have-touched-nerve-here/?utm_term=.17753c0dce26 -- The Nation has a great and insightful look at the long history of the Times' distain for cartoonists (This article hits a home run solely for using the word “poltroonery.” The rest is pretty great too.) https://www.thenation.com/article/new-york-times-netanyahu-cartoon-bennet/ -- An Israeli paper returns to look at the offending cartoon that set off the series of unfortunate decisions in the first place,...  read more
    Published: Thu, Jun 20, 2019 06:35 PM  |  Author: AAEC

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  • Steve Bell Rejects Antisemitic Label, Confused as to The Guardian’s Motives

      In all email to all the paper’s journalists, Guardian cartoonist Steve Bell has attacked his editors’ refusal to run his latest cartoon, suggesting it is due to “some mysterious editorial line” about antisemitism. In the latest submission by Mr Bell, whose cartoons have appeared in the paper since 1981, Labour deputy leader Tom Watson is […]  read more
    Published: Thu, Jul 18, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • Hey Kids! Comics! Shoot for the Moon

    Here are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for July 2019 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon (though ordering through your local comic book shop is a good idea.)   For Better or For Worse: The Complete Library, Vol. 3     Complete Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy Volume 26     American Comic […]  read more
    Published: Tue, Jul 16, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • Perilous Times for Political Cartoonists

      Clay Jones’ cartoon yesterday was about the Social Media Summit and political cartoonists. Clay expanded on his thoughts, about the Executive Branch’s desire for what amounts to a state run media, in his column following the cartoon: Donald Trump is hosting a “social media summit” today at the White House. This morning, he tweeted, […]  read more
    Published: Fri, Jul 12, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • Editorial Cartoonist Dis-Invited to White House – updated

      Editorial cartoonist Ben Garrison’s invitation to a White House Social Media Summit has been withdrawn. After news of the White House inviting Ben Garrison was made public, a backlash from all sides of the political spectrum erupted over the Administration asking an accused Anti-Semitic cartoonist to meet with the President. When news of the […]  read more
    Published: Thu, Jul 11, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • She Wrote Me a Letter, Said…

    More letters to editors ’bout comics and cartoons.   God is just. KAL is not. KAL has sunk to a new low with his Sunday cartoon. Not only does he continually disrespect President Donald Trump, but now he disrespects Almighty God himself. Diane of Freeland accuses KAL of blasphemy.     100% off base Prejudging […]  read more
    Published: Wed, Jul 10, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg

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