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  • Farewell, Tony Auth

    Tony Auth’s colleagues and friends in the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists are profoundly saddened by his death. Tony was one of a small handful of that magnificent generation of 1960s and 1970s cartoonists who re-created what we do today. A brilliant, original editorial cartooning voice is gone. Tony’s drawing style was unique. The fluidity, grace, and simplicity of his line was a marvel, and his strong editorial positions stood out for four decades. There was no mistaking an Auth cartoon for others, ever. A master of irony and juxtaposition, Tony won the 1976 Pulitzer Prize, along with many other...  read more
    Published: Mon, Sep 15, 2014 06:34 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists remembers Etta Hulme

    Etta Hulme, cartoonist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, died June 25th at the age of 90. A longtime member and former president, Etta was a widely respected and beloved member of the AAEC. Although her drawing style has been described as soft, the messages behind the images were powerful and clear. Etta was exactly what an editorial cartoonist should be, fearless and determined- plus she did it with a wonderful smile. The AAEC sends their deepest sympathy to her family and friends. We'll miss Etta very much. Related articles Etta Hulme, acclaimed Star-Telegram cartoonist, dies  read more
    Published: Tue, Jul 1, 2014 12:40 AM  |  Author: AAEC
  • AAEC's Satire Fest is coming to San Francisco!

    The AAEC's Satire Fest is coming to San Francisco on October 9, 10, 11.  read more
    Published: Fri, May 23, 2014 06:51 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Herblock Prize eligibility expanded

    The Board of the Herblock Foundation just voted to include monthly newspaper and magazine publications in the eligibility for the Prize. The deadline is February 3rd. For more information, please visit http://www.herbblockfoundation.org/herblock-prize  read more
    Published: Fri, Jan 17, 2014 08:23 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • AAEC condemns killing of Akram Raslan

    The AAEC condemns the killing of Syrian cartoonist Akram Raslan.  read more
    Published: Mon, Oct 14, 2013 08:43 AM  |  Author: AAEC

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  • Turkish president files charges against cartoonist for slander

    Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdo?an has filed a criminal complaint against cartoonist Musa Kart for slander. The cartoon in question depicted the president (at the time of the cartoon he was prime minister) as a hologram watching over thieves stealing from a safe box. If convicted, Musa could get nine years in prison. From Today’s […]  read more
    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014   |  Author: Alan Gardner
  • Video: The Unquiet Films series featuring Times cartoonist Peter Brookes

    Great seven minute trailer for an episode in The Unquiet Films series featuring The Times and The Sunday Times Peter Brookes. Whatever you’re doing, this is worth a few minutes of your day. About the series: We decided it was time to showcase just what the best journalists do… the real lives, real struggles, real […]  read more
    Published: Thu, Oct 23, 2014   |  Author: Alan Gardner
  • Notice: Berryman Award entry deadline is tomorrow!

    A friendly reminder that tomorrow is the deadline to enter into the Berryman Award for editorial cartooning. The award goes to cartoons “that exhibits power to influence public opinion, plus good drawing and striking effect.” The award is a $2,500 prize. Visit the National Press Club’s website for entry details. Of all the cartooning awards, […]  read more
    Published: Tue, Oct 14, 2014   |  Author: Alan Gardner
  • Editorial cartoonist Jon Kennedy passes at age 96

    Arkansas editorial cartoonist Jon Kennedy has passed away at the age of 96. His obituary hints at the longevity of his career: Jon B. Kennedy, 96, of North Little Rock passed away Friday, October 10th. Born in Springfield, Missouri on August 19, 1918 to parents , Brownlow and Ida Kennedy , he started his career […]  read more
    Published: Tue, Oct 14, 2014   |  Author: Alan Gardner
  • Appeals court lifts ban on Zunar’s books

    An Malaysian Appeals Court has lifted a ban on books by editorial cartoonist Zulkifli Anwar Ulhaque (AKA Zunar). Zunar’s books were seized during an arrest in 2012. The cartoonist was charged with sedition. From the Malaysian Insider: “With respect, this is a case where the law of sedition is being used as a convenient peg […]  read more
    Published: Fri, Oct 10, 2014   |  Author: Alan Gardner
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