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2019 AAEC
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September 26-29, 2019
Columbus, OH

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  • Announcing the 2019 John Locher Memorial Award winner

    The 2019 Locher Memorial Award recipient is Chelsea Saunders Chelsea Saunders is a freelance illustrator residing in New York, whose work focuses primarily on editorial illustration and animation. Her work has been featured on The Nib, Topic.com, and in Current Affairs Magazine. http://locheraward.org/news/2019/7/22/announcing-the-2019-locher-award-winner You can find more of Chelsea's work at her website, and follow her on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chelsea_saunders/ The judges wrote: "Saunders uses clever formats, strong artistry, and a confident style to tell well-paced stories of crimes suffered by America's minority communities." The Locher winner will be a guest of the AAEC at its annual convention, part of this...  read more
    Published: Tue, Jul 23, 2019 04:29 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • The 2019 Rex Babin Memorial Award for Excellence in Local Cartooning: CALL FOR ENTRIES

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DURHAM, NC "The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists is once again looking for the best in local political cartooning. The Rex Babin Memorial Award for Excellence in Local Cartooning, named after the late Sacramento cartoonist, focuses on state and local editorial cartoons, an issue of great importance to Babin during his lifetime. This year's award will be presented at the CXC Festival in Columbus, Ohio at the end of September. "As editorial cartooning everywhere is under fire from The New York Times on down, it is especially important that we honor not just cartoonists who do...  read more
    Published: Fri, Jul 19, 2019 08:00 AM  |  Author: AAEC
  • 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

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  • Rusins Kaufmanis – RIP

    Editorial Cartoonist Rusins Kaufmanis has passed away. Rusins Kaufmanis March 27, 1925 – September 20, 2019 Globe and Mail cartoonist 1960 – ???? Ottawa Citizen editorial cartoonist 1963 – 1989 From the Ottawa Citizen obituary: He remained interested in politics, people, and especially humour to the very end. In his last week, when initially told […]  read more
    Published: Sun, Oct 20, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • 9-Month-Old Andy Marlette Cartoon Has Big Revival

    Andy Marlette cartoon from January 2019: I don’t remember a lot of fuss over this when it first appeared. But now, going out on Barbara Streisand’s Twitter feed yesterday – Boy Howdy!   Renowned entertainer Barbra Streisand tweeted a gruesome cartoon on Saturday in an apparent attempt to express her displeasure with President Trump during […]  read more
    Published: Sun, Oct 20, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • Ted Rall’s Got A Brand New Gig

    So how is it that a politically potent art form has collapsed in the past few years to the point where perhaps two dozen full-time cartoonists work for US papers, as against hundreds a century ago? Simple, says Ted Rall, the country’s best-known “alternative” cartoonist: It was murdered. We think Ted Rall is right, which […]  read more
    Published: Sat, Oct 19, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • Drawing the RIGHT Way

    Gary Varvel was recently interviewed by a local radio station. He acknowledged the new world of editorial cartooning saying. “We’re going to have to adapt … You want to gain an audience, but you don’t just want to give stuff away.” Gary’s 15 minute WIBC radio interview with Tony Katz.   Yeah, as seen above, […]  read more
    Published: Fri, Oct 18, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • L. A. Sentinel’s David G. Brown Profiled

    The artistic abilities of David G. Brown are displayed each week in the L.A. Sentinel through his graphic commentary on current events. His political cartoons on the Opinion page reveal Brown’s incredible skill of transforming pressing issues into amusing presentations.   David also uses his talents in other areas: Brown has excelled in other aspects […]  read more
    Published: Fri, Oct 18, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg

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